The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is taking extra steps this year to help make the Main Event the largest in the history of the tournament. The current record of 8,773 Main Event participants was set in 2006.
The first-ever Main Event Maynia Global Qualification Weekend is taking place this weekend on May 20 and 21.
Main Event Maynia offers players a chance to earn a seat at this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event, which will take place from July 3 to July 17. Additionally, a player could win a Main Event buy-in from WSOP for the next 30 years.
The WSOP itself begins May 30.
World Series of Poker Executive Director Ty Stewart said:
“History is only a few months away and Main Event Maynia is a big part of making sure this is the biggest field in the history of the WSOP…Main Event Maynia is long overdue, and we thank our global network of satellite partners for giving players a chance to take their shot from their own backyard.”
Main Event Maynia will take place inside 10 US casinos and five outside of the country.
WSOP Maynia spreads across four continents
Caesars’ poker rooms in North America, South America, Europe, and Africa will have events for players to earn a guaranteed seat in the Main Event at the WSOP in Las Vegas.
The Guaranteed Seat Satellite “Step” tournaments for Main Event Maynia will have an affordable $140 buy-in. The events will lead up to a guaranteed Main Event seat, a mega of $1,175, and a travel stipend to Las Vegas.
All entrants in the field will be placed into a drawing that awards a non-transferable Main Event buy-in for the next 30 years if the WSOP Main Event attendance record is broken.
Main Event Maynia will take place in the following US casinos:
- Grand Victoria Casino Elgin
- Hard Rock Tulsa
- Harrah’s Cherokee
- Harrah’s Pompano Beach
- Horseshoe Council Bluffs
- Horseshoe Las Vegas
- Horseshoe St. Louis
- Horseshoe Tunica
- Thunder Valley Casino Resort
- Turning Stone Casino
The following casinos outside of the US will also host Main Event Maynia events:
- Deerfoot Inn & Casino Calgary (Canada)
- Enjoy Punta del Este Resort and Casino (Uruguay)
- King’s Resort (Czech Republic)
- Playground Poker Club (Canada)
- Club Pierre Charron Paris (France)
WSOP will take place on the Vegas Strip at Horseshoe and Paris for the second consecutive year. The two connected casinos will have a new look when the WSOP returns to the Vegas Strip in 2024.
Paris Las Vegas expanding by using Horseshoe Hotel tower
Caesars recently announced the expansion of Paris Las Vegas. The property will grow by taking a hotel tower from its neighboring casino.
The Jubilee Tower at Horseshoe will be renovated to become the Versailles Tower in Paris Las Vegas. Caesars will build a pedestrian bring that will connect Paris with the new hotel tower.
This is the tower at Horseshoe closest to the Vegas Strip and Grand Bazaar Shops. The existing Resort Tower on the east part of the property will continue to be part of Horseshoe.
Caesars will renovate all 756 hotel rooms at the Jubilee/Versailles Tower later this year. The connector bridge will be completed early next year.
The new “luxury” Versailles Tower hotel rooms start at 436 square feet. Some of the rooms in the new Paris hotel tower will have 55-square-foot balconies.
The new balcony rooms will look out to the Vegas Strip and Bellagio Fountains.
Sean McBurney, Regional President of Caesars Entertainment, said:
“We know our guests, especially our Caesars Rewards members, love Paris Las Vegas. Over the past year, we’ve made significant enhancements to elevate the destination, bringing new concepts like Vanderpump à Paris, Nobu, The Bedford by Martha Stewart, and most recently, a completely renovated sportsbook.”
Paris’ new hotel tower will also put poker players closer to the new 18-table Hall of Fame Poker Room at Horseshoe. Paris does not have its own poker room.
The hotel rooms inside Paris are typically more expensive than at Horseshoe. Upgrading the rooms and adding balconies to some of the rooms should increase the rates even more.