The series begins May 31 and continues until July 19, with the finale on July 7. The length of the event causes professional players to prefer private residences to hotels. The better advised or more experienced book well in advance.
With the popularity of poker as something of a spectator sport, celebrity players say they also enjoy the privacy allowed by staying in a private mansion or residence, not to mention the ability to do so with other players who are on similar schedules. The list of reasons gets longer every year:
- Full kitchens
- Pet friendly
- Family friendly
- On-site poker tables
- Conducive to private groups
- Free unlimited cable internet
- Free phone calls in US and Canada
Chez Paulina’s most popular homes for the WSOP include Lady Luck Manor and Stardust Manor, where WSOP resident players have been big winners in the past.
The ever-increasing audience and player list includes many from overseas. Chez Paulina’s relationship to the Nevada Consular Corps is helpful to these guests especially. The Consul of Monaco in Las Vegas, in the news lately, has recommended Chez Paulina homes to players from the Principality.