In 2018, there will be 78 bracelet poker events hosted by the World Series of Poker. Of these 78, 4 will be played online – this is the most that have ever been hosted online in a single year.
Online Event Calendar 2018
Each event is scheduled to be played for twelve hours over a single day. Each event will begin at 3.30pm on a Friday or Saturday, where the user must log in to WSOP.com. There is no limit on re-entry.
The first will kick off at 3.30pm on June 3rd, with a $365 buy-in, and will be No-limit Hold’em.
The second is on June 22nd, with a $565 buy-in, and will be Pot-limited Omaha 6-Handed.
The third is scheduled for June 29th. This one has a $1,000 buy-in and is No-limit Hold’em.
The final one will be held on June 30th, with $3,200 to buy-in and is a High Roller game.
WSOP.Com Online Bracelet Poker Events in the Past
The first bracelet poker event hosted online by WSOP.com was hosted on July 2nd, 2015. It was eventually won by New Yorker Anthony Spinella, who played with the nickname ‘case dismissed’. The buy-in was $1,000 and the game mode No-Limit Hold’em. 905 people entered, and at the end of the game, Spinella won $197,743.
Since 2015, WSOP has hosted at least one online poker game each year. In 2015 and 2016, these events were held mostly online but had the finalists come to the Rio in Las Vegas for a live event. 2017 marked the first time that WSOP events were held entirely online, and the first time that more than one online event was hosted in a given year. 2017 had three events.
The popularity of these online events is trending upwards, which means that WSOP will be likely to continue hosting bracelet events online.
In Which States Are You Allowed to Play?
Presently, online poker is legal in four states – Nevada, New Jersey, Delaware and most recently Pennsylvania. However, full availability of online poker in Pennsylvania is only expected at a later time in 2018.
There is an interstate agreement proposed to allow players to join the same pool whether they are in Nevada, New Jersey or Delaware, but it is not yet known whether this agreement will be in force to be ready for the 2018 summer online WSOP poker season.