World Series of Poker Announces Much Anticipated 2024 WSOP Schedule

27 May 2024
Jonathan Raab 27 May 2024
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  • WSOP announces full schedule for the 55th World Series of Poker
  • Record 99 Bracelet Events Included
  • New Independence Day Celebration Event added
  • GG Poker expects to qualify 1,000 players for $10,000 WSOP Main Event
WSOP 2024 Make Mine a 99
  • 99 Bracelet Events
  • The Main Event
  • More Multi-Starting Day Events
  • Expanded PLO Offering
  • Daily Deepstacks
  • Satellites Switch Format
  • GG Poker Aims for 1,000 Qualifiers
  • The Full Schedule
The long awaited and much anticipated schedule for the 55th annual World Series of Poker has now been revealed. The series takes place at the linked casinos of the Golden Horseshoe (formerly Ballys) and Paris in Las Vegas from May 28th until July 17th, 2024. Building on 2023’s record breaking series, the 2024 schedule includes 99 bracelet events, the most ever awarded in a single series, up from the 95 that were won the previous year. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the full 99 event schedule. 

Overall the schedule is very similar to its predecessor, with a few minor changes and additions. These are the highlights and key takeaways from the announcement:

  • 99 bracelet events
  • Main Event runs from July 4th -17th, including four starting days
  • New Independence Day event
  • More Multi-Starting Day events
  • Expanded PLO Offering
  • Daily Deepstacks Schedule running side-by-side with bracelet events
  • Satellites all become Landmark (milestone) format
  • GG Poker aiming for 1,000 main event online qualifiers

99 Bracelet Events

The 99 event schedule includes a mix of old and new and will be played out on a total of 700 tables, spread across three main tournament rooms. This is the highest number of tables that the series has ever employed and suggests that if the players turn up in big enough numbers, the WSOP will be ready for new records to be set once again.

The traditional favourites are still there of course, including 20 championship events, most with buy-ins of $10,000 or higher. There are also several new events on the itinerary for the first time. The new $10,000 buy-in events include a seniors championship and a Big O championship. There is a $1,000 PLO Mystery Bounty, a $3,000 Mid-Stakes Championship and for patriots out there, the $800 Independence Day Celebration event will be unmissable. There is however no truth in the rumour that this event will be restricted to US residents only. The only format to suffer is short deck, with none included this year at all.

Some might say that increasing the number of bracelets awarded devalues them, however poker has never been as popular as it is now and participation in the live game has has surely grown by more than the sub 4% year-on-year growth in bracelets being awarded. 

The Main Event

It’s everyone’s ultimate poker dream, but only a few lucky souls have ever triumphed in the $10,000 WSOP Main Event. The quest to become the 55th Main Event Champion begins on July 3rd with four starting days, followed by two days 2s. By this stage the field will be small enough to sit all remaining players at once and the event will play out over a further eight days until it reaches its conclusion and the new champion emerges victorious. Here is the main event schedule:

DateMain Event Day
Wednesday, July 3, 2024Day 1a
Thursday, July 4, 2024Day 1b
Friday, July 5, 2024Day 1c
Saturday, July 6, 2024Day 1d
Sunday, July 7, 2024Day 2(abc)
Monday, July 8, 2024Day 2(d)
Tuesday, July 9, 2024Day 3
Wednesday, July 10, 2024Day 4
Thursday, July 11, 2024Day 5
Friday, July 12, 2024Day 6
Saturday, July 13, 2024Day 7
Sunday, July 14, 2024Day 8 (Play to 9)
Tuesday, July 16, 2024Final Table Day 1
Wednesday, July 17, 2024Final Table Day 2

More Multi-Starting Day Events

In the old days of the World Series of Poker, the only event that required more than one starting day was the main event. Its grown so much that now multi-day tournaments are a key part of the schedule and this time there are 12 of them, in addition to the main event. Many of these are 'marquee' events that take place over weekends with affordable buy-ins, such as the highly popular $400 Colossus and the $300 Gladiator, which is the cheapest bracelet event on the entire schedule. These are the other events on this year's schedule with more than one starting day.

