Las Vegas, May 8, 2006 -- The dates for the new, $50,000 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. tournament at the 2006 World Series of Poker have been changed to provide enhanced television coverage of the largest buy-in event in World Series of Poker history.
Previously scheduled to begin July 25, the three-day H.O.R.S.E. tournament will now be contested July 12-14. The two-day $5,000 buy-in 2-7 draw lowball tournament originally scheduled to begin July 12 will now be held July 25-26.
The 2006 World Series of Poker will consist of 45 individual poker tournaments between June 25 and August 10 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Buy-ins for the individual events will range from $500 to $50,000, with the cost of entering the Main Event - the No-Limit Hold'em World Championship - remaining at $10,000.
Players entering the Main Event may choose their start dates as long as seats are available on the selected dates. The Main Event will seat up to 2,000 entrants each day from July 28-31 to accommodate what is expected to be another record field. In 2005, 5,619 entrants in the Main Event played their first rounds over a three-day period.
The World Series of Poker is owned and operated by an affiliate of Harrah's Operating Company, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Harrah's Entertainment. Caesars Palace is a Harrah's-brand casino.# # #