You’ve Got One Last Shot To Win Some 2019 WSOP Bling While Playing In New Jersey

Posted By Martin Derbyshire on July 12, 2019

New Jersey online poker players have one last shot at winning a 2019 World Series of Poker bracelet from the Garden State this weekend.

Earlier this year, one NJ player walked away with a bracelet. Yong Kwon beat 15-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth in the $400 WSOP Online No-Limit Hold ’em event in June.

But that was back when the Wire Act case had interstate poker play in limbo. That’s no longer the case, which means this final online event is worth a look.

WSOP’s online Summer Saver event is hosting its $500 WSOP Online No-Limit Hold ’em Summer Saver event beginning at 6:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, July 14.

Like the other eight WSOP online bracelet events held during the 2019 series, this final one is open to anybody inside New Jersey or Nevada.

Registration and re-entry are open for three hours and 45 minutes past the start time. Players are entitled to re-enter up to three times.

The tournament features 20,000 chip-starting stacks and 15-minute blind levels. It is a one-day tournament, which means a WSOP bracelet winner will likely be crowned sometime in the wee hours Monday morning.

Summer Send-Off

New Jersey online poker players, who care more about the money than the glory, can also take part in a special event added to the tournament schedule this weekend.

On Sunday, will host a $300,000 Guaranteed Summer Send-Off tournament, offering players the chance to end the summer on a high note.

The $525 buy-in event begins at 2 p.m. local time. is also offering players the chance to get in for free with freeroll satellites running through Saturday at 4 p.m. local time.

There are $10 satellites at 5:15 p.m. today and tomorrow. Plus, there’s a 25-Seat Mega Satellite event at 3 p.m. tomorrow with a $33 buy-in.

Online bracelet events in New Jersey

In May, WSOP brass said only two of the nine online events on its schedule would be open to players in the NJ online poker market. Both were scheduled before June 14, the deadline the Department of Justice (DOJ) had set for online gambling operators to comply with its latest opinion on the Wire Act.

The DOJ has since moved the enforcement deadline to 2020 and all nine events became open to players in both Nevada and New Jersey.

That DOJ’s latest opinion is that the Wire Act applies to all forms of interstate online gambling. That would make any online gambling activity that crosses state lines against the law. It remains to be seen how the DOJ will enforce the opinion and how that will affect online bracelet events in 2020.

The WSOP jumped from four online bracelet events in 2018 to nine this year. The four events, similar to last year’s, broke records for the second year in a row.

Here’s a look at the eight online bracelet events already held, so far, during the 2019 WSOP:

$400 Online No-Limit Hold ’em

Entries: 2,825
Prize pool: $1,017,000
Winner: Yong Keun Kwon ($165,263)

$600 Online Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Handed

Entries: 1,216
Prize pool: $656,640
Winner: Josh Pollock ($139,470)

$600 Online No-Limit Hold ’em Knockout Bounty

Entries: 1,224
Prize pool: $673,200
Winner: Upeshka De Silva ($98,263)

$500 Online No-Limit Hold ’em Turbo Deepstack

Entries: 1,767
Prize pool: $795,180
Winner: Daniel Lupo ($145,274)

$1,000 Online No-Limit Hold ’em Double Stack

Entries: 1,333
Prize pool: $1,266,350
Winner: Jason Gooch ($241,493)

$1,000 Online No-Limit Hold ’em Championship

Entries: 1,750
Prize pool: $1,662,500
Winner: Nicholas Baris ($303,739)

$3,200 Online No-Limit Hold ’em High Roller

Entries: 593
Prize pool: $1,802,720
Winner: Brandon Adams ($411,561)

$800 Online No-Limit Hold ’em Six-Handed

Entries: 1,560
Prize pool: $1,170,000
Winner: Shawn Buchanan

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Martin Derbyshire has more than 10 years of experience reporting on the online poker, online gambling, and land-based casino industries for a variety of publications including Bluff Magazine, PokerNews, and PokerListings. He has traveled extensively, attending tournaments and interviewing major players in the gambling world.

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