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2018 World Championship of Online Poker Available at PokerStars

The 2018 World Championship of poker started on the 2nd of September 2018, and the online casino boasts more than NZD$70 million in guaranteed prizes on over 60 events.

World Championship of Online Poker

Have you ever dreamt of being a World Champion one day? Well, thanks to PokerStars’ World Championship of Online Poker, also known as WCOOP, you stand a chance.  This is the perfect opportunity for New Zealand players to be internationally recognised in the realm of online casino gambling while playing a game they enjoy the most.

2018 World Championship of Online Poker – Details

As previously mentioned the WCOOP started on the 2nd of September and will be running until the 17th of September 2018. The Championship will have over 60 different events within the 16 days with guaranteed prizes worth NZD$70 million up for grabs in the events alone. This makes it the biggest online poker competition so far.

For many of the events during the World Championship of Online Poker, Kiwi players should expect to find low, medium and high buy-ins, with entries starting from NZD$2.20 to NZ$25 000. PokerStars announced that there’s going to be two main events on the 16th of September. These two events will include a NZD$55 buy-in for a prize of NZ$1 million and a NZ$5 200 buy-in for a prize worth NZ$10 million. The gambler who takes the first place will get to walk away with a life-changing prize of NZD$1 million.

World Championship - Online Poker

Furthermore, there will be satellites available on a daily basis in the runner-up to the main Poker Series. Each added seat for the Main Event will be NZD$5 200. PokerStars will also feature special spins and go tournaments that will award players with WCOOP entries, tickets and cash prizes. New Zealanders can find the ‘Special Spin and Go tournaments’ in the Spin and Go section, with buy-ins starting from NZ$5 to NZ$25.


The main winner of the World Series leaderboard will be awarded with a platinum pass package. We advise online casino players in New Zealand to visit PokerStars Casino and fully read the terms and the conditions of the championship before they commit to it.

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