2022 WSOP Scraps Mask & Vaccine Mandates For Players
- The 53rd WSOP will award 88 live bracelets and 21 online bracelets
- Players will no longer be required to provide proof of vaccination
- Officials expect the 2022 WSOP to be the biggest yet in the festival’s history
The full schedule for the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is finally out and officials have high expectations for this year’s event, describing it as the “biggest and most anticipated” WSOP yet.
The series returns to its traditional summer schedule, running from May 31 to July 20, 2022 at Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip which will rebrand to Horseshoe just in time for the festival.
Unlike the fall series in 2021, the upcoming summer festival will be open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Additionally, players won’t also be required to wear masks under state guidelines. But officials will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and could implement changes as per the local, state, and CDC guidelines.
As the world returns to normalcy and with people now more comfortable to go out, this year’s series is expected to attract a massive turnout. The 2022 WSOP Main Event in particular could pull in more than 8,000 entries and could become the biggest in the history of the tournament.
It will be a huge and exciting summer for WSOP players and fans who can finally compete for the highly-coveted gold bracelet after a seven-month wait. The 53rd WSOP will have several milestones to celebrate, including potentially becoming the biggest WSOP in the festival’s rich and long history.
88 Live Bracelets Up for Grabs
The series will be headlined by the $10,000 Main Event which will take place from July 3-16. The schedule also includes a Mystery Bounty tournament which carries a massive $1 million top bounty prize. It’s the first time in WSOP history that an event adopting the popular format is included in the schedule.
An invite-only Tournament of Champions will culminate the series, plus there will be a $500 buy-in “Housewarming” event taking place during the opening weekend as the festival celebrates its return to Horseshoe. The tournament comes with a huge guarantee of $5 million.