July Promotions

WSOPpromotions posted this 30 June 2015

Here's a quick rundown of what's going on in July.

Minier-Fest of Poker -- This series of low buy-in tournaments features more than $15,000 in guaranteed prize money spread over 16 fun-filled events. The Minier-Fest runs from July 19 - July 26. http://www.wsop.com/promotions/minier-fest-2015/NJ/

The Climb -- Running from July 19 through August 15, The Climb is your chance to earn a bonus of up to $1,000. http://www.wsop.com/promotions/climb-july-2015/NJ/

Early Bird Special -- If you're 55 or older, you can earn double APPs by playing in your favorite cash games, SNGs, and tournaments between 12pm and 4pm each day. http://www.wsop.com/promotions/early-bird-2015/NJ/

SNG Leader Boards -- Play for your share of $12,000 in monthly prize money. http://www.wsop.com/promotions/july-sng-2015/NJ/

Short-Handed Leader Boards -- Play short handed in your favorite cash games for your chance to win a share of $2,000 in monthly prize money. http://www.wsop.com/promotions/shorthanded-2015/NJ

Military Appreciation Freeroll -- We're thanking our active military and military veterans with a $300 freeroll on July 19. http://www.wsop.com/promotions/military-appreciation-2015/NJ/

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Time2PlayTheGameee posted this 20 July 2015

Nice promos this month. Is the WSOP team planning on adding more $$ for the sng leaderboards? They were much more active last year when there were bigger prizes. Also would be nice to have some double or nothings and different game selections.

wsopbill posted this 24 July 2015

Currently the platform doesn't support double or nothings. I don't think they're on the roadmap for anytime soon so I can't commit to a timeframe.

In terms of the SnG leaderboards, the leaderboard prize pools are based on level of participation. As you noted, there was more activity last year but I don't think it correlates to the size of the leaderboard prizes in the way that you may think. The entire poker market in NJ was larger last year. Tournaments, cash games, and SnGs. Not just for us but for competitors in the NJ poker market as well.

So, raising the leaderboard prize pools wouldn't necessarily bring back activity levels to what they had been in the past.

Like I said, we calculate the size of the prize pool based on participation. If more people are participating, the prize pool increases. When activity drops the prize pool drops accordingly. We try to keep the % reinvestment relatively the same though so the EV a year ago is about equal to the EV today but the absolute numbers change with activity.