LIVE SATELLITES AT THE RIO DURING THE WSOP

During the 2011 WSOP at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas there are daily satellite tournaments in which you can enter, where if successful, your award will be tournament chips good for use in any of the 58 WSOP gold bracelet events.

All of these satellite tournaments take place in the Pavilion Room of the Rio Convention Center.

Beginning May 30, 2011 and continuing through July 10, 2011, players have the option to compete in single-table satellites, mega-satellites and turbo-mega satellites.

What is the right satellite for you? It depends. The most affordable ones are mega-satellites where more players participate and more chances to win seats to a gold bracelet event are available. If you are short on time, but want to try to win your seat, a single-table satellite or turbo satellite is right for you. Single table satellites feature only one table of players. Win that table and you win the seat. It's that simple. Turbo satellites feature quicker blind levels, thus speeding up the tournament.

Prices to enter WSOP satellites at the Rio start at just $75. Here is a complete rundown of live satellites at the 2011 WSOP:

May 31 through July 4
9:00 AM Daily: $75 Turbo Mega Satellite – Played as No Limit Hold'em    Structure Sheet
4:00 PM Daily: $330 Mega-Satellite – Played as No Limit Hold'em    Structure Sheet
8:00 PM Daily (except 6/2, 6/5, 6/8, 6/11, 6/14, 6/17, 6/20, 6/23, 6/26): $550 Mega-Satellite    Structure Sheet

Special Event Satellites
The WSOP offers special satellites for all its World Championship events, which include the $25K Heads Up, the $50K Poker Players Championship and all $10K buy-in events, including the Main Event. These satellite events occur as follows:

May 30: 4:00 & 8:00 PM - $1,570 Buy-in Mega Satellite – Played as Heads-Up No Limit Hold'em    Structure Sheet
June 2: 8:00 PM - $550 Mega Satellite – Played as Pot Limit Hold'em    Structure Sheet
June 5: 8:00 PM - $550 Mega Satellite – Played as Omaha Hi-Low Split    Structure Sheet
June 8: 8:00 PM - $550 Mega Satellite – Played as 2-7 Lowball (No-Limit)    Structure Sheet
June 11: 8:00 PM - $550 Mega Satellite – Played as Seven Card Stud    Structure Sheet
June 14: 8:00 PM - $550 Mega Satellite – Played as Limit Hold'em    Structure Sheet
June 17: 8:00 PM - $550 Mega Satellite – Played as Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split    Structure Sheet
June 20: 8:00 PM - $550 Mega Satellite – Played as H.O.R.S.E.    Structure Sheet
June 23: 8:00 PM - $550 Mega Satellite – Played as Pot Limit Omaha    Structure Sheet
June 26: 8:00 PM - $550 Mega Satellite – Played as 6-Handed No Limit Hold'em    Structure Sheet
June 27: 7:00 PM -- $2,250 Mega Satellite – Played as Eight Game Mix    Structure Sheet
June 28: 7:00 PM -- $2,250 Mega Satellite – Played as Eight Game Mix    Structure Sheet
June 29: 7:00 PM -- $2,250 Mega Satellite – Played as Eight Game Mix    Structure Sheet
June 30: 7:00 PM -- $2,250 Mega Satellite – Played as Eight Game Mix    Structure Sheet

Main Event Satellites (All award buy-in to 2011 WSOP Main Event)
July 5-9: 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM - $550 Mega Satellite – Played as No Limit Hold'em    Structure Sheet
July 5-9: 1:00 PM - $1,060 Mega Satellite – Played as No Limit Hold'em    Structure Sheet
July 5-9: 8:00 PM - $2,080 Mega Satellite – Played as No Limit Hold'em    Structure Sheet
July 10: 8:00 AM - $1,060 Turbo Mega Satellite – Played as No Limit Hold'em (Winners must play Day 1D of Main Event starting at 12 noon that day).    Structure Sheet

Host a WSOP Satellite Event

In 1983, organizers of the World Series of Poker decided to offer "satellites" (or poker tournaments which had much more affordable buy-ins), where the award for winning such a tournament would be an entry into a higher buy-in World Series of Poker event.

Satellites are now a standard offering at WSOP poker tournaments worldwide.

Today, with the plethora of gaming establishments around the world, the advent of the internet for playing poker in some jurisdictions and an abundance of charities looking for unique events, awarding a seat into an official World Series of Poker event will raise the bar on your local event.

And the best news, – the WSOP does not charge a fee for hosting an official WSOP Satellite Tournament.

However, there are indeed a few rules that must be adhered to if you intend to award a WSOP seat.

Please read below and follow the instructions in order to start the process to become an Official WSOP Satellite Location.

In order to qualify as an official World Series of Poker Satellite Location, your organization must meet preliminary suitability criteria and purchase a seat to the WSOP in Las Vegas.

If you can answer YES to all three of the following questions, then proceed to the next steps outlined below to begin the process of qualifying as a WSOP Satellite Location!

1. Is a sanctioned poker event legal in your jurisdiction?
2. Is the location where you would host this event at least 75-miles outside of a Caesars Entertainment Casino property? (See list of property locations).
3. Are you willing to pay the required $1,000 non-refundable deposit to guarantee the seat? (The fee will be applied to the remaining balance of the seats purchased).

If you are indeed sure you can meet the above criteria, the next step is to review and fill out the appropriate form to begin the process of officially becoming a WSOP Satellite Location.

The PDF forms can be downloaded below, but be careful to choose the right form.

Please follow all the instructions on the form and return it as instructed. Once your application has been reviewed, you will be notified regarding our decision to allow you to host a WSOP Satellite Tournament. Thank you.

Host a WSOPE Satellite Event

2011 WSOP Europe Presented By Barrière Poker

For the 5th Annual WSOP Europe, the event is on the move. For the first time, the event will be held in beautiful Cannes, France from October 7-21, 2011. Currently, BarrierePoker.fr is offering satellites to the 2011 WSOPE, and poker players interested in attending this year's event in Cannes, should look to qualify on BarrierePoker.fr or by participating in one of the seven Barrière Poker Tour events taking place throughout Barrière Casinos in France.

For operators in the French market looking to host WSOPE satellite events, please download the 2011 WSOPE Satellite Agreement to begin the licensing process to be considered. Thank you.

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