The 2023 World Series of Poker is at full speed, roughly one-quarter of the way through its 95-event schedule in Las Vegas.
The best is yet to come, too, as the series is headlined by the $10,000 Main Event, which begins on Monday, July 3. It looks to break the record for the largest field in WSOP history, set in 2006 at 8,773 entrants, after falling just short last year with 8,663.
Michigan online poker players are in luck, as WSOP.com MI is running two promotions in June that will award $10K Main Event packages.
For everybody staying home in June, WSOP Michigan has plenty more to offer, including two series with more than $500,000 in guarantees.
Two ways to earn a WSOP Main Event seat
All players who make a minimum $10 deposit using the code JUNE23 between June 1-26 will qualify for a freeroll tournament on Wednesday, June 28, where the winner will earn a WSOP Main Event seat.
Eligible players will receive a ticket for the tournament and must register on their own before play begins. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Another drawing will occur on Friday, June 30, where players can earn entries by earning 50 Wagering Points in each of the four qualifying periods. Players can gain up to four entries into the drawing, one per week ending on June 7, 14, 21 and 28.
The package also includes a $500 travel stipend and a three-night hotel stay in Vegas. The stipend will be added to the winner’s WSOP.com account to withdraw and use freely.
2023 WSOP Main Event Dates
The 2023 WSOP Main Event features four starting flights, all beginning at noon. Registration remains open through the first two levels of Day 2, making for six possible days to enter the tournament.
- Day 1A: Monday, July 3
- Day 1B: Tuesday, July 4
- Day 1C: Wednesday, July 5
- Day 1D: Thursday, July 6
- Day 2ABC: Friday, July 7
- Day 2D: Friday, July 8
The WSOP Main Event features one of the best tournament structures in the world, with two-hour levels throughout. This year’s edition has 11 days on the schedule, set to wrap up on Monday, July 17.
WSOP online tournaments in Michigan
WSOP hasn’t forgotten about those of you staying home for part or all of the summer, either.
Michiganders will have seven bracelet events all to themselves, one each Sunday from June 4 through July 16. Every event is a No-Limit Hold’em tournament with a buy-in ranging from $300 to $600.
Additionally, the June WSOP Online Circuit runs through June 12. Its $525 Main Event runs this Sunday, June 11, and another will follow in early July.
Sandwiched in between, the PKO Series takes place June 18-25 with 16 events, two per day, and $200K in total guarantees. Buy-ins start at just $33 and go as high as $1,000.
WSOP Michigan Bracelet events remain ring-fenced
Michigan online poker players have enjoyed interstate competition since January 1 on PokerStars MI, but WSOP remains available only to players within the Mitten.
Unfortunately, WSOP’s software in Nevada and New Jersey remains archaic and unable to sync with the new platform Michiganders enjoy.
As a result, Michigan’s bracelet offerings are separate from – and smaller than – the 20-event schedule offered to its combined Nevada and New Jersey markets.
Hopefully, WSOP will prioritize an upgrade for its two main markets during this upcoming fall or winter to accommodate tri-state online bracelet events in 2024.