WSOP Circuit Announces Events And Makes A Few Changes

Now that the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas has come to a close, at least until the final main event table in November, the WSOP Circuit (WSOPC) is ready to begin. The WSOPC has announced twelve of its tour stops, thus far, and also announced a few changes that are being made to the tournament circuit.

Let’s start with the changes. This year:

  • Cumulative points will be awarded to players who finish in the money and players in events with higher buy-ins will receive more points
  • The structure and payout of games will be standardized
  • There will be affordable $1,500 main events at all WSOPC stops that don’t have Regional Championships
  • A $1 million National Championship freeroll will be held at Caesars in Las Vegas at the end of the season, made up of 100 entrants that have either won a $1500 main event, earned the most cumulative points, made the final table of a $10,000 Championship, or finished the season in the top 40

The tour stops that have been announced so far are as follows:

  • August 19-31 – Horseshoe Council Bluffs (Iowa)
  • October 2-12 – Horseshoe Southern Indiana
  • October 15-27 – Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago area)
  • October 26-31 – Emerald Casino (South Africa)
  • October 28 – November 10 – IP Casino Resort & Spa (Biloxi, MS)
  • November 11-23 – Harvey’s Lake Tahoe
  • December 4-22 – Harrah’s Atlantic City
  • January 27 – February 14 – Harrah’s Tunica
  • March 2-13 – Caesars Atlantic City
  • March 11-30 – Harrah’s Rincon (San Diego area)
  • March 31 – April 13 – Harrah’s St. Louis
  • April 14-30 – Caesars Palace
  • May 9-22 – Harrah’s New Orleans