Playing for a World Series of Poker championship bracelet, whether in the famous Main Event or in one of the other dozens of WSOP bracelet events, is the dream of many poker players. Those using Pennsylvania online casinos are no exception.
However, if getting to the Horseshoe Las Vegas-Paris Las Vegas casino complex on the Las Vegas Strip is too much of a challenge this spring and summer, there’s the chance to go for one of those coveted bracelets in an online event. Even from the comfort of home.
How Many Pennsylvania WSOP Events Are There?
In 2023, there are 34 online events planned. Among those online events, seven are specifically for players located in Pennsylvania on the WSOP’s Pennsylvania platform for PA casino apps users.
The seven events are being held on Sundays starting on June 4 and they run through July 16. All the events start at 6:30 p.m. Eastern.
Buy-ins for the Pennsylvania online poker events range from $300 to $600 and all of the events are re-entry (either 2X or 3X). All seven events are a variation of No-limit Hold’em.
The seven Pennsylvania events are being run parallel to seven identical events on the same dates for players located in Michigan.
WSOP Satellite Tournaments Available
Along with participating in intra-state online bracelet events, players outside of Nevada can qualify for live WSOP tournaments through satellites where those are available.
Another 20 online events are being held for the two-state shared player pool in Nevada and New Jersey. That list of 20 shared-liquidity events runs from June 1 to July 16 with a much more varied range of price points from a $400 buy-in all the way up to a $5,300 buy-in, including a couple of Pot-limit Omaha events among the many No-limit Hold’em tournaments.
Individual states with legalized online poker must join a “compact” with cooperating states so they can start interstate play as well as offering peer-to-peer internet poker, such as players can do using the WSOP PA promo code. So there are legal and technological issues to sort out before states can share player pools.
Las Vegas Again Hosting Main Event
The live WSOP is being held in Las Vegas at what once was Bally’s Las Vegas – now called the Horseshoe – as well as at the Paris. Both are mid-Strip connecting casinos. The prestigious event begins May 30 and runs through July 16.
There are 95 bracelet events in the live action, see details on the complete 2023 WSOP schedule page.
July 3 is the first flight of the $10,000 buy-in Main Event, followed by three more opening flights in the next three days. The final table at the Main Event is scheduled on July 16-17.
There is a wide variety of live bracelet events including some for very high rollers – for a $250,000 buy-in or a $100,000 buy-in, plus some with $50,000 and $25,000 buy-ins. There are divisions for seniors, super seniors, women, and there is even a tag-team WSOP tournament.
In short, something for everyone.
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