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Recently the World Series of Poker (WSOP) announced the WSOP Online series, which will comprise of 85 tournaments that can be played on WSOP.com and GGpoker.com. There will be 31 tournaments available in July to players in New Jersey and Nevada, with the remaining events available to international players as well.
Usually, at this time of the year the best poker players flock to Las Vegas to play in the land-based WSOP events. The COVID-19 pandemic has moved those annual tournaments to the fall, but the WSOP Online events players will allow players to battle it out for coveted WSOP bracelets.
The recent announcement about the WSOP Online series came at a time when many players and fans were tweeting complaints about missing the prestigious annual events in Sin City. Ty Stewart, the WSOP’s executive director, admitted that the summer of 2020 will not be the same without the traditional land-based tournaments.
“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,” Stewart said.
WSOP.com is where the WSOP Online tournament series will start. Players within the Nevada and New Jersey state lines will be eligible to participate. Like the bracelet events in 2019, players in Delaware will not be eligible.
WSOP.com will offer unique promotions and reload bonuses, which can be found on the WSOP New Jersey poker app. There will also be many satellite tournaments where players can win entry into a bracelet event for as little as $1.
Not only will the series feature WSOP bracelets and big prize guarantees, there will also be leaderboard bonuses of $100,000 for players that are the cream of the crop in July. Some 27 of the 31 WSOP Online events will be no-limit holdem, while the rest will be Omaha variations.
While the dates of the 31 main events and the buy-ins have been announced, the guarantees have not. However, with the major success of the Online Super Circuit, it is expected that there will be a lot of action taking place and prize pools will regularly exceed the guarantees.
Poker fans can follow all of the action on Poker Central, which will be showing event content, highlights, and virtual ceremonies where the coveted bracelets are awarded.
While the WSOP Online series is available to New Jersey and Nevada poker players in July, there will be 54 tournaments on GGPoker.com where international players can compete. This will be the first time where players not in the United States can win a WSOP bracelet online. The full schedule of those events has not been released, but the first tournament will take place on July 19.
“GGPoker plans to unveil its bracelet schedule on a rolling basis and will have a broad range of buy-ins and game formats,” the WSOP said in a statement.
With all of the gold bracelets being awarded in the WSOP Online series as well as the World Series of Poker events rescheduled for later in the fall, 2020 is likely to be a record year for the number of bracelets won.