EventEvent NameNo of Starting Days
5$1,000 Mystery Millions4
20$300 Gladiators of Poker4
38$1,500 Monster Stack3
46$1,000 Seniors NLH Championship2
54$1,500 Millionaire Maker3
70$400 Colossus3
80$800 Independence Day Celebration2
84$600 Ultra Stack2
86$1,000 Mystery Bounty PLO2
89$3,000 Mid-Stakes NLH Championship2
93$777 Lucky Sevens3
98$1,500 Closer2

Expanded PLO Offering

Fans of Pot Limit Omaha are well served this year, with over a quarter of the events being either Omaha based games or mixed games that include Omaha variants. In total there are 25 tournaments that feature Omaha, with the most interesting new addition to the schedule being event 41, the $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Double Board Bomb Pot. It’s quite a mouthful just to say the name and for sure it will be an explosive tournament. Bomb Pots originated in online cash games, where random hands occur in which all players put a fixed amount into the pot and the flop is dealt out before any further action takes place. This unique format will surely peak the interest of players and could be indicative of further innovations in tournament format in future series.

Daily Deepstacks

The WSOP is about so much more than bracelet events these days. There is an extensive schedule of daily deepstack events to rival similar offerings that take place in other Las Vegas casinos during the series. Running from May 28th until July 16th, the daily schedule is quite straightforward, with three tournaments on most days, at set buy-ins and start times. Each day begins with a $250 NLHold’em at 1pm, followed by a $400 NL Hold’em at 4pm and a $200 NL Hold’em at 8pm. In addition to these fixed daily offerings, there is also a $250 seniors event (for players aged 50+) at 9am on Thursdays and a $250 H.O.R.S.E takes place at 3pm on Mondays.

Start TimeDayEventBuy-In
9amThursdays OnlySeniors NL Hold'em$250
1pmEvery DayNL Hold'em$250
3pmMondays OnlyH.O.R.S.E$250
4pmEvery DayNL Hold'em$400
8pmEvery DayNL Hold'em$200

Satellites Switch Format

There is also a comprehensive satellite schedule, with several satellite tournaments taking place every day throughout the series. Moving in the same direction that most live poker events had already switched to a few years ago, all satellites are now using the milestone format, where players win their seats once they reach a predefined chip total, which is both a faster format and better for chip security. Every operator seems to choose a different name for this format at the WSOP has gone with "Landmark" for theirs.  Some of these Landmark satellites are for winning qualification into specific bracelet events, other simply award casino chips as prizes, giving players flexibility on which event to use the winnings to play.

GG Poker Aims for 1,000 Qualifiers

Last year GG Poker generated 774 qualifiers for the main event, which was significantly responsible for the event breaking the 10,000 participation barrier for the first time. This year they are aiming higher, with GG Poker ambassador Daniel Negreanu confidently expecting the number of online qualifiers from the site to top 1,000. Details of GG Poker’s Road to Vegas promotion have not yet been released, but are expected soon. 

Only registered players can enter WSOP satellites on the GGPoker. If you are yet to register, use the GGPoker promo code WIRED when joining to get started with a welcome bonus worth $600.

