World Series of Poker Begins With Casino Employees Event May 29

The action kicks off for the 44th annual World Series of Poker at noon for the annual Casino Employees Event, a unique event bringing all Las Vegas employees together under one roof Wednesday, May 29. On Saturday, huge crowds of poker players will descend on Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for a $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament that guarantees the victor $1,000,000.

WSOP 2012 Final Table
WSOP 2012: Final 9 players by seat number
beginning with seat 1 on the left.

This event will have two starting flights, one at 11:00 a.m., the other at 5:00 p.m.

The World Series of Poker is the gaming industry’s premier event, each year drawing tens of thousands of poker enthusiasts from around the globe to Las Vegas. They will compete for millions in prize money and the game’s most coveted trophy – a World Series of Poker Champion’s Bracelet through July 15, 2013.

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