he World Series of Poker is officially live online in Pennsylvania following a successful field trial and approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, opening up the world's most iconic poker platform, WSOP.com, to players in the state for the first time.
The platform is launching with special sign up promotions, newly announced bracelet events and weekly tournaments for Pennsylvania players, and daily satellites with buy-ins as low as $1 that provide an opportunity to win a seat at The Main Event in Las Vegas this fall.
Pennsylvania joins Nevada and New Jersey as states where WSOP.com online poker operates. In Pennsylvania, competition will be exclusive to other players within the state. Out-of-state players are welcome to travel to regulated states to participate but are encouraged to test their account and geolocation services in advance of any event to avoid problems with registration.
SVP of the World Series of Poker at Caesars Entertainment, Ty Stewart commented: "We are thrilled to be opening up WSOP.com to the state of Pennsylvania. The real winners in this expansion are the players who join us at WSOP.com. Our team is laser-focused on providing the most value to poker players in the state and is confident in the potential of our online poker product. With our industry-best sign-up promotions and the special bracelet series catered specifically to players in Pennsylvania, we welcome all players, from the casuals to the professionals and everyone in-between."
Adding onto the previously announced WSOP Online bracelet schedule from July 1 to Aug. 1, the action heats up with a slate of newly announced daily bracelet events for players in Pennsylvania from Aug. 8 to Aug. 15, dealing out more chances to win an official WSOP bracelet online.
Pennsylvania players must be physically located in Pennsylvania and register for an online account by visiting WSOP.com/start. Players can deposit funds and begin taking advantage of special promotions on their mobile or desktop devices. Once signed up, players can link to their Caesars Rewards account, where every hand played earns points toward dining, entertainment, and hospitality experiences across the Caesars Entertainment enterprise including Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack, where players can visit the property to withdraw and deposit funds at the cage.
Pennsylvania players are invited to capture the benefits of the Welcome Offer, the most valuable poker deposit promotion on the table. Available now, players who deposit a minimum of $10 into their account will be rewarded with $50 in free play, a 100% match on all deposits up to $1,000, and 7 freeroll tickets into the Welcome Week Freerolls.
First-time depositors who make a deposit by Aug. 15 will also receive a ticket to participate in an exclusive $50,000 Depositors Freeroll on Aug. 22. The Freeroll will award three seats to the WSOP Main Event, two seats to the top tournament finishers, and one seat from a randomly selected drawing of all players that entered.
To prioritize Pennsylvania players in the launch of WSOP.com in the state, a variety of special events and tournaments are being offered daily throughout the summer:
In 2020, WSOP Online set several new records for an online poker festival, both domestically and internationally. The domestic series generated prize pools totaling $26,871,265 across 31 bracelet events, with an average of more than $865,000 per tournament, making it by far the largest series held in regulated U.S. markets.