The 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is fast approaching and this is a special year because the world’s longest-running poker tournament series is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The main highlight of the festival is the iconic WSOP Main Event with a buy-in of $10,000 and players from all over the world will fly in to have a crack at this prestigious event.
Winamax Gives French Players An Opportunity
So, with less than two months before the best poker players from around the world compete at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from May 28 to July 16, several online qualifiers are already underway.
Winamax remains the exclusive partner of WSOP in the French market for the sixth year in a row. Winamax is the leading online poker operator in France and they have come up with a promotion to allow French players a chance to attend the WSOP via their online satellites.
The French-based operator has now started running their own online satellites to send some players to the most prestigious poker festival in the world. The online qualifiers started running from March 31 and will conclude on June 4. During his period, satellites will held every Sunday and Tuesday.
On Sundays at 9pm, players can take part in a €500 satellite event which gives them the chance to win a package worth €11,000 which will serve as their ticket to the highly-anticipated WSOP Main Event due to take place on July 3 – 16. Unlimited re-entries are allowed.
Every Tuesday also at 9pm, Winamax is holding a €150 satellite with a €4,450 package up for grabs. The winner will be able to join two WSOP side events, which include the $1,111 Little One for One Drop and the $1,500 Double Stack , scheduled to take place on July 6 – 12. To find out more information, do check out the Winamax site.
Super Satellites
Winamax has a number of exciting opportunities for poker players in France. Players can also take their shot on a number of “super satellites” which will allow them to win their way to Las Vegas at a cheaper cost, with buy-ins starting at €10. They can check out the “Satellites” tab in the Winamax lobby for further info.
There are special packages on offer include a number of perks that will make your stay in Vegas an unforgettable experience. If you win a special package, you are entitled to €2,000 in cash to cover your expenses, reception at the airport as well as transfer to your hotel, and bilingual help for smooth communication.
Aside from that, players also have a chance to be included in Winamax’s coverage of the WSOP and enter the Winamax Players Party for free.
Winamax is only promoting the online qualifiers to the French market as 888poker is exclusively running their own satellites in other markets, which includes Spain.
Winamax: Exciting Promotions  
Winamax satellites are an answer to French poker enthusiasts who have always dreamt of joining the world’s largest poker festival but found it difficult to do so due to their financial constraints.  Take note of the satellite schedules and register now for that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take home loads of cash and a crack at a coveted WSOP bracelet.
But if you decide to spend the summer in France, Winamax still has something in store for you. The French-based operator will run a new version of the Mini WSOP and a host of other events. It will also film the latest season of “In the Head of a Pro”. Last year, the series featured Team Winamax member Guillaume Diaz and his adventures at the WSOP in Vegas.
2019 WSOP
The 2019 WSOP which is expected to award at least $200 million in guarantees includes a historic opening event called “The Big 50”, taking place on May 30-June 2. As part of the 50th year celebration, each player’s initial entry into the event will be made absolutely rake-free. The Big 50 has a buy-in of $500, with a guaranteed prize pool of $5,000,000 – with $1,000,000 going to the winner.
Among the events which have been finalized are the $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold’em which will award $1 million to the winner, Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold’em with a $888,888 top prize, $1,000 buy-in Seniors No-Limit Hold’em, $1,000 buy-in Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em, $1,500 buy-in Monster Stack, as well as The Big 50 and the $10,000 buy-in Main Event.

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