The Bicycle Casino holds California's only Circuit stops this season, with the first of two stops kicking off on Thursday. 

Los Angeles, CA (December 1, 2015) - The World Series of Poker Circuit makes its first of two stops in Los Angeles later this week with the 11th stop of the 2015/2016 schedule starting on Thursday afternoon at the Bicycle Casino.

There are 12 rings up for grabs and the action gets underway at noon on Thursday for a Monster Stack No Limit Hold’em event. The $365 buy-in event gives players a bigger starting stack along with a $75,000 guaranteed prizepool. This is the first of two events with a guaranteed prizepool. The third event of the series is another $365 No Limit Hold’em event that has unlimited re-entries and a $200,000 guarantee on it.

This event has four starting flights, with two on Saturday and two more on Sunday. On both days, the early flight gets cards in the air at noon and a later flight at 5 pm. A similar event was held last year and Maxwell Lineberger turned $365 into $62,685 after topping a field of 1,177 players and a final table that featured Chris DeMaci and Chris Grigorian.

Other events that are set to grace Southern California include a $365 Omaha 8/or better, a $365 Bounty No Limit Hold’em, a second Monster Stack No Limit Hold’em, and a $3,250 High Roller No Limit Hold’em to run alongside the $1,675 No Limit Hold’em main event.

Last season’s Circuit stop at the Bike drew 669 players for its main event, creating a prizepool just over $1 million and a first place prize of $205,720. After a final table that lasted almost 250 hands and 10 hours, Gevork Kasabyan defeated Adam Weinraub heads-up to take home the first place money and his first ring.

In this year’s main event, players are allowed one re-entry per starting flight. With two starting flights, players have up to four shots at a Circuit main event title.

The High Roller is a new addition to the Bike, but has been met with good turnouts at other stops. The latest High Roller in Las Vegas got over 100 players with Joe Kuether taking home the title and $93,599.

As always, the winner of the main event and the Casino champion will each win a seat into the Global Casino Championship, which will take place after the conclusion of the Circuit season with a date and location still to be determined.

Here is a look at the complete schedule of events:

  • Event #1: $365 Monster Stack No Limit Hold’em (Thursday, December 3, 12 p.m.)
  • Event #2: $365 Bounty No Limit Hold’em (Friday, December 4, 12 p.m.)
  • Event #3A: $365 No Limit Hold’em $200,000 Guarantee (Saturday, December 5, 12 p.m.)
  • Event #3B: $365 No Limit Hold’em $200,000 Guarantee (Saturday, December 5, 5 p.m.)
  • Event #3C: $365 No Limit Hold’em $200,000 Guarantee (Sunday, December 6, 12 p.m.)
  • Event #3D: $365 No Limit Hold’em $200,000 Guarantee (Sunday, December 6, 5 p.m.)
  • Event #4: $365 No Limit Hold’em (Monday, December 7, 12 p.m.)
  • Event #5: $580 No Limit Hold’em (Tuesday, December 8, 12 p.m.)
  • Event #6: $365 Omaha 8/or Better (Tuesday, December 8, 3 p.m.)
  • Event #7: $365 No Limit Hold’em (Wednesday, December 9, 12 p.m.)
  • Event #8: $1,125 No Limit Hold’em (Thursday, December 10, 12 p.m.)
  • Event #9: $365 Turbo No Limit hold’em (Thursday, December 10, 3 p.m.)
  • Event #10: $365 Monster Stack No Limit Hold’em $75,000 Guarantee (Friday, December 11, 12 p.m.)
  • Event #11A: $1,675 No Limit Hold’em Main Event (Saturday, December 12, 12 p.m.)
  • Event #11B: $1,675 No Limit Hold’em Main Event (Sunday, December 13, 12 p.m.)
  • Event #12: High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Monday, December 14, 12 p.m.)

There are also $150 nightly mega satellites into the main event running throughout the series along with several other non-ring events. More information about the tournament series and their brand new hotel can be found on their website.