The WSOP is a division of Caesars Entertainment, which recently struck a $ 17.3 billion deal with Eldorado Resorts which resulted in the merger of the two largest companies on the market. The newly merged company owns more than 50 properties in 16 states and several international properties.
The merger received approval from New Jersey regulators at the end of July, the final box will be checked before moving forward, and the transition process could very well pose additional drag for WSOP organizers.
While a live WSOP looks less likely to happen in 2020 as the days go by, the WSOP joins a number of other high-profile poker tournaments and series in hosting online versions of their events during the spring and summer visits dewapoker.
The WSOP online awarded 85 gold bracelets from early July to early September, with events spread over two separate online poker platforms. A total of 283,983 entries were made across the series, with $ 174.5 million in prize money awarded along the way. A number of WSOP records were set during the series, including a $ 50 buy-in “Big 50” event which attracted a staggering 44,576 entries.
Other big series moving online this year include the Super High Roller Bowl, the Poker Masters, several WSOP Circuit series, and a World Poker Tour festival with several major event tournaments.