1. Was the WSOP aware that some WSOP Circuit stops charged cash-for-chips at the table as a “Staff Appreciation” fee?As an example for Question #5, I think players would prefer to see something like this for the structure sheets of WSOP events:
2. Does the WSOP have any policies about withholding part of a player's chip stack in exchange for a fee?
3. Does the WSOP have any policies about giving players receipts for all tournament fees?
4. While WSOP Circuit events are held in casinos that fall under different gaming commissions, shouldn’t they be run as consistently as possible, given that they all award points to the WSOP National Championship?
5. Would the WSOP like to take the lead for the poker industry and begin a standardized process where tournament fees are clearly broken down so players know where their money is going?
Event #2: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’emI computed those numbers from information already available on the WSOP structure sheets, but it is buried in the fine print and disguised as percentages rather than dollar figures.
($1,350 prizepool + $105 entry fee + $45 staff tip)
Event #45: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
($48,000 prizepool + $1,400 entry fee + $600 staff tip)
Event #55: $1,000,000 Big One For One Drop
($888,900 prizepool + $111,100 donation to the One Drop Charitable Foundation)
Event #61: $10,000 NLHE Championship (Main Event)
($9,400 prizepool + $420 entry fee + $180 staff tip)