WSOP to Award 85 Bracelets Online
A few weeks ago, we announced that the 2020 World Series of Poker was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, the series was tentatively scheduled to play out in the fall. However, players will not have to wait until the fall as the WSOP has decided to move online.
Last week, WSOP officials announced the 2020 World Series of Poker Online. The online poker series will award 85 WSOP gold bracelets and will kick off on July 1st. Starting on WSOP.com in the United States, the series will later move to GGPoker and continue through September 6th.
WSOP Announces 85 Bracelet Online Schedule
Just when we thought that we would have to sweat things out until the late Summer, the WSOP announced last week that they will hold an 85 bracelet online poker series. The series will kick off on July 1st on WSOP.com in the United States with events running through July 31st.
According to WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart, “It wouldn’t be Summer without WSOP. While we are thrilled to be reopening our venues and optimistic about future offline events, we couldn’t be more excited about deepening our relationship with GGPoker and watching some history unfold online this summer.”
The WSOP.com series will be available to WSOP.com in Nevada and New Jersey. They are the only two states where WSOP.com presently operates online gambling legally in the United States. Players must be physically located in either of those two states to play in those events. This will be determined via WiFi.
Events at WSOP.com will range in buy-ins from $400 to $3,200 for the High Roller. The WSOP.com Championship will run on July 31st and feature a $1,000 buy-in.
Second Leg of Online Series to Run on GGPoker
While the first leg of the WSOP Online Series will be in America, ROW players will still have a chance to compete for WSOP gold without heading to Nevada of New Jersey. GGPoker will begin hosting bracelet events starting on July 17th and will host events until September 6th.
According to Steve Preiss, GGPoker Head of Poker Operations, “With over $100M in guarantees during the WSOPC Super Series in May and more than $134M in awarded prizes, it’s clear that GGPoker and the WSOP make a good pair. We’re excited to create bracelet events that the worldwide poker community will embrace, as well as innovative programming with PokerGo.”
GGPoker will only be available to ROW players at it is not available to US players. However, US players can go out of the US and play at the site. Several top pros will head to Canada, Mexico, or other locations to play in the series. This includes GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu.
Negreanu was quoted in the WSOP.com press release, stating, “There’s nothing in the world like winning a WSOP bracelet. Bringing this experience online will open the door for a new generation of poker players to feel the rush of competing for the game’s biggest prize.”
GGPoker has recently entered into a partnership with the WSOP and has hosted multiple online WSOP Circuit events. This made GGPoker the obvious choice for the ROW bracelet events.
Bracelet Satellites Start at $1
If you want to try your hand at winning WSOP gold, this may be your best opportunity. Both websites will offer satellites for WSOP bracelet events with some satellites starting at just $1. While the prize pools for these events will not be quite as massive as what you might see in Las Vegas, the WSOP bracelets are still just as coveted.
The complete schedule for the WSOP.com leg of the series is already online at WSOP.com. GGPoker has yet to announced their schedule and will be doing so over the next couple of weeks.
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