The WSOP to have a new home in 2022
By Bob Garcia
The annual poker series is reportedly moving to Bally’s
This year’s edition of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) has just come to an end, but the event is so exciting that we are already thinking about what next year will bring. As anyone in the poker community knows, the WSOP is synonymous with the famous venue; the Rio All-Suite Hotel And Casino. For many years, this is where the best and the highest level of players have been celebrating their participation to take home large sums of money and different gold bracelets. However, it seems that something unexpected has happened as during the announcement of the final table of the 2021 event, it was made clear that next year, the WSOP will be held jointly at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.
Clearly, for many, such an announcement came as a shock, as the Rio All-Suite has always been the venue for this prestigious event. In fact, since the WSOP originally began in the 1970s, there has been no other venue in the tournament’s history where it has been held. Still, this change is not the only one of interest to many that were recently revealed. It should be remembered that the pandemic crisis resulted in several inconveniences for the tournament, causing it to be held back until the end of the year. But, from 2022 onwards, the games should return to the middle of the year.
As if all these modifications were not enough, another bombshell was also dropped, which could be considered the icing on the cake. WSOP VP Ty Stewart, during his statement, mentioned that next year’s event will have an impressive level of participation, making it clear that actor Vince Vaughn would be the master of ceremonies. While the announcement may seem strange to some, it actually makes a lot of sense. The actor is known for participating in high-stakes Hollywood Poker games, so much so that he has earned himself quite a reputation. Therefore, it may not have been difficult to include him in the equation.