ELIZABETH, IN – The ninth season of the World Series of Poker Circuit Events presented by Southern Comfort 100 Proof gets into full swing as the tour heads to Horseshoe Southern Indiana September 27 – October 8 for the third of 20 stops scheduled for 2012/2013.

Horseshoe Southern Indiana is located in Elizabeth, IN, just 23 miles southwest of Louisville, KY.

This marks the eighth year that the Horseshoe will play host to the WSOP Circuit Events. To date, 110 WSOP Circuit Gold Ring Events have been contested at Horseshoe Southern Indiana, resulting in $16,895,601 in total prize money awarded.

12 official Gold Ring Events are scheduled for this year’s WSOP Circuit stop at Horseshoe Southern Indiana and include a $365 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha event and the $1,675 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Main Event, which begins Saturday, October 6th.

In addition to first place prize money and the coveted WSOPC Main Event Gold Ring, the winner of the Main Event will receive an automatic entry to the season-culminating National Championship which takes place May 21-23, 2013 at Harrah’s New Orleans.

Last year’s Main Event champion was Robert Castoire, a 57-year-old ship’s officer from Cecelia, KY.  Castoire beat a formidable lineup of opponents at the final table to take home $107,023 in prize money.

A second National Championship entry will be awarded to the Horseshoe Southern Indiana casino champion, which is the designation given to the player who earns the most points through the 12 scheduled Ring Events at the Horseshoe. Click here for information about the 2012/2013 WSOP Circuit points system.

The reigning Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino Champion, Mark “Pegasus” Smith, dominated the felt at last year’s series with a record-breaking fifth WSOPC title along with a 3rd place finish and a 5th place Main Event finish.

Other events scheduled for this year’s WSOP Circuit at the Horseshoe include the No-Limit Hold’em Seniors Event to be held Thursday, October 4th as well as nightly 7 PM No-Limit Hold’em tournaments.

For more information about the 2012/2013 WSOP National Championship, click here.

Horseshoe Southern Indiana is currently offering special room rates for WSOP Circuit participants. Availability is limited, so click here to book now.
 
ABOUT THE WORLD SERIES OF POKER
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world awarding millions of dollars in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, globally recognized as the sport's top prize. Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker's longest running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970.  In 2012, the event attracted 74,677 entrants from 104 different countries to the Rio in Las Vegas and awarded over $222 million in prize money.  In addition, the WSOP has formed groundbreaking alliances in broadcasting, digital media and corporate sponsorships, while successfully expanding the brand internationally with the advent in 2007 of the World Series of Poker Europe.  The WSOP Circuit Tour is entering its ninth season in 2012-13, and will feature 20 stops throughout the U.S., including for the first ever, a stop in Canada. For more information on the World Series of Poker, please visit www.WSOP.com.
 
ABOUT HORSESHOE CASINO HOTEL SOUTHERN INDIANA
The Southern Indiana location is the 5th Horseshoe property.  Other Horseshoe casinos are located in Bossier City, La.; Tunica, Miss.; Hammond, Ind.; and Council Bluffs, Iowa. Horseshoe Casino and Hotel offers world class gambling, more than 500 luxurious rooms and suites, 18-hole golf, five shopping locations and seven dining options including the award-winning Jack Binion’s Steakhouse and the newly opened Paula Deen Buffet. Horseshoe Southern Indiana also hosts the World Series of Poker Circuit event and the popular outdoor summer concert series.  For more information call 1-866-676-SHOE or visit www.horseshoeindiana.com.


Media Contacts:

Jay “WhoJedi” Newnum, WSOP Media Coordinator - Caesars Interactive Entertainment
 jay@wjmedia.net

Alan Fowler, Digital Media Manager -Caesars Interactive Entertainment. 702.407.6036 or
afowler@harrahs.com