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sabato 18 maggio 2019

WSOP First Fifty Honors and Dinner date set

This year marks the 50th running of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and to help celebrate its milestone, the WSOP will host a special night, dubbed “First Fifty Honors” with a dinner, Honors and a VIP poker event at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas during the 50th World Series of Poker.

While several special poker tournaments have been added to this year’s WSOP, including the Big 50 opening weekend (30 May - 2 June) rake-free event, there will be a brief pause in the poker playing during the evening of Saturday, 29 June in the Brasilia Ballroom at the Rio to pay homage to those who have left an indelible mark on the WSOP since 1970. Doors open at 8 p.m.

The Saturday night special evening will begin with a dinner open to WSOP gold bracelet winners and other VIP’s, followed by the First Fifty Honors, hosted by legendary WSOP broadcasters Lon McEachern and Norman Chad.

“From its founding by the Binion family in 1970, no one could have foreseen what the modern-day World Series of Poker has become,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “It’s only fitting we take an evening out from poker playing to celebrate the great game of poker and all the characters who have made a mark on the WSOP over the past five decades.”

First Fifty Honors will include an awards presentation, where individuals across seven categories will be recognized, voted on by the public and players themselves. WSOP gold bracelet winners can pick up their event tickets from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, 27 June or Friday, 28 June at the VIP desk at the Rio across from the take-out window of El Burro Borracho restaurant.


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