It’s been less than 200 days since the last bracelet was dished out at the 2021 World Series of Poker, but poker’s largest and most prestigious festival is back again this week, and in its traditional summer slot no less.
A lot has happened since the last time the WSOP was held in the height of the Las Vegas heat, but the biggest difference of all sees a historic change of venue as Bally’s and Paris get ready to host poker summer camp on the Strip for the very first time.
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With the preparations still being made ahead of the start of the 2022 WSOP on May 31, PokerNews is here to give you a guide on things like:
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The venue for the 2022 World Series of Poker is Bally’s — soon to be the Horseshoe — and Paris, located on the Las Vegas strip.
Valet services will be available at the main hotel entrances of both properties:
|Over 24 Hours per day||$18|
|Locals with valid Nevada ID||Rates apply after the first 3 hours|
|Caesars Rewards (Platinum, Diamond, Seven Stars)||Free|
|Caesars Rewards Credit Card||Free|
Rates on Friday and Saturday increase to $23/day for non-lodgers but remain at $18/day for hotel guests. Reduced price weekly parking passes will also be on offer. These will be available to purchase at the WSOP Main Cage inside the Champagne Ballroom in Paris for $100,
There are two major parking facilities and valet services available to guests and poker players throughout the WSOP.
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Paris Las Vegas Parking Garage
Park here, walk the path, take the escalator and you will end up right next to the Paris Conference Center (where the Main WSOP Cage, cash games, and Day 1 tables are located)
Bally’s Parking Lot
Park here, walk upstairs into the Bally’s Event Center (where all Final Tables, streaming and TV production, Day 2 and restart tables are located)
Say goodbye to the Amazon and Pavilion Rooms, the setup for the 2022 WSOP is slightly different. Split between the Paris Convention Center and the Bally’s Event Center, here’s a quick rundown on what events will be taking place where:
Paris Convention Center
This is where you will find the WSOP Main Cage located in the Champagne Ballroom. The cage will be open 24/7 from 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. WSOP players are able to buy into any WSOP tournament through any of the following methods:
- Credit Card
- Cashier’s Check
- WSOP Tournament Account Credit
- Wire Transfers (5 day waiting period)
Here players will have access to safety deposit boxes, WSOP/WSOP.com account deposits/withdrawals and payouts.
You will also be able to do online verification and Fastrac at the Burgundy Ballroom, also located within the Paris Convention Center.
The WSOP Retail Store, Player Services Office and WSOP Caesars Rewards will all be conveniently located at Paris.
For poker events, all Day 1 starts on the WSOP schedule will be played here, as well as all $10,000 and above bracelets. King’s Lounge and Live Action, as well as Deepstacks, WSOP Mega Satellites and Single Table Satellites will all take place at Paris.
Bally’s Event Center
If you’re planning on winning a bracelet this summer, then you’ll want to end up at at the Bally’s Event Center with CBS feature TV tables located here.
Bally’s Grand Ballroom
Day 2 restarts and events over $10,000 will take place in the Bally’s Grand Ballroom, with extra capacity for any large Day 1 overflow in popular WSOP events.
Various Las Vegas hotels are offering discount rates for WSOP Players. They include the Rio, Paris, Bally’s, Harrah’s, Flamingo, Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood and The Linq.
If players have already booked accommodation at these hotels, they can provide their tournament receipt to the reservations desk and have the rates converted to the special WSOP entrant poker rates upon availability.
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The switch to the Strip means an increase in the dining opportunities for WSOP players and hotel patrons alike. As usual, the WSOP Café returns, located at the Versailles room in the Paris Convention Center.
Here are a number of other food and restaurant options easily accessible either from Paris or Bally’s:
- Gordon Ramsay Steak
- Vanderpump à Paris
- Bobby’s Flay Burgers
- Bobby’s Burgers
- Mon Ami Gabi
- Eiffel Tower Restaurant
- Burger Brassiere
- Nosh Deli
- Bally’s Food Court
Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German, and then studied for a NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism at Sportsbeat in Manchester. He previously worked as a freelance live reporter, and video presenter for the World Poker Tour.