The World Series of Poker Online is back for the third consecutive year.
Billed as the world’s largest online poker festival, it will feature official gold bracelet tournaments on WSOP.com in the United States from September 10 through October 18 and on GGPoker for players outside the United States from September 14. August to September 27 (the WSOP awards trophy bracelets for tournament wins).
Every WSOP Online bracelet winner, both international and domestic, will earn a seat in the Tournament of Champions at the 2023 WSOP in Las Vegas.
The 53rd annual WSOP, which wrapped up in late July at Bally’s and Paris, was the first to take place on the Strip and awarded $347.9 million in prize money to 197,626 participants.
“No one wanted to see this year’s WSOP come to an end,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “However, in many ways, the return of WSOP Online is even more exciting. Together with GGPoker, we have a clear vision to make this festival the biggest deal in online poker every year so that the WSOP provides players with the premier live, online poker event every year.
The WSOP Online was created in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, providing players with an outlet when live poker was mostly shut down across the country.
The US portion of WSOP Online offers 33 bracelet events on WSOP.com. Players must be physically located in Nevada or New Jersey to play, but do not need to be residents.
Additionally, this year’s US action will expand to Michigan and Pennsylvania for the first time. There will be six weekly bracelet tournaments for players physically located in each state.
Buy-ins range from $365 to $10,000 with the WSOP.com $1,000 No-limit Hold’em Online Championship scheduled for October 16 and open to players in all four US markets.
The US portion of WSOP Online kicks off on September 10 with a $400 No-limit Hold’em Series Launch Event.
Due to US online poker laws, the world cannot play together. Thus, an international version of the WSOP Online will once again be held on GGPoker, which will feature 33 bracelet events with buy-ins ranging from $100 to $10,000.
The highlight of the international portion of the event is the $5,000 No-limit Hold’em World Championship, aka the WSOP Online Main Event, which features a guaranteed prize pool of $20 million.
“Online bracelets are just as prestigious as live tournament bracelets,” said six-time WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu, GGPoker Global Ambassador. “I’m happy that we’re creating a new tradition to celebrate online gaming, and I’m looking forward to adding my first WSOP Online wristband to my collection.”
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