The 2016 World Series of Poker (WSOP) which is currently taking place at the Rio in Las Vegas continues to hog the headlines in the global poker community. When the mega tournament concludes, poker players will hunt for other exciting tournaments across the globe and WSOP events always tend to stand out.
The WSOP Circuit recently released its 2016-17 schedule which includes two new U.S. stops. The WSOP will travel in February 2017 to the Badger state and stop at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and then head over in March to the Hard Rock Tulsa in Oklahoma. The WSOP stop at the IP Biloxi in Mississippi was removed during the 2015-16 season but has been re-introduced in the new schedule.
The WSOP has also confirmed that there will be a total of 14 international stops during the 2016-17 season but has so far only confirmed six of those stops. Some of the international WSOP will events include a stopover at the Casino Campione in Italy between September 8 – 20, 2016; Spielbank, Berlin Germany between September 29 – October 9, 2016; King’s Casino in the Czech Republic between October 27- November 14, 2016 and at Sonesta Maho in St. Maarten between November 3 – 16, 2016.
In a statement, Ty Stewart, WSOP Executive Director said “We are excited to be adding a couple new stops to the domestic tour this year, expanding the international tour and continuing to refine each stop to make them bigger and better. We want to continue to provide the opportunity for everyone to take a shot at becoming a World Series of Poker champion.”
Both the WSOP domestic and international circuit events are known to draw top poker players in the region as they accumulate points at each stop and get the opportunity to qualify for the WSOP Global Casino Championship. The WSOP Global Casino Championship is open to Casino Champions and Main Event Champions. The Championship will have a $1 million guaranteed prize pool and will also have a WSOP bracelet to be won.
The WSOP will also open the Championship event to players who are ranked in the top 100 of the 2016 WSOP Player of the Year standings or those who have won a ring during the season. They will have to pay $10,000 and buy-in to the Championship and in doing so could increase the prize pool. To see a full list of domestic and international WSOP Circuit events, do visit the WSOP website.