Those who have been waiting to hear about the dates of World Series of Poker will be pleased to know that the tournament dates for this year have been announced.

May 30th will see the start of the 48th version of this world famous tournament for poker fans the world over. The starting venue for the event would be at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas.

When the dates were released the Executive Director of WSOP wished all the fans and players a happy and successful year to begin. He stated that everyone should enjoy the holiday season and come back fresh for the new tournament in the beginning of summer. The finalized schedule for all the events are still in the making. In general the events would be lined up similar to what was showcased last year.

However, several options would be included to ensure that every category of players and enthusiasts have something to engage in.

This tournament series is known to be the longest running in the world of poker. This time it will continue till July 17th. There would be the famed gold bracelet winning events, cash games, satellites as well as daily DeepStack events and tournaments. These would be held three times every day and would continue for 49 days. The Main Event of WSOP will play on July 17th on the final table that will see nine final contestants. The schedule for this year will include Colossus III, which is known to be the largest live event in poker. It would be hosted on the opening weekend. There would be a three day buy in event of $565 which will be in the form of re-entry of no limit hold’em rounds that will run from June 2nd to June 4th. The first two years of this event have seen as many as 43,987 entries till date.