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How To Enter Online Poker Tournaments


You can play poker just about anywhere online, but if the thrill of playing in the biggest online poker tournaments is what you are after, we've got all of the information you need.

You can pull up a seat at the world's biggest tournaments online, and there are a number of ways for poker enthusiasts to enter the jackpot poker tournaments.

The biggest of all is World Series of Poker (WSOP), while other major global tournaments include World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), World Poker Tour (WPT) and GG Series of Poker (GGSOP).

Some of the way to secure a place include:

  • Win your seat by playing in other tournaments
  • Meet the buy-in requirements
  • Win a seat in a competition
  • Earn a seat when signing up for an online poker website
  • Qualify through placement in previous jackpot tournaments

If you are serious about securing a seat, read through the terms and conditions of each site to ensure you are up to speed with the criteria for each of the jackpot tournaments.

Where Are The Biggest Poker Tournaments Held Online?


GGPoker is the undoubted cream of the online poker sites, hosting WSOP events throughout the year. Jackpots have reached record levels at GG Poker. PokerStars and PartyPoker are the other two major poker sites.

Big jackpot tournaments can also be found at leading Asian poker site Natural8 and Russian-facing site GGPokerOK as well as upcoming sites like Chipstars and Americas Cardroom.

WSOP (World Series of Poker)


The World Series of Poker is seen as the pinnacle of poker tournaments and is held annually in Las Vegas. The biggest names on the scene participate in the WSOP series, while some players from the online sphere have even qualified to participate over the years - which has done wonders for bridging the gap between online and real life tournaments. 

Given its popularity, an app has been created where enthusiasts can play poker using the tournament rules from the actual tournament. The good news is that you can enter WSOP tournaments as GGPoker as well as other specialist poker sites.

WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker)


The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is an annual event held by online poker site PokerStars. It fuses together all different types of poker styles into one big tournament, and allows for all skill levels to participate. 

The money on offer varies on the tournaments within WCOOP, but tens of millions of Dollars will be up for grabs in the final. It is similar in stature to the World Series of Poker (WSOP).

WPT (World Poker Tour)


The World Poker Tour is a global tour, attracting the very best players to the WPT Main Tour. Buy-ins for WPT events start from $3,500 up $25,000 with huge jackpots on offer.

Entry to WPT satellite events are available at a number of online sites throughout the year.

GGSOP (GG Series of Poker)


The Good Game Series of Poker is a $6.5m tournament that seeks to recreate the WSOP experience for low-level players. There are 54 events through the 16 days of the tournament, with buy-ins from $2.50 to $50.

Some of them are the Millionaire Maker Jr with a buy-in of US $15, one Big 5 which divide $100,000 and Micro Players Championship with a buy-in of $2.50. If you've dreamed of entering the World Series of Poker but don't have the bankroll, GGSOP could be for you.

Poker Tournaments FAQs

What is the largest jackpot poker tournament?

GGPoker set a new Guinness World Record for the largest online poker tournament prize pool with the World Series of Poker Online $5,000 Main Event reaching a record $27,559,500. It was the World Series of Poker Online Event 77: $5,000 Main Event at GGPoker on September 6, 2020 that set a new record for the total prize pool.

What is World Series of Poker?

The World Series of Poker is seen as the pinnacle of poker tournaments and is held annually in Las Vegas. The biggest names on the scene participate in the WSOP series, while some players from the online sphere have qualified to participate over the years. You can enter WSOP events online throughout the year.

What is World Championship of Online Poker?

The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is seen as the biggest online poker tournament in the world and is hosted by PokerStars.

What is the World Poker Tour?

The World Poker Tour is a global tour, attracting the very best players to the WPT Main Tour. Buy-ins for WPT events start from $3,500 up $25,000 with huge jackpots on offer.

What is GGSOP?

The Good Game Series of Poker is a $6.5m tournament that seeks to recreate the WSOP experience for low-level players. There are 54 events through the 16 days of the tournament, with buy-ins from $2.50 to $50.