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World Series of Poker to add special events for 50th edition

December 21, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The World Series of Poker will mark its 50th edition next year.

Owner Caesars Interactive Entertainment on Thursday announced the premier tournament will feature special events in 2019 to celebrate, including a $500 buy-in, rake-free event with a guaranteed prize pool of $5 million.

The tournament will run from May 28 through July 16 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

The series draws tens of thousands of players from around the world to Las Vegas every year to compete for millions of dollars in prize money and champion bracelets. It set an attendance record this year with more than 123,000 players.

The famed no-limit Texas Hold ’em Main Event will kick off July 3. ESPN and PokerGO will again provide live coverage of the marquee event.

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