World Series of Poker The morale boost that the management of the World Series of Poker received from the outstanding numbers at the summer festival was reflected in the surprising announcement of a brand new festival: WSOP Paradise
“This summer has been an unprecedented success, but the vision for WSOP Paradise is equally ambitious. We have some of the strongest online partners in the world ready to send a record number of Live tournament qualifiers. Atlantis also has a long tradition in poker and we believe this combination can give us the strongest new franchise for years to come. Many players say Las Vegas Summer is the best time of year. We think only Winter in Paradise can match it.
GGPoker is fielding 774 players to the WSOP Main Event this summer and is committed to sending at least 1,000 more WSOP Paradise.
The WSOP’s first international expansion came just a few years after the Moneymaker boom. WSOP Europe started in 2007 and added African and Australian festivals a few years later , which was consolidated into a festival called WSOP Asia Pacific (APAC) and eventually remained on the occasional calendar.
What remains of the frenetic business events of a decade ago Next up is the International Division of the WSOPE and WSOP Circuit, no small feat. From 2023, there will be a new “overseas” festival. The chosen location has many legends and is very Pay attention, as dates, resorts and symbolism are very important in this announcement.
The World Series of Poker is coming to the Bahamas!
In After a record-breaking summer, the WSOP is launching a new live poker series, WSOP Paradise, at @atlantisbahamas this winter, featuring 15 bracelet events and $50 million in guarantees.
Can’t wait Want to see you…
— WSOP – World Series of Poker (@WSOP) July 17, 2023
The court will be located at the Atlantis Bahamas, the PCA’s historic home since it was hosted by Pokerstars.
The announcement will be made by Daniel Negreanu and Bertrand Grospellier , who have been the face of Pokerstars for many years, exactly those years when their adventures in the Caribbean were most relevant.
But the most surprising thing is the chosen date 3. until December 13th.
No need to check the calendar often to know that these dates coincide directly with the big Pokerstars festival EPT Prague, on the calendar The classic event, which “overlaps slightly” with another event organized by the WPT, is relatively new but strong, the WPT World Championship, making its winter format debut as a live tournament The largest guaranteed tournament in history and was immediately considered a serious contender for the main event in the second half of the season.
The WPT Championship may not consider EPT Prague despite their ambitions to attract many top players from Europe, but they aim to directly compete for the player-centric local market. However, the push that the WSOP – especially its partner GGPoker – dared to make against two of the other strongest operators on the circuit would not stand up to such excuses.
More than superficial, my impression is that the WSOP doesn’t want to stop undercutting the WPT, which has rightly come out of the world to win at the confluence of Las Vegas summer festivals Winning a championship and finding a date to play another holiday season has huge growth potential to make a big splash in the holiday season.
WSOP Lays Groundwork for New Festival With Three High Rollers, $1,500 Mystery Bounty, $5,000 Main Event and $15 Million Margin, theoretically anyone who wants to take part in both festivals can do so and encourage more European players to cross the Atlantic. But that didn’t stop the restrictions on the tournament, it resulted in players with smaller budgets having to choose to play in one of them, and the schedule could change at any time, turning friction into conflict.
We’ll see if the WPT and WSOP can implement the formula and host a second annual US tour, but Las Vegas and the Bahamas may be too far apart to imagine idyllic coexistence.