The Star Casino which is located on the water in the heart of Sydney’s CBD will be hosting a WSOP Circuit Event for the first time from November 22 through to December 12, 2016.
The WSOPC Event to be held at Sydney’s premier poker room will comprise of 11 tournaments ranging in buy-ins from a few hundred dollars all the way up to AU$2,000 for the Main Event. There will also be a High Roller Event with a AU$10,000 buy-in.
In addition to competing for a share of the big prize pools up for grabs, those who are victorious in each WSOPC Event will get an official World Series Of Poker gold ring. Furthermore, two players – the Main Event champ and the player that accumulates the most points in ring events – will win free seats into the 2017 WSOP Global Casino Championship, which returns again next year with a US$1 million guaranteed prize pool.
“We are constantly looking for attractive opportunities to expand the WSOP portfolio and taking a WSOP International Circuit Event to the beautiful city of Sydney for the first time looms as one of our most exciting announcements of 2016,” WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart said in a press release.
The Star Casino Gets a New Poker Room
The Sydney WSOP Circuit stop will be the first major poker tournament series held in The Star casino’s brand new poker room which now holds 40 poker tables, allowing the casino to host much bigger events than what they’ve been able to previously.
For those who are interested, satellites into Sydney’s WSOP Circuit Main Event at The Star are scheduled to start from October 9.
The WSOPC was first held in 2005. It is a series of poker festivals held at casinos around the United States and throughout the world. With a variety of smaller buy-in tournaments, it is catered more towards the casual player. International WSOP Circuit events debuted last year with stops in Georgia, Czech Republic, Italy, Canada and Morocco.