For online poker players outside the US, GGPoker is the official partner for World Series of Poker satellites. The site announced on Monday that its “Road to Vegas” satellites have launched. The event allows players to grab a seat in the World Series of Poker $10,000 Main Event this summer..
Starting on April 3, online grinders will have multiple chances to win a package to Las Vegas.
“I’ll be playing the WSOP Main Event again this year, and I hope to be joined by hundreds of fellow GGPoker players from every corner of the planet,” GG ambassador Daniel Negreanu said in a news release. “It’s every poker player’s dream to win the biggest tournament there is; there’s no other poker experience like playing the Main Event.”
WSOP.com also has qualifiers running for players in US legalized markets as well. Here’s a look at how to win a seat.
Plenty of perks for GGPoker satellite winners
GG plans a wide range of satellite buy-in price points and qualifying tournaments are already going strong at the site.
Buy-ins start at $1. The site awards dozens of WSOP Main Event packages each week. Winner packages are expected to include:
- $10,000 Main Event entry
- seven-night hotel accommodations at Bally’s Las Vegas
- $1,200 cash for round-trip airfare
- exclusive GGPoker player party
- GGPoker lounge access
Winners will also receive merchandise swag packs. A special “last-longer” prize is also planned for GG satellite qualifiers that includes a ticket to WSOP Europe.
WSOP Main Event details
GGPoker is offering weekly satellites to win a prize pack. Players winning a Main Event seat online can choose one of four starting flights to play this year.
Registration is open until July 6 and here’s a look at the starting days for the tournament:
- 1A – Sunday, July 3
- 1B – Monday, July 4
- 1C – Tuesday, July 5
- 1D – Wednesday, July 6
For players that win a seat but can’t attend, they will forfeit GG’s travel money and accommodations. However, these players can still claim funds from the site.
“If you cannot attend the 2022 WSOP Main Event,” GG notes, “you will be offered $10,000 (in tournament dollars).”
WSOP.com offers qualifiers for US-based players
Each day WSOP.com will offer two daily draft tournaments. Each winner of those events will play in a special 32-player tournament on April 19.
The tournament will play down to one winner who scores the draft package. The prize includes:
- $25,000 worth of gold bracelet buy-ins for the 2022 WSOP
- three-night luxury hotel stay
- $500 airfare travel stipend
- Dinner at a celebrity chef’s restaurant in las Vegas
Qualifying opportunities are also expected in the ringed-in WSOP.com markets of Pennsylvania and Michigan. PokerScout will offer updates as more WSOP satellite information becomes available.
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