WSOP PA Online Circuit Crushes Guarantees in First Half of Series

The first six events in the online poker series have far exceeded their guarantees, generating almost $400k in prizes.
WSOP PA Online Circuit Crushes Guarantees in First Half of Series
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January 11, 2022

WSOP PA hit the ground running in 2022 with an Online Circuit series that started just five days into the new year, and the results have been amazing. With half the series now complete, the total prize pools have blown past the guarantees, putting an extra 66% into the kitties.

The 12-game series for WSOP PA started on January 5 and six games are now in the books. The total guarantees on events so far come to $235k, but the six games to date have given away almost $400k already.

The average prize pool so far has been $65,293, which is more than $15,000 above the average guarantee thus far. In total, $391,760 has been collected, with all six of the games breaking their guarantee by at least 30%.

WSOP PA Online Circuit 2022 — Summary So Far

Events 6
Total Gtd $235,000
Total Prizes $391,760
Average Gtd $39,167
Average Prizes $65,293
% Above Gtd 66.71%
Total Players 1,663
Total Rebuys 492
Total Entries 2,155
Average Entries ~359.2

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PA Online Circuit Exceeds Expectations

The big numbers are something of a surprise for the series. WSOP PA, one of four poker rooms serving the Pennsylvania online poker community, jumped into the market in July of last year — just six months ago — but had something of a lukewarm reception in the beginning.

The first Online Circuit event in PA had more than $600,000 in guarantees, and ran in the second full month of operations for WSOP PA. However, the series fell short of the promised prizes and players got some extra overlay value in addition to the Gold Rings.

The following month, in October, the operator put on another big series, the Fall Online Championships. There was more than $1 million guaranteed in the 66-game series, but in the end, it missed that mark by almost 25%.

So, it was something of a surprise to see such high numbers for the first series of 2022 and it certainly bodes well for the operator, as it heads into its first full year in the market. Right out of the gate, the series started with a bang — the first event was a huge game that more than doubled its guarantee.

The opening event was a PKO game that had $40,000 guaranteed for a $215 buy-in. A whopping 444 entries were recorded in the game, bringing the mountain of cash in the prize pool to $88,800.

None of the other five games managed to do quite that well, but they all went well past their guarantees. Three more games had more than 50% extra in prizes, and the worst-performing game so far still beat its guarantee by 31%.

WSOP PA Online Circuit — Individual Results

Event Buy-In Gty Total Entries Total Prize Pool % of Gty
Event #1 $215 $40,000 444 $88,800 122%
Event #2 $215 $40,000 332 $66,400 66%
Event #3 $215 $30,000 278 $55,600 85.3%
Event #4 $100 $25,000 360 $32,760 31%
Event #5 $215 $75,000 535 $107,000 42.7%
Event #6 $215 $25,000 206 $41,200 64.8%

There is still quite a bit of value left in the series. With six events left to play, including the massive Main Event with $100,000 guaranteed, there is still $300,000 in total guarantees left to play for, along with six more Gold Rings.

The full remaining schedule is below, and, based on the current pace, the total prizes remaining could reach $500,000 or more. Regardless of how the rest of the series goes, the 2022 WSOP PA Online Circuit is already set to be the biggest event in the operator’s history in the Pennsylvania poker market and marks a nice turnaround from the overlaid series of 2021.

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WSOP PA 2022 Online Circuit Schedule — Remaining Events

Event Date Format Buy-In Gty
Event #7 January 11, 2022 NLH PKO 2x Re-Entry $1,000 $50,000
Event #8 January 12, 2022 PLO 3x Re-Entry $500 $25,000
Event #9 January 13, 2022 NLH 6-Max 3 Re-Entries $500 $40,000
Event #10 January 14, 2022 NLH 2x Re-Entry $215 $35,000
Event #11 January 15, 2022 NLH PKO 2x Re-Entry $320 $50,000
Event #12 January 16, 2022 NLH Main Event 2x Re-Entry $525 $100,000

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