LAS VEGAS (April 15, 2021) –Following the announcement of the flagship World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament series returning to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas this fall, WSOP.COM today announced the full WSOP Online 2021 domestic schedule set to return this summer.
Building on the success of last year, the domestic schedule of events for WSOP Online 2021 kicks off July 1 and will offer at least one bracelet event each day through August 1, for a total of 33 bracelet events this season.
In 2020, WSOP Online smashed several records for an online poker festival, both domestically and internationally. The domestic series generated prize pools totaling $26,871,265 across 31 bracelet events, with an average of more than $865,000 per tournament, making it by far the largest series held in regulated US markets.
This year, the WSOP Online domestic schedule will embrace several themed weeks throughout the festival. Premiere Week will kick things off with a diverse slate of events including the popular “Lucky Sevens” $777 No Limit Hold’Em (NLHE) on July 7, and “Crazy Eights”, a $888 buy-in NLHE event on July 8.
PLO Week follows from July 14-21, as WSOP.COM will host four total Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO) bracelet events. PLO Week will not only feature two bracelet events but daily side events with significant guarantees.
The action doubles up on Sunday, July 25 with two exciting events including the “Lucky Sevens High Roller” and the “Big 500 Encore”.
This year will end with a bang, wrapping up with WSOP.COM’s first-ever Championship Week. Play begins Monday, July 26 with the debut of the $1,000 “Online PLO Championship”. The festival’s final week is also highlighted by a $3,200 “High Roller Championship” and the highly popular “Summer Saver”, certain to create one of the largest fields of the event. The busy month builds up toward the penultimate event, the traditional $1,000 No Limit Hold’Em Championship on July 31, which in 2020 saw 2,126 entries for a total prize pool of $2,019,700, the largest online tournament in US regulated markets history.
This year’s WSOP Online domestic schedule will conclude on August 1 with the $500 NLHE “Grand Finale” including a $1M prize pool guarantee, the largest prize pool guarantee in the history of WSOP.COM.
*All tournaments subject to changes and cancellations
The domestic portion of WSOP Online will be played on the All-American Poker Network, currently available to players geo-locating to be physically located in Nevada or New Jersey while playing online. Out of state players are welcome to travel to regulated states to participate but are encouraged to test their account and geolocation services in advance of any event to avoid problems with registration. News about availability of WSOP.COM in additional states will be released pending regulatory approval.
News regarding the partnership and dates for the international component of WSOP Online will be announced in the coming weeks.
“Poker deserves a big finish to 2021 and we’re looking to heat things up this summer,” said Ty Stewart, WSOP Executive Director. “We expect to offer great value tournaments as well as comprehensive satellites to qualify for Las Vegas in the Fall.”
About the World Series of Poker
The World Series of Poker® is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, having awarded more than $3.29 billion in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, globally recognized as the sport’s top prize. Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker’s longest-running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970. In 2019, the event attracted 187,298 entrants from 118 different countries to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and awarded more than $293 million in prize money. In addition, the WSOP has formed groundbreaking alliances in broadcasting, digital media and corporate sponsorships, while successfully expanding the brand internationally with the advent of WSOP Europe in 2007 and the WSOP Asia-Pacific in 2013 and the WSOP International Circuit Series in 2015. All WSOP events are subject to the then-current and applicable WSOP tournament rules. For more information, please visit www.wsop.com.