World Tavern Poker Online is a monthly subscription that gives you the opportunity to play in nearly 200 Tournaments a month, compete for great prizes, earn National Ranking points, and support the League and the WTP community during this downtime. World Tavern Poker is partnering with 888 Poker to bring you the WTP ONLINE LEAGUE – an exciting concept that brings the game you know and loves right into your living room! Compete for points, prizes, and bragging rights against players from all over the United States in free poker tournaments just like the ones at your favorite bars and taverns! Players can compete in three “venues” each week, accumulating points for finishing in the Top 20 as you normally would. Each venue will have a Season’s Points Champion as well as a Tavern Championship!
World Tavern Poker Online: Daily Tournaments
They will have a minimum of 6 Tournaments every day that Pro subscribers can play in. Most tournaments will follow the World Tavern Poker regular structure, but a few will have some twists such as deep stack and rebuy events. They have created 6 online Bars for each day of the week. In essence, each tournament of the day is its own online bar and online Tavern Ranking. For example, the 12:00 pm game each day is for the Noonerz Sports Grille online bar. You will be competing at each individual online bar to qualify for the monthly Championship event.
Points & Rankings
The Top 30 in each tournament will receive points that will go towards that venue’s Online Tavern Ranking as well as your National Ranking (50-player point cap per game, to keep online play consistent for the play at live bars). Any points game that has at least 50 players will use this points breakdown. PLUS! The Top 3 from each qualifying tournament will also qualify for the next online TOC (once the league is fully reopened). Scores will be updated within 24-48 hours of each game. Each online bar’s ranking will appear on your My Rankings page on the WTP website just like a normal bar ranking.
Setting Up Your Account
For both the Free and Pro accounts, you will need to make sure your Online Player Name is listed correctly in your WORLD TAVERN player profile. If you do not do this, they will have no idea who you are to award points! See “THE PROCESS” below for more details on what to do after purchasing your subscription.
Prizes are awarded in the monthly Championship event. The Top 15 players in the event win some great prizes! A full list can be found further down on this page (or click here to go there directly).
Registering For Games
Just register on the Online Software for any game you wish to play. As long as your Online Player Name is correctly listed in your WTP Player Profile, you NO LONGER NEED TO REGISTER on the World Tavern Poker website!
World Tavern Poker Online: The Championships/Qualifying
On the 3rd Sunday of each month at 5 pm EST, they will host the monthly online Championship event with great prizes! Players will qualify for the online Championship event similar to how you qualify for the Regional Championships.
- Top 20 Ranked Players At Each Online Venue
- Top 30% Ranked Players In The Online Region
Step-by-step order on signing up for WTP Online tournaments
1. Register for games on the World Tavern website. Log in, click “Enter Site”, and then scroll down to your MY WTP tabs.
2. Click “Register for Events”. WTP Online tournaments run on Friday, Saturday (NJ only), and Sunday. Register just as you would a local Tavern game.
3. After registering, click the 888 PASSWORD tab. Copy this password, as it works for all weekend games that week. You will also be emailed the password each week if you’ve registered to play in WTP Online tournaments before.
4. After registering, open your 888 software. Click PLAY MONEY, and make sure the All Money and Tournament tabs are open. For the Saturday NJ only tournaments, simply open the 888 software and the games will be listed in the main tournament lobby.
5. Sign in to WTP Online tournaments up to 12 hours before event start time. Enter the password there.
World Tavern Poker Online: Rules
All in-game poker rules, payout structures, and disconnection protections (if applicable) are subject to 888 Poker’s policies and procedures. You must be at least 21 years old to play in any game on 888 Poker. Anyone attempting to cheat, either by using VPN’s to circumvent geolocation restrictions or by creating multiple accounts, will be immediately dismissed from the league. Anyone found to be berating other players via chat will be issued a warning to stop. If it persists, they will be subject to dismissal from the league. Let’s use the World Tavern Poker mantra – have fun, talk smack, but be kind!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. I signed up for an 888 Poker account, but I still can’t sign up for WTP Online games on the 888 software. WHY?
Once you finish signing up for an account with 888, you will receive an email from them that you must open. There will be a link inside that email asking you to confirm your email/validate your account. Click that link! Once you’ve done this, you will be able to sign up for our tournaments on the 888 software.
