World Series of Poker bracelets represent some of the most coveted prizes in all of poker. While thousands of poker tournaments run around the globe each year, nothing quite conjures the images of poker victory like an official WSOP championship bracelet.
WSOP.com makes it possible to win a bracelet without making a physical trip to Las Vegas for poker’s biggest tournament series. The 2021 WSOP schedule features 33 online events, an all-time high for the series.
Players at WSOP.com in Nevada and New Jersey can register in official WSOP Online Bracelet events. The WSOP opened up its online events to New Jersey players for the first time in 2018, and Matt Mandez became the first player in series history to win a WSOP bracelet while playing from outside of Nevada that summer.
Here’s a look at the WSOP 2021 Online Bracelet Events:
Who Can Play In The WSOP Online Bracelet Events?
WSOP.com currently operates in two states, with players in Nevada and New Jersey enjoying access to the WSOP.com platform. WSOP merged the player pools from its Nevada and New Jersey sites in May 2018, making it possible for players in those two states to play against each other.
The player pool merger also opened the door for New Jersey players to participate in online bracelet events at the World Series of Poker each summer. The 2018 WSOP schedule included just four online tournaments.
COVID-19 considerations forced the cancellation of the 2020 WSOP. US players still got the chance to compete for WSOP glory, however, as WSOP.com hosted the 2020 Online Bracelet Events series. The series offered 31 online-only bracelet events, available to players in Nevada and New Jersey.
The 2021 WSOP marks the return of the series in its traditional live format, set to take place September 30 through November 23 at the Rio in Las Vegas.
The revival of the live WSOP doesn’t spell the end for the online component of the series, as WSOP officials have ramped up that part of the schedule even further for this year. Players can play in the Online Bracelet Events from either WSOP Nevada or WSOP New Jersey.
The 2021 Online Bracelet Events are set for July 1 through August 1. A total of 33 bracelet events await Nevada and New Jersey players on the schedule.
Notable 2021 WSOP Online Events
|July 1, 2021||Event #1: The BIG 500 Kick-Off||$500||Last year's BIG 500 produced a seven-figure prize pool|
|July 10, 2021||Event #10: No-Limit Holdem||$333||Most affordable buy-in of the series|
|July 25, 2021||Event #25: Lucky 7'S High Roller||$7,777||Highest buy-in ever for a WSOP online event|
|July 26, 2021||Event #27: PLO Championship||$1,000||Highest buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha event in the series|
|August 1, 2021||Event #33: No-Limit Hold'em Grand Finale||$500||$1 million guaranteed prize pool|
As of now, you must be located within the borders of Nevada or New Jersey to compete in the WSOP Online 2021 events. Other states offering regulated online poker could join that list in future years.
Michigan passed a multijurisdictional online poker bill in January, which allows online poker operators to join player pools from other states. WSOP hasn’t announced intentions to launch a Michigan platform as of yet, but the Great Lakes State could be a great fit for the brand in the future.
A WSOP/888poker platform will eventually launch in Pennsylvania, with the debut date for that site still to be determined. Pennsylvania would have to pass an interstate poker bill to allow the WSOP/888 site to merge player pools with WSOP Nevada and WSOP New Jersey.
WSOP Nevada, WSOP New Jersey, and the 888poker Delaware network form the only multi-state online poker pool currently operating in the US. Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware agreed to share player pools in a pact known as the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA).
Michigan appears likely to join the MSIGA soon. Michigan’s online poker sites currently include PokerStars MI and BetMGM Poker, neither of which is affiliated with the World Series of Poker.