Potawatomi's second-ever Circuit features $1M in guaranteed prize money.

Milwaukee, Wis. (January 30, 2018) -- The World Series of Poker Circuit has already completed 15 of the 26 stops on the 2017-2018 schedule. Stop number 16 lands in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the second-ever Circuit at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.

Thursday, February 1st, marks the first day of the Potawatomi Circuit and features two ring events. Action will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a one-day, No-Limit Hold'em tournament. Then, at 4:00 p.m., Event #2: Pot-Limit Omaha Re-Entry will get underway.

There will be 12 gold ring events held in total, three of which boast a guarantee for a total of $1,000,000 in guaranteed prize money. Event #3: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry features four starting flights and a $150,000 guarantee, up $50,000 from last year. The Monster Stack was left without a guarantee the first time around, but now returns with a $100,000 prizepool minimum.

Lastly, the $1,675 Main Event, which begins Friday, February 9th, carries a guaranteed prizepool of $750,000, along with two separate starting flights. The Main Event's conclusion on Monday, February 12th will bring a conclusion to the Milwaukee-area Circuit.

Potawatomi's inagural Main Event winner was, Alex Aqel.The 33-year-old from Chicago, Illinois captured his first WSOP gold ring and banked just over $200,000 from his Main Event conquest last season.

The winner of the Main Event and the Casino Champion will earn a seat to the 2018 Global Casino Campionship. There they will compete for a minimum $1 million prizepool, as well as a coveted gold bracelet. To become the Casino Champion a player must earn the most points at a given Circuit stop. Players earn points based on how well they finish in a tournament. More information on the Global Casino Championship leaderboard can be found on WSOP.com.

Here is a list of all, official gold ring events at the Potawatomi Circuit. Click here for a complete schedule, including satellites and nightly events.




Thur. Feb. 1, 11 am

Event #1: No-Limit Hold'em Turbo (Single Re-Entry)


Thur. Feb. 1, 4 pm

Event #2: Pot-Limit Omaha Re-Entry


Fri. Feb. 2, 11 am

Event #3A: No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry (Flight A) ($150k Guarantee)


Fri. Feb. 2, 4 pm

Event #3B: No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry (Flight B) ($150k Guarantee)


Sat. Feb. 3, 11 am

Event #3C: No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry (Flight C) ($150k Guarantee)


Sat. Feb. 3, 4 pm

Event #3D: No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry (Flight D) ($150k Guarantee)


Sun. Feb. 4, 10 am

Seniors Event #1


Sun. Feb. 4, 3 pm

Event #4: No-Limit Hold’em (Single Re-Entry)


Mon. Feb. 5, 11 am

Event #5: No-Limit Hold'em Six Max Re-Entry


Tue. Feb. 6, 11 am

Event #6: No-Limit Hold’em Turbo (Single Re-Entry)


Wed. Feb. 7, 11 am

Event #7: No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack ($100k Guarantee)


Thur. Feb. 8, 11 am

Event #8: High Roller Re-Entry


Thur. Feb. 8, 4 pm

Event #9: No-Limit Hold'em Turbo


Fri. Feb. 9, 11 am

Event #10A: MAIN EVENT (Flight A)


Fri. Feb. 9, 5 pm

Ladies Event


Sat. Feb. 10, 11 am

Event #10B: MAIN EVENT (Flight B)


Sat. Feb. 10, 4 pm

Event #11: No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Re-Entry


 Sun. Feb. 11, 10 am

  Seniors Event #2

 Sun. Feb. 11, 3 pm

  Event #12: No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack Re-Entry  $365


Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is located in central Milwaukee, approximately 10 miles north of the General Mitchell International Airport. Follow this link for a special room rate.