The Full Schedule

Here's the full schedule of events for the "Make Mine a 99" WSOP of 2024:
Event DateEvent NameBuy-in
1May 28thChampions Reunion No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout (8-Handed)$5,000
2May 28thCasino Employees No-Limit Hold'em$500
3May 29thWSOP Kickoff No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout$500
4May 30thOmaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (8-Handed)$1,500
5aMay 30thMystery Millions No-Limit Hold'em - Flight A$1,000
6May 30thHeads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship$25,000
7May 31stDealers Choice (6-Handed)$1,500
5bMay 31stMystery Millions No-Limit Hold'em - Flight B$1,000
8May 31stPot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed)$5,000
9Jun 1stLimit Hold'em (8-Handed)$1,500
5cJun 1stMystery Millions No-Limit Hold'em - Flight C$1,000
10Jun 2ndOmaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship (8-Handed)$10,000
5dJun 2ndMystery Millions No-Limit Hold'em - Flight D$1,000
11Jun 3rdBadugi$1,500
12Jun 3rdNo-Limit Hold'em (6-Handed)$1,500
13Jun 4thDealers Choice Championship (6-Handed)$10,000
14Jun 4thSuper Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout$1,000
15Jun 4thPot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (8-Handed)$1,500
16Jun 5thNo-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed)$5,000
17Jun 5thNo-Limit Hold'em Deepstack$800
18Jun 5thPot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed)$1,500
19Jun 6thLimit Hold'em Championship (8-Handed)$10,000
20aJun 6thGladiators of Poker No-Limit Hold'em - Flight A$300
21Jun 6thHigh Roller No-Limit Hold'em (6-Handed)$25,000
22Jun 7thLimit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw (6-Handed)$1,500
20bJun 7thGladiators of Poker No-Limit Hold'em - Flight B$300
23aJun 7thShootout No-Limit Hold'em - Flight A$1,500
24Jun 7thPot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship$10,000
23bJun 8thShootout No-Limit Hold'em - Flight B$1,500
20cJun 8thGladiators of Poker No-Limit Hold'em - Flight C$300
25Jun 9thNo-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$3,000
20dJun 9thGladiators of Poker No-Limit Hold'em - Flight D$300
26Jun 9thHigh Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed)$25,000
27Jun 10thBig O$1,500
28Jun 10thFreezeout No-Limit Hold'em$1,500
29Jun 11thLimit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship (6-Handed)$10,000
30Jun 11thMixed No-Limit Hold'em / Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack$600
31Jun 11thNo-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$3,000
32Jun 12thSeven Card Stud$1,500
33Jun 12thPot-Limit Omaha Deepstack (8-Handed)$600
34Jun 12th$No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout$2,500
35Jun 13thH.O.R.S.E.$1,500
36Jun 13thNo-Limit Hold'em Deepstack (8-Handed)$800
37Jun 14thBig O Championship$10,000
38aJun 14thMonster Stack No-Limit Hold'em - Flight A$1,500
39Jun 14thHigh Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed)$50,000
40Jun 15thRazz$1,500
38bJun 15thMonster Stack No-Limit Hold'em - Flight B$1,500
41Jun 15thMixed NLH / PLO Double Board Bomb Pot$1,500
42Jun 16thSeven Card Stud Championship$10,000
38cJun 16thMonster Stack No-Limit Hold'em - Flight C$1,500
43Jun 17thMixed PLO / Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better / Big O$1,500
44Jun 17thNo-Limit Hold'em$2,000
45Jun 18thH.O.R.S.E. Championship$10,000
46aJun 18thSeniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship - Flight A$1,000
47Jun 18thHigh Roller No-Limit Hold'em$100,000
48Jun 19thPot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed)$1,000
46bJun 19thSeniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship - Flight B$1,000
49Jun 19th$3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout$3,000
