After a COVID related hiatus, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) circuit returned to Harrah’s Cherokee in August 2022, with another event coming later in the fall.
The 2022-2023 circuit at Harrah’s culminated with a record of nearly 1,600 entrants into the $1,700 buy-in Main Event. Brett Bader showed his mettle, coming from a low chip count at the final table to take the title, and a whopping $364,000 in winnings.
The WSOP event ran from August 4 – 15, and had over 20 tournaments. Buy-ins ranged from $250 to $2,200. You can view the full results of the event here on the WSOP website.
Did you miss the event this year? No worries, because the WSOP is back at Harrah’s from November 24 – December 5! Not a bad way to spend the Thanksgiving holiday, with some great world-class competition against the backdrop of the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains. There’s not a fully detailed schedule up yet, but check back with the WSOP Circuit website here in the future for that.
The Poker Room at Harrah’s Cherookee is typically open all day except for the early morning. At full capacity, there are 25 tables at a variety of betting levels. The Poker Room was recently moved to the casino floor, which puts you square in the action with the slots, table games, and sportsbook.
If you’re considering a trip for the WSOP, check out our review of the options of where to stay and dine at the resort. We particularly enjoyed the new Cherokee Tower that opened last summer. Plus, Caesars Rewards members can often score discounted or even free rooms. Check out the Caesars Rewards website here to sign up.
Visit the Harrah’s Cherokee website here to look for room availability and pricing. If you’re looking for a weekend trip, book early because it will fill up. If you’re flexible on when you want to visit, you can just about always find rooms during the week, and often they’re renting for only around $100 a night.