WSOP.com Starts Satellites for 2014 World Series of PokerWednesday, February 12th, 2014 by Ryan
Apparently it really never is too early to start thinking about the World Series of Poker. The World Series is by far the most talked about, most followed, and most anticipated poker tournament series’ in the game today, and it’s still continuing to grow. We get to see players from all over the world show up to play in the 60+ events that are run each year, and this year will be no different.
With the World Series of Poker Main Event final table being played in November now, players really do start to get amped up for the upcoming WSOP for that next year right as the action starts to wind down. It’s amazing to think now though that the 2014 World Series of Poker is set to get underway in just around three and a half months from now. With that being said though, things are starting to get going for the World Series. This means specifically that the World Series of Poker satellites are going to get rolling now, and one of the now regulated sites in the United States is offering players a chance to get in early with some satellites.
This site is WSOP.com, which is the World Series’ online poker room obviously, and they are offering this to the people in Nevada and New Jersey who can play on their sites. The satellite promotions were just recently launched from the site. One of the most interesting qualifiers that you’ll find on the list is actually available to only the Nevada players. It’s called the 25 Seat Main Event Scramble. This tournament is going to run on Saturday, July 5th, which is the first Day 1 flight of the Main Event.
On this day the site, WSOP.com, is going to offer a $215 buy-in event that is going to give the top 25 finishers in the event a $10,000 seat into the Main Event. There will also be lower buy-in options to get into this big qualifier that start for as little as $1.10 for those who are looking to try to get in without paying the full $215. This is probably going to be the largest tournament in the history of legalized Nevada online poker. With that being said though, both Nevada and New Jersey players on WSOP.com are going to be able to play in the “WSOP Wednesdays”. This is going to give players the chance to play in two satellites each Wednesday. The first satellite is going to start at 7:00pm local time, and is a $27.50 re-buy and add-on tournament. This event will give away one seat to the WSOP Main Event. The second event is an $11 re-buy and add-on that is going to give at least one seat to any of the $1,500 events that are running at the 2014 World Series, and this one will run at 9:00pm local time.
Another great option is “Satellite Saturdays”, and these are available for both Nevada and New Jersey. This day features a $215 satellite which runs at 7:00pm, and will give one seat to the Main Event. It will also award one seat for every 50 entries into the big buy-in satellite. The site is also going to offer $11 qualifiers to get into the $215 satellite, that will start at 6:30pm and 8:30pm. Any player who has 1,500 Action Player Points can buy-in to the $215 satellite as well. There are going to be a ton of satellites running throughout each day with smaller buy-ins to give players the chance to win seats into the higher buy-in satellites as well.
There are going to be Sit-N-Go qualifiers offered as well through WSOP.com. A very nice part of these satellites is that after you win the event and get into actual tournament at the WSOP, you get direct buy-ins to the World Series event that you’ve won, and don’t need to worry about picking up the cash and buying in or anything like that, which multiple other online sites do require. Keep an eye out for these satellites and when they get running if you are a player on WSOP.com!