Not WSOP's Job to Restrict Bracelet Supply
Bracelets are not like bitcoins, where there are only going to be so many. It is not the job of the WSOP to capriciously restrict the supply of bracelets. It is their job to create a special environment for players and fans, and to drive traffic to the tournaments and cash games.
The WSOP is the greatest poker festival that exists, precisely because it attracts an incredible variety of people from all over the world for a chance to win the most prestigious prize in poker. Professionals can ante up $10,000 or more for a single tournament to compete with a couple hundred of their peers. Amateurs with several hundred dollars can dream about navigating through 10,000 players – or turning $86 into $2.5 million.
What the WSOP Does Need to Improve
This isn’t even a new problem. There have been PLO online bracelet tournaments in 2018 and 2019, and if you’re at the WSOP, you have to drag a laptop around to play them. Just hope you don’t get moved to an interior table without a power outlet nearby.
Bottom Line: It's More People Playing Poker
It may be the best we can get this summer, but perhaps we will hold cards together again in the fall. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some excitement built up in the meantime? I know a few people who can’t wait to finally wear a mask at the tables!