2. World Tavern Poker Online: Why do only people in New Jersey get to play for money?
Unfortunately, 888 Poker can only provide real money tournaments to players living in states that have regulated online poker. Currently, only New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware have such regulations. If you don’t live in one of these states, contact your state legislators and tell them you want regulated online poker!
3. Why do I have to enter my Social Security Number (SSN) to create a poker account with 888?
This is mandatory to confirm the identity of the person signing up. Since players can travel to a state that offers legally regulated online poker and play for real money, 888 requires everyone to enter their SSN when creating an account – even if you’re only playing in free WTP Online events.
4. World Tavern Poker Online: I can’t find WTP Online tournaments on the 888 software. Where are they?
All Friday and Sunday WTP Online tournaments are on the Play Money side of 888 Poker. Open your 888 software and click the “Play Money” button on the right. Select the “All Games” tab, then the “Tournaments” tab. All of our online events will have WTP Online in the title.
Moreover, all Saturday WTP Online tournaments (real money, New Jersey only) are listed in the default main tournament lobby when opening the 888 software. All of these events will have WTP Online in the title.
5. World Tavern Poker Online: I want to play on my mobile device. How can I do this?
Register for WTP Online events on 888 Poker using your PC or Mac. Then open the 888 Poker app on your mobile device and select the appropriate tournament lobby. Once the game starts, you will be seated and able to play on your device. 888 is working on a fix so you can also register on your mobile device – we will keep you updated!
6. I can’t find the password to enter a WTP Online tournament. Where is it?
Log in to the World Tavern Poker Online website. Once you do, you are taken to the newsletter section. Click “ENTER SITE”. Scroll down the page until you see the “MY WTP” tabs. On the right, there is a “888 PASSWORD tab – click this to reveal the password for that week’s events. The password will update each week.
On Thursdays (beginning on September 18), we will also email the password to players of each Online Venue who have played previously.
7. World Tavern Poker Online: What do points earned in WTP Online tournaments count towards?
Not only do your points count toward your Online Venues season points championship and Online Venue Tavern Championship, they also count for your National Ranking! This means if you play in an area of the country where there aren’t many (or any) WTP taverns or bars, you can still earn a high National Ranking.
Any top three finish in a WTP Online tournament also qualifies you for the monthly online TOC on NLOP.
8. Why are you capping the points at 50 players for each online tournament?
We put a 50-player point maximum in place to be fair to your local taverns and bars since points earned in WTP Online events count toward your National Ranking. So if 50 players or more play in a WTP Online tournament, first place will always be worth 12,500 points. If 49 or fewer play, then first place will be worth the normal point allotment. (10,000 + 50 X number of players)
9. I finished in the Top 20 of a WTP Online tournament. Why didn’t I get my points?
You must update your player profile on the World Tavern Poker website with your 888 usernames and email address. If you have not done so, you will not get points! Just log on to the WTP website, hover over the gold MY PLAYER PAGE button, and select “Update My Profile” from the drop-down menu. Scroll to the REQUIRED INFO section, and you will see where to enter the 888 information.
You must also register for tournaments on the WTP website just like you would for a regular tavern game. WTP Online tournaments are found in the “Register For Events” tab, just like your local bar!
10. I want to sign up on 888 for Friday’s WTP Online tournaments on Monday. Why can’t I do this?
Tournaments on 888 Poker only allow registration 12 hours prior to the event’s start time.
11. World Tavern Poker Online: What is the structure of WTP Online tournaments?
‘Virtually’ the same as your local World Tavern Poker tournament! WTP Online events use the WTP Blind Structure, and players start with 25,000 chip starting stacks. Blinds will run for 12 minutes.
12. World Tavern Poker Online: When are my points going to be updated?
Points will be updated for all online venues each week. You will receive emails just like you would from a regular tavern with results and highlights. You can also find your tavern ranking for each online venue just like you normally would (under “My Ranking”).
13. Is the WTP Online league season schedule the same as the regular WTP schedule?
The WTP Online runs alongside the regular WTP season schedule with the following exceptions:
1.Week 13: Online venues will run regular season games (no All-Star game)
2.Week 25: Online venues will run regular season games
3.Week 26: Online venues will run Tavern Championships (same structure as regular TC’s) (Source: World Tavern Poker Online)