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Unfortunately, Harrah’s has made it extremely difficult to talk about their popular Las Vegas poker tournament called the World Series of Poker*. According to our attorneys, we are not allowed to mention any of their trademarks, copyrights, or anything relating to their brand without extending to our readers an asterisk leading to information that the WSOP* is not directly associated with our website.

Anyways, I don’t really care too much about their stupid policies because all that I want to write about is how you can qualify for the WSOP through online WSOP satellite tournaments and qualifiers, so sue me. Basically, it boils down to a few things.

WSOP Satellite Tournaments

If you’re in the US, you probably know of the legal problems surrounding online poker. These issues sprouted from the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (aka UIEGA). To participate in an online WSOP qualifier as a US poker player, you can’t currently play at any of the online poker rooms (except Nevada and New Jersey) to qualify for the WSOP through a satellite.

Ya, it’s pretty sad isn’t it? Of course, if you’re not from the US, there are plenty more options for you to qualify for the WSOP online through a WSOP satellite. Non-US poker players can play at the above rooms or any of the rooms sponsored here at Mac Poker:

WSOP Winners

The Official WSOP Guidelines


Use either the WSOP’s* poker chip logo or stacked logo, or any image of a WSOP bracelet in any of your advertising or in any communications to your players.

You may not use the words World Series of Poker* or the WSOP* acronym in the official names or headlines of any contests or promotions you are running on your site, or in the titles of any websites, pages, press releases, advertisements, or articles.

The words ‘World Series of Poker*’ and the ‘WSOP*’ acronym may not be used more than TWO TIMES EACH PAGE in any written material, whether online or off-line, provided that use is part of a textual sentence.

All usage of the words World Series of Poker* or WSOP* must be marked with an ASTERISK (*), and the following disclaimer must appear on every page where these terms are used, in a location and type size that is reasonably likely to be seen and read by consumers:

*World Series of Poker and WSOP are trademarks of Harrah’s License Company, LLC (”Harrah’s”). Harrah’s does not sponsor or endorse, and is not associated or affiliated with, or its products, services, promotions or tournaments.

Additional guidelines can be found here (pdf).

2012 WSOP – World Series of Poker

The 2012 WSOP has come and gone now, but with it we can add another year to the history of the biggest live poker event of the year. It might be held in Las Vegas every year, far from many World wide participants and competitors, yet, you will always see a packed tournament with players from all over the world.

This year, we saw some great poker playing, as usual, with some big wins like Antonio Esfandiari’s $18.3 Million win, Annie Duke taking some strong heat by appearing at the 2012 WSOP, and much more, such as the October 9 for the Main Event final tournament game worth the big World Series Of Poker prize.

That said and done, we’ve compiled a nice infographic to go with the current events just before the 2012 WSOP poker games – and you can count on to continue providing these and more as time goes on.

Main Event World Series of Poker History