The 2020 WSOP Online Series is the biggest bracelet affair the brand has ever hosted online. For this year, WSOP.com is offering up 31 online bracelet events for players in Nevada and New Jersey. This is the most online bracelet events the WSOP has ever provided players in these states. Once the WSOP reached the 13 event mark, over $10 million in prize money was awarded. This is a new milestone for the brand and one that will easily be broken as the series continues.
WSOP Online Update
The 2020 WSOP Online has seen 13 events finished up, generating $10,459,225 in total prize money given away. The largest event thus far was the Event #10, a NLH MonsterStack tournament. The buy-in for the event was $600 and just over $1.1 million was generated for the prize pool.
So far, Event #10 and #12 are the only ones to reach the $1 million marker. Event #12 pulled the largest number of entries at 2427. This event was the Big 500 and generated almost $1.1 million. The tournament was won by Ryan Depaulo, a player who claimed his first gold bracelet and $159,563 in prize money.
More to Come
With 18 more events to go, the WSOP is sure to reach the $20 million mark or event higher. From now until July 30, there are still plenty of events to finish up. There is no doubt that player participation will continue and the series is helped along due to the restrictions still in place in New Jersey and Nevada.
Both states are being cautious due to the coronavirus outbreak and players are more likely to stay home then get out and risk contracting the virus. On Tuesday, a big event kicked off, the WSOP No Limit Hold’em High Roller. It will certainly be interesting to see how many players posted the $3,200 buy-in to take part.
For a lower buy-in option, players have the No Limit Hold’em Turbo on July 16 at $500 and the No Limit Hold’em on the 19th at $400.
Once the WSOP Online Series finishes with its 31 bracelet events, the series moves on to GGPoker so that international players have a shot at gold glory. GGPoker will be offering up even more events, with a total of 54 tournaments on offer, each providing the winner with a gold bracelet.
It is expected that the international version will be as popular as the series in the US. However, it will be interesting to compare numbers between the two. International players have more leeway when it comes to online poker gaming, so it is not as difficult for players to log online and take part.
For now, we will stay tuned to the WSOP and see how the remaining events turn out. It is expected that the prize pools reach new heights as players continue to take part in the quality events, each offering the chance to make history by earning a coveted gold bracelet.