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The 46th annual WSOP that kicks off on May 27 at the Rio in Las Vegas is expected to attract a wealth of players, some of whom have perhaps never before competed in poker’s most celebrated series.

A couple of events with entries under $1,000 – namely the $565 Colossus and the $777 Lucky 7’s – are seen as a huge reason why the WSOP anticipates drawing larger than usual crowds. Those lower price points will likely summon recreational players to the live festival like never before. It’s good for poker, naturally, when more participants turn out.

Also making its debut this year is the first-ever online poker bracelet event. That historic undertaking may also cause to experience an abundance of players to log on and play, hoping to be among the final six who will transition to a live tournament table two days later to play to the event’s conclusion.

Consult the Player Info Guide

The new players expected to make their way to Nevada this summer (and even some who go every year) will be pleased to know that has released a Road to the WSOP Player Information Guide that serves as a valuable reference. Detailed in the guide is everything that players need to know about playing at while in Nevada.

Whether downloading on your PC or Mac, or the app for Android or IOS, the guide informs of the proper procedures to follow. Likewise for registering your account and depositing, both of which can be accomplished outside of Nevada whether you are in another state or another country.

The deposit methods are many: Neteller, Visa, bank transfer, 7-Elevens in Nevada, or the Rio cashier cage are all prepared to accept your deposit after providing the proper documentation upon registering. Your mobile phone number is necessary for geolocation purposes to ensure that you are within Nevada when playing for real money. International players must enter their passport number instead of social security number.

For winning online players, withdrawals are processed either through bank transfer, bank check, Neteller, or the Rio cage. There are minimum and maximum cashout amounts dependent upon the method of withdrawal. Again, the WSOP Player Information Guide is loaded with all the particulars.

Satellite Winner Info is offering mega opportunites to win entries to this summer’s WSOP events via satellites.

Those who win tournament chips (Lammers) or tickets (TRTs) must pick them up at the Rio WSOP payout window beginning on May 27. Identification is required, of course, such as a passport or driver’s license.

Don’t forget that a Total Rewards card is also a requirement for players. Any U.S. Caesars property will provide a TR card for free and permits the bearer to use their accumulated rewards for a slew of discounts at Caesars hotels including meals and shows.

Click here to learn more regarding the Road to the WSOP Player Information Guide and enjoy a fabulous time at the 46th annual WSOP!

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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.