Don't Miss Out: 25 Seat Scramble to the WSOP Main Event is Here! Don't Miss Out: 25 Seat Scramble to the WSOP Main Event is Here!
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Key Takeaways
  • WSOP’s 25 Seat Scramble satellite takes place this Sunday, offering New Jersey and Nevada players a shot at the WSOP 2023 Main Event.
  • With a buy-in of $215, the satellite guarantees 25 seats to the Main Event, with a prize pool of at least $250,000.
  • Sub-satellites for the 25 Seat Scramble are available for $30, offering additional chances to qualify.
  • Winners of the satellite can choose to use their $10,000 buy-in for any WSOP Gold bracelet event in 2023.
  • The WSOP Main Event is expected to be record-breaking, with increased participation and the potential to surpass previous attendance and prize pool records.

The hugely popular 25 Seat Scramble satellite to the WSOP 2023 Main Event will run this Sunday for New Jersey & Nevada online poker players.

As the name implies, this marquee event guarantees 25 seats to the iconic WSOP Main Event for a buy-in of only $215. The event will run at 4 PM ET on the shared network WSOP NJ & WSOP NV.

With 25 seats guaranteed and each seat costing $10,000, participants can anticipate a minimum of $250,000 in prize money up for grabs during this tournament.

25-Seat Scramble Satellite Overview

  • Scheduled to run on Sunday, July 2 at 4 PM PT
  • Available on the shared network of WSOP NJ & WSOP NV
  • Players can enter the event for a $215 buy-in
  • Satellite gives away 25 seats to the WSOP 2023 Main Event
  • $250,000 in the guaranteed prize pool
  • Sub-satellites to the Seat Scramble available for a buy-in of $30
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Every participant in the 25 Seat Scramble will receive a 10,000 starting stack, with blind levels going up every 12 minutes. Players can re-enter unlimited times during the late registration period, which will be available for more than three hours.

Although the seat is meant to be used for the Main Event, winners of the satellites have the choice to use the $10,000 in tournament buy-in for any 2023 WSOP Gold bracelet event.

Sub-satellites to the $215 25 Seat Scramble are available for buy-ins of $30 running twice a day. These sub-satellites are worth over $5000 in guaranteed prize money as they promise at least 25 seats to the Seat Scramble main satellite.

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Your Best Chance to Qualify for World’s Richest Poker Event

This is one of the last chances to be part of the most prestigious poker event in the world — in what is poised to be a record-breaking Main Event. The WSOP Main Event held in 2006 still holds the record for the largest turnout in a $10,000 event — drawing 8773 players to amass a staggering prize pool of over $82 million.

Last year’s edition came very close to beating that record but fell shy by 111 seats, ending with a field size of 8663 runners. There is every chance that the 17-year-long record will be broken. Indeed, the officials of the WSOP and its exclusive partner GGPoker have made an all-out effort to make it the biggest Main Event ever seen.

GGPoker has already qualified close to 800 players through its Road to Vegas campaign that kicked off in March and ran till mid-June. While WSOP themselves have been running daily satellites for months and having qualified dozens of players to play the iconic event.

WSOP has also kicked off a 112 Seat Sprint, where more than 120 Main Event seats are guaranteed in online satellites spread over two weeks. The campaign commenced on June 25 and will culminate in a special drawing on July 8. Buy-ins for the daily online satellites as part of the Sprint promo range from $100 to $1000.

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Furthermore, the operator is spreading “All-In” satellites daily during this period, with buy-ins ranging from $80 to $126. What makes these satellites unique is that players do not have to play in the tournament as they are forced all-in every hand, leaving skill out of play. Moreover, the operator is not charging any rake or tournament fee.

The highlight of the Seat Sprint promotion is the 25 Seat Scramble that runs two days from now.

The question is not whether the Main Event record would be broken but by how much. There is also a chance that the final numbers could reach close to 10,000 or even exceed five figures.

So far, participation at WSOP 2023 series is at an all-time high, with tournaments seeing an uptick in attendance by an average of 15%. More than $200 million in prize money has been awarded, and more than 130k entrants have registered.