Rundown Of The Best 2017 World Series Qualifiers Online For US Players
2017 Qualifying season is now underway!
Qualifiers are already underway for the World Series Of Poker 2017, leading the field this year are America's Cardroom (known as ACR Poker) on the Winning Poker Network. They have an unusual qualifying process which uses their 3-handed lottery sit and goes (called 'Jackpots') plus a 50 seat guaranteed mega-satellite, steps SNGs and even a cash game promo giving away seats. Surprisingly quiet from the other sites at the moment, nothing from Ignition, BetOnline or Intertops as yet. I will keep a daily eye on things and update this page as and when they do offer qualifiers.
This article looks at the different offers and highlights the best WSOP qualifiers for US players. Make sure you bookmark this page now, so you won't miss out when any of the big announcements come.
One more side note, I have a main kick-off page for US news and links to my review / comparison articles. To keep up to date with the latest, see the main US Poker Sites page here.
US World Series Qualifiers 2017 - America's Cardroom
The Winning Poker Network and in particular America’s Cardroom have really gone for it this year.
In fact, the 50 Main Event seats guaranteed satellite on July 2nd is the biggest single World Series qualifier for US players since Black Friday (which was more than 6 years ago now). That even alone gives away $675,000 worth of packages.
This is one of 4 different ways you can win a $12,500 Main Event package which includes $10 entry, $2k expenses and $500 accommodation.
Here are the promos:
#1 – Super Satellite!
This is an MTT which guarantees 50 prize packages, and has a buy-in of $540. It takes place on the 2nd July at 3pm ET. If you win a package, you’ll need to be in Vegas by the 8th July.
Sub-qualifiers are running already, with plenty of people winning their seat in this way. If enough people join, it is possible that even more than 50 packages will be won!
#2 – Jackpots (Lottery SNGs)
This is the name for the Lottery Sit N Go tournaments at America’s Cardroom. These are 5 handed, super-turbo and start with 500 chips. They are not as crazy-fast as the versions at some other sites, giving you a skill edge. In my experience, these are very recreational in their play, with plenty of all-in type scenarios.
The WSOP qualifier ones are separated from the cash prize versions. These are $3 and $30 buy-in. When you start, prizes flicker through the screen – stopping on anything from $6 to $37,000. If you hit that top prize, all 3 participants win a WSOP Main Event prize package.
#3 – Steps Sit N Goes
There are 7 steps in total, with the last couple of spots in each game winning entry to the next level up. The smallest buy-in is XX, with the top step a huge $2400+$40 buy-in. That ‘Step 7’ awards two main event packages, and $200 to the player in 3rd place.
I have played some of the lower buy-in qualifiers, and these are crazy loose games… not sure if a single opponent understood prize pool equity math! A big opportunity with these games.
#4 – Buck Hunt (Cash Game WSOP Promo)
This is an innovative promotion, which is aimed at cash game players. There are random cash prizes, which appear when chips appear on the tables with 5c / 10c blinds and above. If you are paying attention, you can click on these chips. A prize will be revealed. This can be anything from 10c up to a $12,500 WSOP package.
As you climb the buy-in levels, your chances of getting a Main Event package will increase.
Wrapping Up – America’s Cardroom Has Owned it This Year!
Not just owned it, ACR has left the opposition in the dust. Only 888 have anything close (for context, they are the sponsors!).
If you are new to this site, head on over and check out the soft games. If you have already played there, then head on over and grab the current WSOP reload bonus.
Either way, head on over!
Check out the details over at www.americascardroom.eu now!
Add to this the regular $1m guaranteed tournaments, 'Sit N Crush' progressive leaderbard and generous welcome offer - and this might just have pipped the older sites to the post to become my pick for 2016 World Series Qualifiers.
Check out the schedule over at www.americascardroom.ag now.
US WSOP Qualifiers 2016 - BetOnline.ag
Since the last qualifiers season, this site has gained lot of momentum - and is now the 2nd largest of the US friendly poker sites (as part of the Chico Network). Last year BetOnline gave away a lot of packages through a random jackpot type game. They have yet to announce for '16. My thinking is that they are now big enough for 'proper' qualifiers in tournament format - then again, those jackpot games were very popular (and a lot of fun!). Once again, I will keep an eye out and update this article (along with my main WSOP qualifiers 2017 article) when they make the announcement.
US World Series Of Poker Qualifiers – Ignition Poker
I was expecting a little more from Ignition, who have the single biggest US player pool - ah well, maybe next year!
US World Series Qualifiers – Intertops
Nothing yet from Intertops, though they do have a track record of sending players to live poker tournaments around the world via their online satellites. Again, I'm keeping an eye on their site.
US WSOP 2017 – Planet Mark’s Pick
America's Cardroom are clearly offering the best qualifiers at the moment - offering full $12.5k packages for a $3 buy-in via their lottery Sit N Goes - check them out now at www.americascardroom.eu