Tuesday, May 10, 2016

How To Register Online For The WSOP!

With continuous improvement at the core of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) experience, a new online registration process is being rolled out for the 2016 WSOP and opens today for wire transfer, cashier’s check and newly added – credit card -- methods of payment.

The WSOP has partnered with Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc. known for their Bravo Poker Tournament Software used for WSOP registration and payouts, to integrate a new online process that directly ties into the WSOP registration software. This process allows any participant that registers online in advance for their selected event(s), to avoid visiting the registration cage once on-site at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Simply put, players that plan in advance will be able to save a lot of time at the event this year.  For those that wait until the last minute, this new enhancement will not have relevance.

The process online will be hosted on the secure and encrypted Bravo Poker Live® website, at the following URL: www.bravopokerlive.com/venues/wsop/.

Participants will be required to do a one-time sign-up with Bravo Poker Live, which will save and password protect their registration information, so participants will have quick and easy return access for future events, both WSOP and for other venues that work with Bravo Poker Tournament software.

Participants will also be required to have a Caesars Total Rewards Card®/Account to online register. Participants can register for and activate a Total Rewards Account at www.totalrewards.com/program.

Once the participant completes the online process (including sending in payment) for one or more events, they then only have to show up in the Rio Convention Center “Rotunda Area” Fast Pass Total Rewards Desk one hour prior to their event’s start, to show proof of identification and have their identity verified. If the method of payment is credit card, the participant must also present the credit card used for the online registration.  Once verified, the participant will receive seat assignments and receipts for any and all event(s) this participant has registered for and can proceed to their starting room, table and seat at the participant’s leisure.

Payment Methods for Online Registration
The forms of payment participants can use to register online are as follows:
Wire-transfer (requires registration at least 14 days prior to event’s start date)
Cashier’s Check (requires registration at least 14 days prior to event’s start date)
Credit Card – for buy-ins $1500 and under (requires registration at least 72 hours prior for first time use) – Visa, MasterCard, Discover & Diners Club Only

Once a credit card has been verified for WSOP 2016, this same card can be used for online registration until the end of late registration for any event without any waiting period required.

Once a participant has gone through the complete online registration and in-person verification process, they will then be able to continue to register and pay for events online if they properly fund those transactions and can then utilize the “WSOP Fast Track Kiosks” to print seat cards and receipts.

ADA accessible kiosks are available at designated locations, which are identified on the site map located at www.wsop.com/promotions/files/Rotunda%20Map%20of%20WSOP%20FastTrack.pdf and staff are available at those kiosks to provide additional assistance if needed.

WSOP Fast Track Kiosks
After completing the “one-time in-person” verification process in the Rotunda Area to confirm identity and payment method, participants can simply use the WSOP Fast Track Kiosks to print their own seat cards and receipts for all future 2016 WSOP online registrations.  Similar to an airline boarding pass experience once at the airport, the WSOP Fast Track Kiosks require a participant’s Total Rewards Card to verify identity, and once verified, a participant can print all seat assignments and receipts for any tournaments that the participant has registered for.

This marks the first time credit cards can be used to buy-in to WSOP events (for all events $1500 and under, including Daily Deepstacks and Satellite events).  However, it is important to understand that credit cards can only be used for participants who register for events online in advance – credit cards will still not be allowed for live on-site registration.  Participants will need to register online and complete the process, including payment with credit card, at least 72 hours prior to the start of the event’s play when using the process for the first time.

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