Guide: How to qualify online for the 2019 WSOP?

Once in Las Vegas there are a lot of satellite options for the World Series of Poker at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino itself.

But what if you haven’t booked your ticket to Sin City yet and would rather like to try your chances online?

Here is an overview of online satellite options to join in the WSOP 2019 action this summer.

US Players: Americas Card Room  &

If you are in the U.S. there are different ways to qualify than for players outside of the U.S. The two options here are ACR and, they will start their main satellite promotions in late May/early June.

ACR – Americas Card Room

ACR is running the “WSOP Takedown” from 3rd to 9th June. Daily sub-satellites from $2.20 will feed into the main satellite on 9th June at 4pm ET. You can buy into this satellite directly for $1,920.

There is a step system being offered now, starting from 28 cents, to make you way into the main satellite.

The main satellite on 9th June guarantees 15 packages worth $12,500 which include the $10,000 Main Event buy-in and $2,500 in travel expenses.

Winning Poker Network´s WSOP Steps Promotion
Step Number Buy-In First Third
Step 0 $0.28 Step 1 $0.30 $0.30
Step 1 $1.65 Step 2 Step 2 $0.30
Step 2 $6.60 Step 3 Step 3 Step 3
Step 3 $16.50 Step 4 Step 4 $25.00
Step 4 $55.00 Step 5 Step 5 Step 5
Step 5 $150.00 Step 6 Step 6 $180.00
Step 6 $540.00 Step 7 Step 7 $660.00
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The satellites are starting at a higher buy-in level, offering re-entry qualifiers from 28th May for $215 and $320.

Important: In order to play on you need to be located in one of these 3 states:  New Jersey, Nevada or Delaware.

Rest of the World: 888Poker

WSOP Main Event Satellites on

For years has been the prominent online satellite site for the World Series of Poker. This year is no different. Players outside of the U.S. can play daily sub-satellites from 1 cent. These will run through to mid-June.

These Steps satellites lead to $16.50 and $109 sub-satellites that then feed a weekly $1,050 package satellite (Sundays, 20:30 GMT). The packages include the $10,000 WSOP Main Event buy-in, a 6-night stay at the Vdara hotel and $1,000 in travel money.

● Step 1: 1 cent (awards tickets to Step 2/10 cents tournaments)
● Step 2: 10 cents (awards tickets to Step 3/$1 tournaments)
● Step 3: $1 (awards tickets to Step 4/$5 tournaments)
● Step 4: $5 (awards tickets to $16.50 tournaments)
● Sub-sat: $16.50 (awards seats to $109 sub-sat)
● Sub-sat: $109 (awards seats to $1,050 sat)
● Main sat: $1,050 (awards $12,500 WSOP Main Event packages)

WSOP Crazy Eights Satellites on 888 is not just offering satellites to the $10,000 Main Event, however. You can also try your luck to get cheaply into the $888 Crazy Eights event from 28th June to 3rd July.

The above Steps system can be used the same way for the Crazy Eights main satellite. Just watch out in the software that you pick the right $109 Crazy Eights satellite and not the WSOP Main Event one.

The weekly $109 Crazy Eights satellite awards $2,700 packages that include three nights at the RIO All-Suites Hotel & Casino, the $888 buy-in, $1,000 for travel and more.

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Article by Christin Maschmann


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