Inaugural World Series of Poker Paradise officially started

7 December 2023

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Cards are in the air, and the first edition of WSOP Paradise is officially off and running at Atlantis at Paradise Island Resort and Casino in the Bahamas, marking an exciting new chapter for the richest, most prestigious and longest-running poker series. Festivities officially got underway on Sunday, 3 December, with Daniel Negreanu delivering the ceremonial Shuffle Up & Deal for the series kicking off Event #1: Mystery Millions.

With 3,446 entrants and its $5 million guarantee easily met, the Mystery Millions event set the record for the largest live poker event ever hosted in the Bahamas and featured Jeremy Lavi Dan taking home the prized $500,000 bounty.

WSOP Paradise has brought the biggest names in poker to the felt in the Caribbean, including poker legends Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth and Jamie Gold, in addition to the last three WSOP Main Event World Champions Daniel Weinman, Espen Jørstad, and Koray Aldemir. Familiar faces from the sports world are also in attendance, like 2023 Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Tony Parker, two-time WNBA Champion and Las Vegas Aces’ Head Coach Becky Hammon, Manchester City legend Sergio Agüero, FS1’s Nick Wright, and many more.

Highlights from the action so far include Tony Parker notching his first finish in the money at a WSOP event in Event #4: Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold’em and another guarantee being met of $10 million for Event #3 GGMillion$ High Rollers Championship.

“Poker in paradise is rolling along and WSOP Paradise at Atlantis Paradise Island is already setting records and smashing guarantees,” said World Series of Poker Executive Director Ty Stewart. “The WSOP can celebrate another ‘first’ with the record for the largest live poker event ever put together in the Bahamas. With more action set to unfold in paradise and some of the biggest names from the poker world in attendance, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for the first WSOP Paradise Main Event at Atlantis.”

The action continues this week with Event #5: High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha $25k, which kicks off on 7 December featuring big-name players and a $2 million guarantee. Wall-to-wall coverage of the first WSOP No-Limit Hold'em World Championship in Paradise, better known as the “Main Event,” starts 9 December, featuring a massive $15 million guarantee and the highly-coveted WSOP Paradise Main Event bracelet.

Related Links
Ranked Online Poker Rooms
World Series of Poker Gaming Vendor Information
Atlantis at Paradise Island Resort and Casino Details

Featured Vendors
Betson Imperial Parts & Service
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) Conference
Betson Imperial Parts & Service
Your one stop shop for all your gaming and OEM needs!
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) Conference
The biggest little show in Indian gaming! Save the date: August 12-14, 2024 Oklahoma City
Rymax Marketing Services, Inc.
TribalHub
Rymax Marketing Services, Inc.
Leader in creating award winning player & employee loyalty programs & events proven to increase ROI
TribalHub
25th Annual TribalNet Conference Sept 16-19, 2024 Westgate Las Vegas
Indian Gaming Association's Mid-Year Conference & Expo
AmericanChecked
Indian Gaming Association's Mid-Year Conference & Expo
The perfect combination of learning, networking & sharing ideas on today's hottest topics in gaming
AmericanChecked
Background checks for the gaming industry with key & non-key packages & fingerprinting solutions
Regulatory Management Counselors, PC
Dable Advisory & Consulting Services
Regulatory Management Counselors, PC
Over 45 years of experience serving the legal and regulatory needs of casino industry clients
Dable Advisory & Consulting Services
Advisory & consulting services services for Indigenous entrepreneurs, businesses & organizations
Imagine This
Players Pal
Imagine This
Imagine This #1 Source for Player Gifts. Over $50 million in stock ready to ship! Let us serve you!
Players Pal
Revolutionize the way you connect with your casino players with the Players Pal mobile app
Top One Tech Limited
Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
Top One Tech Limited
Global Touch solution partner of choice, 10+ years OEM manufacturing, 100,000+ units application
Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
The largest gathering of global, commercial and tribal gaming professionals in North America.
Talisman Group Creators of EZ Baccarat
Casino Schedule Ease
Talisman Group Creators of EZ Baccarat
With over 800 tables in 150+ casinos, EZ Baccarat is the number one brand in baccarat.
Casino Schedule Ease
Full Featured & customizable for the complex scheduling needs of table games & other casino depts
Casino City Press
Slot Machines Unlimited
Casino City Press
A leading publisher and distributor of casino and gaming business data and market research reports.
Slot Machines Unlimited
Exporter of IGT, Williams, AVP, Trimline, Aristocrat, Konami, Bally, & parts over 20 yrs experience
Sunkist Graphics, Inc.
Shenzhen ZhengYuanTai Technology Co., Ltd.
Sunkist Graphics, Inc.
Specializing in the creation of best-of-breed gaming graphics - slot glass, sign faces, and more
Shenzhen ZhengYuanTai Technology Co., Ltd.
14 years experienced gaming display manufacturer: open frame, curved, and halo monitors
Texas Slots & Gaming
Texas Slots & Gaming
Wholesale gaming reimagined. Texas Slots & Gaming is your sustainable gaming partner.


Your Guide to 14,958 Gaming Industry Suppliers