2. When was the WSOP Academy established?
3. Who are the instructors at the WSOP Academy?
4. What type of poker instructional events does the WSOP Academy offer?
5. How many people attend each WSOP Academy Event?
6. What level of knowledge and experience do I need to have to attend a WSOP Academy Event?
7. What is the WSOP Academy Main Event?
8. What makes the WSOP Academy unique?
9. How do I register?
10. What payments do you accept?
11. How much does it cost to attend a WSOP Academy?
12. Do I have to pay the full amount of the WSOP Academy event before attending?
13. Does the WSOP Academy offer a group discount for registering multiple attendees?
14. What if I register for a WSOP Academy event, but then cannot attend?
15. What can I do if I'm unsatisfied with a WSOP Academy event that I attend?
16. Can WSOP Academy help make my hotel reservations?
17. I'm interested in receiving more information about the WSOP Academy. What should I do next?
18. How do I contact the WSOP Academy Team?
The WSOP Academy Live (World Series of Poker Academy) offers a series of poker instructional events lead by top poker professionals in premier casino properties across the United States. The WSOP Academy arms participants with the skills required to accomplish their poker goals. Through seminars, live interactive demonstrations and poker tournaments/challenges, the WSOP Academy will elevate your poker game and give you the tools to dominate your poker table be it your home game or the World Series of Poker Main Event!
The WSOP Academy (formerly Camp Hellmuth) was launched by Harrah’s Operating Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:HET) in January 2007. All WSOP Academy events are managed and produced by Flop Card LLC.
Our carefully selected instructors are some of the world's best poker players, behavioral experts and poker media personalities. The WSOP Academy works only with the best of the best. Our instructors have been hired for their professional expertise and skill as well as their abilities to lead, teach, discuss, motivate and make the WSOP Academy experience as much enjoyable as it is educational. They are committed to sharing their secrets and strategies for poker success. Our world class instructors include Annie Duke, Phil Hellmuth, Greg Raymer and many more. See our instructor page for a complete list and instructor bios.
The WSOP Academy offers four types of poker training academies. Tournament, Cash Game, Advanced and Special Academies. For more information about the types of poker events offered see the Academies page.
The number of attendees depends on the host city, the time of year and the type of event. Because our philosophy is to create a positive and intimate learning experience the event size is usually limited from 30 to around 80 people for two day academies and from 75 to around 150 people for three day academies.
By limiting the number of seats available this allows us to provide you with a low instructor to attendee ratio (1 to 10), which means that you will receive a high level of one-on-one attention and personalized feedback making for the ultimate poker learning experience.
We offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced versions of all our academies. Our exclusive poker training events have been tailored to suit any poker player from the novice to the experienced poker player. We believe that in order to achieve poker greatness and make more money playing poker that you always have to be a student of the game.
For the first time in poker education history we will be launching a WSOP Academy Main Event! The WSOP Academy Main Event will be played by every 1st place winner from each WSOP Academy event as well as 1 lucky winner from the WSOP and 1 lucky winner from the WSOP gaming client. These lucky players will battle it out during an online tournament that will be played in real time and broadcasted internationally on WSOP.com. The winner of our exclusive Main Event Tournament will be named the official WSOP Academy Main Event Champion and will be awarded with their very own Main Event bracelet made by the same jewelers who designed the official Main Event bracelet for the World Series of Poker. That’s not all! We’ll also fly the winner out to Vegas and cover their hotel accommodation while they train with some of the world’s best poker players prior to representing the WSOP Academy name in one of the 2012 World Series of Poker Events! This lucky winner will also receive exclusive invites to parties, interviews with the press and more!
WSOP Academy provides a unique mix that won’t be found in any other poker instruction setting.
- World Series of Poker: The only poker instruction seminars under the banner of the most prestigious set of poker tournaments in the world.
- Personalized poker education by World-Renowned Instructors: WSOP Bracelet Winners, accomplished poker players, behaviorial experts, acclaimed poker media personalities
- Custom and exclusive courseware & training materials developed by experts in each area
- Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. is the world’s largest provider of branded casino entertainment.
- WSOP Academy focus on building loyalty and providing excellent service
REGISTRATION, PAYMENTS & DISCOUNTS
There are 2 ways to register:
- Online: To register for an event online go to the event schedule page and select the event that you want to attend. Follow the registration steps.
- By Phone: To register by phone call us at 1 800-989-WSOP(9767)
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The cost varies by event. In general, attendees make an investment ranging from $1,699.00 to $2499.00. For specific pricing go to the Academies page and select the Academy of your choice.
Yes, If you register 3 or more people for the same WSOP Academy event date, you will receive a discount of up to 10%. Please call 1 800-989-WSOP(9767) for details and to register.
TRANSFER & CANCELLATION POLICY
WSOP Academy live events are fully refundable, provided that the attendee cancels at least 30 days prior to the event which they are scheduled to attend. Attendees that cancel outside of 30 days may receive a full cash refund, or transfer their registration to a future WSOPA live event. If the attendee does not cancel outside of 30 days, they will not be eligible for a refund, but may still transfer to a future academy. The attendee must cancel prior to 72 hours before their scheduled event, or they will not be eligible for a transfer. If the attendee fails to attend their registered event or reschedule to attend a future event, their spot will be forfeit and the WSOP Academy will issue no refund. On the rare occasion that the WSOP Academy is forced to cancel a live event, every registered attendee will receive either a full refund or transfer option for a future event based on their preference. In the event that an event cannot be completed due to circumstances outside of our control, attendees will be offered credit for the portion of the event that was cancelled.
Attendees that cancel outside of 30 days may receive a full cash refund, or transfer their registration to a future WSOPA live event. If the attendee does not cancel outside of 30 days, they will not be eligible for a refund, but may still transfer to a future academy. The attendee must cancel prior to 72 hours before their scheduled event, or they will not be eligible for a transfer. If the attendee fails to attend their registered event or reschedule to attend a future event, their spot will be forfeit and the WSOP Academy will issue no refund. On the rare occasion that the WSOP Academy is forced to cancel a live event, every registered attendee will receive either a full refund or transfer option for a future event based on their preference.
At WSOP Academy, we guarantee the satisfaction of our attendees. In fact, 98% of our past attendees say they would recommend the WSOP Academy event they have attended to their friends. If you are not satisfied with a WSOP Academy event for which you have attended, WSOP Academy will give you credit toward another event of comparable price.
TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION
First, make sure that you explored our website and requested a brochure. To request a brochure complete the request form here click here. After submitting your request you will receive your brochure and you will be contacted by a WSOP Team member within a few days to follow-up and answer any questions you may have.
The WSOP Academy team is ready to answer all of your questions and provide you with any information you may need. Contact us by sending an email to email@example.com or call us at 1 800-989-WSOP(9767) anytime, anyday, and we’ll be happy to speak with you.