RING EVENT SCHEDULE COUNTS TOWARDS WSOP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
LAS VEGAS (Feb. 7, 2013) – The World Series of Poker announced
today the addition of a brand new WSOP Circuit stop, at The Lodge Casino at Black Hawk in Colorado.
WSOP Circuit stop will take place from March 14-25, 2013 and include 12
official WSOP Circuit ring events, along with a host of side action.
Casino at Black Hawk is approximately 50 minutes from Denver, Colorado. Plenty of parking is available at The Lodge
along with scheduled service bus transportation from Denver to the casino and
there are a lot of poker players in the Rocky Mountain region and we’re excited
to bring the WSOP experience exclusively to The Lodge Casino at Black Hawk,”
said WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel.
points-ranking system for all ring tournament participants will be used and
reward those players who participate in multiple events, with the Top 100
players qualifying for the Southern
Comfort 100 World Series of Poker National Championship (May 22-24, 2013 in
WSOP Circuit stop Main Event winner will receive an automatic berth into the Southern Comfort 100 World Series of Poker National
Championship. Automatic bids will also go to the “Casino Champion.” A Casino
Champion is defined as the player at each stop whom accumulates the most points
throughout the 12-event gold ring schedule.
stop concludes with a $1,675 buy-in Main Event Championship slated to start on Friday,
March 22, 2013. The Main Event will be played as re-entry, with a morning
and an evening flight available to players with an additional third starting
flight on Saturday, March 23 to accommodate the expected turnout.
full event schedule can be viewed HERE.
Circuit Stop encompasses the dates originally slated for Horseshoe Cleveland,
whose event was postponed to Fall as part of the 2013-14 WSOP Circuit season.
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 74,766 entrants from 101 different countries to
the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in
Las Vegas and awarded over $222 million in prize money. The
WSOP in December, 2008 was named the 7th most admired sports brand
in North America by the Turnkey Sports Survey, trailing only the older and more
established NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR and PGA Tour among sports
properties. In addition, the WSOP has
experienced 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 EuropeSM. For
more information on the World Series of Poker, please visit our website at www.WSOP.com.