WV Online Poker Players Can Take Part In The Rattlesnake Open III On Global Poker

Written By Derek Helling on May 1, 2020 - Last Updated on February 26, 2024
Rattlesnake Open III kicks off this weekend for WV online poker players

Global Poker‘s third iteration of the Rattlesnake Open III begins Sunday and it promises to be unprecedented. That starts with the largest opening freeroll in the event’s history but there’s much more.

West Virginia online poker players are eligible to play. With sports betting limited, and online casinos in WV not even at the starting gate yet, online poker at Global Poker is a legal and safe way for WV casino players to play.

That includes exclusive trophies, millions of guarantees in Gold Coins and Sweeps Coins, exclusive champion packs and a spot in a live tournament. There are exclusive opportunities for GC Hometown Heroes in the event as well.

Details on the Rattlesnake Open III offerings from Global Poker

The Open will go for 22 days, starting Sunday, May 3.

As the name suggests, it costs nothing to enter the SC15,000 Opening Freeroll, although there is a cap.

Each tournament winner during the Open – 170 in total – will receive an exclusive Rattlesnake Open III trophy. The exclusivity continues with Global Poker Championship Packs that no one can buy and will be delivered to your door if you qualify.

The Championship Packs contain exclusive merchandise. In addition to that swag, you can get a share of over GC200 million and SC1.5 million in guarantees.

For some players, what might be most attractive is the opportunity to represent Global Poker in a live tournament of your choice. More details on that prize will become available once such events are back in action.

Finally, event winners will get invitations to future Tournament of Champions events. First place in that tournament gets GC5 million among other prizes.

This event has special features for Gold Coin Hometown Heroes. It’s a fun way to share your hometown pride and connect with the online poker community on social media.

How to become a Gold Coin Hometown Hero through the Open

Global Poker started the Hometown Heroes program through previous championship events and the response has been great. It’s pretty simple to gain this title.

For example, if you share a photo of yourself on Facebook or Twitter wearing your Global Poker gear, you’ve become a Hometown Hero. Global Poker wants to reward you for doing so in a way that reflects your local pride.

If you post a photo to social media in front of a sign denoting your town and you are wearing Global Poker gear, the reward is GC250,000.

If you have a Global Poker Grizzly Games trophy and you share a photo of yourself with the trophy in front of your home, Global Poker will give you GC250,000 for that as well. There’s an even bigger prize out there, however.

For a 20-second video of yourself at your home, with your trophy, sharing why you play Global Poker, the brand will give you a whopping GC1.5 million. That could lead to a lot of Sweeps Cash if you play your cards right.

Regardless of whether you choose to become a Hometown Hero, the Rattlesnake Open III action begins at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday. By the time it ends on May 25, there could be several more West Virginians with fatter GC and SC accounts on Global Poker.

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Derek Helling is a lead writer for PlayUSA and the manager of BetHer. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of sports with business and the law.

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