WSOP Circuit Already Back in Action in 2020
The World Series of Poker Circuit season started in the United States on July 17, 2019, the WSOP International Circuit kicked off in Russia just two days later.
The 2019-2020 season came together in April and May of 2019 when the first stops were announced, though the latter half of the international schedule came together more recently. Both, however, have been in action for many months. They provide tournaments at each tour stop with reasonable buy-ins, WSOP Circuit gold rings up for grabs, and chances to win a seat into the season-ending Global Championship.
As the second half of the season gets underway after the holidays, it provides a good opportunity to refresh and reiterate the remainder of the current season’s schedule.
WSOP Circuit in US
The original 2019-2020 WSOP Circuit schedule was announced in May 2019. Now, with half of those tour stops done and dusted, let’s take a look at the events remaining leading up to the full summer World Series of Poker at the Rio in Las Vegas.
January 2-13: Choctaw Casino Durant Oklahoma
January 9-20: Thunder Valley Casino in Sacramento, California
January 16-27: Horseshoe Tunica in Mississippi
January 30-February 10: Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
February 6-17: Seminole Hard Rock Tampa in Florida
February 14-25: Rio Las Vegas in Nevada
February 20-March 3: Horseshoe Hammond in Indiana
February 25-March 8: WSOP.com online in New Jersey and Nevada
February 28-March 9: Ameristar St. Charles in St. Louis, Missouri
March 5-16: Harrah’s Atlantic City in New Jersey
March 7-18: Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, California
March 12-23: Hard Rock Tulsa in Oklahoma
March 19-30: Bally’s Las Vegas in Nevada
March 26-April 6: Horseshoe Council Bluffs in Iowa
April 8-20: Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina
April 23-May 4: Horseshoe Tunica in Mississippi
May 7-18: Harrah’s New Orleans in Louisiana
The first stop of 2020 is already underway, though its Main Event doesn’t get underway until January 10.
The WSOP Circuit resumes at @ChoctawCasinos tomorrow with the first event of 2020.
— WSOP (@WSOP) January 1, 2020
Details for each stop, including individual tournament dates and structures, are provided by the WSOP.
WSOP International Circuit
Speaking of January 10, that is the day that the international tour resumes. It will kick off in Morocco and take players to some player-favorite destinations.
January 10-19: Casino de Marrakech in Morocco
March 5-23: King’s Resort in Rozvadov, Czech Republic
March 25-April 6: Casino Royale at Sonesta Maho Beach on St. Maarten in the Caribbean
April 9-19: Le Croisette Casino Barriere in Cannes, France
May 18-June 1: Club Pierre Charron in Paris, France
May 30-June 7: Casino de Marrakech in Morocco
June 11-21: Casino de Barcelona in Spain
The first WSOP International Circuit series of 2020 begins at the end of the week at @PokerMarrakech1.
Ring Event Schedule: https://t.co/AxfOLTEcZW
— WSOP (@WSOP) January 6, 2020
So far, this season, the WSOP International Circuit took players to Russia, Canada, Brazil, Czech Republic, Mexico, Holland, Aruba, Australia, and Uruguay. There is a chance for the WSOP executives to add additional stops.
Some of the individual event dates for each stop are listed on the WSOP website, though many of them can also be found on the casinos’ websites.
Global Casino Championship in August
The annual WSOP Global Casino Championship will officially mark the end of the season. However, it is not set until August 2020. The exact details have yet to be announced, but it is supposed to be held at Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina.
Each year, the tournament offers a $1 million prize pool for players, all of whom win their seats throughout the season. They can win their way in by winning a Main Event at any WSOP Circuit stop or earn enough points at any stop to become the Casino Champion. Two players from each international stop will also win seats and be offered free hotel accommodations and travel expenses if they choose to play in the tournament in the US.
Players can expect more details on this event in the next few months.
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