Run the WSOP for less than a nickel

Last year's World Series of Poker Main Event payout was $12 million and went to an unknown in the poker world. doesn't see why it can't happen again and are opening up the possibilities with WSOP satellites starting as lost-change-in-the-sofa-low as 4¢.

"We love hosting players at the WSOP," Action Poker Network Cardroom Manager Sean Harris says, "and want to send as many players as possible. There are unlimited seats available through our satellites."

Already underway and running right up until June 30, there are seven stages of satellites ongoing at almost all times.

Stage 1 satellites are of the aforementioned 4¢ variety - they're four-person sit-and-gos, with a 3¢+1¢ buy-in and the winner taking one copper coin.

Stage 2 satellites are then six-person sit-and-gos with either one copper coin or 10¢+2¢ buy-ins - winner there gets six silver rings.

Stage 3 satellites are sit-and-gos with a six silver ring (or 55¢+5¢) buy-in, with the payout 60 silver rings.

Buy-ins and ring payments go up accordingly in stages four-six, and last stop before the WSOP is a Stage 7 satellite, which goes every Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. (EDT).

Buy-in for that one is 24,000 rings or $1,500+$150, and the payout is one of's famous $15,000 WSOP packages.

"Action Poker Network's WSOP packages send you in VIP style," says Harris. "Our trips are famous for all the perks that go way beyond accommodation, airfare and buy-in."

Included in those perks: a champagne helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon, VIP entrance to Vegas nightclubs, limo transportation and a private "Winners Only" dinner at top restaurant Stack at the Mirage.

Also on the slate is a WSOP guaranteed tournament on May 27, and for all the details, visit

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