The World Series of Poker (WSOP) must have been one of the most successful poker hosts in the history of the game. Contributing to the popularity and legitimization of the game, today hundreds of thousands of gamers may enjoy a beloved game of skill and prescience thanks to the unflagging efforts of WSOP. The latest competitive action is taking place in Oklahoma.
WSOP and River Come Back Yet Another Year
WSOP has been one of a kind. Immaculate organization and spotless execution have been its main selling points. Not once has the hosts compromised their integrity, setting an example and showing how professional gamers are supposed to behave. And now, the tournament is back with the River Poker Series and the annual competition that is taking place at the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackersville, Oklahoma.
In true WSOP style, the event will feature a Main Event and high-yielding tournaments, but also a bunch of additional ones that will help participants to cut their teeth on competitive poker without risking too much money. Satellite events will also be part of the offer and users will be able to enjoy those as well.
The series will ultimately draw to the $2,500 River Poker Series Main Event which will come with a respectable prize pool, which is what we have come to expect from WSOP. Overall, the prize pool is expected to be $2 million in the very least.
River Popularity Grows
The River Tournament is growing in popularity, though. A year before the event had only eight events queued up! This year, the festival has grown up a notch. With 11 events now taking place, pokie rookies and experienced pros are lining up for a chance at the pot. The buy-ins still vary between $230 and $1,100.
As previously mentioned, the Main Event will require a slightly more substantial monetary commitment to the overall tune of $2,500. With this in mind, there are still events to be benefited from, including the extra $550 mega tournaments. With the event opening today, on August 22, the competition will continue until September 4 when the $2,5000 Main Event Final Day will take place and we will finally see a winner elected.
Meanwhile, other events that may interest you are the $340 Turbo Bounty, $450 PLO and $340 NLH. Of course, WSOP have made sure that every single event on the list will actually has something to offer to all participants.
To highlight the reach and significance of the River Poker Series, the 2017 edition attracted players from as far as India, China, and Germany.
WSOP is continuously trying to give its events an international reach, which is not always easy if they are taking place in specific regions. Still, with proper advertisement and build up to the event, it’s easy to notice these efforts pay off.
WSOP is hoping to attract a greater crop from an international background quicker as regulation in the US lets up. Staring at 12 PM today, the River Poker Series are on their way!