The World Series of Poker (WSOP) released its schedule of tournaments on Wednesday for the 48th edition of the event that draws thousands of players from around the globe.

The series will run from May 30 and continue until July 17 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. There will be 74 bracelet events in a variety of poker formats and buy-in amounts, giving players from a variety of backgrounds several options to fit their needs. “The focus of the schedule remains squarely on two core principles: the biggest prize pools possible and diversity in offerings to provide something for everyone,” said Jack Effel, the WSOP’s Tournament Director.

The WSOP strategically based the largest tournaments around the weekends, expecting more amateur players to come out and take their shot at winning a coveted bracelet. The opening weekend will feature the third edition of the $565 Colossus tournament, which in the past two years has drawn fields in excess of 21,000 players. As an added incentive, the guaranteed prize pool for the event has been increased to $8 million, while the first prize of $1 million remains the same. On the following weekends the Millionaire Maker, Seniors, Monster Stack, and Crazy Eights events will be held. It will all culminate on the final weekend of the series with the $10,000 Main Event, which will begin on July 8.

Several new events have been added to the schedule as the WSOP continues to find ways to attract players by creating exciting tournament formats. The most unique new offering is the $365 No Limit Hold’em event, dubbed “The Giant.” This tournament will have five starting flights, each taking place on successive Fridays of the series. Players will have the option to re-enter another flight if they are knocked out, and will even be able to surrender their stack at the end of a flight and enter another. “With the new $365 buy-in Giant anchoring Friday nights, alongisde a tent pole event awarding millions every weekend, we believe we have the offering to be well worth the trip,” said Ty Stewart, WSOP Executive Director.

There will also be three events offered exclusively online on WSOP.com, with buy-ins of $333, $1,000, and $3,333. A mega-stack event called “The Marathon” is also on the schedule, where for a buy-in of $2,620 players will receive 26,200 starting chips and play levels lasting 100 minutes. The tag team event which debuted last year makes a return and will now be joined by a $10,000 buy-in version.

Satellites for bracelet events will start on WSOP.com on February 1 and run throughout the WSOP. Last year more than 107,000 players entered a WSOP event, an all-time record, and $221 million in prize money was rewarded.

Full Schedule:

1: $565 Casino Employees No Limit Hold’em (May 31-June 1)

2: $10,000 Tag Team No Limit Hold’em Championship (May 31-June 2)

3: $3,000 No Limit Hold’em Shootout (June 1-3)

4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (June 1-3)

5: $565 The Colossus III No Limit Hold’em (June 2-7)

6: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship (June 2-4)

7: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball (June 3-5)

8: $333 WSOP.com Online No Limit Hold’em (June 3)

9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship (June 4-6)

10: $1,000 Tag Team No Limit Hold’em (June 5-7)

11: $1,500 Dealers Choice Six-Handed (June 5-7)

12: $1,500 No Limit Hold’em (June 6-8)

13: $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw (June 6-8)

14: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. (June 7-9)

15: $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship (June 7-9)

16: $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed (June 8-10)

17: $10,000 Dealers Choice Six-Handed Championship (June 8-10)

18: $565 Pot Limit Omaha (June 9-11)

19: $365 The Giant No Limit Hold’em (June 9, 16, 23, 30 and July 7-9)

20: $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Millionaire Maker (June 10-14)

21: $1,500 Eight-Game Mix Six-Handed (June 10-12)

22: $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship (June 11-13)

23: $2,620 The Marathon No Limit Hold’em (June 12-16)

24: $1,500 Limit Hold’em (June 12-14)

25: $1,000 Pot Limit Omaha (June 13-15)

26: $10,000 Razz Championship (June 13-15)

27: $3,000 No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed (June 14-16)

28: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw (June 14-16)

29: $2,500 No Limit Hold’em (June 15-17)

30: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship (June 15-17)

31: $1,000 Seniors No Limit Hold’em Championship (June 16-18)

32: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Mix (June 16-18)

33: $1,500 No Limit Hold’em (June 17-19)

34: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship (June 17-19)

35: $1,000 Super Seniors No Limit Hold’em (June 18-20)

36: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed (June 18-20)

37: $1,000 No Limit Hold’em (June 19-21)

38: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship (June 19-21)

39: $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty (June 20)

40: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better (June 20-22)

41: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha (June 21-23)

42: $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed Championship (June 21-23)

43: $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Shootout (June 22-24)

44: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. (June 22-24)

45: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em (June 23-24)

46: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (June 23-25)

47: $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Monster Stack (June 24-28)

48: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship (June 24-26)

49: $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Handed (June 25-27)

50: $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Bounty (June 26-28)

51: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship (June 26-28)

52: $1,500 No Limit Hold’em (June 27-29)

53: $3,000 Limit Hold’em Six-Handed (June 27-29)

54: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Eight-Handed Championship (June 28-30)

55: $1,500 Seven Card Stud (June 28-30)

56: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em (June 29-July 1)

57: $2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Mix (June 29-July 1)

58: $1,500 No Limit Hold’em (June 30-July 2)

59: $2,500 Big Bet Mix (June 30-July 2)

60: $888 Crazy Eights No Limit Hold’em Eight-Handed (July 1-4)

61: $3,333 WSOP.com Online No Limit Hold’em High Holler (July 1)

62: $50,000 Poker Players Championship (July 2-6)

63: $1,000 No Limit Hold’em (July 3-5)

64: $1,500 No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha Eight-Handed Mix (July 3-5)

65: $1,000 No Limit Hold’em (July 4-5)

66: $1,500 No Limit Hold’em (July 5-7)

67: $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha Eight-Handed High Roller (July 5-8)

68: $3,000 No Limit Hold’em (July 6-8)

69: $1,500 Razz (July 6-8)

70: $10,000/$1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship (July 7-9)

71: $1,000 WSOP.com Online No Limit Hold’em Championship (July 7)

72: $111,111 High Roller for One Drop No Limit Hold’em (July 7-9)

73: $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event (July 8-17)

74: $1,000 The Little One for One Drop No Limit Hold’em (July 11-15)

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