Twelve-day series runs April 9-20 at Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Preferred room rates available at neighboring Harrah’s Casino available using code Poker2 at time of booking.

Council Bluffs, Iowa (April 7, 2015) — For the ninth-consecutive year, the World Series of Poker Circuit returns to Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa to crown a dozen new gold ring champions. This year’s installment runs Thursday, April 9 through Monday, April 20 with a $365 re-entry event headlining opening weekend and the $1,675 Main Event wrapping the action on closing weekend.

Historically, the property yields intimate fields and its events are ripe with National Championship points. As with all Circuit stops, two players from the Horseshoe’s series will earn a seat in the season-ending event set to take place at Harrah’s Cherokee July 29-31. The first seat heads to the player who earns the most points via in-the-money finishes and dons the title Casino Champion. The second goes to the winner of the $1,675 Main Event. In addition to the $365 opener and Main Event closer, the series features 10 other gold ring events including two one-day events, a six-handed event and a $580 event that begins Thursday, April 16.

Here’s a look at the complete tournament schedule for this year:
  • Event <: $365 no-limit hold’em (Thursday, April 9, noon)
  • Event >: $365 no-limit hold’em turbo (Friday, April 10, noon)
  • Event &A: $365 no-limit hold’em re-entry (Friday, April 10, 5 p.m.)
  • Event &B: $365 no-limit hold’em re-entry (Saturday, April 11, noon)
  • Event &C: $365 no-limit hold’em re-entry (Saturday, April 11, 5 p.m.)
  • Event *: $365 no-limit hold’em (Sunday, April 12, 3 p.m.)
  • Event o: $365 no-limit hold’em (Monday, April 13, noon)
  • Event O: $365 Omaha hi-lo split eight or better (Monday, April 13, 5 p.m.)
  • Event s: $365 no-limit hold’em six-handed (Tuesday, April 14, noon)
  • Event S: $365 no-limit hold’em (Wednesday, April 15, noon)
  • Event e: $580 no-limit hold’em (Thursday, April 16, noon)
  • Event <0A - The Main Event: $1,675 no-limit hold’em (Friday, April 17, noon)
  • Event <0B - The Main Event: $1,675 no-limit hold’em (Saturday, April 18, noon)
  • Event <1: $365 no-limit hold’em (Sunday, April 18, 5 p.m.)
  • Event <2: $365 no-limit hold’em turbo (Monday, April 19, noon)
The full tournament schedule including all ring and non-ring events is available on the Horseshoe’s website

The Horseshoe has a long list of notable champions that’s dominated by Missouri’s Blair Hinkle. Hinkle has claimed three Main Event titles at the property dating back to 2010. In 2013 he won his second making him the first player to win the same Circuit Main Event twice. Last year, he followed it up with a third win to put an exclamation point on his unique record. Hinkle is expected to return to defend his back-to-back Main Event titles.

Located just over the Missouri River from Omaha, Neb., the Horseshoe is only a short drive from Eppley Airfield. Players traveling to the event are encouraged to book room reservations at Harrah’s Casino (shuttle service to the Horseshoe is provided) using code “Poker2” for a preferred rate.

The Council Bluffs event marks the 17th of 20 stops on the 2014/2015 Circuit tour. Those series still remaining are Harrah’s Cherokee, Harrah’s New Orleans and Foxwood’s Resort. More information on the tour is available on