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While still three months away, there is a lot of buzz about the upcoming World Series of Poker (WSOP). The organizers have opted for a staggered schedule release in order to build up anticipation, but the main draw for New Jersey WSOP online poker events is already confirmed.
WSOP bracelet events were first offered in the Garden State back in 2018, when there were four tournaments. Now, in 2020, poker players in New Jersey have many more chances to win some jewellery with 14 WSOP online tournaments on the schedule.
Danielle Barille, the WSOP.com director of online poker, stated, “We believe the 2020 offering of online gold bracelet events features our best schedule yet. This year we offer a consistent schedule of Sunday events every week of the WSOP, plus a special selection of eight events from June 28 to July 5 to coincide with the biggest week of the live WSOP when most players are in town to play.”
Poker players in both New Jersey and Nevada can play in the 14 online events since they share a player pool. In 2020, the WSOP online bracelet events will start at 6:30pm EST, except the July 2 $10,000 Super High Roller at 3pm.
Poker players in New Jersey can duke it out online via the WSOP.com app or desktop website. The one exception the June 7 Pot-Limit Omaha event, which only allows a desktop connection.
Pennsylvania was not mentioned in the press release for the WSOP schedule. PokerStars is the only poker website that is available to players in that state and there has not been any talk of when WSOP.com will be going live in the Keystone State. Even if it were the case that it did go live in time for the bracelet events, it is not yet known whether Pennsylvania will sign the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA).
In 2019, there were nine New Jersey WSOP online events, seven of which allowed players up to three re-entries. This time around there is only one event on the schedule that offers multiple re-entries: the June 7 PLO seven-hander. Three events will have freeze-outs and the other 10 bracelet events will have a single entry.
The move away from re-entry events brings the WSOP New Jersey schedule more in line with the summer events held at the Rio All Suite in Las Vegas. Also, it looks as if there may be an online poker leaderboard this year. No details were divulged, but all 14 of the WSOP.com events will be tracked through the summer months.