50Jun 20th$10,000 Razz Championship$10,000
51Jun 20th$Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout$1,500
52Jun 20thNo-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed$5,000
53Jun 21stNine Game Mix (7-Handed)$3,000
54aJun 21stMillionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em - Flight A$1,500
55Jun 21stSuper High Roller No-Limit Hold'em$250,000
56Jun 22ndMixed Triple Draw Lowball (Limit)$2,500
54bJun 22ndMillionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em - Flight B$1,500
57Jun 23rdSuper Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout$10,000
54cJun 23rdMillionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em - Flight C$1,500
58Jun 24thPoker Players Championship$50,000
59Jun 24thSuper Seniors No-Limit Hold'em$1,000
60Jun 24thNo-Limit Hold'em$3,000
61Jun 25thMixed$2,500
62Jun 25thPokerNews Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold'em$600
63Jun 26thNo-Limit Hold'em Lowball Draw (7-Handed)$1,500
64Jun 26thNo-Limit Hold'em Deepstack$600
65Jun 26thSeniors High Roller No-Limit Hold'em$5,000
66Jun 27thPot-Limit Omaha Championship$10,000
67Jun 27thSalute to Warriors - No-Limit Hold'em$500
68Jun 27thNo-Limit Hold'em$2,500
69Jun 28thSeven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better$1,500
70aJun 28thColossus No-Limit Hold'em - Flight A$400
71Jun 28thLadies Championship No-Limit Hold'em$10,000
72Jun 29thNo-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship (7-Handed)$10,000
70bJun 29thColossus No-Limit Hold'em - Flight B$400
73Jun 30thHigh Roller Pot-Limit Omaha$25,000
70cJun 30thColossus No-Limit Hold'em - Flight C$400
74Jul 1stSeven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship$10,000
75Jul 1stTag Team No-Limit Hold'em$1,000
76Jul 1stMystery Bounty No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed)$10,000
77Jul 2ndMixed Big Bet (6-Handed)$2,500
78Jul 2ndMini Main Event$1,000
79Jul 3rdHigh Roller Pot-Limit Omaha$50,000
80aJul 3rdIndependence Day Celebration - No-Limit Hold'em - Flight A$800
81aJul 3rdMain Event No-Limit Hold'em World Championship -  Day 1A$10,000
80bJul 4thIndependence Day Celebration - No-Limit Hold'em - Flight B$800
81bJul 4thMain Event No-Limit Hold'em World Championship -  Day 1B$10,000
81cJul 5thMain Event No-Limit Hold'em World Championship - Day 1C$10,000
81dJul 6thMain Event No-Limit Hold'em World Championship - Day 1D$10,000
82Jul 7thNo-Limit Hold'em$1,000
83Jul 7thEight Game Mix (6-Handed)$1,500
84Jul 8thUltra Stack No-Limit Hold'em - Flight A$600
85Jul 8thFlip & Go No-Limit Hold'em Presented by GGPoker$600
84Jul 9thUltra Stack No-Limit Hold'em - Flight B$600
86Jul 9thMystery Bounty No-Limit Hold'em - Flight A$1,000
87Jul 10thNo-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed)$5,000
86Jul 10thMystery Bounty No-Limit Hold'em - Flight B$1,000
88Jul 11thEight Game Mix (6-Handed)$10,000
89Jul 11thMid-Stakes No-Limit Hold'em Championship - Flight A$3,000
90Jul 11thPot-Limit Omaha (6-Handed)$1,500
91Jul 12thH.O.R.S.E. (8-Handed)$3,000
89Jul 12thMid-Stakes No-Limit Hold'em Championship - Flight B$3,000
92Jul 13thHigh Roller No-Limit Hold'em$50,000
93Jul 13thLucky 7's No-Limit Hold'em - Flight A$777
94Jul 14thNo-Limit Hold'em Championship (6-Handed)$10,000
93Jul 14thLucky 7's No-Limit Hold'em - Flight B$777
95Jul 14thPoker Hall of Fame Bounty No-Limit Hold'em$1,979
96Jul 15thHigh Roller H.O.R.S.E.$25,000
93Jul 15thLucky 7's No-Limit Hold'em - Flight C$777
97Jul 15thPot-Limit Omaha (6-Handed)$3,000
98Jul 16thNo-Limit Hold'em - The Closer - Flight A$1,500
98Jul 17thNo-Limit Hold'em - The Closer - Flight B$1,500
99Jul 17thSuper Turbo No-Limit Hold'em$1,000
Further articles investigating the schedule in more detail will be published on PokerWired soon.

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