WSOP Paradise Parlay Gives Players Shot at $100K in Bahamas; Player Reactions
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) Paradise is a winter series held at the Atlantis Paradise Island in The Bahamas. The series runs from December 3-14 and will feature 15 bracelet events across different variants with over $51 million in guarantees. PokerNews will be on hand to provide live coverage of the event, with photos, videos, and player interviews live from the tournament floor in The Bahamas.
On Monday, WSOP officials announced the “WSOP Paradise Parlay” by GGPoker, which is a chance for players that cashed in the 2023 WSOP to parlay their summer success into additional cash during 2023 WSOP Paradise.
It’s very simple – if a player earns 10 cashes between the two series, they will receive $5,000; if they make three final tables, they’ll get $25,000; and if they capture two bracelets, well then a hefty $100,000 additional prize awaits!
Here are the Terms and Conditions:
- Need to have at least 1 cash in 2023 WSOP and 1 in 2023 WSOP Paradise.
- All prizes are awarded by GGPoker and are to be redeemed at WSOP Paradise.
- 2023 WSOP Las Vegas LIVE bracelet events only.
- Prizes cannot be combined.
The WSOP has clarified that all WSOP Paradise Parlay bonus payments are marketing funds and independent of any prize pool.
Poker Community Loves It
Support for the WSOP’s new promotion was overwhelmingly positive.
“Had 9 live bracelet event cashes and 2 FT in those events this summer at WSOP,” 2004 WSOP runner-up David Williams wrote on X. “So one cash in Bahamas = 5k and one FT = 25k instead of the 5k? This correct! Wow if so. See ya there!”
Christian Harder added: “9 cashes and 2 FTs here damn now I’m looking at flights, good work GG and WSOP.”
2013 WSOP Main Event Champ Ryan Riess wrote: “Wow this is an incredible promotion for people who played a lot over the summer. Thanks @WSOP and @GGPoker for the added value. Much appreciated!”
PokerNews Strategy contributor and noted poker author/coach Jonathan Little said: “I am drawing pretty dead for this, but I LOVE seeing @WSOP / @GGPoker adding value for the grinders. See you in the Bahamas.”
Even Allen Kessler, who is a bit of stickler when it comes to promotions, was all about it.
Kessler followed it up with another post suggesting that the WSOP do the promotion in 2024 but expand it to apply to the WSOP, WSOP Europe, and WSOP Bahamas.
“Require 1 cash from each venue with similar or even higher incentives!” the Chainsaw suggested.
The promotion seems to be having the desired effect as several players have revealed that they’re now planning to make a trip to the Bahamas, including Dylan Weisman.
“Looks like I am going to be booking a last minute trip to Bahamas,” he wrote. “Have never been before. Any pro tips for the people out there? Is there a specific room type I want to avoid getting? Where do I wire money to? Any help would be greatly appreciated.”
Finally, reigning WSOP Main Event champ Daniel Weinman had just one question for WSOP officials – “Cmon, nothing for 2 main events?”
2023 WSOP Paradise Schedule
The 2023 WSOP Paradise shuffles up and deals in The Bahamas on October 3 with the $1,650 buy-in Mystery Millions. It boasts a $5 million guarantee on its prize pool, so will be the perfect curtain raiser for the 11-day festival.
Every bracelet-awarding event promises at least $1 million will be awarded, with the $1,500 Millionaire Maker and the $103,000 Ultra High Roller coming with a $5 million guarantee.
Of course, the biggest tournament of them all is the $5,300 Main Event, which will pay out $15 million to those fortunate and skillful enough to make it into the money place.
|Start Date||Event||Total Buy-in||Guarantee|
|Sun 3 Dec||#1: Mystery Millions||$1,650||$5,000,000|
|Mon 4 Dec||#2: Millionaire Maker in Paradise||$1,500||$5,000,000|
|Tue 5 Dec||#3: GGMillion$ High Rollers Championship||$26,000||$10,000.000|
|#4: Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold'em||$1,100||$1,000,000|
|Thu 7 Dec||#5: High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha||$26,000||$2,000,000|
|Fri 8 Dec||#6: No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed||$3,300||$1,000,000|
|#7: Super High Roller No-Limit Hold'em||$53,000||$2,000,000|
|#8: Mystery Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha||$2,100||$1,000,000|
|Sat 9 Dec||#9: Ultra High Roller No-Limit Hold'em||$103,000||$5,000,000|
|#10: Main Event Championship||$5,300||$15,000,000|
|Tue 12 Dec||#11: Flip & Go||$800|
|Wed 13 Dec||#12: No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout (Online)||$1,050||$1,000,000|
|#13: Pot-Limit Omaha Championship||$10,400||$1,000,000|
|#14: The Closer Turbo Bounty||$2,200||$1,000,000|
|Thu 14 Dec||#15: High Roller No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed||$10,400||$1,000,000|
Executive Editor US, PokerNews Podcast co-host & 2013 WSOP Bracelet Winner.
In this Series
- 1 Bracelet Chasing in the Bahamas: First Ever WSOP Paradise Planned for December
- 2 WSOP Paradise in Bahamas Bracelet Schedule Released; $50M in GTDs over 15 Events
- 3 5 Fun Non-Poker Activities in the Bahamas During WSOP Paradise
- 4 WSOP Announces 9 Days of Paradise Livestreams
- 5 WSOP Paradise Parlay Gives Players Shot at $100K in Bahamas; Player Reactions
- 6 Negreanu Shares WSOP Paradise Plans; Which of His Poker Friends Will Be There?
- 7 Here Are the Celebrities & Poker Pros Confirmed to Attend WSOP Paradise
- 8 Ontarian Engineer Matthew Aquino Wins WSOP Paradise Ticket on GGPoker
- 9 Dana Karlson Wins WSOP Paradise Package After Years Away From Poker
- 10 Ontario Player Matthew Silva Wins WSOP Paradise Package on GGPoker
- 11 Qualifier Dorin Barban Traveling to WSOP Paradise All the Way from Romania
- 12 Canada's Slava Royale Hopes to Buy Porsche 911 Turbo After WSOP Paradise
- 13 WSOP Paradise to Be First Live Event for GGPoker Qualifier Aurel Cotos
- 14 Brazil's Ivan Ost Mystery Bounties His Way to WSOP Paradise on GGPoker
- 15 The Best Ways to Win Your Way to WSOP Paradise Online and Live
- 16 UK’s Callum Gordon Wins Way to WSOP Paradise Via GGPoker Freeroll