WSOP MI will run seven online bracelet events alongside the live World Series of Poker, which returns for its 54th edition this year.
The whole WSOP 2023 schedule was announced earlier this month. It will feature a record 34 online bracelet events running alongside another 95 live bracelet events. This year’s series will feature the most bracelet events in the history of WSOP.
But it also marked the second year that WSOP MI will, along with WSOP PA, be running a segregated series. The number of online bracelet events in both states was also cut by one — there were eight online bracelet events on WSOP MI and WSOP PA in 2022.
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WSOP MI Not Authorized for Multi-State Poker
WSOP MI will run a segregated series because it is not yet authorized by the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) to offer multi-state poker.
Last year, the regulator gave WSOP MI and its competitors — BetMGM Poker MI and PokerStars MI — a list of requirements before they could launch multi-state poker.
To date, only PokerStars MI has done so and was allowed to combine its player pool in Michigan with its PokerStars NJ counterpart on New Year’s Day.
Once WSOP complies with MGCB’s directives, it will also be allowed to launch multi-state poker and would quickly combine it with player pools on the WSOP/888 US Network — which includes players in Delaware, Nevada, and New Jersey.
All four states are signatories of the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA), a multi-state compact for online poker and some casino gaming. Michigan became an official compact member in May 2022.
The WSOP/888 US Network and the PokerStars US Network are the two multi-state networks that operate under MSIGA. There is also a BetMGM US Network, but it represents shared intra-state player pools with sister brands Borgata and partypoker in New Jersey and Pennsylvania — the network is not currently set up with combined player pools across multiple states.
MI-PA Bracelet Events Made $1.5M in 2022
During WSOP 2022, there were eight online bracelet events in both Michigan and Pennsylvania. The prize pool generated across both states exceeded $1.5 million.
Specifically, the online bracelet events in Michigan drew 1,759 entrants to create a prize pool of nearly $871k. Meanwhile, there were 1,498 entrants for the events in Pennsylvania, creating a prize pool of about $751k. The average prize pool was $109k in Michigan and $94k in Pennsylvania.
This year’s online bracelet action in Michigan and Pennsylvania kicks off on June 4 with a $500 No Limit Hold’em (NLH) Bankroll Builder and continues every Sunday through July 16.
PKO 8-Max is the format for the second event on June 11, followed by a Turbo event on June 18. PKO Deepstack and regular Deepstack events are next on June 25 and July 2, respectively.
Another NLH on July 9 will be the sixth online bracelet event on WSOP MI and WSOP PA. The action wraps on July 16 with a Summer Saver match.
WSOP 2023 Online Bracelet Events in MI & PA
|1||June 4||No Limit Hold’em Bankroll Builder||$500|
|2||June 11||No Limit Hold’em PKO 8-Max||$400|
|3||June 18||No Limit Hold’em Turbo||$500|
|4||June 25||No Limit Hold’em PKO Deepstack||$400|
|5||July 2||No Limit Hold’em Deepstack||$600|
|6||July 9||No Limit Hold’em||$300|
|7||July 16||No Limit Hold’em Summer Saver||$500|
* Note: All events are on Sundays at 9:30 p.m. EST