For Michigan Online Poker Players, Pursuit of WSOP Glory Starts Next Week

For Michigan Online Poker Players, Pursuit of WSOP Glory Starts Next Week
By Bill Ordine
Fact Checked by Jim Tomlin

As the poker world knows, the 2023 WSOP in Las Vegas begins on Tuesday, May 30, but Michigan online poker players don’t have to be in Vegas to pursue dreams of glory.

In Las Vegas, the 54th Annual WSOP gets started with an event that’s become the traditional kickoff, the Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em tournament, with a $500 buy-in. That same day, at the other end of the buy-in price-point scale, there’s High Roller Six Handed No-Limit Hold’em event with a $25,000 buy-in.

From there the pace of the WSOP goes into overdrive with a total of 95 championship bracelet events running through July 18. The full 2023 WSOP tournament schedule is available at the organization’s website.

WSOP Main Event in July

The marquee tournament, the Main Event, begins on July 3 with four starting days and continues through July 16-17 when the Final Table is scheduled.

This year, the WSOP is going to be played at the re-branded Horseshoe Las Vegas (formerly Bally’s Las Vegas) and the Paris Las Vegas at the center of the Las Vegas Strip.

However, Michigan players can get in the action aiming for online WSOP bracelets starting June 4, using the WSOP Michigan promo code. In three online sub-section areas — Michigan, Pennsylvania, and the combined Nevada-New Jersey player pool — separate online bracelet events are scheduled.

In the case of Michigan, the schedule includes seven Sundays: June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2, 9 and 16. All starting times are 6:30 p.m. Eastern.

First Michigan Bracelet Tournament June 4

The first Michigan online bracelet tournament is June 4. That will be a $500 NL Hold'em tournament with the title “Bankroll Builder.” In other words, an opportunity to build a bankroll to pursue more online events or perhaps to travel to Vegas.

Among the bracelet events for Michigan online casino players, the most expensive buy-in is on July 2, a $600 NL Hold’em Deepstack, and the least expensive is on July 9, a $300 NL Hold’em. All the events are advertised as re-entries.

In addition to the seven stand-alone online tournaments for Michigan players (Pennsylvania has a similar seven-event schedule and Nevada-New Jersey has 20 tournaments scheduled), online participants can also go for the big prize, a seat at the Main Event.

According to WSOP, in addition to earning their way into the Main Event at the virtual felt, new players who deposit until June 30 receive an entry into a $10,000 Main Event seat package drawing that awards the winner with a 2023 WSOP $10,000 Main Event Seat, a $500 travel allowance, and a three-night hotel stay in Las Vegas.

Michigan mobile casinos players should check the WSOP Michigan website for tournament and contest rules, including any changes.



A longtime reporter and editor who began writing on casinos and gaming shortly after Atlantic City’s first gambling halls opened, Bill covered the world Series of Poker and wrote a syndicated column on travel to casino destinations for a decade.

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