GG Poker Road to Vegas Update: 645 Players Qualified and over $1.3m in Overlays So Far

17 May 2024
Jonathan Raab 17 May 2024
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  • GG Poker Road to Vegas Update
  • 645 Players Qualified for WSOP Main Event So Far
  • Over $1.3m in overlay
  • Over 350 players still needed to hit GG Poker's target of sending 1,000 qualifiers to Las Vegas
After two months of GG Poker Road to Vegas Promotion 645 players have secured their WSOP Main Event Seats. $1.3m in missed guarantees providing great added value for players

GG Poker announced an ambitious target of sending 1,000 online qualifiers to play in the $10,000 buy-in Main Event of the World Series of Poker in 2024. The Road to Vegas WSOP promotion started on March 10th and has now been running for over two months, with 645 unique qualifiers having claimed their seats already. With just over six weeks left until the Main Event starts on July 3rd, the site needs a further 355 unique qualifiers to hit its target.

Over $1.3m in Overlays So Far

However, its has not come without a significant cost for the world’s largest online poker room, as the cumulative cost of overlays in the 271 satellites held so far is $1,325,630. This does not include any overlays in feeder satellites. The total would have been even higher if it were not for the fact that some satellites with only 1 seat guaranteed are set up to pay cash rather than award a full package if they conclude before late registration has ended. Since April 2nd, only two out of 187 Road to Vegas direct satellite held have met and surpassed their guarantees. 

Road to Vegas by Numbers

  • Number of Satellites Taking Place: 271
  • Number of WSOP Main Event Packages Awarded: 742
  • Number of Unique Main Event Package Winners: 645*
  • Number of Satellites Missing Guarantee: 253
  • Number of Satellites Overlaying: 213
  • Number of Satellites Missing Guarantee But Not Awarding Any Packages: 40**
  • Number of Satellites Making Guarantee: 18
  • Total Overlay: $1,325,630
  • Average Overlay Per Satellite that Awards Seats: $5,739***
  • Average Overlay Per Package Awarded: $1,787
  • Biggest Single Overlay: $50,760
*This number is less than the number of packages awarded as it does not include players who have won more than one package. Nor does it include players who opted to take the cash alternative in lieu of their participation in the WSOP Main Event.
**Satellites that have not met their guarantee but have finished before the late registration period has ended do not award WSOP packages. Instead they become cash satellites and pay out only the money collected from buy-ins.
***This calculation of overlay per satellite disregards satellites that did not award any seats.

Fantastic Value for Players

All this adds up to fantastic value for players participating in the promotion, as every satellite is overlaying by an average of $5,739. This equates to $1,787 in overlay for every WSOP package awarded. The situation is likely to continue and with just  six weeks of qualifying left, GG Poker will have to increase guarantees on some satellites if they are committed to hitting the 1,000 target. This means overlays are likely to continue to rise for much of the remainder of the promotion. Fantastic value for those who participate.

GG Poker Qualifier Perks

As the official online poker sponsor of the World Series of Poker, there are other benefits to winning your way into the WSOP Main Event with GG Poker. Each $12,000 Package includes:

  • $10,000 WSOP Main Event Buy-in
  • $1,000 towards accommodation
  • $1,000 Travel Expenses

But in addition to this and on top of the value that you will eat by playing in satellites that are missing their guarantees and overlaying, GG Poker Road to Vegas qualifiers also get the following perks:

  • Skip the line for direct buy-in
  • Access to the exclusive GG Platinum Lounge, with drinks and snacks provided
  • Special gift package with official GG Poker and WSOP merchandise
  • Discounted hotel options at Caesar's properties
  • A $1m bonus if you win the main event!

These benefits also apply to players who simply choose to buy-in to the Main Event online using their GG Poker accounts.

Sunday 19th May’s Road to Vegas Satellite Schedule

Sunday is the best day to try and qualify, as the Main Event Mania satellite guarantees 15 x $12,000 packages. There are also $525 and $250 direct satellites, but its Sunday’s Main Event Mania that gives players the best chance to qualify and the biggest potential overlay. Road to Vegas satellites on GG Poker are run with a milestone format, which means that instead of having to make it to the very end of the tournament to win your seat, as soon as you have reached or surpassed the target of 110,000 chips, you are awarded your seat. Players start with 10,000 chips.

This is the Road to Vegas satellite schedule for Sunday 19th May. Feeder satellites for much less than these buy-ins are available around the clock.

Start TimeEventBuy-InGuarantee
18:30Road to Vegas Qualifier$5251 x $12,000 Package
20:30Main Event Mania$1,20015 x $12,000 Packages
22:00Road to Vegas Qualifier$2503 x $12,000 Packages
23:00Road to Vegas Qualifier$1,2001 x $12,000 Package
00:30Road to Vegas Qualifier$2501 x $12,000 Package

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