For the fifth consecutive year, Harrah's Cherokee
will host the WSOP Global Casino Championship. Harrah's Cherokee offers a
beautiful backdrop for this annual prestigious tournament, set against the
picturesque Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.
The 2019 Global Casino Championship is scheduled for August 6-8.
QUALIFYING FOR THE GCC
The Global Casino Championship is an exclusive, invitation-only tournament.
There is a minimum prize pool of $1,000,000, most players receive free
entries. For each Circuit stop this season, the Main Event winner and the
Casino Champion each receive a free seat. In addition, the top 50 players
(domestic US tour only) earn free entries. With 12 international and 29 US
stops, there will be an estimated 132 free qualifiers.
Every automatic qualifier will receive accommodations for three nights at
Harrah's Cherokee. (Automatic qualifiers from International Circuit stops
will receive a fourth night.) Each player who qualifies for a free seat
will also receive a $500 travel stipend.
More information about the qualification process is available on this
Players who meet certain criteria are eligible to buy into the Global
Casino Championship directly. The entry fee is $10,000, and it's rake-free
(i.e. the full $10,000 goes to the prize pool) - this amount is added to
the $1,000,000 base prizepool.
The following players are eligible for direct buy-in:
CIRCUIT SERIES AT HARRAH’S CHEROKEE
In keeping with recent tradition, the 2019 Global Casino Championship will
be held in the midst of a Circuit series for the next season. The Circuit
series will run August 1-12, with the GCC running from August 6-8. The stop
will feature the standard ring events which will offer one of the first
opportunities to earn points toward the 2020 Global Casino Championship.
Players who have qualified for free seats will be contacted directly by
WSOP. If you are one of the 100 qualifiers but have not heard from WSOP
staff, please contact Simone Ricci at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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