Satellite Tournaments to Help You Gain Entry to WSOP 2012

February 8, 2012

Recently, 888poker announced that it would be giving away great packages to the 2012 WSOP main event. The online poker room stated that it would be hosting satellite tournaments for this year’s WSOP, wherein players will get to win vacation packages to attend the event in Las Vegas. But 888 is not the only one offering satellites for the grand event this year. There are a number of other casinos – online and offline – which are hosting satellite tournaments so that devoted and talented poker players get a chance to participate in the big event.

Find your way to WSOP

One of the best ways to get into the prestigious WSOP tournament is through the satellites. One reason for this is that the buy-ins for satellites are not very high. Secondly, playing at the satellites gives you a chance to sharpen your poker skills for the big event. So what are your options?

888 WSOP package

888poker has one of the most exciting WSOP packages, which can be won by participating in the online poker room’s satellites. These satellites will take place every day and will start every two hours on the site. Once every two weeks, the site will give the WSOP vacation packages of $15,500 to Las Vegas. The package includes $10,000 for entry to the Main Event, accommodation at a luxury hotel, and travel. Added to that, winners would also get to participate in a special VIP event hosted by 888, where they can meet 888poker brand ambassadors Shane Warne and Sam Holden.

Live satellite games

Besides 888, there are a few other casinos that are offering satellite games for entry into the WSOP main event. The 101 Casino in Petaluma, California, is hosting single-table poker tournaments on every Monday and Wednesday in February and March. As of now, the casino has announced that the tournaments would be held on February 18, 20, 22, 27 and 29, and on March 5, 2012. The casino also plans to have more such satellites after that, in March and April.

Winners of these single table tournaments will get a seat at the final table of 101 Casino. The winner of the final table gets to go to the WSOP events, starting on the July 7, 2012. The buy-in for these single table satellites is just $155.

You could be the next big winner

The WSOP 2012 will officially begin in May this year. In the meantime, a number of online poker sites are hosting satellite tournaments that can win you a seat to the $10,000 main event of WSOP. Do you know what that means? You could be the next Darvin Moon, who just spent $130 on a satellite and went on to win more than $5 million in the WSOP.

If not the WSOP, you could also look at satellites to make your way to the WPT (World Poker Tour) that starts on March 5. San Hose’s Bay 101 Casino is one of the casinos offering satellite tournaments for the WPT. The casino is hosting satellites everyday starting at 9:30 in the morning. These tournaments will take place through the 29th of February, offering poker players a chance to win the $10,000 seat at WPT.