Today is the start of the World Series of Poker tournaments taking place at the Rio Las Vegas. The World Series of Poker is the gold standard among poker tournaments and the most popular poker tournament in the world. If you are a poker player, you want to win a gold bracelet at one of these WSOP tournaments sometime in your life. Bragging rights are as important as the money at the World Series of Poker. The 2005 World Series of Poker promises to be the biggest ever with record prize money in most of the poker tournaments a certainty. Over 6,000 poker players are expected to participate in the WSOP Championship tournament with the total prize pool exceeding $60 million. WSOP tournaments continue daily through July 6, with the World Series of Poker Championship tournament beginning July 7 (see the World Series Poker Schedule).
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