WSOP Offers Three Online Bracelets Amid 2017 Slate

Updated: January 27th, 2017 by Dev Ops

This week the World Series of Poker released the full schedule of events for this summer’s 48th annual WSOP, and among the record-setting total number of events (74) is a mini-record of its own: The WSOP will offer three online bracelets during the seven weeks the series run, each open to people who are physically within the state of Nevada at the time each of the events run.

wsop-logoIn 2015 and 2016, the WSOP offered only a single online event.  This year, with three different online tourneys available, WSOP organizers have opted for a variety of buy-in levels, seeking to reach the most online players.

Here’s what the WSOP has to say about this year’s online offerings:

For those that need a break from the Rio and the live poker scene once in a while, 2017 promises a trifecta of opportunities to win WSOP gold bracelets from the comfort of your own confines. WSOP.com Nevada, the online real-money poker operator powered by the World Series of Poker, celebrating its third year of offering WSOP gold bracelet events in Nevada, has three official WSOP gold bracelet events planned in 2017 – played exclusively online from start to finish.

The WSOP.com events all feature the No-Limit Hold’em format with unlimited re-entries and are structured as one-day events. They are:

  • Event #8 – $333 No-Limit Hold’em with a $333,333 prize pool guarantee (3:33pm start)

  • Event #61 – $3,333 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em (3:33pm start)

  • Event #71 – $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em (2pm start)

The kicker, of course, is that one physically has to be in Nevada to play any of these events.  If the timing works, though, why not?  Event #8 starts on June 3rd and is designed to be part of the annual early-WSOP busy-ness, which this year also includes the immensely popular, live-play $565 Colossus event.  The June 8th $333 tourney has an added measure of cutesy in that the WSOP has slapped a $333,333 guarantee on the event, virtually assuring a large turnout.

Event #61, featuring the online “high roller” buy-in, begins on July 1st.  And Event #72, the continuation of the $1,000 buy-in event fist offered back in 2015, gets underway on July 7th, opposite that day’s live-action Ladies Event and One Drop High Roller special events.

All three online events will allow for unlimited re-entries until registration closes.  Complete structure sheets and additional event details are expected to be available in early March.  Each event will also be completed in its entirety online at wsop.com/Nevada, rather than having the final table’s participants reconvene in person at the Rio.  (It’s still likely that each of the three online event winners will be invited to the Rio for a bracelet presentation ceremony.)

While online qualifiers specific to the three WSOP online-bracelet tourneys won’t be offered outside of Nevada, online players in New Jersey and Delaware can try to qualify for live WSOP events, and if in Nevada during the right stretch, could play the online tourneys while visiting Nevada.  Truth be told, all interstate or international visitors to the WSOP have that same opportunity, once registered with WSOP.com.  International players have other opportunities to qualify for WSOP events as well, through its official online sponsor, 888Poker.  888Poker will offer online qualifiers before and throughout the entire WSOP, except in France, where 888Poker is not available.

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