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2020 World Series of Poker Takes the Online Route

Written By: Maya Michaels | June 16, 2020 | Posted In Poker News

After the 51st running of the biggest poker tournament series of the year had been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, World Series of Poker (WSOP) has gone online. 

WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart has previously stated:

“Official WSOP competitions are expected to be played online this summer… which will allow players to chase WSOP glory from their homes.”

The rescheduled dates for the live WSOP potentially taking place this fall have yet to be released, however, in the meantime, the world’s first virtual WSOP will take place from July 1 through September 6. 

The World Series of Poker and growing online poker platform GGPoker will be jointly hosting the 2020 World Series of Poker Online,

There will be a total of 85 gold-bracelet events taking place throughout this series. That’s an upsize from the initial total of 14 online bracelets, that were to be awarded this year as part of the 101 total events scheduled for the 2020 WSOP before the COVID-19 pandemic changed the plans.

“It wouldn’t be Summer without WSOP,” said Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the World Series of Poker. 

“While we are thrilled to be reopening our venues and optimistic about future offline events, we couldn’t be more excited about deepening our relationship with GGPoker and watching some history unfold online this summer.”

The “WSOP Online” includes WSOP.com is offering 31 events July 1-31, while the remaining GG events are getting started on July 19. This portion of the schedule will be available only to players in countries where GGPoker offers its services.

This is the first time players outside the US will be able to play for a bracelet online.

“It’s clear that GGPoker and the WSOP make a good pair,” said Steve Preiss, Head of Poker Operations for GGPoker. 

“We’re excited to create bracelet events that the worldwide poker community will embrace, as well as innovative programming with PokerGo.”

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