WSOP 2022 Online Campaign Ends with the Conclusion of Bracelet Series in Ontario WSOP 2022 Online Campaign Ends with the Conclusion of Bracelet Series in Ontario

The WSOP 2022 Online campaign is finally done and dusted with the conclusion of the bracelet series that ran exclusively for players on WSOP Ontario.

A total of three bonus bracelet events were on offer for Ontario online poker players taking place on October 23 and October 30. All three had GGPoker branding in the title and promised prize money in six figures.

Despite just three events on the schedule, the operator put out some of their most liked formats with a variety such as the signature freezeout GGMasters, multi-flight MILLION$, bounties, and even a Pot Limit Omaha.

Each of the three bracelet events had a good outing, with two easily breaching their guarantees. The series commenced with the Big 150 MILLION$ sporting CAD $100,000 in guaranteed prize money and buy-in of CAD $150. There were several Day 1s deployed running multiple times a day since October 17.

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Needing 725 entrants to avoid the overlay, it far exceeded that number and nearly doubled the guarantee. The first-ever online bracelet in Ontario drew a total of 1310 entrants building a prize pool of CAD $180,780 and crushing its guarantee by 80%.

Event #2 — Omaholic Bounty MILLION$, a $210 buy-in, PKO Pot Limit Omaha also promising $100,000 featuring multiple starting flights, attracted 651 entrants to build a prize pool of $130,200.

Finally, Event #3 — GGMasters Online Championship Freezeout with an entry fee of $1050 and $250,000 guaranteed prize money — the largest tournament in the province — proved to be valuable for those who reached in the money. 207 players entered the tournament falling short of its requisite 250 runners, creating an overlay of $43,000.

In total, the three events gathered 2168 entrants and awarded $560,980 in prize money, averaging an impressive $186,994 per event. The series was accompanied by dozens of side events which also had a decent turnout — though some of them fell short of their guarantees.

WSOP Ontario Online Bracelets Turnout

Event Guaranteed (CAD) Buy-in (CAD) Entrants Prize Pool (CAD) Overlay (CAD)
#1: BIG 150 Ontario MILLION$ $100,000 $150 1310 $180,780
#2: Omaholic Bounty MILLION$ $100,000 $210 651 $130,200
#3: GGMasters Online Championship $250,000 $1050 207 $250,000 $43,000

And That’s Curtains for WSOP 2022 Online Campaign

The series served as the finale to this year’s WSOP Online campaign that awarded dozens of prestigious gold bracelets throughout this year, the officials said in the press release. WSOP.com catering to US players in New Jersey, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Michigan ran two sets of bracelet series: One in the summer alongside the WSOP 2022 live series and the other in the fall which concluded only this month.

The summer leg generated $14.6 million across 29 bracelets while the Autumn series produced $11.7 million over 45 events.

WSOP’s international partner, also held its online bracelet series for the third year in a row in the dot-com market, running 33 bracelets between August and September. This produced a massive $86 million over 33 gold bracelet events.

Note: The graph above does not include WSOP Europe bracelets.

All combined, per numbers, compiled by Poker Industry PRO, the online bracelets have amassed $113.4 million in prize money over 107 tournaments including counting the three held in Ontario.

WSOP Ontario Bossing the Province

WSOP which is using GGPoker’s platform to serve Ontarians is the last major online poker room to enter the province. Though it only entered the market a month ago, it has already run two WSOP series offering coveted gold jewelry.

The Circuit Series that ran just prior to the bracelet series had offered $2.5 million in guarantees — the largest-guaranteed series in the brief history of the regulated Ontario online poker market. The series drew a decent turnout, with the ring events alone producing $1.2 million in prize money. Its Main Event with an entry fee of $530, pulled a crowd of 590 runners, creating a prize pool of $295,000.

It still holds the title for the single largest tournament in terms of the total prize pool.

In terms of cash game activity, the WSOP Ontario real money app is sitting comfortably at the top position with an average of 400 concurrent seats, per statistics tracked by GameIntel and available on the Poker Industry PRO platform.

In fact, it sits above its Ontario online poker apps, even if all of their seats are combined.

Regulated Ontario Online Poker Rooms Average Cash Game Seats

Operator Seats (7-day Moving Average)
WSOP Ontario 421
PokerStars Ontario 235
BetMGM Ontario 129
888poker Ontario 37

With WSOP Online bracelet series coming to an end in Ontario, the operator will now be looking forward to hosting its third tournament series possibly in the month of November. Keep watching this space for more updates.