All of these satellite tournaments take place inside the Pavilion Ballroom in the Rio Convention Center area. You can register for these events directly at the cage located in the Pavilion.
Beginning May 27, 2012 and continuing through July 9, 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, 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 2012 WSOP:
Turbo Mega Satellites May 28 through July 5 (played as No-Limit Hold'em)
|9:00 AM Daily:||$75||Structure Sheet|
Mega Satellites May 27 - July 3 (played as No-Limit Hold'em)
|4:00 PM Daily:||$330||Structure Sheet|
|8:00 PM Daily:||$550||Structure Sheet|
All 8 p.m. Megas will be played as No-Limit Hold'em except on the following days:
|5/30:||Mixed Max No-Limit Hold'em||Structure Sheet|
|6/2:||Seven Card Stud||Structure Sheet|
|6/4:||Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em||Structure Sheet|
|6/5:||Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split||Structure Sheet|
|6/7:||Pot-Limit Hold'em||Structure Sheet|
|6/8:||Limit Hold'em||Structure Sheet|
|6/10:||Omaha Hi-Low Split||Structure Sheet|
|6/20:||Pot-Limit Omaha||Structure Sheet|
|7/2:||Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em||Structure Sheet|
|7/4:||2-7 Lowball (No-Limit)||Structure Sheet|
Poker Players Championship Mega Satellites June 21 - 23 at 7 p.m.
|6/21:||$2250||Played as Eight-Game Mix||Structure Sheet|
|6/22:||$2250||Played as Eight-Game Mix||Structure Sheet|
|6/23:||$2250||Played as Eight-Game Mix||Structure Sheet|
$1 million Buy-In Big One for One Drop Mega Satellites June 26 - 30 (All as No-Limit Hold'em)
|6/26:||$200||Players can win seats into $1,570 Megas 6/28 or 6/29||7 p.m.|
|6/27:||$200||Players can win seats into $1,570 Megas 6/28 or 6/29||7 p.m.|
|6/28:||$1570||Players can win seats into $25,300 Mega on 6/30||7 p.m.|
|6/29:||$1570||Players can win seats into $25,300 Mega on 6/30||7 p.m.|
|6/30:||$25,300||Players can win seat into Big One For One Drop||1 p.m.|
Main Event Mega Satellites July 6 - July 8: (All as No-Limit Hold'em)
|7/6, 7/7 & 7/8:||$550||10 a.m. & 4 p.m.||Structure Sheet|
|7/6, 7/7 & 7/8:||$1060||1 p.m.||Structure Sheet|
|7/6, 7/7 & 7/8:||$2080||8 p.m.||Structure Sheet|
Main Event Turbo Mega Satellite: Last Chance! July 9: (No-Limit Hold'em)
|7/9:||$1060||8 a.m.||Structure Sheet||Winners must play Day 1C of Main Event starting at 12 noon that day.|