LAS VEGAS - July 5, 2016 - The thirteenth season of the World Series of Poker Circuit will be the biggest in its history and officially kick off August 4 at Harrah's Cherokee in western North Carolina. The upcoming season features 22 confirmed U.S. Circuit stops, plus six international stops will commence by the end of the calendar year with up to eight more expected by the end of the 2016-17 circuit season.
There are two new stops on the domestic WSOP Circuit schedule - Potawatomi (Milwaukee) which runs from February 2-13, 2017 and Hard Rock (Tulsa) from March 16-27. Returning to the schedule after a year off is the IP stop in Biloxi, Mississippi. The IP series is scheduled for September 8-19, 2016. The tour continues almost non-stop from August through May, with Harrah's New Orleans returning as the ending point in the U.S. from May 11-22, 2017.
Just like last season, there are two stops in Las Vegas (Planet Hollywood and Bally's), Los Angeles and West Palm Beach. As host of the Global Casino Championship, Harrah's Cherokee has been bumped up to three and is the only stop on the Circuit hosting three different events over the season.