The World Series of Poker is the biggest name in poker worldwide. It all started in 1970 when casino operator, and famous gambler, Benny Binion, invited seven of the best-known poker players to a tournament at the Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas, a casino that he owned.
The tournament format back then was to have a set start and stop time, and the winner was determined by secret ballot.
Now the biggest name in poker comes to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino for two weeks of tournament action.
The 12th season of the WSOP Circuit wraps up under TVâ??s bright lights with the 2016 WSOP Global Casino Championshipâ??an official WSOP gold bracelet eventâ??with a share of $1,000,000+ in prize money on the line from August 9â??11 once again at Harrahâ??s Cherokee Casino Resort in North Carolina.
Back in 1992, at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), World Champions Mansour Matloubi and Stu Ungar faced off in a series of $50,000 buy-in heads-up â??freeze-outsâ? (one-on-one matches that ended when one player won $50,000). Mansour told me he was at the top of his game at this point in his poker career, having just won the WSOP in 1990. The game they were playing that day was no-limit Hold â??Em, and the blinds were $200-$400 when the following hand came up.
The field for the WSOP Tournament of Champions has been announced and contains 20 of the worlds most prominent poker all stars. With $1 million dollars in prize money up for grabs, the play is sure toÂ of the highest caliber.
Pokerâ??s very first fan-voted Tournament of Champions will feature 20 of the gameâ??s most notable players, as 355,081 votes were cast to determine who will compete for $1 million in prize money in the 2010 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions on Sunday, June 27 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada — World Series Of Poker event planners bring back the special $1000 buy-in events, along with some other small buy-in events ranging from $1500-$5000.
Tournament officials added the event to boost attendance and give low-limit players a chance to compete for a championship bracelet.