More online events are cropping up as the coronavirus shutdown continues
While the coronavirus pandemic gives the world a break, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) seems to be enjoying the success collected in the recently concluded online series. WSOP.com has just announced another online poker tournament series to fill the void left by the postponement of the biggest live poker series in the world that would have started this month. Starting today, New Jersey and Nevada players can count on another $4 million in guaranteed prizes for its upcoming “Money May” tournament series.
The Spring Online Championship series finished last Sunday, and it just finished distributing over $4 million in prizes among participants. The Spring series and the Money May series are so far, the biggest legal online poker tournaments held in the US regulated market. The series will run for three weeks, with the last day being May 24. The last day of the event also hosts the Main Event for $300,000 in guaranteed prize money with a $525 buy-in.
The schedule and duration of this new series are almost a replica of the concluded Spring Series, although it has a couple of differences. Instead of running 100 events, Money May will have only 93. In addition to that, the buy-ins will start at a lower price to attract more types of players, starting at $5 and going all the way up to $1,000.
Among the 93 events, there are twelve of them that stand out due to having a six-figure guaranteed. There will be two Player Appreciation tournaments scheduled for May 17 and May 24, both events guaranteed $100,000 each with a low buy-in of $100. On May 12 and May 19 other two $100,000 tournaments will take place, and they are called the $500 buy-in Special Tuesday Showdown.