Ring-event action begins on Thursday in the third and final WSOP Circuit visit of the 2017-18 season to Harrah's Cherokee, in North Carolina's Appalachian Mountains

Cherokee, NC (April 10, 2018) -- The 2017-18 World Series of Poker Circuit returns this week to one of the Circuit's most popular venues, Harrah's Cherokee Hotel and Casino in picturesque Cherokee, North Carolina. It's the third visit to Cherokee during the 2017-18 season, following earlier series visits last August and November. This time around, ring-event play begins on Thursday, April 12th and runs through the conclusion of the stop's main event on Monday, April 23rd.

Only two more Circuit stops will remain when this 24th of 26 2017-18 Circuit series is complete. Horseshoe Baltimore will host the 25th series of the season, April 26th through May 7th, and the Circuit tour wraps its 2017-18 run with a May 10th through May 21st trip to Harrah's New Orleans.

Here in Cherokee, 12 more coveted gold rings will be awarded over the series' 12 days of play. Action begins in the first two ring events at 11 am on Thursday in Event #1, $365 No-Limit Hold'em (1-Day). At 4 pm that afternoon, players in the first of four starting flights in Event #2, $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry, will take their seats.

The stop's premier tourney, Event #10, $1,675 Main Event, begins with the first of its two starting flights at 11 am on Friday, April 20th. Last year's springtime Circuit visit to Cherokee saw Raleigh, NC's Vanessa Truong top a massive 1,164-entrant field to win $318,646.

The winner of the Harrah's Cherokee Main Event and the stop's Casino Champion (which goes to the player earning the most series points in Cherokee) will each earn a seat to the 2018 Global Casino Championship. That championship offers a minimum $1 million prizepool, plus the coveted Championship gold bracelet. 

As with other Circuit stops, participating players earn points based on cashing in that stop's points-eligible events. More information on the Global Casino Championship leaderboard can be found on WSOP.com.

Here's the schedule for all ring-awarding events for Harrah's Cherokee. Numbered events shown in boldface are part of the Casino Championship race. Click here for a complete schedule, including satellites and nightly events.




Thur. Apr. 12, 11 am

Event #1: No-Limit Hold'em (1-Day)


Thur. Apr. 12, 4 pm

Event #2A: No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry (Flight A)


Fri. Apr. 13, 11 am

Event #2B: No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry (Flight B)


Fri. Apr. 13, 4 pm

Event #2C: No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry (Flight C)


Sat. Apr. 14, 11 am

Event #2D: No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry (Flight D)


Sat. Apr. 14, 4 pm

Event #3: No-Limit Hold'em (1-Day)


Sun. Apr. 15, 9am

Seniors Event #1 -- No-Limit Hold'em


Sun. Apr. 15, 3 pm

Event #4: No-Limit Hold’em


Mon. Apr. 16, 11 am

Event #5: No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed


Mon. Apr. 16, 4pm

Event #6: Pot-Limit Omaha


Tue. Apr. 17, 11 am

Event #7a: No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack


Wed. Apr. 18, 11 am

Event #7b: No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack


Thur. Apr. 19, 11 am

Event #8: No-Limit Hold'em


Thur. Apr. 19, 4 pm

Event #9: No-Limit Hold'em


Fri. Apr. 20, 11 am

Event #10A: MAIN EVENT (Flight A)


Fri. Apr. 20, 2pm

Ladies Event -- No-Limit Hold'em


Sat. Apr. 21, 11 am

Event #10B: MAIN EVENT (Flight B)


Sat. Apr. 21, 4pm

Event #11: No-Limit Hold’em


Sun. Apr. 22, 9am

Seniors Event #2


Sun. Apr. 22, 2 pm

Event #12: No-Limit Hold’em


Players looking for accommodations should visit Harrah's Cherokee Hotel and Casino's online site for additional venue information.