WSOP May Move to the Vegas Strip

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Rumors are popping up that the World Series of Poker tournament could be moving from the Rio Casino to the Vegas Strip, possibly making the event more of a tourist attraction than it already is.

Reports are that WSOP owners Caesars Entertainment are considering the move, as they're also thinking about selling the Rio, where the event is currently held. If the event does move, the prime choice would be the Caesars Forum, which is currently under construction. The Forum will be 550,000 square feet when its completed in 2020 and would offer up to 350,000 in gaming space. That would make the new site more than double the floor space of the Rio.

This year's WSOP had 123,865 entries in the 78 events that were played, a new record. The Main Event had 7,874 players, many of which stayed offsite. By moving the tournament to the Strip, more players would be in walking distance, and there'd likely be more of a spectator presence.

It should be noted that these are still rumors, and there's no firm plans to move that we know of. Of course, the CL News team will update readers as we learn more.

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5 September 2018 - 7:18pm

No harm done for WSOP if they really making plans to make this event even more popularfor tourists and even increase the number of players doing so, why not really, more so if they want to get rid of the old site.
At least I don't see any downsides in that, apart for the expenses maybe.