More than $1.5 Million in Prizes During First Three WSOP Domestic Bracelet Events More than $1.5 Million in Prizes During First Three WSOP Domestic Bracelet Events

The 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is well underway now with the three bracelet events in the books already. Action continues through the month of July on WSOP.com for the domestic online component of the series, but so far more than $1.5 million has been awarded in prizes, along with the three bracelets.

After a 2020 where the WSOP was forced to undergo radical change as a result of the global pandemic, the 2021 WSOP was bound to look a little different. Online poker was creeping into the venerable live festival with events on the virtual felt even before the pandemic, with the first online bracelet being awarded in 2015.

Since then, each year has seen more interest in the online events, but they remained a minor part of the WSOP schedule prior to the unprecedented 2020. When the pandemic forced live poker to shut the doors in 2020, WSOP.com and GGPoker stepped up to the plate to deliver domestic and international bracelet series online.

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While the live event is returning in its full glory this fall, with the second highest number of live bracelets ever awarded in Vegas, it also seems like online poker has become a key part of the WSOP schedule. Both WSOP.com and GGPoker will once again be handing out virtual bracelets to players, with each operator scheduled to hand out 33 bits of wrist jewelry this year.

The domestic online events are now well underway, with the first three bracelets already awarded. So far, the games have collected $1,562,670 in total from just under 3,300 entries.

WSOP Domestic Bracelet Events Results – Summary

Total Events Total Prizes Total Entries Total Buy-In Total Prizes/Buy-in
3 $1,562,670 3265 $1,600 $976.67

The Series So Far

Event #1 LobbyWith three events compete so far, the average prize pool has been more than $520,000. The first two games in the series capped that figure, but Event #3 came in a little smaller, collecting just $427,500 on 950 entries.

With the rake factored in, the events so far are averaging just under $1,000 in prizes for every dollar of buy-in (prizes/buy-in), with the first event going even higher with $1,149.30 prizes/buy-in.

Attendance in the events seems to have dropped as the series progressed. The biggest field came in Event #1 with 1,277 entries, but #2 was down to 1,038 and #3 at 950. That still meant the series averaged 1,088 entries per event through the opening weekend.

WSOP Domestic Bracelet Events Results – Detailed Results

Tournament Buy-in Entries Prize Pool Prizes/Buy-in
The Big 500 Kick-Off $500 1277 $574,650 $1,149.30
Monster Stack $600 1038 $560,520 $934.20
DeepStack Turbo $500 950 $427,500 $855.00

There are still 30 more bracelets to be given away to players in New Jersey and Nevada. Players for the domestic bracelets do not need to be residents of the states in question, or even of the US. Any player physically located in NJ or NV with a valid WSOP.com account can take part in the domestic bracelet series.

Here is a look at the full schedule of online bracelet events.

WSOP Online 2021 Domestic Schedule

Theme Event Tournament Type Date Buy-In
Premiere Week 1 The Big 500 Kick-Off – Complete NLH July 1 $500
2 Monster Stack – Complete NLH July 2 $600
3 DeepStack Turbo – Complete NLH July 3 $500
4 Super Turbo NLH July 4 $500
5 8-Max NLH July 5 $1,000
6 Deepstack NLH July 6 $2,000
7 Lucky 7’s NLH July 7 $777
8 Crazy Eights NLH July 8 $888
Micro Madness 9 6-Max NLH July 9 $400
10 Event #10 NLH July 10 $333
11 Ultra Deepstack NLH July 11 $400
PLO Week 12 Turbo Deepstack NLH July 12 $500
13 Freezeout NLH July 13 $1,000
14 Event #14 NLH July 14 $500
15 High Roller Freezeoout NLH July 15 $5,300
16 6-Handed PLO8 July 16 $600
17 8-Max NLH July 17 $400
18 North American Open NLH July 18 $1,000
19 Crazy Eights PLO July 19 $888
20 High Roller NLH July 20 $3,200
21 6-Handed PLO July 21 $600
22 Knockout NLH July 22 $600
23 Turbo NLH July 23 $500
24 MonsterStack NLH July 24 $400
Double Bracelet Day 25 Lucky 7’s High Roller NLH July 25 $7,777
26 The Big 500 Encore NLH July 25 $500
Championship Week 27 Championship PLO July 26 $1,000
28 High Roller Championship NLH July 27 $3,200
29 8-Max Turbo Deepstack Championship NLH July 28 $800
30 6-Max Championship NLH July 29 $600
31 Summer Saver NLH July 30 $500
32 Championship NLH July 31 $1,000
$1 Million Guaranteed 33 Grand Finale NLH August 1 $500

Unusual WSOP in 2021

It is a strange year for the WSOP in 2021. Not only does this year’s series contain an unprecedented number of online bracelets for a year with a full live event planned as well, but the live component played in Las Vegas will be in the fall instead of its usual timeframe of late May through mid July.

The series at the Rio, with 88 bracelets up for grabs, will be followed up by a European series hosted by King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. They will award 15 more gold bracelets in the Czech Republic which, when added to the 66 to be given away in the two planned online series, brings the total number of 2021 bracelets to 169.

WSOP 2021 at a Glance

Series Location Start Date End Date Bracelet Events Planned
WSOP Online Domestic WSOP.com July 1 August 1 33
WSOP Online International GGPoker August 1 TBA 33
WSOP 2021 Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino September 30 November 23 88
WSOP 2021 Main Event Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino November 4 November 17 1
WSOPE 2021 King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic November 19 December 8 15

There is still lots of action left in the 2021 WSOP. Players in the US can get into the action this month on WSOP.com, while international players get their shot at online bracelets in August. Then, from late September through December, the biggest live poker festival in the world returns to Vegas and Europe. There has never been a better chance to win a bracelet than 2021.