Road to 2012 WSOP Begins at 888poker, PokerStars and iPoker

Pius Heinz

2012 WSOP qualifying is in full swing and we’ve got a collection of the best ways to win a free seat in the biggest poker series in the world.

This year the WSOP could very well be the richest one ever with an estimated overall prizepool of $200+ million.

As usual online poker giants 888poker, PokerStars, Party Poker, bwin Poker and the iPoker network have provided a compelling variety of ways to qualify for the big dance.

Here’s a look at the top online poker sites and the WSOP qualifiers they’ll be running this year:



On 888poker you’ve essentially got two ways to get in on WSOP qualifying action:

  • a weekly $525 satellite into the WSOP Main Event and
  • a weekly $195 satellite into a WSOP side event.

888poker is anything but stingy with their packages as their Main Event one tips the scales at $15,500 while the winner of the side event satellite gets $4,500.

It’s possible to qualify for as little as $1.10 using the 888poker steps program.

**** PokerListings is also running an exclusive freeroll on June 16 for a $6,000 WSOP package. To qualify you just have to sign up at 888 through PokerListings between May 8 and June 14 and make a deposit.

Check our 888poker review for more information and to download the software.

iPoker (Titan Poker, William Hill Poker, Poker)

The massive iPoker network has one of the most extensive WSOP qualifying schedules with:

  • a weekly $525 Main Event satellite
  • a $215 side event satellite and
  • an incredible $25k WSOP Jackpot package that goes to a player who wins six consecutive Sit & Gos.

Check our Titan Poker review for more information.


Pokerstars Logo

PokerStars is keeping things simple with the return of the Main Event Passport.

If you win a PokerStars Main Event Passport you’ll get a $13,000 package for the 2012 WSOP Main Event if you  choose but you can also use it to play comparable events on the EPT, LAPT, PCA or APPT.

Check our PokerStars review for more site information.

Party Poker

Party Poker Feel It logo

Party Poker has a simple but value-packed WSOP qualifying schedule that offers one $750 buy-in weekly satellite into the WSOP Main Event.

Qualifiers start at just $2 and Party Poker guarantees one package per every 20 players in the tournament.

Party Poker also runs freerolls into the big WSOP satellite. Check

our Party Poker review for more site information.

bwin Poker

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bwin Poker offers two WSOP satellites every week. One is into the 2012 WSOP Main Event while the other is into a $1,000 side event.

Both cost $320 to get into but bwin runs a variety of sub-qualifiers where you can get in for far less.

Check our bwin Poker review for more site information.

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