The sixteenth consecutive World Series of Poker Circuit will begin soon after the main WSOP ends. It will feature a total of 35 stops and it seems that there are going to be some really big changes. One of the changes is that WSOP Circuit will add the Big Blind Ante at all stops with their payouts being increased from 10 to 15 per cent. Jack Effel is the Vice President of WSOP and he stated that the changes had always been well received not only by the players but also by operators. Therefore, they wanted to continue in that fashion and improve WSOP tournaments so that everyone could enjoy.
Effel added that the enhancements were completed since Big Blind Ante was going to become a standard part in all tournaments and stops. In addition to that, Effel claimed that they had decided to give 50% more players a chunk of the prize pool. The season will begin at Choctaw Durant which is located in Oklahoma. The WSOPC tournaments will not wait long after WSOP tournaments are completed. In fact, Choctaw Durant will start hosting events only one day after the WSOP wraps up. All the stops are going to be as usual, but there are a couple of stops that are added this year and players could look forward to taking part in them.
The New Stops
The first new stop is at Ameristar St.Charles in St. Louis which will commence on August 29. The next one that was added was at Horseshoe Baltimore and it will last from October 3–14, 2019. Harrah’s Las Vegas is also an addition to the stops where poker players will have an opportunity to test their skills during December 12–22, 2019. The next new stop will be on February 6, 2020 and it will last for eleven days. Make sure to visit Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa during that period if you are up for some great poker action. Finally, there will be a WSOPC stop in Horseshoe Bossier City from February 27 to March 10, 2020. The culmination of the season will take place at Harrah’s New Orleans in May 2020.
However, WSOPC will return once again in August for the Global Casino championship which will take place in August 2020. At the moment, we don’t know schedules of every upcoming stop as they usually release them a couple of weeks before these tournaments begin. In other words, as the WSOPC tournaments are getting closer, they will start releasing their schedules one by one. All stops will offer at least a dozen events that will award the best players with gold rings. Furthermore, buy-ins for events will start at $250 and Main Events are set at $1,700 buy-ins. Therefore, if you happen to be nearby one of the stops of WSOP, make sure to check out these prestigious tournaments and maybe even try to test your skill against some of the best poker players in the world.