Harrah’s Announces 2006 World Series of Poker Schedule

World’s Top Poker Tournament to Run June 25 to August 10

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) today announced the schedule for the 2006 World Series of Poker. Harrah’s will stage the world’s richest poker tournament at its Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for the second year in a row.

Satellites and live action begins June 25, 2006, and the $10,000 No-Limit Texas Hold’em World Championship Event starts July 28, 2006. In all, the 2006 World Series of Poker will consist of 44 separate events in which players can compete for coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelets.

“The World Series of Poker is the most prestigious poker tournament in the world and every poker enthusiast is invited to enter and become part of its time-honored tradition,” said Jeffrey Pollack, Harrah’s vice president of sports and entertainment marketing. “We’re thrilled to be back at the Rio. Last year, the team there did a magnificent job and we know that players and fans alike will be treated to an outstanding experience in 2006.”

Last year’s World Series of Poker shattered all participation and prize money records for a live poker tournament. The 45 events generated 32,341 player entries and more than $106 million in gross prize money. Joseph Hachem of Melbourne, Australia, won the World Series of Poker Championship and an unprecedented $7.5 million.
Harrah’s also announced the Rio will host the Second Annual World Series of Poker Lifestyle Show July 27 through July 30. A trade show featuring exhibitors from around the globe, the World Series of Poker Lifestyle Show will showcase a broad array of new poker products, websites, books and clothing. Last year, more than 50,000 people, including celebrities and athletes, visited the show.

The complete schedule of 2006 World Series of Poker events is as follows:

Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV

Date Day Time Event # Event Name Buy-In

25-Jun-06 Sunday 9:00 AM Satellites/Live Action
begins
26-Jun-06 Monday 12 noon 1 Casino Employee No-Limit $500.00
Event
27-Jun-06 Tuesday 12 noon 2 No-Limit Hold’em $1,500.00
28-Jun-06 Wednesday 12 noon 3 Pot-Limit Hold’em $1,500.00
29-Jun-06 Thursday 12 noon 4 Limit Hold’em $1,500.00
30-Jun-06 Friday 12 noon 5 Short Handed (6/table) $2,500.00
No-Limit Hold’em
1-Jul-06 Saturday 12 noon 6 No-Limit Hold’em $2,000.00
2-Jul-06 Sunday 12 noon 7 Limit Hold’em $3,000.00
3-Jul-06 Monday 12 noon 8 Omaha Hi-low Split $2,000.00
4-Jul-06 Tuesday 12 noon 9 No-Limit Hold’em $5,000.00
5-Jul-06 Wednesday 12 noon 10 Seven Card Stud $1,500.00
6-Jul-06 Thursday 12 noon 11 Limit Hold’em $1,500.00
6-Jul-06 Thursday 2:00 PM 12 Omaha Hi-low Split $5,000.00
7-Jul-06 Friday 12 noon 13 No-Limit Hold’em $2,500.00
8-Jul-06 Saturday 12 noon 14 No-Limit Hold’em $1,000.00
w/re-buys
9-Jul-06 Sunday 11:00 AM 15 Ladies Event No-Limit $1,000.00
Hold’em 1 day event
9-Jul-06 Sunday 12 noon 16 Pot-Limit Omaha $10,000.00
10-Jul-06 Monday 12 noon 17 No-Limit Hold’em $1,000.00
11-Jul-06 Tuesday 12 noon 18 Pot-Limit Hold’em $2,000.00
12-Jul-06 Wednesday 11:00 AM 19 Seniors No-Limit $1,000.00
Hold’em 1 day event
12-Jul-06 Wednesday 12 noon 20 No-Limit 2-7 Draw $5,000.00
Lowball w/rebuys
13-Jul-06 Thursday 12 noon 21 No-Limit Hold’em- $2,500.00
Short handed 6/table
14-Jul-06 Friday 12 noon 22 No-Limit Hold’em $2,000.00
15-Jul-06 Saturday 12 noon 23 Limit Hold’em $3,000.00
15-Jul-06 Saturday 2:00 PM 24 Omaha Hi-low Split $3,000.00
16-Jul-06 Sunday 12 noon 25 No-Limit Hold’em $2,000.00
Shootout
17-Jul-06 Monday 12 noon 26 Pot-Limit Omaha $1,500.00
18-Jul-06 Tuesday 12 noon 27 No-Limit Hold’em $1,500.00
19-Jul-06 Wednesday 12 noon 28 Seven Card Stud $5,000.00
19-Jul-06 Wednesday 2:00 PM 29 Pot-Limit Hold’em $2,500.00
20-Jul-06 Thursday 12 noon 30 No-Limit Hold’em- $5,000.00
Short handed 6/table
21-Jul-06 Friday 12 noon 31 No-Limit Hold’em $2,000.00
22-Jul-06 Saturday 12 noon 32 Pot-Limit Hold’em $5,000.00
22-Jul-06 Saturday 2:00 PM 33 Seven Card Razz $1,500.00
23-Jul-06 Sunday 12 noon 34 No-Limit Hold’em $1,000.00
w/re-buys
24-Jul-06 Monday 12 noon 35 Seven Card Hi Low $1,000.00
Split
24-Jul-06 Monday 2:00 PM 36 Limit Hold’em $1,500.00
Shootout
25-Jul-06 Tuesday 12 noon 37 No-Limit Hold’em $1,500.00
26-Jul-06 Wednesday see below Satellite Day
27-Jul-06 Thursday see below Media/Celebrity Event
and Satellite Day

