Tuesday, January 25, 2011

2011 WSOP Schedule Announced

The World Series of Poker is a huge event. The 2011 edition will include a whopping 58 tournaments in 50 days. The tournament will take place May 31 - July 19 at Rio, with the final table of the Main Event taking place from November 5-7, airing on ESPN the next day on November 8th.

Caesars Entertainment made a great investment a few years ago when they acquired the WSOP brand from Binion's. The event seemingly growing each year is a good sign for Caesars and the city as a whole.

The WSOP is a great event, but I have to wonder if 58 tournaments is too much. With so many bracelets up for grabs each year, it seems like each one becomes less and less valuable. They are still very hard to win, but a pro can play so many tournaments that it's likely he (or she) will come up with a bracelet eventually.

For more on the 2011 schedule, check out WSOP.