Poker players were saddened to hear that the WSOP was postponed from its usual summer position due to the coronavirus outbreak. Players wait to compete every year for a coveted gold bracelet. Now, it has been revealed that while the usual WSOP land-based series will not be taking place this summer, the WSOP is offering a new Online Series that will feature a whopping 85 bracelet events.
Details of the Online Series
The WSOP Online Series will kick off on July 1 with the WSOP.com hosting. There will be 31 planned events on this website and a further 54 taking place at GGPoker. This means that players in both Nevada and New Jersey can take part along with players located internationally.
Ty Stewart, the Executive Director of the WSOP, commented on the new series stating that it wouldn’t be summer without the WSOP. The brand is excited to have deepened its relationship with GGPoker and watching as history unfolds this summer via the online series.
At WSOP.com, players will have access to 31 events with one bracelet event schedule for each day of the month. Players can take part in these events as well as compete in the $100,000 Online Bracelet Series Leaderboard. Points are earned for this competition which will result in cash prizes for the top earners.
The WSOP.com tournaments will take place in both Omaha and Hold’em formats. Such popular events as the Senior’s tournament, the MonsterStack and the BIG 50 are going to be available. The $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Championship is the marquee event, set to take place on the 31st.
Players can also try to earn a spot into the events by taking part in satellites. The buy-in for satellites starts at just $1, making the option affordable for everyone.
GGPoker Making Their Mark
GGPoker is an up and coming poker brand that has been very successful over the past few months, offering quality poker tournament gaming for players. With the WSOP Online Series, the brand will be offering 54 bracelet events, running from July 19 to September 6. At GGPoker, the WSOP will be offering up buy-in levels as well as formats that will meet all players needs.
The WSOP and GGPoker worked together previously with the WSOP Circuit Series which took place online. During that series, players had access to 18 gold ring events and plenty more, with over $47 million going to players who cashed out during the events. The series was only supposed to offer up $28 million in total prize money.
The announcement of the WSOP Online Series comes at a time when poker is lacking in a live setting. Even as casinos start to reopen after shutting down due to the coronavirus, poker is not being offered. The online options such as the upcoming series are a great way for poker players to still be able to play the game they love from the comfort of home.