LAS VEGAS (May 23, 2020) – today announced a special “Season Finale” Online Circuit Event, set to take place June 3-14. This finale event will award 13 guaranteed spots into the invite-only WSOP Global Casino Championship on Sunday, September 13 with a guaranteed $1 million in prize money.

The “Season Finale” Online Circuit Event, that will see each of the 12 official ring events earn automatic as well as one WSOP online “Casino Champion.” The complete schedule of online events is below:

Date Day Event Buy-in GTD Re-entry PST
3-Jun Wednesday Online Finale Circuit Kick-Off $215 $100,000 2x 4pm
4-Jun Thursday Online Finale Circuit No Limit Hold'em $320 $100,000 2x 4pm
5-Jun Friday Online Finale Circuit No Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack $250 $100,000 2x 4pm
6-Jun Saturday Online Finale Circuit Big 500 $500 $150,000 3x 2pm
7-Jun Sunday Online Finale Circuit Monster Stack $525 $200,000 3x 2pm
8-Jun Monday Online Finale Circuit Freezeout $320 $100,000 . 4pm
9-Jun Tuesday Online Finale Circuit High Roller 6-Max $1,000 $150,000 2x 4pm
10-Jun Wednesday Online Finale Circuit No Limit Hold'em $215 $100,000 2x 4pm
11-Jun Thursday Online Finale Circuit No Limit Hold'em $320 $100,000 2x 4pm
12-Jun Friday Online Finale Circuit No Limit Hold'em Monster Stack $320 $100,000 3x 4pm
13-Jun Saturday Online Finale Circuit Double Stack $320 $150,000 2x 2pm
14-Jun Sunday Online Finale Circuit Main Event $525 $300,000 3x 4pm


Additional information is available on each state’s website

In addition to these 13 participants, all currently qualified players from the 2019-2020 circuit events will receive an invitation to The Global Casino Championship being held online in New Jersey and Nevada on September 13. Due to social distancing limitations, the tournament has been moved entirely online. Players may choose to participate on from any location inside one of these states.

“We want to do right by our players and see the promised prize money put up for grabs” said Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the World Series of Poker. “Hopefully the choice of an East Coast or West Coast destination makes it more viable for qualifying players. Our Online Circuit events have been huge successes to date and is a viable alternative for the last qualification spots and this year’s championship. We look forward to returning to Harrah’s Cherokee in 2021 but until then, the show must go on…online”

Players became qualified to participate in the WSOP “GCC” in a variety of ways:

  • Winning a designated Circuit Main Event, aka each stop’s “Main Event Champion.
  • Accumulating the best performance total across all 12 ring events at a given stop, aka each stop’s “Casino Champion&rdquo
  • Being one of the top 50 cumulative point earners across domestic Circuit Events
  • Additionally, anyone winning a WSOP Circuit Ring and not otherwise qualifying or those players finishing in the top 100 of the WSOP Player of the Year rankings is eligible to buy-in for $10,000.

This spring several WSOP Circuit Events around the globe were cancelled or postponed due to the public health emergency involving COVID-19. In all, fourteen stops were impacted, with twelve outright postponements. This contributed to the creation of the Circuit “Season Finale.”

Note, no cumulative points will be awarded for the Circuit Season Finale and therefore the top 50 invitees are now considered locked for the Global Casino Championship. The complete list of qualifiers, save those last thirteen spots, is available here, including those 100 players eligible as function of their WSOP Player of Year standings.

Qualifying players will be required to verify their account or create one in advance of the invitational tournament. Players are encouraged to contact WSOP operations manager Johnny Hernandez at for more details on registration logistics.

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