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WSOP announced on Wednesday the 2017-2018 domestic circuit schedule for its 14th season, with three new venues and a record-topping 26 tour stops. The international side of the Circuit schedule will include a dozen-plus stops and is expected to be announced in the coming weeks. Both are linked by a points system tied to the WSOP gold-bracelet awarding $1 million+ guaranteed Global Casino Championship.

The 2017-18 WSOP Circuit will commence on August 2, starting at Harrah’s Cherokee in western North Caronlina, and continues virtually non-stop until the final stop at Harrah’s New Orleans that begins May 10, 2018.

The newly added venues are: The Thunder Valley Casino in Northern California near the Sacramento area has two planned stops from September 14-25 2007, and again from January 11-22, 2018; The Seminole Hard rock in Hollywood, Florida has 1 stop scheduled from September 21 – October 2, 2017; and another at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek from February 8-19,2018.

Each stop includes a dozen series of tournaments leading up to a Main Event starting at the $365 buy-in level and the winner will be awarded with an official gold ring. Every stop will also include a $1,675 Main Event. The event schedules for each stop, once approved by their local regulatory body, will be released as the event draws closer.

There are several ways in which players can quality and gain free entry in to the 2017-2018 Global Casino Championship with a guaranteed prize pool of $1,000,000:

  1. Win a Circuit Main event at any domestic or international stop.
  2. Win a “Casino Championship”, which is defined as the player at each stop who accumulates the most points throughout the 12-event gold ring schedule at any domestic or international stops.
  3. Be one of the top 50 cumulative point earners over the entire season who hasn’t otherwise qualified (Domestic tour only).

Aside from these “free roll” seats, players can also qualify for the 2017-18 Global Casino Championship during the circuit season by winning any official “ring event”, or be among the top 100 ranked players from the previous year’s WSOP Player of the year. These players will be eligible to buy-in to the WSOP Global Casino Championship for $10,000. All additional buy-ins will be added (rake-free) to the $1,000,000 prize pool.

“We are very proud of what the WSOP Circuit has become and how it has performed for our partner casinos who have come aboard,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “Players know they get a consistent structure and schedule at each stop, plus the opportunity to win big prizes as well as their seat into the million-dollar freeroll with a WSOP gold bracelet up for grabs.”

 1 August 2-14, 2017 Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)
2 August 17-28, 2017 Foxwoods Resort Casino (Connecticut)
 3 September 7-18, 2017 IP (Biloxi, Mississippi)
 4 September 14-25, 2017 Thunder Valley Casino (Sacramento area, California)
 5 September 21 – October 2, 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood (Miami area, Florida)
 6 September 28 – October 9, 2017 Horseshoe S. Indiana (Louisville)
 7 October 12-23, 2017 Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago)
 8 October 26 – November 6, 2017 Harveys Lake Tahoe (Northern Nevada)
9 November 2-13, 2017 Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma)
 10November 9–20, 2017 Planet Hollywood (Las Vegas Strip)
 11 November 23 – December 4, 2017 Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)
 12December 1-12, 2017 TBA
 13January 4-15, 2018 Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma)
 14January 11-22, 2018 Thunder Valley Casino (Sacramento area, California)
 15 January 18-29, 2018 Horseshoe Tunica (Mississippi)
 16 February 1-12, 2018 Potawatomi (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
 17February 8–19, 2018 Seminole Casino Coconut Creek (Coconut Creek, Florida)
 18 February 15-26, 2018 Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas)
 19March 3-14, 2018 TBA
 20 March 8 – 19, 2018 Harrah’s Atlantic City (New Jersey)
 21 March 15-26, 2018 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa (Oklahoma)
22 March 22 – April 2, 2018 Planet Hollywood (Las Vegas Strip)
 23 March 29-April 9, 2018 Horseshoe Council Bluffs (Omaha/Iowa)
 24 April 12-23, 2018 Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)
 25 April 26 – May 7, 2018 Horseshoe Baltimore (Maryland)
 26 May 10 – 21, 2018 Harrah’s New Orleans (Louisiana)
 27 TBD $1 million+ Global Casino Championship