WSOP Introduces Tri-State Online Poker PromotionsApril 27, 2018 1:04 pm
On May 1st, Nevada, Delaware, and New Jersey are set to launch their shared online poker network, with the compact permitting residents to compete against each other across state borders. At this early stage, however, just the WSOP/888poker partnership has a presence in all three regulated markets, meaning that it will be the sole fully shared option for players until more companies have an chance to expand their operations.
Meanwhile, WSOP has taken the opportunity to take full advantage of its privileged position by announcing a ton of promotions for tri-state players, with a “$15 Million Summer” promised covering the period from May 1 until the end of September. As WSOP.com’s Head of Online Poker Bill Rini stated:
“We can’t wait for our existing players and hopefully a host of first-time players to experience the new WSOP.com. With the advent of tri-state shared liquidity, we have completely revamped our tournament schedules, our cash games offerings, our loyalty program and our promotional calendar to deliver the best online poker experience in this new world order.”
$15m Prize Pool Guarantee
The huge $15 million cumulative prize pool guarantee is spread across a number of weekly and monthly events, including offering a minimum of $10,000 in daily guarantees, rising to $25,000 for some special dailies. Furthermore, Sunday will continue to be the busiest day of the week, with WSOP.com guaranteeing at least $250,000 on the day, $100,000 of which is accounted for by its flagship $320 buy-in Sunday tournament. If the price is too steep for some customers, though, regular daily freerolls will allow players a cheaper route to qualifying for the event.
Aside from the guarantees and satellites mentioned, WSOP will also be holding a massive guaranteed event on July 1 in which 25 WSOP Main Event seats will be up for grabs, each worth $10,000 a piece.
WSOP Main Event Draw
After the shared poker playing pool comes online starting May 1, Nevada and Delaware players will have to create new accounts and download new software, while New Jersey players will be able to keep their current accounts and only be required to update their existing software. A special promotion will then be made available to Nevada players, who after pre-registering for an account will automatically be entered into a draw offering a $10K WSOP Main Event seat. As it states on the WSOP.com twitter page:
“NV: Pre-Register today for your new @WSOPcom account and be ready for interstate-play on May 1. As a bonus for pre-registering, we will enter you in a drawing for a $10,000 WSOP Main Event Seat. http://bit.ly/2qXdQGN . Questions? Visit our FAQs page http://bit.ly/2Hpt16T.”
Online WSOP Bracelets
This year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP) will take place at the Rio in Las Vegas from May 29 to July 17, with 78 bracelet events on offer, including a record 4 online bracelets via WSOP.com, namely:
June 3: $365 WSOP.com ONLINE NLHE
June 22: $565 WSOP.com ONLINE PLO 6-Handed
June 29: $1,000 WSOP.com ONLINE NLHE Championship
June 30: $3,200 WSOP.com ONLINE NLHE High Roller
Last year, the three online events featured were only available to people playing out of Nevada, but this year New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware players will be able to join the action and see if they are able to capture a coveted gold bracelet from the comfort of their own homes. Players will also be able to qualify for the tournaments via WSOP.com satellites taking place from May 1 to July 13, as well as freeroll events from May 1 to 14.
Starting May 1st, WSOP.com will introduce its revamped loyalty program called Poker Rewards in which players in all three states can earn as much as 32% rake back depending upon their levels of participation. This new rakeback program assesses players on a monthly basis (Bronze, Silver, Elite) or on annual basis for the highest tier possible (Champions Club), with the details as follows:
Bronze: 200-749 APP ($100-$324 in rake) 8% rakeback
Silver: 750-1,499 APP ($325-$749 in rake) 20% rakeback
Elite: 1,500-19,999 APP ($750-$9,999 in rake) 25% rakeback
Champions Club: 20k+ APP ($10,000+ in rake) 32% rakeback