You may have noticed a few more players on the WSOP.com software this week thanks to shared liquidity between Nevada and New Jersey and the site is celebrating by offering some value-added tournaments for PokerScout readers.
The PokerScout WSOP NLHE Special will take place on May 27 at 3:30 p.m. PST with a $365 ticket to the June 3 Online WSOP bracelet event added to the prize pool. The PokerScout special costs just $2 to play and the password is SCOUT.
WSOP.com is also welcoming players back to the site with a special reload offer with a 100 percent deposit match up to $1,000 with the code MAY1000.
Brave new world for WSOP.com
The new WSOP.com launched this week with players from both New Jersey and Nevada finally integrated into the same player pool. Delaware, which actually began sharing traffic with Nevada last year, will also be tagging along for the ride.
Shared liquidity between New Jersey and Nevada is something the US online poker market has been chasing for years but WSOP.com is the first site to actually make it a reality.
“It’s a monumental day for online poker in the United States,” said WSOP.com’s Head of Online Poker Bill Rini.
“This is truly a game-changer for players and we hope is the model blueprint for additional states to join the fray.”
Nevada and Delaware-based poker players will likely be the ones to benefit the most.New Jersey has always had a significantly larger market thanks to its population and consistently ranks in the PokerScout top 50 in terms of overall traffic.
Interestingly, the new shared player pool also means that New Jersey-based players will be able to take part in the four online WSOP bracelet events this summer. It’s the first time in history that someone will be able to win a WSOP gold bracelet at the summer series without actually being located in Nevada.
WSOP.com also took the time to launch an enhanced rewards program that lets players earn up to 32 percent in rake back if they put in enough volume.
$1m-GTD Coast to Coast Classic scheduled for May
WSOP.com is taking advantage of that newfound liquidity with a new online series called the Coast to Coast Classic that will offer $1,000,000 in guaranteed prize money.
The series will take place May 11-20, 2018, which is just in time to get players ready for the physical 2018 WSOP in Las Vegas.
The series will offer a total of 32 different tournaments. It will also mark the first time that players from New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware will be able to compete against each other on WSOP.com in a major online series.
Buy-ins for the series will range from $11 all the way up to $1,000. The last day of the series, May 20, will feature a massive $200,001-GTD Main Event.
As an extra incentive, anyone who plays at least three events in the Coast to Coast Classic will receive a ticket to the 20 seat-guaranteed satellite for the online $365 buy-in WSOP.com event that will take place this summer in conjunction with the brick-and-mortar WSOP.
Numerous Online WSOP Seats Up for Grabs
PokerScout readers who can’t play in the WSOP.com special on May 27 will still have some options to win a WSOP ticket.
On May 26 there will be a USPoker.com WSOP Exclusive taking place at 3:30 p.m. PST. The tournament will have the exact same structure as the PokerScout Special with a $2 buy-in and an added $365 seat to the June 3 WSOP.com online event.
Online Poker Report will also be getting a special tournament with an added ticket to the $1,000 buy-in WSOP event on WSOP.com. Details on that one will be released shortly.
Meanwhile, both the PokerScout and USPoker.com special tournaments should already be viewable in the WSOP.com lobby.