Harrah's Announces 2006 WSOP Schedule

LAS VEGAS, October 24, 2005 - Harrah's Entertainment, Inc today announced the schedule for the 2006 World Series of Poker. Harrah's will stage the world's richest poker tournament at its Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for the second year in a row.

Satellites and live action begins June 25, 2006, and the $10,000 No-Limit Texas Hold'em World Championship Event starts July 28, 2006. In all, the 2006 World Series of Poker will consist of 44 separate events in which players can compete for coveted WSOP gold bracelets.

"The World Series of Poker is the most prestigious poker tournament in the world and every poker enthusiast is invited to enter and become part of its time-honored tradition," said Jeffrey Pollack, Harrah's vice president of sports and entertainment marketing. "We're thrilled to be back the Rio. Last year, the team there did a magnificent job and we know that players and fans alike will be treated to an outstanding experience in 2006."

Last year's World Series of Poker shattered all participation and prize money records for a live poker tournament. The 45 events generated 32,341 player entries and more than $106 million in gross prize money. Joseph Hachem of Melbourne, Australia, won the World Series of Poker Championship and an unprecedented $7.5 million.

Harrah's also announced the Rio will host the Second Annual World Series of Poker Lifestyle Show July 27 through July 30. A trade show featuring exhibitors from around the globe, the World Series of Poker Lifestyle Show will showcase a broad array of new poker products, websites, books and clothing. Last year, more than 50,000 people, including celebrities and athletes, visited the show.

The complete schedule of 2006 World Series of Poker events is as follows:

  • June 25, 9 a.m. - Satellites/Live Action begins.
  • June 26, Noon - Casino Employee No-Limit Event $500 (1).
  • June 27, Noon - No-Limit Hold'em $1,500 (2).
  • June 28, Noon - Pot-Limit Hold'em $1,500 (3).
  • June 29, Noon - Limit Hold'em $1,500 (4).
  • June 30, Noon - Short-Handed (6/table) No-Limit Hold'em $2,500 (5).
  • July 1, Noon - No-Limit Hold'em $2,000 (6).
  • July 2, Noon - Limit Hold'em $3,000 (7).
  • July 3, Noon - Omaha Hi-low Split $2,000 (8).
  • July 4, Noon - No-Limit Hold'em $5,000 (9).
  • July 5, Noon - Seven-Card Stud $1,500 (10).
  • July 6, Noon - Limit Hold'em $1,500 (11).
  • July 6, 2 p.m. - Omaha Hi-Lo Split $5,000 (12).
  • July 7, Noon - No-Limit Hold'em $2,500 (13).
  • July 8, Noon - No-Limit Hold'em w/re-buys $1,000 (14).
  • July 9, 11 a.m. - Ladies Event No-Limit Hold'em, 1 day event, $1,000 (15).
  • July 9, Noon - Pot-Limit Omaha $10,000 (16).
  • July 10, Noon - No-Limit Hold'em $1,000 (17).
  • July 11, Noon - Pot-Limit Hold'em $2,000 (18).
  • July 12, 11 a.m. - Seniors No-Limit Hold'em, 1day event, $1,000 (19).
  • July 12, Noon - No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball w/re-buys $5,000 (20).
  • July 13, Noon - No-Limit Hold'em-Short handed 6/table $2,500 (21).
  • July 14, Noon - No-Limit Hold'em $2,000 (22).
  • July 15, Noon - Limit Hold'em $3,000 (23).
  • July 15, 2 p.m. - Omaha Hi-Lo Split $3,000 (24).
  • July 16, Noon - No-Limit Hold'em Shootout $2,000 (25).
  • July 17, Noon - Pot-Limit Omaha $1,500 (26).
  • July 18, Noon - No-Limit Hold'em $1,500 (27).
  • July 19, Noon - Seven-Card Stud $5,000 (28).
  • July 19, 2 p.m. - Pot-Limit Hold'em $2,500 (29).
  • July 20, Noon - No-Limit Hold'em-Short handed 6/table $5,000 (30).
  • July 21, Noon - No-Limit Hold'em $2,000 (31).
  • July 22, Noon - Pot-Limit Hold'em $5,000 (32).
  • July 22, 2 p.m. - Seven-Card Razz $1,500 (33).
  • July 23, Noon - No-Limit Hold'em w/re-buys $1,000 (34).
  • July 24, Noon - Seven-Card Hi-Lo Split $1,000 (35).
  • July 24, 2 p.m. - Limit Hold'em Shootout $1,500 (36).
  • July 25, Noon - No-Limit Hold'em $1,500 (37).
  • July 26 - See below Satellite Day.
  • July 27 - See below Media/Celebrity Event and Satellite Day.
  • July 28 - No-Limit Texas Hold'em World Championship Event $10,000 (38).
  • July 28, Noon - Day 1 A, 2000 play down to 800.
  • July 29, Noon - Day 1B, 2000 play down to 800.
  • July 30, Noon - Day 1C, 2000 play down to 800.
  • July 31, Noon - Day 1D, 2000 play down to 800.
  • Aug. 1, Noon - A + B 1600 to 700.
  • Aug. 2, Noon - C + D 1600 to 700.
  • Aug. 3 - Day off for Main Event.
  • Aug. 3, 10 a.m. - No-Limit Hold'em, 1 day event. $1,000 (39).
  • Aug. 4, Noon - ABCD Play 1400 down to 600.
  • Aug. 5, Noon - Play 600 down to 300.
  • Aug. 5, 10 a.m. - No-Limit Hold'em $1,500 (40).
  • Aug. 6, Noon - Play 300 down to 150.
  • Aug. 6, 10 a.m. - No-Limit Hold'em $1,500 (41).
  • Aug. 7, Noon - Play 150 down to 60.
  • Aug. 7, 10 a.m. - No-Limit Hold'em $1,500 (42).
  • Aug. 8, Noon - Play 60 down to 27.
  • Aug. 8, 10 a.m. - No-Limit Hold'em $1,500 (43).
  • Aug. 9, Noon - Play 27 down to 9.
  • Aug. 9, 10 a.m. - No-Limit Hold'em $1,500 (44).
  • Aug. 10, Noon - Final Table.

General Information: Lifestyle Show begins on July 27 and concludes on July 30. For vendor information, please call 702-777-2756.

Super Satellite Schedule:

  • $230 buy-in Super Satellites will take place daily at 3 p.m.
  • $1,060 buy-in Mega Super Satellites will take place nightly at 7 p.m.

Super Satellite Days on July 26 and July 27:

  • $230 buy-in Super Satellite will take place at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • $1,060 buy-in Mega Super Satellite will take place at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Second Chance Tournament:

  • $540 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em tournaments will take place daily at 5 p.m.
  • $225 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em tournaments will take place nightly at 11 p.m.

For tournament information, please visit www.worldseriesofpoker.com or call us at 1-877-FOR-WSOP (1-877-367-9767).

For Room Information, please call 1-877-746-5693.

The following percentages will be withheld from each buy-in for each event:

Buy-inTake Out
$500 10%
$1,0009%
$1,500 9%
$2,000 9%
$2,500 8%
$3,000 8%
$5,000 6%
$10,000 6%

Harrah's reserves the right to cancel, change or modify the tournament or any tournament event, in part or in whole, without notice.

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