WSOP to Change Online Event Plans

WSOP to Change Online Event Plans

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

This year's World Series of Poker will be one of the biggest ever and if the organisers get their way then they hope they can make it a little larger come July.

After announcing earlier this year that the festival will be hosting a special online WSOP bracelet event, the hosts are now seeking to alter the plan slightly, but only if the Nevada Gaming Commission approves it.

The online event, which is scheduled to take place on July 2, will give players in Nevada the chances to ante-up via their desktop, laptop or mobile and play for a WSOP bracelet on the company's dedicated site.

The original idea was to play down to two players before pausing the action and bringing it into the Rio, Las Vegas, for a glittering showdown. However, after pondering their options, the organisers now want to bring six players back to the Rio.

Originally the concern had been that it would be difficult to bring more players back due to travel issues. However, the WSOP has decided to tweak the schedule to allow time for players to get from other parts of Nevada to Vegas.

Discussing the issue with Pokerfuse, the Vice President of Corporate Communications for Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Seth Palansky, said:

"We had concerns initially of getting the players to the Rio the next day to play out the event live, but we've decided that July 3 will be a 'travel day' in essence for any players not in proximity to Las Vegas. As such, we will play the final table on July 4 now. This allows us to increase the live portion to six players and know we can get them all to the Rio in time."

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