With the immediate future of live poker still cloudy as COVID-19 continues to put a damper on, the World Series of Poker Circuit has opted to shift things online for 2021.
Rather than wait around and see if things clear up, the WSOP announced plans for monthly online Circuit events to take place throughout the year on, in a recent press release. They’ll award more than 180 gold rings during these WSOP.com events, each featuring at least 12 and sometimes as many as 18 up for grabs. One has even been tentatively planned for a yet-to-be-revealed legalized market.
Additionally, things will build throughout the season toward a year-end championship event, in much the same manner the Circuit typically builds toward the Global Casino Championship. Small event-specific freerolls will also reward players on an immediate basis, increasing the value available.
Potential for 13 Series
The WSOP Circuit typically offers one or more series per month, and the online schedule will look much the same for 2021. Each month, at least one event will take place awarding either 12 or 18 rings depending on series length.
The series are open to players in Nevada and New Jersey — plus perhaps those in the mystery market hinted at in the presser.
In an effort to encourage out-of-market players to