The February leg of WSOP Online Circuit Series kicks off Feb 18 for players in NJ, NV and PA

2022 WSOP Online Circuit Series Continues With February Event

Despite having begun as an experiment in response to the pandemic, the World Series of Poker’s Online Circuit Series appears to be here to stay.

Now in its third year, the 2022 edition of the series kicked off with an event in January. While similar to last year’s Winter Online Super Circuit for Nevada and New Jersey, it advertised a slightly smaller guaranteed prize pool of just over $1 million compared to last year’s $1.5 million. However, the series did open in Pennsylvania for the first time, offering an event with a $500,000 guarantee.

This weekend, the series continues with a second WSOP Online Circuit Event, running Feb. 18 to March 1 in all three states. The February event will feature a total guaranteed prize pool of $1.1 million in NV/NJ and $510,000 in PA. As usual for events in this series, it is comprised of 12 tournaments with each awarding the winner a WSOP Gold Ring along with the prize money.

In addition, all tournament winners from these online circuit events will gain entry to a Tournament of Champions $1 Million Freeroll. This invitation-only event will also host winners of 2022 WSOP Bracelet events and in-person circuit events. That field of 2022 winners will then compete for a WSOP bracelet and a share of that $1 million during the 2022 WSOP.

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More WSOP Online Circuit Series stops to come?

After crushing its guarantees in 2020 and repeating the winning formula in 2021, it’s not surprising that the WSOP Online Circuit is back this year. What’s surprising is that WSOP has not released its Online Circuit schedule beyond this second event of 2022.

Given its plans for an end-of-year freeroll and the past popularity of its Online Circuit events, we expect that WSOP will end up hosting a full slate of them this year. For now, the missing schedule could be explained by WSOP’s renewed focus on its in-person circuit events. Late last year, the live events returned for a full 2021-2022 season after an 18-month hiatus.

Since many of live and online events run concurrently, it’s possible that WSOP is waiting to see if that zaps some energy from the online series. Either way, let’s take a closer look at what players can be excited for this month.

What’s in the cards for February?

With many of the same tournaments and guarantees, this month’s WSOP Online Circuit Series stop is remarkably similar to the same event from a year ago. Meanwhile, for PA players, the schedule is new for February but nearly identical to what they saw last month.

Nevada/New Jersey Event

For NV/NJ, buy-ins range from $215 to the $2,000 Super High Roller, which caps off the event on March 1. The event also features two other high roller events, a $1,000 6-Max and the $525 Main Event. Guarantees for those two weigh in at $100,000 and $250,000, respectively.

Like last year, there is a nice mix of structures and starting stack sizes. Some highlights include the $215 Monster Stack (which cost $525 to enter last year) and returning events like the $215 Turbo Deep Stack and $320 Double Stack. Also keeping in step with the 2021 version, there is just one non-Hold’Em tournament, the PLO Big $500 on Feb. 28.

The Super High Roller is the most notable addition to the schedule compared to last year. With a hefty $100,000 guarantee and a likely small field, it should attract plenty of pros gunning for a ring.

Pennsylvania Event

With it being a newer and smaller market for, PA’s event features more affordable buy-ins. They range from $109 to $1,000, but there are only two events priced at $500 or more. Technically speaking, there is just one high roller, the $1,000 6-Max that comes with a $100,000 guarantee. Other notable tournaments include the $215 Main Event and the Big $500 event finale, with $100,000 and $40,000 guarantees, respectively.

Like the event in NV/NJ, PA players also get one Omaha event, the $320 PLO 6-Max with a $20,000 guarantee. However, to differentiate itself, the PA event has two progressive knock-out tournaments, including a $109 NLHE PKO on Feb. 28.

BetMGM event begins Feb. 20

WSOP won’t be the only option players have for a late-February tournament series. BetMGM is also offering a tournament series beginning this weekend. The company is rolling out Bounty Blitz Poker Fest, which runs Sunday, Feb. 20 to Feb. 27.

Available to players in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan, the bounty-themed series features 24 tournaments over the eight days. Events in each state are offering a total guaranteed prize pool of $200,000 and three tournaments each day. Buy-ins range from $35 to $1,000, while bounties range from $10 to $500.

While the event will likely be overshadowed by the WSOP circuit event, it may be doing enough to stand out. The popular knockout format will certainly draw a certain tournament player niche, while the volume of games and the low buy-ins should be appealing to a broader group of casual players. Throw in the fact that the Bounty Blitz Poker Fest is the only online tournament series open to Michigan this weekend, and you could have a winning strategy for BetMGM.

“Bounty Blitz puts one of the most entertaining formats in poker in the spotlight for an entire series,” said Luke Staudenmaier, Director of Poker, BetMGM, via press release. “We’re excited to follow-up the New Year Knockout Weekend with even more bounty-centric events at additional, accessible price points.”

WSOP Online Circuit Series Feb. full schedules

Looking for the schedule? Here’s the event lineup for WSOP Online Circuit Series (Feb. 2022 Edition) in your state.

New Jersey/Nevada

1Feb. 18Big 500 Kickoff$500$50k
2Feb. 192x Re-entry$320$100k
3Feb. 20Monster Stack$215$125k
4Feb. 21Freezeout$215$50k
5Feb. 22High Roller$1,000 $100k
6Feb. 236-Max 2x Re-entry$320$75k
7Feb. 24Knockout Freezeout$320$50k
8Feb. 25Turbo Deepstack$215$50k
9Feb. 26Double Stack$320$100k
10Feb. 27Main Event$525$250k
11Feb. 28PLO Big 500$500$50k
12Mar. 1Super High Roller$2,000 $100k


1Feb. 18Turbo Deepstack$215$40k
2Feb. 19Monster Stack$109$30k
3Feb. 20Sunday Special$215$75k
4Feb. 21Freezeout$215$25k
5Feb. 22High Roller$1,000 $50k
6Feb. 23PLO 6-Max$320$20k
7Feb. 24Progressive Knockout$215$40k
8Feb. 25Freezeout 6-Max$215$25k
9Feb. 26Monster Stack$215$40k
10Feb. 27Main Event$215$100k
11Feb. 28Progressive Knockout$109$25k
12Mar. 1Big 500$500$40k
- Daniel is a communications professional and freelance journalist from Salem, Oregon. An avid poker player, sports fan, film and TV junkie and writer, Daniel's work has been published in Poker Pro Magazine, Pacific Northwest Golfer Magazine and online at He is a graduate of the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication (2009).
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