28-Jul-06 Friday 38 No-Limit Texas Hold’em $10,000.00
World Championship
Event
28-Jul-06 Friday 12 Noon Day 1A 2000 play down to 800
29-Jul-06 Saturday 12 Noon Day 1B 2000 play down to 800
30-Jul-06 Sunday 12 Noon Day 1C 2000 play down to 800
31-Jul-06 Monday 12 Noon Day 1D 2000 play down to 800
1-Aug-06 Tuesday 12 noon A + B 1600 to 700
2-Aug-06 Wednesday 12 noon C + D 1600 to 700
3-Aug-06 Thursday Day off for main event
3-Aug-06 Thursday 10:00 AM 39 No-Limit Hold’em $1,000.00
1 day event
4-Aug-06 Friday 12 noon ABCD Play 1400 down to 600
5-Aug-06 Saturday 12 noon Play 600 down to 300
5-Aug-06 Saturday 10:00 AM 40 No-Limit Hold’em $1,500.00
6-Aug-06 Sunday 12 noon Play 300 down to 150
6-Aug-06 Sunday 10:00 AM 41 No-Limit Hold’em $1,500.00
7-Aug-06 Monday 12 noon Play 150 down to 60
7-Aug-06 Monday 10:00 AM 42 No-Limit Hold’em $1,500.00
8-Aug-06 Tuesday 12 noon Play 60 down to 27
8-Aug-06 Tuesday 10:00 AM 43 No-Limit Hold’em $1,500.00
9-Aug-06 Wednesday 12 noon Play 27 down to 9
9-Aug-06 Wednesday 10:00 AM 44 No-Limit Hold’em $1,500.00
10-Aug-06 Thursday 12 noon Final Table

General Information:

Lifestyle Show begins on July 27 and concludes on July 30. For vendor information, please call 702-777-2756.

Super Satellite Schedule:
$230 buy-in Super Satellites will take place daily at 3 p.m.
$1060 buy-in Mega Super Satellites will take place nightly at 7 p.m.

Super Satellite Days on July 26 and July 27:
$230 buy-in Super Satellite will take place at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
$1060 buy-in Mega Super Satellite will take place at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Second Chance Tournament:
$540 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournaments will take place daily at 5 p.m.
$225 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournaments will take place nightly at 11
p.m.

For Tournament Information:

Visit http://www.worldseriesofpoker.com/ or call us at 1-877-FOR-WSOP (1-877-367-9767).

For Room Information:
Please call 1-877-746-5693

The following percentages will be withheld from each buy-in for each event:

Buy-in Take-Out
$500 10%
$1,000.00 9%
$1,500.00 9%
$2,000.00 9%
$2,500.00 8%
$3,000.00 8%
$5,000.00 6%
$10,000.00 6%

Harrah’s reserves the right to cancel, change or modify the tournament or any tournament event, in part or in whole, without notice.

Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. is the world’s largest provider of branded casino entertainment. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada 67 years ago, Harrah’s has grown thorough development of new properties, expansions and acquisitions. Harrah’s Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its customers through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership.

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