Twelve gold ring events are on tap for one of the Circuit’s longest-running stops.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (March 27, 2017) – The World Series of Poker Circuit will kick-off its 19th domestic stop of the 2016/2017 season Thursday March, 30 at Horseshoe Council Bluffs. The series features 12 gold ring events, including a $1,675 Main Event, and is scheduled to run through Monday, April 10. Only three more stops remain in the season after Council Bluffs: Harrah’s Cherokee (Apr. 12-24), Horseshoe Baltimore (Apr. 27 – May 8) and Harrah’s New Orleans (May 11 – May 22).

With the season nearing its end, Global Casino Championship points are at a premium. The top 50 point earners on the season will all earn free entry to the 2017 Global Casino Championship. Horseshoe Council Bluffs is always a great stop for players to chase points. It is one of the last stops of the season and it is one of the smaller stops on tour. The smaller fields pave paths for players to reach final tables easier and collect big points rapidly. More on the Circuit point model can be found here.

As with each stop on the Circuit, Horseshoe Council Bluffs will send two automatic qualifiers to the Global Casino Championship. Players can earn an automatic qualification by winning the series’ $1,675 Main Event or the Casino Championship. The Casino Championship is awarded to the player who earns the most points over the course of the 12-day series.

Last year’s Casino Champion at Horseshoe Council Bluffs was five-time gold ring winner Joshua Turner. Turner cashed four times, including winning one event and finishing in 6th place in the Main Event to earn the title and free seat. The winner of last year’s Main Event at Horseshoe Council Bluffs was nine-time gold ring winner Maurice Hawkins.

Hawkins’ Main Event win at the Horseshoe Council Bluffs was the start of Circuit history. He followed up his win at Council Bluffs by winning the Main Event Harrah’s Cherokee just two weeks later. He became the first player in the history of the Circuit to win Main Events at back-to-back Circuit stops.

The series will conclude with the $1,675 Main Event. The Main Event features two starting flights and allows players one re-entry per starting flight, for a total of four entries. The winner of the Main Event will take home what is most likely to be largest cash prize of the series, as well as a WSOP Circuit gold ring. They will also earn a free seat to the 2017 Global Casino Championship where they will compete for a minimum $1 million prizepool and a WSOP gold bracelet.

Here is a look at the complete gold ring schedule for the Horseshoe Council Bluffs series:

Date:

Event:

Buy-In:

Thur. March 30, 12 p.m.

Event #1: No-Limit Hold’em

$365

Thur. March 30, 5 p.m.

Event #2: No-Limit Hold’em Bounty

$365

Fri. March 31, 12 p.m.

Event #3A: No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry (Flight A)

$365

Fri. March 31, 5 p.m.

Event #3B: No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry (Flight B)

$365

Sat. April 1, 12 p.m.

Event #3C: No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry (Flight C)

$365

Sat. April 1, 5 p.m.

Event #3D: No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry (Flight D)

$365

Sun. April 2, 10 a.m.

Seniors Event

$250

Sun. April 2, 3 p.m.

Event #4: No-Limit Hold'em Turbo

$365

Mon. April 3, 12 p.m.

Event #5: No-Limit Hold’em

$365

Tue. April 4, 12 p.m.

Event #6: No-Limit Hold’em 6 Handed

$365

Tue. April 4, 12 p.m.

Event #7: Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

$365

Wed. April 5, 12 p.m.

Event #8: No-Limit Hold’em MONSTER STACK

$365

Thur. April 6, 12 p.m.

Event #9: No-Limit Hold’em

$1,125

Fri. April 7, 12 p.m.

Event #10A: MAIN EVENT (Flight A)

$1,675

Sat. April 8, 12 p.m.

Event #10B: MAIN EVENT (Flight B)

$1,675

Sat. April 8, 5 p.m.

Event #11: $365 No-Limit Hold’em

$365

Sun. April 9 12 p.m.

Event #12: $365 No-Limit Hold’em One-Day

$365

 

  • A printable version of the schedule including side events and satellites can be found on WSOP.com.

Players looking for accommodations can use the hotel code “WSOP” to get 35% off at Harrah’s Council Bluffs. The tournaments are being held at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, which is 2.5 miles southeast of Harrah’s.