The most popular poker event each year is arguably the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event. The WSOP Main Event not only gives the winner millions of dollars in prize money but turns them into an instant celebrity in the poker world and increases their brand value tremendously.
Big Show Promo
The WSOP went live in Pennsylvania in July 2021 and is looking to make a big splash in the market. WSOP PA is running some exciting promotions at the moment and one of the most attractive of the lot is the Big Show promo.
The Big Show promo will give players a chance to play at the 2021 WSOP Main Event which starts on Nov 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The buy-in for the Main Event is $10,000 and is one of the main reasons why a lot of poker players dream of playing the WSOP Main Event but never do.
Most players find it hard to come up with a $10,000 buy-in and hence give up on their dreams of playing the WSOP Main Event. WSOP PA will give away free WSOP Main Event seats via its Big Show promo which runs every Sunday. The buy-in for the Big Show promo is just $215.
If you are keen on playing at the WSOP Main Event but are struggling with you bankroll, go ahead and play the Big Show promo. Do keep in mind that you have to be physically present with the boundaries of the Keystone state to take part in the WSOP PA promo.
The last Big Show promo saw a total of 42 entries and 20 rebuys. This brought the total prize pool to $12,400 which covered the $10,000 WSOP Main Event buy-in for the winner. The additional $2,400 was given to the player who finished in second place. The Big Show promos generally tend to attract less than 50 players in total which makes it ideal for players to compete and see if they can win a seat to the WSOP Main Event.
Why is the WSOP Main Event so Popular?
Ever since Chris Moneymaker won the 2003 WSOP Main Event and became a millionaire overnight, it has become the dream of most poker players around the world to play at the WSOP Main Event and win. The winner also walks away with a covetous WSOP gold bracelet.
You don’t have to win the WSOP Main Event to become a millionaire. Those who make the final table also walk away with big sums of cash as the WSOP Main Event generates a massive prize pool.
To give you some recent numbers, the 2017 WSOP Main Event generated a $67 million plus prize pool and the winner took home $8.15 million. The 2018 WSOP Main Event generated a prize pool of $74 million and the winner took home $8.8 million. The 2019 WSOP Main Event generated a prize pool in excess of $80 million and the winner took home $10 million in prize money.
The 2020 WSOP did not take place at the Rio in Las Vegas, Nevada as usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 WSOP was postponed and is scheduled to take place towards the end of the year, provided America does not go into another lockdown. Tournament organizers expect this year’s WSOP to be bigger and better than ever and the Main Event is expected to do historic numbers.
WSOP PA Online Bracelet Series
You don’t have to win the WSOP Main Event in order to win a WSOP bracelet. WSOP PA is running a special Pennsylvania Online Bracelet Series (POBS) that gives players the chance to compete from their own home and have a crack at winning a WSOP gold bracelet. A total of 8 WSOP bracelets will be given away during the series. Check out WSOP PA for more info.