12 Gold Rings, $335K In Guarantees Up For Grabs In WSOP Michigan October Online Circuit

Written By Hill Kerby on October 13, 2022 - Last Updated on December 7, 2023

Michigan online poker players will soon have 12 chances of winning a WSOP Gold Circuit Ring.

The World Series of Poker Michigan October Online Circuit Series starts this Sunday, Oct. 16, and runs through Thursday, Oct. 27, with one Gold Ring event each day. The 12 events have a combined $335,000 in guaranteed prize pools.

All ring event winners will also earn a seat to the $1 million Tournament of Champions freeroll, held at the end of the 2023 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

WSOP Michigan Online Circuit Series Event Schedule

All events for the October series begin at 7 p.m. and are single-day tournaments.

Event #1 ($215 PKO) features a $50,000 guarantee, the second-largest of the series. It is also one of three progressive knockout tournaments on the schedule.

The Main Event comes on the following Sunday (Event #8). It has a $215 buy-in and a $75,000 guarantee.

There is also one event each for the following: Freezeout, Big 500, Double Stack, Monster Stack and Pot-Limit Omaha.

Oct. 16NLHE PKO$215$50,000
Oct. 17Freezeout$320$20,000
Oct. 18Big 500$500$25,000
Oct. 19NLHE$215$25,000
Oct. 20NLHE 6-Max$215$20,000
Oct. 21PKO Turbo$215$20,000
Oct. 22MonsterStack$215$25,000
Oct. 23Main Event$215$75,000
Oct. 24Turbo DeepStack$215$20,000
Oct. 25Double Stack$215$20,000
Oct. 26PLO 6-Max$215$15,000
Oct. 27NLHE PKO$320$20,000

Online Bracelet Series Championship Event also running this Sunday

An hour before the October Circuit Series begins, WSOP MI’s six-event online bracelet series comes to a close with the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship. The tournament starts at 6 p.m. and will award a WSOP Gold Bracelet and a Tournament of Champions freeroll seat to the eventual winner.

As of Oct. 13, results remain unpublished for Events #3 and #4 of the bracelet series. Michael Hepworth won Event #1 ($500 Monster Stack), topping a field of 174 to earn $18,205.

Christopher Morse took down Event #2 ($365 NLH), besting 247 entries to earn $18,164, and Andrew Korby won Event #5 (Big $500) out of 170 entries, earning $17,786 for his efforts.

Still no timeline for interstate poker in Michigan

Online poker remains ring-fenced in Michigan, despite joining the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA) back in April.

However, the Michigan Gaming Control Board did require added approvals for licensees to operate multi-state platforms, including WSOP MI needing to update its software to accommodate interstate play. 

PlayMichigan noted that New Jersey took about six months between joining the MSIGA and facilitating interstate play. Michigan is roughly in that same timeframe now, so hopefully, we will hear something by the end of the year.

Ultimately, we should hope to see interstate poker come about by the time the 2023 WSOP begins. If so, Michiganders could compete for bracelets in the main series alongside players from Nevada and New Jersey, in addition to merging player pools on BetMGM Poker and PokerStars MI.

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