There is a number of upcoming WSOP 2017 changes this year. In addition to the change, there will also be eight new events for this year’s World Series of Poker.
The changes in the WSOP 2016 will still apply this year:
- Five times buy-in starting chips
- Structure tweaks
- Paying out 15 percent of fields
- Lifting of headphone ban
- eQueue payment option
WSOP 2017 changes
For this year, though, there are two notable changes to the rules that can help make all poker players’ experience much better. This includes the use of credit cards as payment within the cage. Much like the eQueue payment option, the use of credit cards, along with cash and chips, can make the payment process much more flexible this year.
The other change is the limitation of credit card charges. Everyone can make more than $10,000 of credit card purchase this year. The limit was only $1,500 last year. This is good news for any high rollers who want to use his credit card to participate in events that have a buy-in of more than $1,500.
New WSOP 2017 events
WSOP is one of the largest poker series in the world. Players from more than 100 nations compete against each other every year. Everyone is taking the shot at the big prize pool and the coveted championship gold bracelet.
WSOP is aiming at offering the largest prize pool possible. It also looks to diversify the events to allow many players to participate. All events will be at the Rio Convention Center. Poker players new to WSOP are welcome.
Ty Steward, WSOP Executive Director, said:
“This 2017 schedule reflects our continuing goal to broaden poker’s appeal and encourage first timers and recreational players to come experience the WSOP for themselves. With the new $365 buy-in Giant anchoring Friday nights, alongside a tent pole event awarding millions every weekend, we believe we have the offering to be well worth the trip. Plus, for the serious and high-stakes player, we remain committed to having the most diverse schedule of events of any tournament in the world. Whatever your game or bankroll, let the bracelet chase begin.”
For 50 days, there will be many new events that will be a part of the 74 bracelet events. These are a few notable ones.
- $10,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em 2-4 people teams– This is an upgrade to the $1,000 tag team event from last year.
- $333 No-Limit Hold’em – This is a one-day event that will take place on WSOP.com. The prize pool is a guaranteed $333,333 and there is an unlimited re-entry.
- $1,000 No-limit Hold’em Championship – This is another one-day event that will happen online at WSOP.com.
Previously, WSOP took place at the Rio Convention Center. The online events will be entirely online, and this will also be open even to players who prefer to play in Bitcoin poker sites. WSOP, however, does not accept Bitcoin, so poker players will have to make do with real-money payments.
Meanwhile, during the WSOP season, online poker players can also expect Bitcoin poker rooms to launch WSOP promotions that can earn players seats to the WSOP events. One of the poker sites that actively offer WSOP seats is Americas Cardroom.