Plenty of poker players are getting ready for the 2022 World Series of Poker, including planning their WSOP schedule for the summer, brushing up on strategy, or getting ready for their trip to Las Vegas.
And although most poker players will know the rules of poker by now, here are some WSOP rules that you may not have even heard of!
WSOP Events May Be Suspended Due to Bad Weather
Everyone will remember the craziness of 2019, when a 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked the Rio during Day 1c of the WSOP Main Event.
But the WSOP rules make an allowance for more severe weather that might impact their tournaments!
According to the official tournament rules, if a tournament cannot run because of the weather, or other reasons such as computer virus, unauthorized intervention, technical failures or fraud, the tournament may be cancelled, terminated, modified or suspended.
There Are Five Different Sanctions the WSOP Can Impose on a Player
Most people know that if you break the rules at the WSOP you can get kicked out of the tournament, or even the casino itself.
But the WSOP rules actually lay out five specific sanctions that can be imposed on a player who compromises the “competitive integrity” of the WSOP.
- Forfeiture of Chips
- Forfeiture of Prize Money
- Ejection from an Event or the entire WSOP tournament
- Loss of privilege to participate in future WSOP Events
- Exclusion from entering the premises of casino