The WSOP Online Festival Has Finally Kicked Off As it Extends to Two States

Pennsylvania and Michigan online poker players have joined New Jersey and Nevada players for the first time. will hold the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online event from September 10 to October 18.

Espen Jorstad took home $10 million after winning the Main Event at Bally's in the 53rd WSOP. Yet, the WSOP recently declared its third online poker festival that will begin on September 10 for players in four states.

The festival is named "the third biggest online festival globally." It will significantly increase the number of entrants in the 2023 WSOP Tournament of Champions, as every gold bracelet champion will win a seat in the in-person event that will take place in Las Vegas next summer.

Ty Stewart, WSOP's Executive Director and Senior Vice President, stated that each player wanted the 2022 WSOP to continue. But, WSOP Online's return will keep players engaged for a while.

The 53rd WSOP on the Las Vegas Strip gave almost 200,000 players $347.9 million in prize money, including Espen Jorstad from Norway, the Main Event champion, who received $10 million.

The Online Series Has a Legal Web

Michigan joined Delaware, New Jersey, and Nevada in May 2022 in the Multi-State Internet Gaming Association (MSIGA). The move allowed the Wolverine State to pool its player liquidity in different states, thus creating larger tournament prizes and fields. Besides, the state's poker industry hasn't yet made much progress as players can only play poker within its boundaries.

Pennsylvania failed to join the MSIGA. So, its tournaments won't cross its borders. Pennsylvania and Michigan players can engage in six weekly bracelet events each in the WSOP Online competition. New Jersey and Nevada players will compete for 33 gold bracelets.

Still, the WSOP hasn't yet announced particular guarantees. It awarded New Jersey and Nevada over $25 million in prize pools in 2021 and 2020.

Daniel Negreanu, a six-time WSOP gold bracelet winner, said that online bracelets and live event bracelets have the same value. He added that he is glad that WSOP is setting another way to celebrate online poker and is aiming to win his first WSOP Online bracelet.

GGPoker will offer international poker players an opportunity to sign up for the series between August 14 and September 27. It will have $365 to $10,000 buy-ins, while the online championship will have $1,000 buy-ins on October 16 at

It will coincide with several Las Vegas events. Still, experienced players can join the series if their gadgets are within Nevada. The WSOP is urging them to test their geolocation and account services before joining any of the online events.

Scheduled Tournaments

  1. $500 Monster Stack on September 11 for Michigan, New Jersey, Nevada, and Pennsylvania players
  2. $400 PLOSSUS 6-Max on September 24 for New Jersey and Nevada players
  3. $365 No Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack on September 29 for New Jersey and Nevada players
  4. $777 Lucky 7's on October 2 for Michigan, New Jersey, Nevada, and Pennsylvania players
  5. $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em on October 4 for Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and New Jersey players
  6. $500 Big 500 No Limit Hold-em on October 9 for Michigan, New Jersey, Nevada, and Pennsylvania players
  7. $1,000 WSOP Online Championship on October 16 for Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey players
  8. $10,000 Super High Roller (1 Re-entry) on October 18 for New Jersey and Nevada players


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