New Jersey Gets A Taste Of WSOP Glory
April 15, 2016
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is the richest prize in all of sports, and one of the most entertaining events on television. It is where dreams are made and crushed. This year, the excitement is getting turned up to an even higher level. The reason being because New Jersey is now involved in a bigger way.
The state has opened up legalized online poker for those who play within the boundaries of the state. It is something that put New Jersey in the good graces of poker players everywhere, and was clearly a reason why the WSOP decided to offer their online qualifiers in the state.
The "Road to the WSOP" event is a series of online poker qualifiers for those in New Jersey who want to earn their way into the main event and other events in the World Series of Poker event held each summer in Las Vegas.
It is a great feeling to now allow more players than ever to get the chance to get involved in the game via their ability to play in the online game. There are plenty of reasons why this could be seen as a valuable thing to the game. For one, it adds a new element for the actual tournament held in Las Vegas. There are more types of players in the game this way, and of course this also means there is more money in the prize pool as well.
Keep in mind that a traditional buy-in to the World Series of Poker Main Event is $10,000. That is a lot of money for most people to fork over on their own, but it is something that can be bypassed by winning some of these qualifying tournaments that help one gain entry the easy way.
The WSOP is very excited to offer this opportunity to a whole new class of players and to get New Jersey more intimately involved in the game. It is opening more doors and helping more people try their hand at a game that is played and enjoyed by millions all around the world.