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2013-2014 WSOP Circuit Schedule Announced

datesWhile all the poker world eagerly awaited the results of the 2013 World Series of Poker Conference call, there was a related news item that may have been missed by anyone not paying attention. In addition to revealing details about the upcoming edition of the WSOP in Las Vegas, the company also sent out a release about the next year’s WSOP Circuit events. Similar in structure to the main WSOP, but smaller in size, the circuit events are held in a wide variety of locations and are an excellent way for poker players to play in major tournaments without having to travel to Las Vegas for the seminal yearly event.

One of the big surprises of the released schedule is that it has grown this year, sporting a total of 22 stops from August 2013 to May 2014, plus the National Championship. There is no denying the global interest in poker, but the fact that the WSOP feels confident about adding new events to its already packed schedules shows that the American audience continues to increase as well.

Cincinnati, Ohio is one city where the demand for a major poker tournament is being answered. For the first time, the WSOP Circuit will make a stop in Cincinnati during September 2013. Another city gaining its first event is Montreal, Quebec, which will play host to the WSOP Circuit two months later in December. With the Montreal addition, the country of Canada now has two events, with the other being located in Vancouver.

An interesting aspect of the upcoming WSOP Circuit year is with the National Championship event to be held next May. This year it will move from its home in New Orleans and take place in Atlantic City. However, there is a difference as the actual Main Event National Championship tournament will be limited to only 100 players. Each winner of the 22 WSOP Circuit events will gain entry to the National Championship and each stop will also send a player who earns the most points over the course of the event. In addition to these 44 entrants, the top 50 points earners of the entire WSOP Circuit year will also be invited to attend and the last six spots will be left for online qualifiers. The winner of the National Championship will receive a WSOP bracelet as well as a healthy dose of prize money for their efforts.

Far and away, the family of WSOP Circuit events is the largest poker tour in North America and it shows no signs of slowing down. While the rings awarded to winners may not have the same level of prestige as traditional WSOP bracelets, any player lucky enough to win one will surely cherish the victory.

Check out the dates of the schedule:

1. Foxwoods Resort Casino (Connecticut) August 8 -19, 2013 August 17-19
2. IP Casino Resort & Spa (Biloxi, MS) September 5 -16, 2013 September 14-16
3. Horseshoe Cincinnati (Ohio) September 19 – 30, 2013 September 28-30
4. Horseshoe Southern Indiana October 3-14, 2013 October 12-14
5. Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago) October 17-28, 2013 October 26-28
6. HarveysLake Tahoe October 24 – November 4, 2013 November 2-4
7. River Rock (Vancouver, Canada) October 28 – November 8, 2013 November 6-8
8. Horseshoe Bossier City (Louisiana) November 7 – 18, 2013 November 16-18
9. Casino Montreal (Montreal, Canada) November 13 – 24, 2013 November 22-24
10. Harrah’s Atlantic City November 29 – December 9, 2013         December 7-9
11. Harrah’s Rincon (San Diego area) December 5 – 16, 2013 December 14-16
12. Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma) January 9-20, 2014 January 18-20
13. Harrah’s Tunica (Mississippi) January 23 – February 3, 2014 February 1-3
14. Palm Beach Kennel Club (Florida) February 6-17, 2014 February 15-17
15. CaesarsPalace (Las Vegas) February 20 – March 3, 2014 March 1-3
16. The Bicycle Casino (Los Angeles) March 6 – 17, 2014 March 15-17
17. Horseshoe Cleveland March 20 – March 31, 2014 March 29-31
18. Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina) April 3 – 14, 2014 April 12-14
19. Horseshoe Council Bluffs (Iowa) April 10 – 21, 2014 April 19-21
20. Harrah’s Philadelphia April 17 – April 28, 2014 April 26-28
21. The Lodge Casino at Black Hawk (Colorado) April 24 – May 5, 2014 May 3-5
22. Harrah’s New Orleans May 8 – May 19, 2014 May 17-19
WSOP National Championship-Caesars Atlantic City May 2014 Dates TBD


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