It is that time of year when poker players around the world start planning for their yearly pilgrimage to the Las Vegas, Nevada desert.
This year the World Series of Poker is bigger and better than ever.
It has more events (78), bigger buy-ins (the $1 million One Drop is back), and it has more online opportunities for gold (four).
With so much poker scheduled, players are looking for ways to make their bankroll go farther.
USPoker.com and WSOP.com are here to help.
Turn $2 into a gold bracelet
USPoker.com has teamed up with the WSOP to offer a $2 buy-in tournament that can end with a player sporting a new bracelet.
In addition to the prize pool, the winner will receive a tournament ticket to WSOP Event #10: $365 Online No-Limit Hold’em.
Yes, that’s $365 added to the prize pool!
Event #10 is just one of four online events scheduled throughout the summer. This year, players in Nevada and New Jersey can battle each other on the virtual felt for a place in the WSOP record books.
The $2 tournament is open only to players in Nevada and New Jersey. This password-protected event kicks off on May 26, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. (PST). Find the tournament in the WSOP.com lobby and enter the password USP365 to join the fun!
Shared liquidity is here – finally
On May 1, regulated online poker in the U.S. took a huge step forward. Online poker players from Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware are now part of a unified player pool.
Six online poker rooms make up the combined network of WSOP and 888poker sites across the three sites. Players in Nevada and Delaware will need to download the new software and create a new account for access to the combined player pool. Players can access current accounts through July 31.
To encourage players to sign-up and login, WSOP.com is promoting the following:
- Sunday tournament guarantees of $250,000
- At least $10,000 worth of tournament guarantees daily
- Daily freerolls into the Sunday $100,000 guaranteed tournament
- WSOP Satellites (May 1 – July 13)
- BLAST Poker – play for up to 10,000x your buy-in
- A new and Improved Loyalty Program
Thanks to a combined player pool, for the first time in WSOP history New Jersey players will be able to participate in one of four online bracelet events from the comfort of their own home.
The WSOP.com online bracelet event schedule:
- #10: $365 No-limit Hold’em on June 3 at 3:30 p.m.
- #47: $565 Pot-limit Omaha 6-Handed on June 22 at 3:30 p.m.
- #61: $1,000 No-limit Hold’em on June 29 at 3:30 p.m.
- #63: $3,200 High Roller on June 30 at 3:30 p.m.
*All times are PT
WSOP online bracelet events last one day and can be played simultaneously while playing live on site at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, the home of the WSOP.
Counting down the days to the 2018 WSOP
May 29 is the happiest day of the year for many poker players. It’s the day the WSOP opens its doors.
Nothing compares to walking through the doors into the massive Pavilion room to sounds of chips shuffling for the first time.
It will be an even more exciting summer now that players in New Jersey will have the opportunity to play for gold – even if they can’t make it to Las Vegas.
Knowing that money is tight, WSOP is making it easier for online poker players to play their way to gold. Beginning May 1, depositing or re-depositing on WSOP.com can provide a significant boost to a player’s bankroll.
Make an initial deposit or reload your account up to $1,000 using the code MAY1000 and WSOP.com will match it. You can find the fine print and all the details at WSOP.com.
Before you head over there, mark your calendar for May 26 at 3:30 p.m. Buy in for $2 and enter the password USP365 to put a gold bracelet within your reach!