WSOP Circuit Will Finally Put A Ring On NJ Online Poker Players

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New Jersey online poker players will have their first crack at the World Series of Poker Circuit this month.

On March 18, WSOP NJ is hosting a $365 no-limit hold’em tournament that coincides with the travel tour. The digital event awards a fine physical prize, however, a gold Circuit ring.

The online ring event is embedded within the WSOPC’s yearly trip to Harrah’s Atlantic City, which is already underway.

WSOP NJ online ring event

March 18 is a Sunday, and the online event starts at 6:30 p.m. That’s a good slot for welcoming¬†¬†recreational players to combine at the end of their weekend.

Levels are 12 minutes, and rebuys are allowed for the first 150 minutes. There’s no guarantee on the prize pool, but in-the-money finishers do earn points toward the WSOP’s season-long leaderboard.

The NJ event follows a successful WSOPC online debut in Nevada last month. That inaugural NV online ring event attracted powerful numbers, with 256 players and 164 rebuys.

WSOP Head of Online Poker Bill Rini said there has been heavy demand for the offering in NJ, too.

“We had a great deal of players asking us about a ring event in New Jersey the moment we announced the Nevada ring event,” he said, “so we expect we will see some good numbers for this event.”

Interestingly, that Nevada event was won by the same player who won the very first WSOP online bracelet in 2015, Anthony “casedismised” Spinella.

Satellites and bonuses at WSOP NJ

Satellites are already underway on WSOP NJ, and the website was fairly generous with the slate. They start at only $5.

Players can qualify for much less than that, however. People who deposit using the code “ACRING” will get one of three mystery offers, including:

$365 Online Ring event ticket
$5 satellite ticket
Freeroll satellite ticket

More of this in the future?

Building online and live products along with each other is a natural step for the WSOP brand. It will, after all, have the biggest live poker brand in the world. It has been hosting online bracelet occasions because 2015, but this is the first one in New Jersey. And it’s a market that badly needs it.

From the live side of things, the WSOPC Atlantic City event is in the bottom tier for presence on the tour. Harrah’s is not exactly a big draw by itself, and it’s tough to convince the traveling crowd to trudge to AC in the winter.

While an online ring event won’t really move the needle for live numbers, it is going to offer a nice perk for people who travel from other markets, particularly if they can not play online at home. It also offers a nice little shot in the arm for WSOP NJ, which brings up the rear in NJ online poker revenue. It will need to continue to offer top-tier events like this to keep competing at the state.

And beyond, too. Multi-state poker agreements could soon allow NJ to share a stage with Nevada and other states. WSOP’s reach puts it in a good position to capitalize on a broader market if that comes to fruition, and being able to offer online events with enviable tangible prizes offers an extra leg up.

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