In partnership with GGPoker, WSOP’s new winter series to debut at Atlantis Paradise Island, the Bahamas
Following a summer of record-breaking achievements, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) – the most affluent, esteemed, and enduring poker series – is setting its course for paradise this winter. The destination? A fresh live tournament poker series, WSOP Paradise. This brand-new series, brought to life through a collaboration with GGPoker, is scheduled to unfold from December 3-14, 2023, at the luxurious Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
WSOP Paradise is a continuation of the momentum sparked by the historic 54th annual WSOP, held at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip earlier this summer. The series will showcase 15 bracelet events, with WSOP Paradise headlining a whopping $50 million in guaranteed prize pools. This includes a $5,000 Main Event with a $15 million total prize pool guarantee, and a $1,500 Mystery Bounty with a $5 million guarantee.
Moreover, WSOP Paradise will offer unmatched value for High Rollers: A colossal $100k event with $5 million guaranteed, a $50k event with $2 million guaranteed, two Pot Limit Omaha events with seven-figure guarantees, and a signature $25,000 GGMillion$ event with an astounding $10 million total prize pool guarantee.
“The summer was a triumph like no other, but our aspirations for WSOP Paradise are just as high,” stated Ty Stewart, SVP & Executive Director of the WSOP. “We are partnered with the most formidable online entity globally, and they are poised to dispatch a record number of qualifiers to a live tournament. Atlantis has a rich poker history, and we believe this partnership can create poker’s most influential new franchise for the foreseeable future. Many players argue that summer in Vegas is the pinnacle of the year. We hope that it will soon be challenged by winter in paradise.”
GGPoker, which dispatched 774 players to the Main Event at this summer’s WSOP, has committed to sending at least 1,000 players to WSOP Paradise. Online qualifiers and tournament promotions, including hotel accommodations with special rates for tournament players, will be accessible at ggpoker.com at a future date.
“GGPoker is thrilled to initiate WSOP Paradise and greet hundreds of players from across the globe to Atlantis Paradise Island this December,” expressed Daniel Negreanu, GGPoker Global Ambassador. “It promises to be an extraordinary experience, showcasing the finest of poker at one of the world’s most opulent resorts!”
“As Atlantis celebrates its 25th anniversary, we are embarking on a new era for the resort, revealing a multimillion-dollar transformation of the Atlantis Casino. This is complemented by revamped guestrooms at The Royal and Michelin star chef dining experiences, all in time for the WSOP Paradise event. We eagerly anticipate the arrival of WSOP Paradise this winter and are excited to host the premiere of this elite tournament series for players and their fans,” said Joe Brunini, Chief Gaming & Customer Development Officer Atlantis Paradise Island, the Bahamas.
About the World Series of Poker
The World Series of Poker® (WSOP), a division of Caesars Entertainment’s Caesars Digital operations, stands as the world’s grandest, wealthiest, and most esteemed gaming event. It has distributed over $3.63 billion in prize money and the coveted gold bracelet, universally acknowledged as the sport’s ultimate reward. The WSOP, with its extensive array of tournaments in all major poker variations, is the world’s oldest poker tournament, with its roots tracing back to 1970. In 2022, the event drew 197,626 participants from over 100 different countries to Paris Las Vegas and Horseshoe Las Vegas, distributing over $347 million in prize money. The WSOP has also pioneered partnerships in broadcasting, digital media, and corporate sponsorships, while successfully broadening its brand on a global scale with the introduction of WSOP Europe in 2007, WSOP Asia-Pacific in 2013, and the WSOP International Circuit Series in 2015. All WSOP events adhere to the current and applicable WSOP tournament rules.
About Caesars Entertainment, Inc.
Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR), the largest casino-entertainment company in the U.S. and one of the world’s most diverse casino-entertainment providers, has been growing since its inception in Reno, NV, in 1937 through the development of new resorts, expansions, and acquisitions. The resorts of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. primarily operate under the brand names Caesars®, Harrah’s®, Horseshoe®, and Eldorado®. The company provides a diverse array of gaming, entertainment, and hospitality amenities, unique destinations, and a comprehensive suite of mobile and online gaming and sports betting experiences, all linked to its industry-leading Caesars Rewards loyalty program. The company is dedicated to its employees, suppliers, communities, and the environment through its PEOPLE PLANET PLAY framework.
GGPoker, the world’s largest poker room, boasts a global player base and offers a variety of innovative games and features. These include patented Rush & Cash poker, All-In or Fold, Flip & Go, Spin & Gold, Battle Royale, GGCare & GGCheers, an integrated staking platform, SnapCam video messaging, PokerCraft, and Smart HUD, all aimed at enhancing gaming experiences and making poker more enjoyable than ever. GGPoker made history in 2020 by hosting the WSOP Online main event and the WSOP 2020 Main Event, which broke world records. In 2021, GGPoker was awarded PokerListing’s ‘Best Poker Software Overall’ award. In 2022, GGPoker became the world’s largest online poker room and received the Online Poker Operator of the Year Award at the SiGMA Americas Gaming Awards. In 2023, GGPoker sent over 750 players to the live WSOP 2023 Main Event via its celebrated Road to Vegas satellite tournaments.
About Atlantis Paradise Island, The Bahamas
In 2023, Atlantis is unveiling significant multimillion-dollar renovations and exciting new partnerships across the resort, including a complete makeover of The Royal Towers and a reimagined Atlantis Casino. The resort’s 25th anniversary marks a new era for this unique entertainment resort destination, ensuring that travelers will continue to enjoy the best of Atlantis Paradise Island, with stunning accommodations, innovative cuisine, and extraordinary experiences ranging from live music performances and concerts to internationally acclaimed food and wine festivals.