Much of America’s attention on Sunday, Sept. 10, will be focused on the NFL, as everyone from sports bettors to good old-fashioned football fans will pop open a cold one, find a comfortable spot on the couch, and settle in for the first full slate of the 2023-24 season.
But those with a passion for cards (not to be confused with the capitalized Cards, who will be playing the Commanders at FedEdField that Sunday) can direct their gambling attention in a different direction on Sept. 10. That’s the opening day of the U.S. version of the WSOP Online bracelet series.
There are also international editions that are already underway, but for players in the four U.S. states with access to regulated WSOP.com online poker play — New Jersey, Nevada, Michigan, and Pennsylvania — the first of 33 bracelet events is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET on the opening Sunday of NFL season.
‘Bling is the thing’
Buy-ins across the series schedule range from $365 (Event No. 11, on Sept. 24, the no-limit hold’em “Monster Stack” tournament) to $5,300 (a pair of “Super High Roller” tourneys, Event No. 7 on Sept. 17 and Event No. 31 on Oct. 15). Fifteen events have an entry of $1,000 or higher.
The “main event” is a $1,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament on Sunday, Oct. 15, with up to three re-entries per player.
The series ends on Oct. 17 with the $888 “Fall Finale Crazy 8s” event. All winners will receive a gold bracelet, similar to those awarded in Las Vegas for the in-person annual WSOP.
“With record-smashing events and something for everyone, WSOP Online is quickly realizing its vision to be the premier annual online poker series,” said WSOP Senior Vice President and Executive Director Ty Stewart via press release. “Bling is the thing, and we’ll be looking forward to welcoming new members to poker’s most exclusive club.”
As with the WSOP Online Circuit series that runs through this Sunday, each tournament in the September/October series is ring-fenced by state. There are Nevada-New Jersey combined player-pool tournaments that figure to have the highest number of entrants, a separate Michigan version of each tournament, and another one just for players in Pennsylvania.
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