For the first time ever, online poker players in Michigan will have the opportunity to win a World Series Of Poker gold bracelet from the comfort of their own homes.
Starting June 5, WSOP MI will be running its inaugural online bracelet series, which features eight events on weekend dates through July 17.
These dates coincide with the annual World Series of Poker festival already underway in Las Vegas. Additional online bracelet events are also being offered in Nevada, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania during the same timeframe.
WSOP Michigan Online Bracelet Series schedule
Sundays are the largest days in online poker, and Michigan poker players should expect to compete for a bracelet each time that day hits the calendar during the 2022 WSOP.
All online bracelet events have buy-ins ranging from $400 to $1,000, with half of them at the $500 price point. One of those is the BIG $500, which will award the first gold bracelet in WSOP Michigan history come June 5.
Other notable events include a $500 PLO 6-Max on June 19, the $1,000 Online Bracelet Championship on July 10, and the $777 Lucky 7’s Second Chance on July 16, the only online Saturday event of the summer. All events begin at 6 p.m. ET.
|Date||Online Event||Buy-in||Re-entries allowed|
|Sunday, June 5||Big $500||$500||3x|
|Sunday, June 12||Ultra Deepstack||$400||2x|
|Sunday, June 19||Pot Limit Omaha 6-Max||$500||3x|
|Sunday, June 26||Online Deepstack Championship||$600||2x|
|Sunday, July 3||Deepstack||$500||2x|
|Sunday, July 10||Online Bracelet Championship||$1,000||2x|
|Saturday, July 16||Lucky 7s Second Chance||$777||3x|
|Sunday, July 17||Summer Saver||$500||3x|
Adding to the full WSOP schedule
In addition to WSOP MI’s eight bracelet events, WSOP PA has eight of its own, and WSOP NV/NJ have another 13 for their players. On top of those 29 events, the World Series of Poker has 88 events at its new venues of Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas, as well as a Tournament of Champions to cap it all off.
The WSOP runs from May 31 through July 20, with several marquee tournaments at every buy-in range. Some highlight events include the opening weekend’s $500 “The Housewarming,” which features a $5 million guaranteed prize pool, the popular $1,500 “Monster Stack” and “Millionaire Maker” events in mid-June, and the $50,000 Poker Players Championship, which will run from June 26-30.
The $10,000 Main Event begins Sunday, July 3, and will run for 14 days before declaring a World Champion on Saturday, July 16.
Will future WSOP MI online bracelets be won amongst NV and NJ players?
WSOP MI went live on March 28, just before Michigan was accepted into the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA) on April 7. The Michigan Gaming Control Board announced recently that it has signed onto the agreement.
That means interstate competition alongside Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware is closer than ever.
For now, Michigan online poker remains ring-fenced until WSOP (or another operator) meets the MGCB’s requirements to begin interstate poker, meaning these events are contained to those within Michigan state lines.
When those requirements are met, WSOP MI tournament pools can merge with those of Nevada and New Jersey to create even larger fields and prize pools. It will also give players in the Midwest a more convenient option to participate.
Perhaps best of all, it could provide a roadmap for other states to legalize online poker and come along.