WSOP Online Bracelet Series Begins for US Players
It is that time of year when poker players in America can win World Series of Poker gold bracelets from home…if that home is in one of four states. The fragmented system of online poker in the United States relegates regulation to the states. And while six of them have legalized online poker, only four of them have operators running sites…and Nevada has only one site…and only the WSOP poker site can connect across state lines…and only between New Jersey and Nevada.
It’s a hot mess.
However, poker players in the four states – Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan – with WSOP online poker know that it is better than nothing. There are even numerous players who temporarily relocate to or travel to those states to play for bracelets.
With that said, the vast majority of the bracelet opportunities cater to players physically located in Nevada or New Jersey.
Two Schedules for Four States
Let’s be clear. There is one 33-event schedule for players in Nevada and New Jersey, who play at the same WSOP online poker tables. Then there is a six-event schedule – the same schedule for both Michigan and Pennsylvania but not connected. Each state runs its own, but both of them run off of the same schedule.
Action runs through mid-October and is already underway as mid-September approaches.
First, here is the smaller schedule for MI players and PA players:
|Pennsylvania / Michigan|
|1||11-Sep||$500||NLHE Monster Stack|
|3||25-Sep||$400||NLHE Ultra Deepstack PKO|
|4||2-Oct||$777||NLHE Lucky 7s|
Second, this is the bigger schedule, with 33 tournaments only for those located – no residency requirement needed – in Nevada or New Jersey.
|Nevada & New Jersey|
|1||10-Sep||$400||NLHE Series Kick-Off|
|2||11-Sep||$500||NLHE Monster Stack|
|3||11-Sep||$3,200||NLHE High Roller|
|5||15-Sep||$500||NLHE Turbo Deepstack|
|6||17-Sep||$800||NLHE Ultra Deepstack|
|9||20-Sep||$600||NLHE Deepstack Championship|
|12||25-Sep||$400||NLHE Ultra Deepstack|
|15||29-Sep||$365||NLHE Turbo Deepstack|
|17||2-Oct||$777||NLHE Lucky 7s|
|18||2-Oct||$1,000||NLHE Turbo Deepstack|
|22||9-Oct||$500||NLHE Big 500|
|24||11-Oct||$7,777||NLHE Lucky 7s High Roller|
|26||13-Oct||$3,200||NLHE High Roller 6-Max|
|27||14-Oct||$500||NLHE Super Turbo|
|28||15-Oct||$365||NLHE Monster Stack|
|30||16-Oct||$5,300||NLHE High Roller|
|31||17-Oct||$600||NLHE Deep Freeze|
|32||18-Oct||$10,000||NLHE Super High Roller 8-Max|
|33||18-Oct||$500||NLHE Fall Finale|
Mo Bracelets, Mo Bracelets
For those players outside of the United States, there are 33 events playing out on GGPoker in jurisdictions where it is not forbidden.
That WSOP Online series, however, started in mid-August and will wrap on September 26. There are still chances to win a WSOP gold bracelet, however, in these events:
|20||8-Sep||$888||NLHE Bounty 8-Handed Crazy 8s|
|21||10-Sep||$500||NLHE Ladies Championship|
|22||11-Sep||$1,050||NLHE GGMasters High Roller Freezeout ($2M GTD)|
|23||11-Sep||$400||PLOSSUS ($1M GTD)|
|24||13-Sep||$2,100||NLHE Bounty Championship|
|25||15-Sep||$315||NLHE Superstack Turbo Bounty|
|26||17-Sep||$1,000||NLHE Double Chance|
|27||18-Sep||$1,500||NLHE Bounty Fifty Stack|
|28||18-Sep||$400||NLHE COLOSSUS ($3M GTD)|
|29||20-Sep||$5,000||Short Deck Championship|
|30||22-Sep||$400||NLHE Bounty 6-Handed|
|31||24-Sep||$1,050||NLHE Beat the Pros|
|33||Sep 25-26||$5,000||NLHE Online Main Event ($20M GTD)|
And if that is not enough, poker players can trek over to the Czech Republic in October. King’s Casino in Rozvadov will offer 15 bracelet events, each with a guarantee on its prize pool to total €12M.
|1||Oct 26-Nov 1||€ 350||NLHE Opener (€500K GTD)||20K|
|2||Oct 29-Nov 1||€ 550||PLO 8-Max (€200K GTD)||25K|
|3||Oct 31-Nov 1||€ 1,350||NLHE Mini Main Event (€1M GTD)||100K|
|4||Nov 1-2||€ 2,000||PLO (€200K GTD)||50K|
|5||Nov 3-7||€ 550||NLHE Colossus (€1M GTD)||25K|
|6||Nov 6-7||€ 5,000||PLO (€150K GTD)||100K|
|7||Nov 7-8||€ 1,650||NLHE 6-Max (€200K GTD)||40K|
|8||Nov 7-8||€ 25,000||NLHE Platinum High Roller (€1M GTD)||40K|
|9||Nov 8-9||€ 2,200||Short Deck (€100K GTD)||50K|
|10||Nov 9-10||€ 2,000||8-Game Mix (€100K GTD)||50K|
|11||Nov 10-11||€ 50,000||NLHE Diamond High Roller (€2M GTD)||1M|
|12||Nov 11-17||€ 10,350||NLHE Main Event (€5M GTD)||100K|
|13||Nov 13-14||€ 1,650||NLHE-PLO Mix (€200K GTD)||40K|
|14||Nov 14||€ 1,100||NLHE Bounty Hunter (€200K GTD)||30K|
|15||Nov 14||€ 1,000||NLHE Turbo Freezeout (€150K GTD)||30K|