“The World Series of Poker is the number one poker tournament in the world,” Lau said. “Seven thousand entrants play for a first place prize that could be eight to nine million dollars.”
The last four WSOP Satellite Tournaments at The Meadows sold out all 230 seats, so the poker room has expanded in order to accommodate the popular demand.
“We’ve added six more tables in the poker room because we don’t want to turn people away,” Lau said. “That will increase our capacity from 230 to 280.”
WSOP Tournaments kicked off on Sunday, April 3, and a Seniors event took place on April 9.
The next event is scheduled for this weekend, on Sunday, April 17, beginning at 7:30 with a $50 buy in ($50 re-buy), plus a $20 entry fee. The winner gets a free seat (valued at $10,000) at the live WSOP Tournament beginning on July 7 at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas, along with $2,000 prize money to help pay expenses.
Even though the extra tables have been added, pre-registration is still recommended and can be done at the poker room desk. No on-line registrations will be available.