Las Vegas is about to be hot with poker action as the WSOP has confirmed the Main Event will go down this month. Players are taking part in the Main Event in the United States first via WSOP.com in Nevada and New Jersey, then in person at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. The event is also taking place internationally via GGPoker. The final nine of each site will compete down to one winner and those two players will meet at the Rio to play heads-up and see who will be named the 2020 WSOP Main Event champion.
Before the WSOP.com Main Event section goes down, Bally’s is set to host the Main Event Mania series. Starting on December 10, this series will run through January 3 and offer up tons of poker action, including Mega Satellites to the WSOP.com Main Event!
Main Event Mania
This new series will begin with three days of Mega Satellites. These satellites will have buy-ins of $580, $1,100, and $2,175. Players who win these satellites will be given seats to the Main Event which will begin on December 13.
After the satellites, Bally’s will host 32 official events. The winners of these events will earn a trophy as well as bragging rights for the win. The schedule of events will include No-Limit Hold’em of course, along with Dealer’s Choice, Omaha, HORSE, Big O, Nine-game mix, and more.
On December 30, the series will host a High Roller event with a buy-in of $2,200. There will also be a Main Event, which will have a buy-in of $1,500. On top of the regular competition, there will also be a Player of the Series leaderboard. Players can earn points by taking part in events and the winner will receive a seat to the 2021 WSOP Main Event.
Because the Main Event Mania will be taking place during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bally’s will have certain protocols in place to protect players and employees from the virus. The poker room has eight-handed tables with plexiglass dividers between players.
The poker room will be cleaned on a frequent basis and sanitized for player and employee safety. A health screening program is currently being used for employees. Staff members and guests must wear masks at all times. Caesars provides masks to everyone on-site if needed.