The Build Up To The WSOP 2014 Begins As Sites Launch Online Satellites
The WSOP countdown begins again as online poker rooms prepare to send their players to compete for the WSOP Main Event first prize of $10,000,000.
While many sites are still holding back there are a notable few who are looking to get off to an early start. Here I have included the best packages currently on offer. Whether you are playing in the US or the rest of the world, or even if you don’t fancy playing a $10,000 buy-in and just want to experience Las Vegas, there is something here for you.
Early World Series Qualifiers Get Underway Online – Best International WSOP Satellite
888.com have been one of the main player sponsors on recent Main Event final tables. The site has been growing steadily since 2011 and is now firmly in contention for being the second largest online poker room in the world. Therefore there is no surprise when they are one of the first to launch some great value WSOP packages.
The Main Event package, valued at a huge $14,000, includes entry into the event, $2000 spending money, 6 nights in the Palazzo Hotel hotel as well as entry to 888’s welcome party and a goodie bag of 888.com merchandise.
888.com’s direct satellites buy-in of $1050 which may be out of the bankroll for many players so to accommodate them 888.com have organised a Steps system to let people win their way up to this buy-in. With entries into Steps 1 players can take their shot for as low as 1c, or choose to enter at a higher level, for example the $5 Steps 4, reducing time spent playing and the number of players to get through.
Early World Series Qualifiers Get Underway Online – Best US Friendly WSOP Satellite
Bovada have established themselves as market leaders for US poker players in 2014. Not just a poker room, Bovada are known for established sports book and provide casino games, which brings softer action as these customers discover poker. Bovada firmly encourage recreational players, consistently offering some of the best ‘experience’ promotions and you can find many ways to win your ticket to Las Vegas this year.
Bovada packages feature entries to side events in addition to the one every player dreams of, the Main Event. There are standard satellite tournaments direct for these packages or players can use their ‘cheap seat’ system, where they buy in for a much smaller fee and win their way through to the large qualifiers via quarter and semi-finals.
For players who hate tournaments (well those that offer less than $10 million for first!), Bovada have included new ways to win. There are daily and weekly prize draws, where cash-game players chance of winning is improved the play they more, in addition to a ‘Zone Poker’ special for fast-folding fans and there are several social media specials too.
You can find out more at www.bovada.lv
Early World Series Qualifiers Get Underway Online – Best Side Event Satellite
RedKings, a long establish OnGame room, are taking a different approach to other poker sites this year and offering packages to Event 51, a $1500 No-Limit Holdem tournament preceding the Main Event. Packages are valued at $4000 and consist of entry to the event, 7 nights accommodation at The Cosmopolitan and $1240 spending/travel money. This smaller package give players a greater chance of winning their way to the Las Vegas experience, as opposed to the standard $12,000+ Main Event packages.
The main qualifying tournaments are $212 buy-ins, guaranteeing one entry. These can be brought into directly or satellited into themselves by following RedKings WSOP ‘Super Steps’ system or playing one of the many $5.50 Turbo Rebuy tournaments.