Meet the Official Sandwich of the WSOP

by , May 23, 2008 | 11:03 am

Capriotti's WSOP the Bobbie sandwich

The Bobbie … Baldwin?

We love to fake break news here at Pokerati, and we also love sandwiches. So considering the love/hate relationship I’ve had in the past with sandwiches at the WSOP, I’m kinda excited to learn through super-secret inside sources that Capriotti’s will be the Official Sandwich of the WSOP. (In theory) yum!

ALT HED: Meat the Official Sandwich …

UPDATE: Turns out to be not-so-super-secret breaking news … Click below to read the full press release (dated four days ago):


Specialty Sandwich Retailer Receives Prominent Recognition by Longest Running Poker Tournament in the World

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – May 19, 2008 – Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, the Las Vegas-based specialty sandwich retailer, is proud to announce that it has been selected as the official sandwich sponsor for the 39th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP). Known for its award-winning taste and fresh ingredients, Capriotti’s was given the distinction over several other established national sandwich retailers by the WSOP organization. Capriotti’s will provide daily fare for participants of the 2008 World Series of Poker, taking place from May 30 to July 14 at the Rio® All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, in order to fuel competitors and help top players maintain their game-face throughout the highly regarded tournament.

“We are proud to be the official sandwich sponsor of the 39th annual World Series of Poker and provide some of the best players in the United States with the finest sandwiches on the market,” said Ashley Morris, Capriotti’s chief executive officer. “A Capriotti’s sandwich is the perfect complement to a card game. No matter what hand is dealt, there are unbeatable odds that you’ll be eating a remarkable sandwich.”

Capriotti’s impressive gourmet menu offers more than 30 sandwich varieties made with a selection of fresh ingredients, such as roasted pulled turkey, homemade roast beef, the best quality cheeses, fresh produce and secret-recipe rolls delivered daily. Customer favorites include The Bobbie®, referred to as the “Thanksgiving dinner on a roll” and The Capastrami, comprised of hot pastrami, melted Swiss cheese, Russian dressing and coleslaw. The Bobbie®, the Roast Beef and the Turkey, are just a few of the many sandwich options that Capriotti’s will make available for the 2008 WSOP tournament.

About Capriotti’s Sandwich Company
Founded in 1976, Capriotti’s Sandwich Company is a multiple award-winning specialty sandwich retailer with more than 50 company-owned and franchise locations in eight states across the U.S. including, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Utah and Nevada. With a reputation for gourmet taste, Capriotti’s prides itself on using the freshest ingredients in order to provide customers with a taste of home in every bite. For more information, visit

7 Comments to “Meet the Official Sandwich of the WSOP”

  1. Poker Shrink

    Would this be like the peanut of the WSOP or the official chocolate of the WSOP. They were on the very ends of the felt last summer, had no presence other than Mike tackling Mr Peanut and now they are gone. Which does not even mention: no free samples in the media room.

  2. Kevin Mathers

    This year, Gamma-O is the official natural testosterone booster of the WSOP. Who knew this was event a priority for poker players?

  3. DanM

    Are you serious, Kmath? Where did you learn this?

  4. Mean Gene

    I was starting to have nightmares about those roast-beef sandwiches with the dusty potato bread. I mean, they were OK, but you eat them every day for 3 weeks…your soul starts to cry.

  5. Kevin Mathers

  6. BJ Nemeth

    My official sandwich of the WSOP is the Philly Cheesesteak available at POPS, a 24-hour stand at the corner of Decatur and Charleston. Awesome sandwiches, and because it’s open 24 hours a day, I can hit it on my way home from the Rio on those late WSOP nights.

    Better than Capriotti’s (although I do like the Gobbler), and beats the hell out of anything at the Rio.

  7. c.s.

    I love the Bobbie. If the Rio is serving this that’s a good thing. Course the question is do I really want Thanksgiving on a roll when I’m playing poker? Probably not.