We’re only a few short weeks from the start of the WSOP, and online poker rooms are finally starting to roll out their WSOP sattys. Find a full list, schedules and details for major rooms below.
So far, 2010 looks a lot like 2009 in terms of the type and quality of WSOP sattys available. The one big change (so far): Full Tilt Poker has a pretty sweet incentive for players who win a 2010 seat to represent FTP at the WSOP. More details on that in the FTP satty section later on. For rooms that offer rakeback, we’ve provided sign up links under the satty info.
In alphabetical order, here are the current WSOP Satellite offerings from major online poker rooms:
Full Tilt Poker
AP is offering a pretty standard set of qualifiers, with some nifty extras that include what can safely be called the best cash bonus for just showing up at the 2010 WSOP.
Here’s AP’s hook: If you win a WSOP seat and wear AP gear during the tournament, you get a cash bonus. The cash bonus depends on how many seats AP awards – each player qualified results in AP adding more cash to the pot. The final pot will be divided 75% / 25%, with the 75% being split among all participating players, and the 25% going to players who cash. It’s not small money, either. If 50 players participate, AP adds $5k per player, or $250k total. That means each player would get a minimum bonus of $3,750.
Bodog is running a nice set of WSOP qualifiers. A series of super-sattys with buy ins starting as low as a buck culminate in 10 separate $470.00 + $30.00 satellites, each guaranteeing a viariable number of Main Event packages.
Bodog ME Packages include:
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Cake Poker is trying a different angle for this year’s WSOP satellites. While other rooms structure their promos to encourage you to play in the Main Event under their flag, Cake is focusing on providing players with maximum flexibility. Cake has two primary WSOP satellite paths: a $12.5k package and a $2,500 package.
Carbon Poker (Merge Network)
Carbon has a pretty straight-up path to the WSOP. Small qualifiers during the week build to a major qualifier that runs once a month. Weekly satellites start as low as the freeroll level, and run daily. Check the lobby for full information on the schedule.
Full Tilt Poker
As you might expect, FTP has a very impressive lineup of WSOP satellites and promotions available. FTP also has a pretty sick hook – win your seat and cash in the 2010 WSOP Main Event wearing FTP gear and they’ll give you an entry to the 2011 Main Event.
FTP’s got a good amount of perks as well. Play the Main Event and they’ll put you up at the Rio for free. Win the min event and they’ll give you $10 million extra. Cash in the Main Event and they’ll give you a seat for 2011.
IPoker Network (Titan, Sega)
IPoker has a variety of packages, ranging from a 13k Main Event package to smaller packages aimed at side events. All qualifiers listed below have super-sattys starting at cheap or free; check the tournament lobby of your iPoker room for full information regarding daily super-satty schedules and offerings.
Party’s approach to the WSOP is pretty no-frills; they’re awarding $14k packages, all through a traditional satellite structure. Super-sattys start at $0 – the bottom level are freerolls to $2 qualifiers. Check the lobby for details and full schedule.
PokerStars has a massive satellite schedule for the World Series of Poker. Before we get to that, let’s talk about what a Stars Main Event package entails. If you win teh seat but don’t wear PokerStars gear during the Main Event, you get:
* $10,000 WSOP* Main Event buy-in
* $1,000 for travel and expenses
* 8 nights hotel accommodation at the Palms (or a cash equivalent) worth $1,000.
* Shuttle Bus to and from the Rio
Win the seat and sign on as a Stars player (wear the gear exclusively through the Main Event) and you get the above plus:
* Free 2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) or North American Poker Tour (NAPT) prize package for those who cash in the Main Event
* 50,000 VPPs (VIP Player Points)
* Main Event Champion Bonus – $1,000,000 split between cash and tournament credit for live or online events
* PokerStars player bag
* Invitation (+1) to PokerStars Player Party on July 11
* Free suite upgrades for Supernova and Supernova Elites
Stars has a few paths to get to the WSOP:
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Check back, as we’ll be updating this list regularly. Please confirm start times and terms with the individual rooms, as details may have changed since publication.
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