- GGPoker reveals the 2023 WSOP Online series schedule for Ontario players.
- Runs concurrently with global WSOP Online, from August 20 to October 2.
- Ontario online poker players get 8 chances at WSOP bracelets this year.
- Tournament guarantees range from C$100K to C$500K.
- Notable event: $1,000 Main Event with $500K prize pool.
A few days back, GGPoker released the full 2023 WSOP Online series schedule, announcing as many as 33 events. We expected GGPoker Ontario would shortly follow suit, and we were not wrong, as the operator has just announced that Ontarians will have several opportunities to compete online for coveted WSOP gold bracelets from the comfort of their homes.
The series will take place concurrently with the ROW (rest of world) WSOP Online 2023, running from August 20 to October 2, but with fewer events on the schedule. All said and done, players of real money online poker in Ontario will have eight shots at a bracelet this year.
Tournament guarantees will be somewhat smaller compared to the global series, ranging from C$100,000 up to C$500,000 for the Main Event, but Ontarians will also have a chance to compete for their seat in the final stage of the $2,013 Millionaire Maker in Paradise event, one of the tournaments on the brand new 2023 WSOP Paradise schedule.
GGPoker Ontario 2023 WSOP Online Schedule
GGPoker Ontario will award seven online bracelets this year, while the Millionaire Maker in Paradise tournament will conclude in the Bahamas in December.
Regarding online tournaments, buy-ins are quite reasonable, and with various satellites available around the clock, everyone can get involved and fight for a piece of poker history.
|Date (Final Day)||Event||Buy-In||GTD (CAD)|
|August 21||$300 Gladiators of Poker Ontario Opener||$300||$150,000|
|August 28||$210 Mystery Millions||$210||$200,000|
|September 4||$100 Ontario MILLION$ Mini Main Event||$100||$100,000|
|September 10||$2013 MILLIONAIRE Maker in Paradise||$2013||$6,720,000|
|September 11||$400 PLOSSUS (bounty event)||$400||$100,000|
|September 18||$400 Colossus||$400||$200,000|
|September 25||$1000 Main Event||$1000||$500,000|
|October 2||$525 The Closer||$525||$150,000|
The $1000 Main Event will be the highlight of the Ontario 2023 WSOP Online, featuring a very respectable prize pool of C$500,000. For an online event, the buy-in is somewhat pricey, but we expect the tournament will reach its guarantee regardless, as numerous starting flights and surrounding satellites will help boost the player numbers.
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A Big Hybrid Event
One particularly interesting new tournament on the 2023 WSOP Ontario Online schedule is the C$2,023 (USD $1500) Millionaire Maker in Paradise. This is a unique event that WSOP has made available on WSOP NJ/NV and GGPoker international and Ontario platforms, designed in two stages.
The tournament has a $5,000,000 prize pool, but on the Ontario platform, it is shown in Canadian dollars, just like all other buy-ins and guarantees, so the guarantee Ontarian players will see in the lobby is C$6,722,000.
The first segment will take place entirely online. On the global platform, the tournament will play down to 100 players, while in NJ/NV and Ontario, the event will halt when there are just nine players remaining. These 118 will meet in the Bahamas in December at the inaugural WSOP Paradise to play to the winner, who will take home the bracelet and the lion’s share of the massive USD $5 (C$6.7) million prize pool.
All those who make it to the final stage will receive an invitation to the Bahamas, where they will get VIP accommodation at the Atlantis Resort and free lunch for ten days, allowing for an epic conclusion to this unique tournament.
Satellites Running Already
GGPoker Ontario has already rolled out a decent schedule of daily satellites, so players can start their journey towards the big 2023 WSOP Online Ontario series. You will find $25 and $33 satellites to $300 Gladiators Opener and $210 Mystery Millions on the GGPoker Ontario app, with more to be added shortly.
If you yearn to win your own bracelet, the 2023 WSOP Online on GGPoker Ontario provides an excellent opportunity to take your shot. If last year’s series is anything to go by, fields will be big but manageable, and satellites allow you to get in on a discount, so the sooner you start the grind, the better your chances will be.
Head to GGPoker Ontario and start paving your path toward WSOP glory!
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