The 2005 World Series of Poker event is scheduled to begin June 2, 2005 in Las Vegas and an estimated 5,000 players are expected to participate in the $10,000 buy-in, no-limit Texas hold 'em event.

The 2005 World Series of Poker event will be held at the Rio Hotel and Casino from June 3rd to July 15th, with the last two days taking place at Jack Binnions Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas.

The buy-ins for the 2005 WSOP events range from $1,000 to $10,000 and most of the World Series of Poker tournament final tables are taped and televised by ESPN.

T. J. Cloutier has been the most successful WSOP player over the years and has finished in the money in over 30 events. He has won five first place gold bracelets and finished second twice in the main Championship event of Texas Hold'em.

In 2004 Greg Raymer beat 2576 players to win the first price of 5 million dollars for a buy-in stake of $40 which he won at PokerStars.

Do you want to play in the 2005 World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas?

Anyone, regardless of gender or nationality can play in the 2005 WSOP as long as they are 21 years of age and can pay the $10,000 entrance fee. If that's to much for your wallet than there is another way to gain entrance.

You can register to play in UltimateBets newly added WSOP super Fridays at 10:30pm ET and Sundays at 5:30pm ET to win your 2005 WSOP $10,000 buy-in and $1,000 credited to your account for travel expenses.

The 2005 World Series of Poker will last for approximately 40 days and an estimated 10,000 poker players from all over the world will compete in more than 30 different poker games.

The winner of each event will be awarded a gold bracelet and first place cash prizes ranging from $500,000 to $10,000,000.

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