World Series of Poker® Expands Start of 2007 Main Event To Four Days

Las Vegas (Business Wire) – The World Series of Poker has added a fourth start day for the WSOP Main Event, which begins July 6, WSOP officials said today.

The Main Event – a USD 10,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’Em World Championship – traditionally draws the largest fields in poker. Last year, 8,773 players competed for the USD 12 million top prize and coveted WSOP gold bracelet.

„We want to ensure that we’re able to provide a comfortable experience for all players who want to enter the Main Event,“ said Jack Effel, WSOP tournament director. „Adding a fourth start day will allow us to do that.“

Players who pre-register for the Main Event will be able to choose Day 1A, 1B, 1C or 1D – July 6, 7, 8 and 9 – as their start day. July 9 was originally scheduled as a break day.

Effel said there will be two Day 2s – 2A and 2B – on July 10 and 11. Main Event play starts at 12 noon each day, beginning July 6.

The 2007 World Series of Poker Presented by Milwaukee’s Best Light, the world’s richest sporting event, began June 1 at the Rio® All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.