WSOP Online Kicks Off Money May Series

WSOP Online Kicks Off Money May Series

With poker players still unable to access poker rooms around America, online poker sites are thriving. And the WSOP’s online site is capitalizing on that traffic surge. Its expanded online tournaments and promotions may only be available to players in Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware, but the demand is high.

Last month, put its Spring Online Championships into motion. It offered 112 tournaments and $4 million in prize pool guarantees. There are no numbers to show the results of this series, as the site does not offer such information, but all indications are that the series was a success.

So, announced a May series to follow it. The Money May Tournament Series kicks off today – May 5 – and runs through May 24 with $4 million in guarantees over the course of 93 tournaments.

It also announced another Money May promotion in the form of a $100K GTD daily tournament.

Money May Tournament Series

As mentioned, the series runs May 5-24 with $4 million in prize pool guarantees. As an example of the daily offerings, this is today’s lineup:

–Event 1:  $50 buy-in NLHE Deepstack R&A ($30K GTD)

–Event 2:  $10 buy-in NLHE Deepstack R&A ($15K GTD)

–Event 3:  $1K buy-in NLHE High Roller 6-Max Reentry ($100K GTD)

–Event 4:  $300 buy-in NLHE Knockout ($15K GTD)

With the occasional exception of a Pot Limit Hold’em tournament, the majority of the series offers No Limit Hold’em events. The full schedule is on the WSOP website.

In addition, there are two daily tournaments, both with reentries, running throughout the series:

Monday-Saturday at 1:30pm GMT:  $100 Spring OC Daily Warm-Up Turbo Deepstack ($20K GTD)

Sunday at 11am GMT:  $100 Spring OC Daily Warm-Up Turbo Deepstack ($20K GTD)

And in the end, the Main Event is set up as follows:

–Event 87 on Sunday, May 24 at 1pm GMT:  $525 buy-in NLHE Main Event Reentry ($300K GTD)

There is also a leaderboard running throughout the series, with points accumulating for each player in the series events and the two dailies listed above. There is $20K in total cash prize money to be awarded, with $3,050 going to the winner. Everyone finishing eighth or above on the leaderboard will receive at least $1K in cash.

Keep It 100 Daily is also offering a special Money May tournament called the Keep It 100. It will run daily with a $100K guarantee. The catch is that an overlay ends the promotion.

Beginning on Tuesday, May 5, the Keep It 100 tournament runs daily at 2pm GMT. The $215 buy-in event offers a $100K guarantee on the prize pool. The event continues as long as it meets its guarantee each day, which requires 500 entries. Should the tournament fail to meet its guarantee, that will be the last one.

There’s another interesting bonus. Every player who competes in a Keep It 100 tournament will win a seat into a $10K freeroll. And each day that the Keep It 100 meets its guarantee, the WSOP will add another $5K to the freeroll prize pool. It will only max out when it reaches $100K…if it does. That freeroll will then run four days after the last Keep It 100 tournament.



About Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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