WSOP.com realizes that poker is on the minds of men and women in the regulated states of New Jersey and Nevada. As such, the site has announced the dates for its Spring Poker Series.
Buy-ins start at $10 and go as high as $200. The latter entry fee is required for both the opening event on Sunday, April 12 and the concluding tourney on the 19th, those events featuring guarantees of $30,000 and $40,000, respectively. Satellites are running now.
With all due respect to Alfred, Lord Tennyson, springtime is poker time in the U.S. at WSOP.com. If Tennyson were alive today to witness the state of online poker in the U.S., perhaps he would write a poem that goes something like this:
Ode to U.S. Online Poker
Poker, a game that requires much skill,
Played for money, a battle of wits – if you will;
Your hole cards determine the decision at hand,
Whether to bet, raise, fold or stand;
Ah, but playing your opponent is also part of the game,
A well-timed bluff can bring riches and fame;
Those riches can be won either live or online,
On the Internet, only in regulated states at this time;
Regulation is available in Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey,
The rest of the states remain at their legislators’ mercy;
One man showing no mercy at all,
Is Sheldon Adelson, whose goal is an igaming fall;
The billionaire’s aim is to wipe out regulation,
Spending whatever it takes to destroy the ipoker nation;
His efforts have proven a nuisance at best,
But his arguments have failed to pass any test;
Regulation will spread, of this many are sure,
The rights of states to trump the slinging of Adelson’s manure;
The PPA leads the fight, doing its very best,
To allow U.S. players to play Internet poker at their behest.
Unfortunately, Delaware Players Not Invited
One thing to keep in mind about the Spring Poker Series. Although the WSOP.com site in Nevada now shares player pools with Delaware, the Spring Poker Series will not be available to those players. It’s exclusive to WSOP.com.
Also, the series’ will be run independently in both New Jersey and Nevada, as those states do not yet share liquidity. Both states offer the same tournaments with identical guarantees, but the starting times are different. Click here for the Nevada schedule, and here for New Jersey.