In this column, we deliver you the latest and most interesting online poker industry news from across the world and all platforms.
WPT World Championship packages available on WPT Global
The single largest live tournament guarantee in poker history is making its way to Wynn Las Vegas this December 2022 for a full week of felt action. While the $10,400 WPT World Championship entry fee can be a little steep for some, the brand’s own WPT Global application offers lesser bankroll players WPT World Championship passport packages for as low as $5. The weekly promotion includes $5/ $55 step satellites available daily, leading to the Saturday $550 Mega Satellite where one package is guaranteed.
|Saturday||WPT World Championship Satellite||$550||1 Package||10:00 PM||6:00 AM||7:00 PM||5:00 PM||2:00 PM|
The WPT World Championship passport package is valued at $12,400 which entails the winner’s Main Event buy-in and an extra $2,000 to cover expenses. Only one package per person is allowed to be claimed and is also non-transferable. Satellite winners will additionally have to indicate whether they wish to play Day 1A (December 12) or 1B (December 13) with no option to ultimately convert to cash.
- A $10,400 WPT World Championship entry
- $2,000 travel stipend
- WPT Global merchandise
- A special WPT Global Player Experience during the WPT World Championship.
*Package winners are responsible for their own accommodation, travel and any visa requirements.
Unibet launches PLO short stack tables
Pot Limit Omaha enthusiasts are in for a treat as the Unibet platform recently launched its tables with relatively smaller starting stacks, encouraging short stack gameplay. The action packed introduction sees its 25c/50c stakes charge its players a reduced minimum buy-in of 10 big blinds (€5) and a maximum buy-in of 20 big blinds (€10). The player who reaches the biggest stack for the week will claim the Short-Stack Master title, and receive a €50 cash game ticket to be used on the site’s PLO tables, and an exclusive avatar as an added bonus.
The freshly launched PLO short tables are currently available in the Omaha cash lobby every Monday from 16:00 to 00:00 UTC.
888poker pumps up weekly MTT lineup
Online tournaments continue to take center stage with great value events popping left and right for both recreational players and grinders to relish. As for major operator 888poker, the poker giant has since introduced interesting new additions to their already busy weekly tournament schedule. The latest update sees a multitude of added turbo events and PKO tournaments, all with buy-ins ranging from $2.20 to the highest $215 for its $20,000 guaranteed Big Shot event.
The recently boosted schedule has moreover, added over $500,000 in guarantees across its weekly offerings just in time for its 20th anniversary celebration.
“We’ve made the new tourney slate to appeal to all players by leveling the playing field,” mentioned in the site’s official post. “Our rotation will attract more recreational players and those with more experience.”
Newly added 888poker Tournaments
|09:15||PKO Rumble 11||$11||$3,000|
|10:00||6-MAX MAYHEM 109||$109||$3,000|
|14:00||Big Shot 215||$215||$20,000|
PokerStars’ WCOOP boasts $85M in guarantees
September is sure to be a busy month for many online poker players as they get ready to grind the upcoming 2022 World Championship of Online Poker on top network, PokerStars. The annual festival will see its 21st edition cover a whopping $85,000,000 in prize guarantees across its 312-tournament lineup. The awaited series is scheduled to start on September 4th and will run through the 28th for 25 full days of action.
Similar to its previous editions, this year’s festivities cater to all levels of bankrolls with games across three tier level buy-ins – Low, Medium, High, to choose from. That means, three WCOOP Main Event champions will again be hailed from this season’s events with the spotlight being on the $10,300 WCOOP Main Event High for a $6M guaranteed prize pool. Last year’s champion saw Russia’s Sergey “CrazyLissy” Denisov take home a notable $1.5M in top prize money after outlasting the 1,965-entry field.
- $109 WCOOP Main Event Low – $2,500,000 guaranteed
- $1,050 WCOOP Main Event Medium – $4,000,000 guaranteed
- $10,300 WCOOP Main Event High – $6,000,000 guaranteed
Making things even more interesting, PokerStars has additionally lined up 12 Championship events (with trophies up for grabs!) to “determine the best in the world in each poker discipline.” Buy-ins for these featured events range from $1,050 to $10,300 for the NLHE Heads-Up Championship, and both its classics NLHE and PLO Main Event / Championship.
2022 WCOOP World Championship Events
|September 4, 2022||NLHE PKO Championship||$5,200|
|September 7, 2022||HORSE Championship||$1,050|
|September 8, 2022||Badugi Championship||$1,050|
|September 11, 2022||NLHE 6-Max Championship||$5,200|
|September 12, 2022||PLO8 Championship||$2,100|
|September 14, 2022||Razz Championship||$1,050|
|September 18, 2022||Women’s Championship||$1,050|
|September 19, 2022||8-Game Championship||$1,050|
|September 20, 2022||NLHE Heads-Up Championship||$10,300|
|September 22, 2022||NL 2-7 Single Draw Championship||$1,050|
|September 25, 2022||NLHE Main Event / Championship||$10,300|
|September 25, 2022||PLO Main Event / Championship||$10,300|