WSOP Finalizes List of 14 Online Poker Bracelet Events
The most recent weekly announcement from the World Series of Poker added all of the online poker events to the 2020 WSOP schedule. There are 14 of them in total.
Official WSOP online events will award gold bracelets in the same way as the live WSOP events. They will be played online at the WSOP’s official poker site in Nevada, which is tied with its sister site in New Jersey. Players on the combined site – from both states – will be able to participate in the events.
One of the online tournaments had been announced previously, so this list adds only 13 new ones. With the addition of these events, there are now 93 tournaments on the summer WSOP schedule.
More Online Events Than Ever
The incorporation of online WSOP events into the overall offerings has been a long trek. It didn’t begin until Nevada officially legalized online poker under its state gambling regulations, and then it took some time for the WSOP site to feel ready to put events on the schedule.
The first time was in 2015. The evolution of the events to the 2020 list has been somewhat slow but steady, as well as careful not to put too many eggs into one technology-driven basket.
2015 WSOP: 1 online bracelet event
2016 WSOP: 1 online bracelet event
2017 WSOP: 3 online bracelet events
2018 WSOP: 4 online bracelet events
2019 WSOP: 9 online bracelet events
2020 WSOP: 14 online bracelet events
— WSOP (@WSOP) February 13, 2020
Online Event Schedule
All of the online events this summer will begin at 3:30pm Pacific time, with the exception of one. The WSOP Online Super High Roller Championship will begin at 12noon.
Without further ado, these are the events to take place online during the 2020 WSOP:
–May 31: $400 Online NLHE (1 reentry, 15K chips, 15-minute levels)
–June 7: $777 Online PLO 7-Handed (3 reentries, 20K chips, 15-minute levels)
–June 9: $800 Online Freezeout NLHE Knockout Deepstack (no reentries, 40K chips, 10-min levels)
–June 14: $500 Online NLHE Turbo Deepstack 8-Handed (1 reentry, 40K chips, 8-min levels)
–June 21: $500 Online Freezeout NLHE (no reentries, 20K chips, 15-min levels)
–June 28: $1K Online NLHE Championship (1 reentry, 20K chips, 15-min levels)
–June 29: $500 Online NLHE (1 reentry, 15K chips, 15-min levels)
–June 30: $1,500 Online NLHE 8-Handed (1 reentry, 20K chips, 15-min levels)
–July 1: $3,200 Online NLHE High Roller 8-Handed (1 reentry, 25K chips, 20-min levels)
–July 2: $10K Online NLHE Super High Roller Championship (no reentries, 30K chips, 20-min levels)
–July 3: $400 Online NLHE (1 reentry, 15K chips, 15-min levels)
–July 4: $500 Online NLHE Turbo Deepstack (1 reentry, 40K chips, 8-min levels)
–July 5: $600 Online NLHE 6-Handed (1 reentry, 15K chips, 15-min levels)
–July 12: $500 Online NLHE Summer Saver (1 reentry, 20K chips, 15-min levels)
WSOP.com Director of Online Poker Danielle Barille said this is the best online schedule to date. “This year, we offer a consistent schedule of Sunday events every week of the WSOP, plus a special selection of eight events from June 27 to July 5 to coincide with the biggest week of the live WSOP when most players are in town to play.”
What Players Should Know
Many players participating in the 2020 WSOP will be visiting Las Vegas from other states or other countries. They will need to know the rules of online poker play in the current US environment and with regard to the WSOP.
First, WSOP online tournament players must be located inside the borders of the states of Nevada or New Jersey. This means they can play anywhere from within the state – at a desktop in a hotel, at a rental home, or on a laptop at the Rio.
Players need not be residents of those states. They also don’t need to be located in Nevada or New Jersey to register for a free online poker account. They can register from anywhere in the world and fund their accounts from anywhere, but they will not be able to play real-money poker until they are in one of those two states.
Second, anyone in Las Vegas needing assistance can find members of the WSOP staff in the Lambada Ballroom in the Rio Convention Center, where the WSOP action will also be taking place. There will also be knowledgeable employees at the WSOP-specific cashier cages to help players with any deposit and withdrawal questions or needs.
Third, players can use any type of computer – desktop, mobile, or tablet – to play most of the WSOP online events, but one tournament requires players be hooked up to a desktop computer. That tournament is the Pot Limit Omaha event on June 7.
Update: https://t.co/Nnepu1Mgzb Nevada is again compatible with MAC devices that have the Catalina update. We thank you for your patience while we worked to resolve this challenge. See you at the tables.
— WSOP.com (@WSOPcom) February 13, 2020
Fourth, there will be a special leaderboard dedicated just to online poker events. The details, including prizes and the points-driven tracking system, will be announced as the Series approaches.
Online Promotions Surrounding WSOP
Players in Nevada or New Jersey prior to the start of the WSOP will be able to take advantage of satellite opportunities leading up to the series. They will be able to win seats via online qualifiers for online tournaments as well as some of the live WSOP events, including the Main Event.
Speaking of Main Event opportunities, special All-In satellites are already running every Sunday for $80 buy-ins. Others will be offered as the summer nears.
One big Main Event satellite that has proven popular in past summers is already scheduled for Sunday, June 28 at WSOP.com at 4:00pm Pacific time. The 25-Seat Scramble will require a $215 buy-in but guarantee at least 25 WSOP Main Event seats.
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— WSOP.com (@WSOPcom) February 12, 2020