It is no secret that WSOP.com in Nevada is offering numerous seats to the World Series of Poker at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Players have been winning their seats to the $10K WSOP Main Event all month long.
The big promotion that has players scrambling to get at the online poker tables right now is the 25 Seat Scramble.
You read that correctly. There are 25 seats, each worth $10K, for the WSOP Main Event up for grabs now on WSOP.com.
The question is: Should New Jersey players have a shot at this as well?
Nevada Players Like It Scrambled
The 25 Seat Scramble is going to be big. The satellite will run on July 5 with 25 seats to the WSOP Main Event. Nevada players are already getting in on the WSOP.com action and playing the daily qualifiers for as little as $1.10.
There will also be players who buy in on July 5 for $215. Those without the big bankrolls, like most of us, will be playing the qualifiers.
The WSOP Main Event is the dream of every poker player, but this year, the dream got even bigger. The WSOP put a $10 million guarantee on the winner, so no matter how many players are in the Main Event, the winner will receive at least $10 million. Life-changing money, indeed.
Should New Jersey Have a Chance, Too?
Head of WSOP.com online poker, Bill Rini is asking that question. He wants to know if New Jersey players want a Main Event Scramble and has taken to poker forums to talk to players, many of whom have indicated an interest.
The WSOPcom Twitter account is running a poll of sorts:
Hey NJ: Want to play the WSOP Main Event? We’ll run a 5 seat scramble on June 28 if you help us get 500 retweets by June 26.
— WSOP.com (@WSOPcom) June 11, 2014
The best way to make this happen for New Jersey players is to retweet the @WSOPcom tweet from June 10 to let Rini and the others at WSOP.com know that there is sufficient interest for a New Jersey Scramble.
It must run by June 28 in order to give players enough time to get to Las Vegas for the July 5-7 start of the Main Event, so urgent responses are encouraged.
Main Event Potential
With so many players winning their WSOP Main Event seats online this year, there could be a notable increase in the registration numbers for the “Big Dance.” Players from Nevada and New Jersey are playing satellites in record numbers, and there will be numerous players in the Main Event who won their seats online.
It is a new age of online poker in the United States. While the market is still in its infancy, the WSOP.com is ready to prove that online qualifiers are back and making a difference.
As mentioned, there is a new $10 million guarantee on the first place prize for the WSOP Main Event. If online qualifiers show up in force, that dollar amount could go even higher. It’s in the players’ hands.