WSOP NJ And WSOP NV Offer Chances To Satellite Into Huge Live Tournament Rolls Out Colossus II Qualifiers In Advance Of 2016 World Series Of Poker

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Colossus II qualifiers now running

If you’re playing at either WSOP NJ or WSOP Nevada, you can qualify for the biggest live poker tournament in the world.

The Colossus — a $565 buy-in event held for the first time in 2015 — is back again for 2016. Last year, the event featured more than 22,000 entries, guaranteed $5 million and had a first prize of more than $600,000.

This year, the guarantee has been upped to $7 million, and you can again win your way into the Colossus II via weekly qualifiers at

From April 3 through April 24, you can enter qualifiers in both New Jersey and Nevada:

  • WSOP NJ: $20 buy-in (with rebuys) at 6 p.m.; awards one $1,165 package to the Colossus II.
  • WSOP NV: $10 buy-in (with rebuys) at 4 p.m., guarantees two $565 seats; $20 buy-in (with reentry) at 6 p.m. guarantees one seat.

WSOP main event qualifiers

Sunday qualifiers for the main event started in March and continue through April, but new qualifiers have been added. Those will be held on Tuesdays in New Jersey, and Saturdays in Nevada. 

You can get into the main event for $200 on Sundays in both New Jersey and Nevada.

Check out the lobby at WSOP NJ or WSOP NV for times and buy-ins.

Other promotions at

Those aren’t the only promotions coming up at

  • The final “Friday Freerolls” take place April 1 in NJ and NV; players generating 10 Action Player Points can play in a freeroll with $1,000 WSOP tournament buy-in chips up for grabs.
  • The Spring Poker Series runs April 10-17 in both states, with $100,000 guaranteed at WSOP NV and $90K at WSOP NJ.
  • In Nevada only, you can play for a WSOP bracelet in the online event on July 8.
  • The 25-Seat Scramble in which 25 entries to the main event will be available will take place on July 9.

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- Dustin Gouker has been a sports journalist for more than 15 years, working as a reporter, editor and designer -- including stops at The Washington Post and the D.C. Examiner. He has played poker recreationally for his entire adult life and has written about poker since 2008.
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