2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) SATELLITES

It won’t be long until the WSOP is upon us again, and thousands of people will be making their annual pilgrimage to the Las Vegas desert to play in the biggest tournament series in the world. There’s no doubt that the Main Event is the pinnacle of poker tournaments, and after nearly breaking the record last year, many people think we’ll have the biggest Main Event ever in 2023.

If you don’t have a spare $10,000 to take part in this potentially record-breaking tournament, there are other ways you can enter. One of the most popular ways to qualify for the WSOP is through a satellite, so read on if you want to enter the world’s biggest poker tournament for a fraction of the cost.


A satellite is a tournament where a player can win entry into a larger tournament instead of cash. These tournaments allow players the chance to play large buy-in tournaments for a small investment. Famously, the winner of the 2003 Main Event, Chris Moneymaker, managed to win his seat into the Main Event from a $39 satellite!

Satellites can come in multiple tiers. Some satellites give you an entry into the tournament you wish to play, like the Main Event. These are Tier 1 satellites, as you only need to win one to enter your target tournament. There are also satellites where you can win a seat in a Tier 1 satellite called Tier 2s. Again, there can be multiple different tiers, culminating in an entry to the main tournament.

The more tiers there are, the cheaper the buy-in will be, but the more tournaments you have to win before you win your entry to your target tournament. However, most Tier 4/Tier 5 satellites cost less than $1 to enter, so firing off multiple entries to these in the hope that you get a lucky run won’t break the bank.

Currently, only WSOP.com is offering satellites to this year’s Main Event, but we’re sure as we get closer to the summer, multiple US-facing sites will give you a chance to satellite your way into the Main Event. Let’s take a look at what’s currently on offer.


As the online poker site of the World Series of Poker, you’d expect WSOP.com to be offering plenty of ways to win your seat to the Main Event. While they’re currently only offering one way to take down a Main Event seat, we’re sure that they will ramp up their promotions as we get closer to the big day.


If you’re already making the trip to Vegas this summer, you can win your way into a number of different events by playing one of the live satellites offered at the WSOP. These live satellites either payout in tournament credit or with a seat directly into one of the events on this year’s WSOP schedule.

There are many different kinds of live satellites available to play at the 2024 WSOP, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs. Let’s take a look at what they’re offering.

No-Limit Hold’em Landmark Mega Satellites

In the initial weeks of July, numerous significant mega satellites will present participants with the opportunity to secure multiples of $10,000 in Tournament Buy-in Credit, which can subsequently be utilized for entry into the prestigious $10,000 buy-in WSOP Main Event.

What constitutes Tournament Buy-In Credit (TBIC) at WSOP? These credits, denoted as WSOP TBIC, hold an equivalent value ($1 = 1 TBIC) and serve as a means to enter WSOP tournaments. Management of these credits occurs via the player’s Caesar’s Rewards account.

These landmark satellites represent a novel addition for the year 2024, granting players a coveted seat upon achieving a predetermined chip threshold.

8amJuly 2-7$145Multiples of $1,100 entries into 1pm MegaTurbo
10amJuly 2-7$580Multiples of $10,000 paid in Tournament Buy-In CreditRegular
1pmJuly 2-7$1,100Multiples of $10,000 paid in Tournament Buy-In CreditRegular
2pmJuly 2-7$260Multiples of $2,200 entries into 7pm MegaTurbo
4pmJuly 2-7$580Multiples of $10,000 paid in Tournament Buy-In CreditRegular
7pmJuly 2-7$2,200Multiples of $10,000 paid in Tournament Buy-In CreditRegular

Between July 3 and July 8, there are additional exclusive Turbo Mega Satellites held during the early hours of the morning.

8amJuly 3-8$1,100Multiples of $10,000 paid in Tournament Buy-In CreditTurbo

Daily Landmark Mega Satellites

Throughout the duration of the WSOP, Daily Mega Satellites will provide Tournament Buy-In Credit, which participants can subsequently utilize to register for WSOP bracelet events, Daily Deep Stacks, and any Mega Satellites on offer.

3pmMay 28-July 15$240Multiples of $2,000 paid in Tournament Buy-In CreditRegular
7pmMay 28-July 15$580Multiples of $5,000 paid in Tournament Buy-In Credit
10pmMay 28-July 15$135Multiples of $1,000 paid in Tournament Buy-In Credit

Speciality Landmark Mega Satellites

Interested in earning a ticket to prestigious $5,000 or $10,000 WSOP tournaments? Landmark’s Exclusive Mega Satellites provide an opportunity to secure your entry at a fraction of the cost.

All Landmark Mega Satellites occur at 7pm.

5/30$5k PLO$580
5/31$10k Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better$1,100
6/2$10k Dealer’s Choice$1,100
6/3$5k NLH 8-Handed$580
6/4$10k Limit Hold em$1,100
6/6$10k PLO Hi-Lo Split 8 or Better$1,100
6/9$10k 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball$1,100
6/12$10k Big O$1,100
6/14$10k Seven Card Stud$1,100
6/16$10k H.O.R.S.E.$1,100
6/18$10k Razz$1,100
6/19$5k NLH 6-Handed$580
6/21$10k NLH STB/Omaha$1,100
6/27$10k NL 2-7 Lowball Draw$1,100
6/29$10k Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better$1,100
6/30$10k NLH Mystery Bounty$1,100
7/8$5k 8-Game Mixed$1,100
7/9$10k 8-Game Mixed$1,100
7/12$10k NLH 6-Handed$1,100

High Roller & Super High Roller Satellites

Numerous avenues exist for participants aiming to secure entry into prestigious High Roller tournaments (with buy-ins exceeding $25,000) throughout the 2023 WSOP. Notably, there are opportunities to satellite into the illustrious $250,000 Super High Roller event, which stands as the pinnacle of buy-ins for this year’s WSOP.

Apart from the Heads-Up Championship, all these avenues are characterized by Landmark Mega Satellites. Certain options even feature an initial mega satellite granting entry to subsequent levels.

5/29$25k Heads-Up Championship$2,700
6/5$25k High Roller Six Handed$2,700
6/8$25k High Roller Six Handed$2,700
6/13$50k High Roller$625/$5,300
6/17$100k High Roller$120/$850/$7,500
6/20$250k High Roller$2,750/$25,350
6/21-22$50k Poker Players Championship$625/$5,300
6/28$25k PLO 8-Handed High Roller$320/$2,700
7/1$50k High Roller PLO$625/$5,300
7/11$50k High Roller NLH$625/$5,300
7/13$25k High Roller HORSE$2,700


When it comes to tournaments like the Main Event, not everyone can afford to spend $10,000 in the hope of winning it big. This is why satellites are so popular; they give everyone a chance to play in these world-famous tournaments, no matter how small their bankroll is. If you’re good enough or lucky enough, you can earn your seat at the Main Event for just a few bucks!

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