If all goes as planned, we could see a lot more of the World Series of Poker than we originally expected. The most important poker series in the world was postponed for fall 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn’t mean that we’re left without WSOP events this summer.
In fact, WSOP officials decided to host the online version of the tournament, and it started on July 1, meaning the first event is already in progress.
Two platforms will host the series — WSOP.com and GGPoker. WSOP.com hosts events that are mainly targeted to the residents of the US. However, WSOP has always been a global tournament, so the organizers needed to find a way to offer the events to international players.
GGPoker proved to be a decent option, so they decided to partner with the poker platform and offer an ultimate WSOP experience around the globe.
WSOP Postponed for Fall 2020
The World Series of Poker takes place every summer in Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. However, things haven’t been well in 2020, due to the spread of the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19).
The pandemic caused many events to be delayed – even the summer Olympics, and the WSOP was no exception. The tournament attracts players from all over the world, and it was simply too risky to hold it while trying to flatten the curve at the same time.
The executive director of the WSOP, Ty Stewart, stated that the well-being of the staff and guests was a priority and that’s one of the main reasons the tournament was postponed. He added that the team was working on online WSOP competitions, and the result of their work is WSOP Online that started on July 1.
Stewart’s promise was officially announced in June when they revealed that players could take part in 85 online events that can bring them a gold bracelet as a reward. Two poker sites were immediately “reserved” for the tournament, which will last until Sept. 6. In other words, there solid two months filled with WSOP events.
The series will accept all players who are 21 or older and are located within the borders of New Jersey and Nevada – the two gambling centers in the US. Players will have an opportunity to take a shot at winning the bracelet almost every day, in events that have various buy-ins.
The lowest buy-in is $400, and it goes up to $3,200. All events will come in the form of no-limit hold ’em and pot-limit Omaha, and there will be no other non-flop games as they are not featured on WSOP.com and GGPoker.
Can We Expect a Successful WSOP Online?
Everybody can agree that the World Series of Poker Online currently underway is going to be a huge success, simply because there are too many online poker players at the moment.
In other words, there are not many live poker tournaments going on right now, as many casinos were closed due to the coronavirus. Therefore, players have no other option but to play online — and many of them seem to enjoy it.
It’s safe to conclude that WSOP Online is going to be a huge success, as too many people are already talking about it. Moreover, it’s going to attract some of the best poker players in the world.
Many of them have announced that they’ll take part in it, including Daniel Negreanu, who has been pretty excited about the tournament. Make sure to follow us as we’ll post the most interesting news from WSOP Online.