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Poker Players Turn to WSOP Online

Commercial casinos may be shut down for now, but players can still find a world of online poker—and a chance to win big money, too. Just visit WSOP.com.

Normally at this time of year, avid poker players would be in satellite tournaments for the World Series of Poker, with dreams of entering the finals in Las Vegas in May, and the final table of the Main Event in July, held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Well, as we all know, 2020 is anything but a typical year, with the Rio and every other commercial casino in the U.S. shut down indefinitely due to the coronavirus. Unless a miracle happens, there will be no final table this summer, at the Rio or anywhere else.

But if you’re a poker player in New Jersey, Delaware or Nevada, there’s hope: the World Series of Poker online, at WSOP.com.

Want some extra cash? Make your first deposit today at WSOP.com and get a 100% deposit match up to $1,000. The more you play, the more you earn!

Last week, WSOP.com hosted 12 “warmup” events for the WSOP Spring Online Championships, with buy-ins from $30 to $100. Highlights included a Special Tuesday Showdown with a $500 buy-in and a $75,000 guarantee, and the $500 buy-in High Roller event with a $40,000 guarantee. There also are daily events with a $15,000 guarantee.

The Spring Online Championship runs until May 3, for all those inside the borders of Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey. The championship features over $4 million in guarantees and more than 100 events, plus daily tournaments. Buy-ins range from $10 all the way up to $1,000.

Click here for a full schedule of events and other information about the WSOP.com Spring Online Championship.

WSOP will host Sunday Special Edition tournaments every Sunday of the Spring Online Championships, through April 26. These No-Limit Hold’em events with a $215 or $320 buy-in always carry a guarantee of at least $100,000. And after they’ve wrapped up, the final Sunday of the series, May 3, is the Main Event—a $525 buy-in tournament with a whopping $300,000 guarantee.

Make your first deposit of at least $10 at WSOP.com, and you’ll get tickets to seven $100 freerolls. New players only. Tickets expire after seven days, so act fast!

Also highlighted in the Spring Online Championships are two Player Appreciation tournaments, slated for April 25 and May 3 at 1 p.m. Pacific Time. Dubbed “$100 for $100K,” each event has a $100 buy-in, a guaranteed prize pool of $100,000, and added prizes randomly awarded to participants.

Players are entered into a drawing for one of the following:

  • 2 winners – $500 cash each
  • 4 winners – $250 cash each
  • 10 winners – $100 cash each

If you’re new to WSOP.com, it’s easy to get started, whether you play on your computer or mobile device.  To learn how, visit https://www.wsop.com/start/.

During the casino closures, options to deposit and withdraw funds can be found at https://www.wsop.com/online-poker/banking-options/.

The Spring Online Championships come on the heels of the record-breaking WSOP.com Online Super Circuit. The 18-event series running March 14-31 featured 18 WSOP Circuit ring events—the most ever for an online Circuit series.

The series guaranteed a total of $1.24 million with each of the 18 ring events guaranteeing between $30,000 and $200,000. Every guarantee was met and 12 of the 18 were at least tripled. The series ended up awarding a grand total of $3,945,350 for an average of $219,186 per event. The largest prize pool came in Event 16—the $525 million Main Event, which drew 1,134 entries and generated a $567,000 prize pool.

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