Bring home the WSOP bracelets and WSOP Circuit rings!
Olympians have gold medals; Hollywood actors have Oscars; and poker players have the World Series of Poker no-limit Texas Hold ’em Main Event and World Series of Poker Circuit.
The Main Event has just started and a thousand players (pros, amateurs and celebrities) want to try their luck to win million dollars, tournament’s prized gold bracelets and poker supremacy.
The said tournament marks the end of the 68-event World Series of Poker which started May 27 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and filled convention center rooms with hundreds of poker tables and hallways with throngs of players, mostly young men.
Truly, the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event is in full swing, but not every poker player can definitely afford the $10,000 buy-in and transportation costs to Las Vegas plus the time off of work, no matter how much they love to play.
Last week, the WSOP released the schedule for the 2015-2016 WSOP Circuit season which gives poker players around the country the opportunity to compete in WSOP-sanctioned tournaments at relatively affordable prices.
The new WSOP Circuit season will kick off August 6th at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut with the Main Event taking place August 15th through August 17th. According to the organizers, there will be 25 stops on the WSOP Circuit in the coming season, 19 in the United States and six in other countries.
Those six international tour stops are new and this will be the first season with Circuit events held outside of the United States. Presently, just three of the venues are official – Italy’s Casino de Campione in September, the Czech Republic’s King’s Casino in November, and Mexico’s Jubilee Casino Monterey in what looks like early 2016.
One new location is on the U.S. portion of the schedule, which is Bally’s Las Vegas. Four casinos will also host WSOP Circuit stops twice: Harrah’s Cherokee Casino in North Carolina, Horseshoe Baltimore, The Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, and the Palm Beach Kennel Club.
Like last season, the WSOP Circuit season will end with the WSOP National Championship, but since there are now international events, that final tourney has had its name changed to the WSOP Global Casino Championship. A total of 100 players will qualify for a free seat into the $1 million guaranteed event. Twenty five of those will be the Main Event winners at each WSOP Circuit stop. At each stop, there will be a dozen “ring events” which award points based on order of finish. The player at each venue who earns the most points will be dubbed the “casino champion” and will earn a free seat in the WSOP Global Casino Championship.
No doubt, the two major poker events don’t just provide big thrill and millions of dollars to professional and amateur players, but also amazing opportunities to make them WSOP bracelet winners and casino champions. To all the eager players this year, good luck on your poker journey. Bring home the WSOP bracelets and WSOP Circuit rings, folks!