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World Series of Poker Shuffles Into Rio Vegas

Last updated: May 28, 2012 at 3:23 pm. Posted by in Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio Las Vegas, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on World Series of Poker Shuffles Into Rio Vegas.

The 2012 World Series of Poker (WSOP) has kicked off its 43rd installment at Rio Las Vegas.

The longest-running and richest poker event in the world features 58 events spanning 50 days, through July 16, 2012.

This year’s World Series of Poker even has a fancy new Main Event winner’s bracelet.

WSOP 2012 bracelet

Nobody does bling like Sin City, baby.

Learn more, and possibly far too much, about the redesigned WSOP bracelet.

The new Main Event bracelet features rubies and black diamonds, as well as more than 160 grams of 14 karat gold, which would be truly impressive if anyone in America knew what a “gram” was.

Let’s watch a video about the new bracelet, shall we? Because what visit to this blog would be complete without a video about jewelry-making?


Last year’s WSOP drew more than 75,000 participants, at least 26 of whom didn’t wear either sunglasses, a hoodie or earbuds at some point during the tournament.

Read our stunningly inept coverage of last year’s World Series of Poker Final Table thingy.

WSOP 2011 Final Table

Pius Heinz, a 22-year-old college student, won the 2011 WSOP and $8.7 million. That's a lot of pizza and kegs.

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