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2018 WSOP Satellite Winner Information

PLAYERS WHO HAVE WON A WSOP SATELLITE CAN BEGIN TO CLAIM SEATS STARTING MAY 30, 2018 AT THE WORLD SERIES OF POKER.

Players that win WSOP.com online satellites into a live World Series of Poker event will receive WSOP tournament buy-in chips to be picked up and used at the 2018 World Series Of Poker at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. Players that win satellite packages that include buy-in chips and WSOP.com online tournament tickets will receive a combination of both. The online tournament tickets will be credited to player's WSOP.com Nevada account within 48 hours before the start of the event they won entry to. Players should carefully read the news box of each satellite to see if players are directly registered to the tournament, paid in tournament buy-in chips, or awarded online tournament tickets.

More information regarding satellite wins into an Online Bracelet Event can be found here.

Please note that WSOP tournament buy-in chips have no cash value and are used to buy-in to WSOP tournaments with a buy-in of $500 or greater. Players are responsible for keeping track of tournament buy-in chips awarded, and neither the WSOP nor WSOP.com will be responsible for replacing any lost or stolen tournament buy-in chips.

Tournament buy-in chips will be available at the Payout area at the main World Series of Poker cage at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino beginning at 12pm on May 30, 2018.

If you have any questions as to how to obtain your prize please visit us in the Lambada Room at the WSOP between the hours of 10am - 6pm beginning May 29, or email us at satellites@wsop.com.

$565 Colossus Seat Satellite Winners

Players that win a satellite into The Colossus prior to June 2 will be directly registered to play in the flight of their choice, based on availability. Players who qualify on June 2 will be registered into flight 5E or 5F, based on availability.

  • Detailed instructions on how to claim your seat can be found here.

WSOP.com Satellites to Tournaments with Buy-Ins of $1,000 or More

Players winning entry into any of these qualifying events will be provided with $1,000 (or more) in WSOP tournament buy-in chips. Tournament buy-in chips may be used toward the buy-in of any qualifying WSOP event of $500 or greater.

To claim your tournament buy-in chips:

  • Go to the Payout area at the Main World Series of Poker cage at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino at 10am or later on the day after winning your tournament entry beginning May 30.
    • On days where tournaments start at 10:00am, players may claim their entries starting at 9:00am
  • You must have a valid government issued photo ID and Total Rewards (TR) card in order to claim your tournament entry.
  • Any tournament buy-in chips not claimed by 12pm on July 13 will be forfeited.
  • Tournament buy-in chips have no cash value and are non-transferrable.

Multiple Entries

  • Players who win multiple entries of $1,000 or more will receive tournament buy-in chips for each online satellite that they win.

Unused Tournament Buy-In Chips

  • Tournament buy-in chips must be used by July 15, 2018.
  • Any tournament buy-in chips not used by the above date will be forfeited.
  • For more information on unused tournament buy-in chips, please speak with a representative at the main WSOP cage at the Rio.

WSOP.com Satellites to Live WSOP Tournaments with Buy- Ins of $365, $565, $888, and $1,111

The 2018 World Series of Poker offers multiple live events with buy-ins of $365 and $565, one event with a buy-in of $888, and one event with a buy-in of $1,111. These tournaments are:

  • The $565 Casino Employee Event (May 30)
  • The $365 GIANT (June 1-29)
  • The $565 Colossus (June 2-4)
  • The $365 PLO Giant (June 3-24)
  • The $565 Pot Limit Omaha (June 8)
  • The $888 Crazy 8's (June 30 - July 1)
  • The $1,111 Little One for One Drop (July 7-9)

In events with multiple starting days or starting times (flights), players will be directly registered to play in the first flight of their choice, based on availability. To view the full World Series of Poker schedule, click here.

To claim your seat after winning an online satellite:

  • Go to the Payout window at the Main World Series of Poker cage at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino at 10am or later on the day after winning your tournament entry beginning May 30.
    • On days where tournaments start at 10am, players may claim their entries starting at 9:00am.
  • You must have a valid government issued photo ID and Total Rewards (TR) card in order to claim your tournament entry.
  • Tournament entries to these events are non-transferrable and have no cash value.
  • Late registration is available for most tournaments. Players should check the individual structure sheets for each event to learn more about late registration.
  • Because of the high demand surrounding the Colossus, it is possible some flights will sell out. Every attempt will be made to register players into their desired starting flight, based on availability.
  • Players who fail to claim their tournament entry before the end of the live tournament registration period will forfeit their prize.

Multiple Entries

  • In cases where there are no additional starting flights, players do not wish to re-enter, or players need to void a previously entered flight, players will receive the following for each event:
    • $365 Buy-in Tournaments- $365 in online tournament tickets distributed as follows:
      • $$320 – One (1) $320 tournament ticket
      • $45 - Four (4) $10 tournament tickets and one (1) $5 tournament ticket
    • $565 Buy-in Tournaments- $500 in buy-in chips and $65 in online tournament tickets distributed as follows:
      • $65 - Two (2) $30 tournament tickets and one (1) $5 tournament ticket
    • $888 Buy-in Tournaments- $500 in buy-in chips and $388 in online tournament tickets distributed as follows:
      • $388 - One (1) $320 tournament ticket, six(6) $10 tournament tickets, one (1) $5 tournament ticket, and three (3) $1 tournament tickets
    • $1,111 Buy-in Tournaments- $1,000 in tournament buy-in chips and $111 in online tournament tickets distributed as follows:
      • $111 - One (1) $100 tournament ticket, one (1) $10 tournament ticket, and one (1) $1 tournament ticket
    • Tournament tickets are only valid in Nevada and may not be transferred between a player's Nevada WSOP.com account and his/her New Jersey WSOP.com account.
    • Tournament tickets will expire atone year after the time of granting.
    • Any tickets not used by expiration will be forfeited.
    • If you need additional information, please contact satellites@wsop.com.

Satellite Win into and Online Bracelet Event

  • Players that win an entry into one of our four Online Bracelet Events before May 1 will receive a tournament ticket into the event within 72 hours of the start of the event.
  • Players that win an entry into one of our four Online Bracelet Events after May 1 will be directly registered or receive a tournament ticket into the event they won entry into. Please be sure to check the tournament newsbox to see how entry is awarded.

Multiple Entries

  • Players that win multiple Online Bracelet Entries will receive online tournament tickets for the value of their win. WSOP.com will determine the tournament ticket breakdown.
  • Tournament tickets cannot be used to re-enter Online Bracelet Events.

Identification

All World Series of Poker players are required to prove their identity before registering for or claiming a pre-registered WSOP tournament entry. Acceptable forms of identification include a valid, government-issued photo ID such as a driver's license or passport.

In addition, all players are required to provide a valid Total Rewards (TR) card when registering or claiming their pre-registered tournament seat, or tournament buy-in chips. Free Total Rewards cards may be obtained at any Caesars-owned property within the U.S., and allow members to earn exclusive Total Rewards Tier Credits good for discounts on hotel rooms, meals, and tickets to shows, sporting events, and concerts.

As a WSOP.com player, you'll earn Total Rewards Tier Credits even faster thanks to our one-to-one matching program that awards one TR credit for every full Action Player Point (APP) earned each month.