What does WSOP stand for in poker?

World Series of Poker

Poker lovers use WSOP as shorthand for the World Series of Poker. This collection of high-level poker tournaments is held annually in Paradise, Nevada, where it draws over 100,000 players per year.

The WSOP started in 1970, with a seven-player invite-only tournament held at Binion's Horseshoe. Now, the WSOP consists of over 101 tournaments that anyone can buy into, provided they have the money. A cool $10,000 will buy you entry to the WSOP's Main Event, a multi-day no-limit Texas Hold 'em (NLHE) game. If you win, you'll (unofficially) be crowned that year's Poker World Champion.


Did you watch the WSOP finals?
Yeah, that third hand was so tense!
The WSOP logo
The WSOP logo

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Updated September 13, 2022

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