[toc]The 2017 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is just three months away, with a 74-event schedule which will award hundreds of millions of dollars to poker players from around the world.
With event buy-ins ranging from $333 to $111,111, entry to events may be difficult for some. Fortunately, players in Nevada can qualify online and play in the WSOP for as little as $10 at WSOP.com.
How to qualify for the WSOP
Satellites for the WSOP are running now at WSOP.com, with a variety of different packages available to suit anyone’s schedule.
All residents in Nevada can log on to WSOP.com and make a legal online poker deposit to enter any of the satellites. Should you win, you will be automatically registered to the event of your choice.
Here are some of the events you can qualify for:
WSOP Main Event
Naturally, the $10,000 buy-in Main Event is the biggest draw of the 2017 WSOP. Last year, the total prize pool was a phenomenal $63.3 million with over 6,000 players putting up a $10,000 buy-in. The event’s winner Qui Nguyen took home just over $8 million and the bracelet This year, you can qualify for just $500 each Sunday at 7:30 p.m. PT.
WSOP online events
This year the WSOP is making history with a trio of online-exclusive events at WSOP.com compared to just a singe online poker event in previous years. They carry buy-ins of $333, $1,000 and $3,333 and you can qualify for all three each Sunday at 7:00 p.m. PT via a $100 satellite event.
The Colossus event is the biggest-field event at the WSOP, with the two previous incarnations of the tournament being the two largest live poker tournaments ever held. The events drew 22,374 entries in 2015 and 21,613 last year.
A buy-in of just $565 means that thousands of players enter and re-enter the event. Last year, Uber driver and poker pro Benjamin Keeline won $1 million from his $565 entry. You can qualify to this event each Sunday at 17:45 for just $10.
WSOP opening weekend
The WSOP kicks off its 2017 run with the Casino Employees’ Event. The first weekend of the tournament follows, boasting both the likely record-breaking Colossus III event and the lowest-ever bracelet event buy-in, a $333 online event. You can qualify to both of these for just $30 each Sunday at 4:45 p.m. PT.
$1,000 WSOP events
The WSOP has several $1,000 events, which are generally the most affordable and common buy-in events in the series.
They’re even more affordable when you qualify online, though – you can win your seat for just $10 in tournaments taking place each Sunday at 6:45 p.m. PT.