The World Series of Poker has announced plans to utilize its online offering in the state of Nevada to provide online players in the state a shot at grabbing a seat in the WSOP Main Event 2014. This will of course be the first year that the WSOP has taken place in which regulated online poker is available in the state and they are planning a large crossover of their online marketing and that of their land based marketing during the event.
WSOP.com is providing a whole host of satellites aimed at getting online players a seat in the big one with Bill Rini, head of WSOP.com in the Silver State stating that around 100 Main Event seats will be handed out via their website. A large portion of those seats will be won in the Main Event Scramble that takes place on July 5th which will be guaranteeing 25 seats however there will be a good selection of qualifying tournaments available with differing levels of buy ins accounting for all bankroll sizes. To play at WSOP.com Nevada, players simply have to be located in the state and with the influx of players expected for the worlds largest poker festival the number of players on the site is expected to increase massivley, and taking things one step further they are even providing an online poker room at the Rio Hotel and Casino. The Grind Room will be allowing players to take a break from the land based tourney action and jump online, with computers and WiFi being provided so that anyone can join in. Players visiting Vegas may open up their WSOP.com accounts online and then should they prefer they may deposit at the casino cage at the Rio...looks like they’ve thought of everything and it’s a pretty cool setup they have planned.
Players from other states across the US who wish to get a little Vegas action this summer can win their seat to the WSOP Main Event by playing at Bovada Poker who are offering $12,000 Main Event packages via a number of ways that include satellites and qualifiers as well as draws too. There’s also the chance to grab seats in smaller events, in fact it’s their biggest ever promotion for the WSOP...go check it out!