As it turns out, online gold bracelet events are indeed returning for the 2021 World Series of Poker. On Friday, WSOP officials announced some late additions to the 2021 WSOP schedule by including a total of 11 online gold bracelet events, which will take place every Sunday throughout the series.
“Online poker is an important form of tournament poker in 2021,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “Our philosophy has always been to provide players the most options of any poker festival in the world. WSOP.com online bracelets have a strong track record of significant prize pools, making them a great option for players who want to multi-table while in a live tournament, or play from the convenience of their home or hotel.”
The online events kick off on Sunday, October 3 with “Double Bracelet Day”. First, a $5,300 NLHE Freezeout will get underway at 3:30 pm PT and will be followed up by the start of the $500 BIG 500 just two hours later. Other highlights include the $888 PLO Crazy 8’s (the lone PLO tournament on the schedule), the $7,777 Lucky 7’s High Roller, and the online series closer, the $1,000 Mini Main Event.
Although it was never explicitly stated that there weren’t going to be online events during the live series, it was generally thought that might be the case as announcements for online events had traditionally accompanied the live schedule. However, now, with the series under two weeks away, the newly added online events will give those who are unable or unwilling to make it to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino (and also live in a WSOP.com regulated market) a shot at WSOP gold.
In addition to the 10 bracelet events that will be held on the WSOP.com network in Nevada and New Jersey, a single bracelet event (the $1,000 Mini Main Event) will take place on the WSOP PA network as well. When added to the live schedule, this brings the total number of bracelets awarded this fall to 99.
Also announced, in conjunction with the online bracelet events, are the dates and times for the online $215 Main Event 25 Seat Scramble. This year, there will be two mega satellite shots at winning a Main Event seat online. The first will take place on Sunday, October 31 at 4:30 pm PT, and the second is held two days later on Tuesday, November 2, at 5:30 pm PT.
2021 WSOP Online Bracelet Schedule
|10-03||03:30 PM||WSOP.com Online Bracelet NL Freezeout||$5,300|
|10-03||05:30 PM||WSOP.com Online Bracelet NL BIG 500||$500|
|10-10||05:30 PM||WSOP.com Online Bracelet NL Ultra Deepstack||$400|
|10-17||05:30 PM||WSOP.com Online Bracelet PLO Crazy 8's [8-Max]||$888|
|10-24||05:30 PM||WSOP.com Online Bracelet Championship||$1,000|
|10-31||05:30 PM||WSOP.com Online Bracelet NL [2x Re-Entry]||$666|
|10-31||04:30 PM||25 Seat Scramble||$215|
|11-02||05:30 PM||25 Seat Scramble||$215|
|11-07||05:30 PM||WSOP.com Online Bracelet NL High Roller 8-Max||$3,200|
|11-14||03:30 PM||WSOP.com Online Bracelet NL Lucky 7's High Roller||$7,777|
|11-14||05:30 PM||WSOP.com Online Bracelet NL Lucky 7's||$777|
|11-21||05:30 PM||WSOP.com Online Bracelet Mini Main Event [NV & NJ]||$1,000|
|11-21||03:30 PM||WSOP.com Online Bracelet Mini Main Event [PA]||$1,000|