Online Casinos, Gambling, Poker and Sports Betting Magazine

WCOOP starting on Friday
Published: 1/9/2008

The Poker Stars World Championship of Online Poker is starting on Friday with a guaranteed prize pool of up to $30 million, which is double the amount from last year and makes this the biggest online gambling tournament series in the world. Overall there will be 33 tournaments, which is 10 more than last year and there will be a guaranteed prize pool of $10 million in the main event.

The main event will be held on September 21 and the winner of each event will also win a bracelet. The event has been running since 2002 and has grown steadily bigger each year representing the rapid expansion of online poker. The kick-off tournament is a $215 buy-in six-handed no-limit hold ‘em event starting at 1.30 pm E.T. and has a guaranteed $1m prize pool.

The tournament had seen some controversy last year with the overall winner ‘The VOid’, Mark Teltscher, being disqualified only days after his win for multi-accounting on another account set up by his sister, although she was knocked out early. This meant that everyone else was moved up a place and ‘ka$ino’ eventually won first prize. This also meant that Vanessa “LadyMaverick” Rousso was moved up to second place and took her biggest ever poker cash of $700,000.

To qualify, PokerStars.com will be running satellites for as little as $2.20 or you can buy in directly.

submit to reddit
Comments:
There are no comments to display...

Comment this article:
You need to be logged in to post a comment - Login | Register
Casino Reviews
PLAY NOW!
Read Review
As a widely recognised name in online casino gaming, the Winner brand is associated with entertainment, excitement, experience and quality. It comes as no surprise then that their online casino lives up to all of these high expectations.
PLAY NOW - £1000 High Roller Bonus!

PLAY NOW!
Read Review
William Hill Casino - an extremely impressive offering. Within just a few seconds of being on the site it's clear that this is a high class casino - it just feels like a very strong product, and it very much is.
PLAY NOW - up to £150 Welcome Bonus!

PLAY NOW!
Read Review
As one of the most reputable brands in online gaming - and indeed the gambling world generally - PartyCasino have a big reputation to live up to.
PLAY NOW - £3000 Welcome Bonus

PLAY NOW!
Read Review
The moment you enter the Titan Casino site it immediately feels as though this is going to be a superior online gaming experience.
PLAY NOW - £3000 Welcome Bonus
PLAY NOW!
Read Review
PLAY NOW!
Read Review
PLAY NOW!
Read Review
PLAY NOW!
Read Review
PLAY NOW!
Read Review
PLAY NOW!
Read Review
Casino News