Second stop of the 2013/2014 WSOP Circuit runs through September 16.
12-day series kicks off with $50,000 guaranteed prize pool event. Main Event takes place Friday, September 13.
Biloxi, MS (September 3, 2013) — The IP Casino Resort and Spa, located in Biloxi on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, hosts the World Series of Poker Circuit for the fourth-consecutive year beginning Thursday, September 5 and continuing through Monday, September 16.During the 12-day series, 12 gold ring events take place including the opening $365 event which boasts a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool. Other notable tournaments include a $365 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry event that begins this Friday. The tournament has three starting flights (Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.) and is likely to draw the largest field of the series.The first of two starting flights in the $1,675 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event begins Friday, September 13 at 12 p.m., 24 hours prior to Saturday’s Flight B. The defending champion, Kyle Cartwright (pictured), kicked things off in record fashion last year winning his fifth Circuit gold ring, second Main Event and then tying Mark “Pegasus” Smith for the all-time ring lead. While Cartwright bested a field of 300 entrants to win $107,992, four Main Event satellites, including two megas and two turbos on Friday, September 13, are expected to swell this year's field above 300 and award an even richer prize to its champion.A full schedule of events is available on WSOP.com.2010 November Niner John Dolan joined Cartwright as one of the notables to win a ring at IP Biloxi in 2012. Dolan bested a field of 146 in Event 6 to score his first Circuit victory and add to his more than $1.9 million in career WSOP earnings. In addition to the win, Dolan placed 18th in the opening $365 No-Limit Hold’em event and third in the Main Event, earning more than $60,000 over the 12-day series and falling just short of Casino Champion honors.Dolan’s attendance is still up in the air, but Cartwright and many other of the Circuit’s top grinders are confirmed to take their seats again in 2013 as they pursue Circuit fame, fortune and a seat in the season-ending National Championship.In 2010, the IP Casino Resort and Spa, located in Biloxi, MS, became the first property to host an event on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast and it’s blossomed to be one of the premier destinations on the WSOP Circuit in the years since. The resort boasts the AAA Four Diamond Award and a 32-story hotel with more than 1,000 rooms. With panoramic views of Mississippi’s Back Bay from the swimming pool and Thirty-Two Steakhouse including one of the Gulf’s best buffets in the Back Bay Buffet and a full-service spa in Senses Spa and Salon, there’s something for everyone at IP Biloxi.In addition to these amenities, guests of IP Biloxi have access to Shell Landing Golf Club, one of the Gulf coast's premier golf facilities. More information on hotel stays, dining options, spa reservations and tee times is available on IP Biloxi’s website.Official updates from IP Biloxi’s WSOP Circuit series can be found on WSOP.com as well as the WSOP’s Facebook page and Twitter account.