Playing at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas is probably on every poker fans bucket list. The WSOP 2018 opened for registration on 29 May 2018. The first event saw casino employees go at it in a fierce game of Texas Hold’Em poker game on 30 May. The casino employees No-Limit Hold’Em poker game ran over the course of two days. Buy-in for casino employees was US$565 whereas every other poker player has to pay a US$10,000 fee to participate in this particular event. There are additional buy-ins for each of other event each poker player wants to join in.
All eyes are on the high roller poker game that starts today on 1 June. The buy-in for the high roller poker game is a whopping US$100,000. However, its’s worth noting that the wins that come with the high roller game are well worth the high buy-in. The winner of the 2017 WSOP high roller event took home over US$3,600,000. The high roller poker tournament is a 4-day event with only one re-entry allowed. The high roller poker game provides big thrills and even bigger payouts for poker players with large bankrolls.
Who Can Play in the World Series of Poker?
The World Series of Poker is an event that is open to any players of any nationality. Players need to provide the required identification and register on time to guarantee themselves a place in the WSOP.
A number of Australian poker players have participated in the World Series of Poker. This is not surprising because Australians love to gamble. Whether it’s at online casinos or land-based casinos, Australia enjoys gambling in all its forms. We have some of the best and largest casino resorts, which draw in tourists from all over the world.
Joe Hachem was the first Australian to win the World Series of Poker in 2005. He earned a record-breaking US$7,500,000 for first place in the US$10,000 No-Limit Texas Hold ’Em event.
Some of the poker games run over a few days. Elie Fox has won the first gold bracelet in 2018’s WSOP US$10,000 No-Limit Hold’ Em poker game. The World Series of Poker 2018 has 78 official gold bracelet events. Various low buy-in events run alongside the main events.
World Series of Poker Gold Bracelets History
Gold bracelet events in the World Series of Poker award commemorative gold bracelets in addition to monetary prizes. Gold bracelets were first introduced to the WSOP in 1976. The bracelets during those early years of introduction had no flare. They were merely gold bracelets with no aesthetic appeal. As the years went on, jewellery makers started to collaborate with the World Series of Poker event and so the bracelets became fancier and more refined.
In 2007, Corum, a Swiss watchmaker became the official WSOP bracelet maker. They made a championship bracelet with 120 diamonds! That year, they also made 53 other bracelets fitted with 53 diamonds each for the other World Series of Poker events that year. The World Series of Poker’s gold bracelets were already a coveted prize in the world of poker. Corum’s luxurious fine jewellery design made the gold bracelets the most desirable they have been since their introduction in 1976.
There are still more poker games to be played. The World Series of Poker 2018 runs up to the 17th of July. All Australian poker fans should keep a close eye on all the World Series of Poker 2018 action. Head to our poker guide to sharpen your poker skills. Maybe you could take a chance and become the next World Series of Poker champion out of Australia!