Poker players always dream of heading to Las Vegas for the for the World Series of Poker and coming into a big score of money, yet usually they have to work a bit harder than many of the players did at the very start of the poker series.

They were stunned when World Series of Poker Executive Director Ty Stewart gave the signal for cannons to start firing dollar notes into the air around the players. There were ten thousand dollars worth of notes in total and once the players had come around to what was going on, they quickly started to fumble around the floor to pick up as many as they could carry.

The whole episode started when Stewart was addressing the players at the start of the first two events on the schedule. He asked the players “Do you like free money?” then just moments later the cannons started firing.

He went on to explain that this would not be the only surprise for players at this year’s event. He also claimed that he wanted this event to be more about fun for the players, rather than the whole thing being a little bit too serious.

WSOP Anticipation

As is the case each and every year, the anticipation for the World Series of Poker has been on a massive scale. Fans and players alike have been counting down the days for what seems like months now and they will be fully relieved that proceedings have now got underway.

Social media has been buzzing with the news that the WSOP is now underway, with the first two events being started last night. The first of those was the Casino Employees event that allows the people behind the scenes of poker to take part in a No Limit Hold’em event and the chance at winning a WSOP bracelet.

That was followed by the start of the second event. This one is the four day event called the $25k Mixed Max No Limit Hold’em. It is the first event that allows entrance for some of the world’s elite poker players. Some of the names taking part include Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Jason Mercier and Greg Merson, so we already know this event is going to be keenly contested.

We are sure this year’s series will prove to be just as exciting as all the previous ones, so watch this space as players wrap up their priceless WSOP bracelets and bags full of cash.

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