LAS VEGAS (Jun. 29, 2022) – The World Series of Poker® is thrilled to announce the return of the WSOP Circuit (WSOP-C). The popular regional poker tour will return for its 18th season on Wednesday, Jul. 20 at Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, OK immediately following the conclusion of the 2022 World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas. Twenty-five stops have been scheduled to date, with 10 additional stops to be announced in the coming weeks on 

The prestigious $1 million freeroll will return featuring a similar format as the 2021-22 season. Beginning with the Choctaw Circuit Event, any official gold ring winners from either the live or online circuit events through May 2023, will qualify for the invitation-only “Tournament of Champions” event during the 2023 World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas. 

“The World Series of Poker is back with the Circuit returning in just short of a month,” said Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the World Series of Poker, Ty Stewart. “With record breaking attendance so far this summer, we expect a huge response to the full-scale return of our regional mid stakes tour.”

While many venues will be familiar during the 2022-23 season, there will be one new stop at the Grand Victoria Casino in Chicago, Illinois along with the return of two heritage stops: 

Harveys Lake Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada 
Caesars Southern Indiana, (Elizabeth, IN)

Harrah’s Cherokee will be WSOP-C’s second stop beginning on Thursday, Aug. 4 with the tour continuing virtually non-stop until the season-culminating stop at Caesars Southern Indiana on Thursday, May 11 – 22, 2023. 

Most WSOP-C stops will begin on Thursdays, with the four-day Main Events beginning on the second Friday of the tournament. Each stop is encouraged to add Seniors and Ladies events, where the winners will qualify to participate in the “Tournament of Champions” in Las Vegas. WSOP-C events will be played using a Big Blind Ante format, offering the same expanded starting chips unveiled for the 2019-20 season. WSOP-C stops will feature standardized tournament structures and payouts, ensuring players traveling to multiple stops will be treated in a consistent manner at each event, barring any regulatory or local law differences. All stops will release their series’ event schedules upon approval by their local regulatory body, with the guarantee that every stop will offer at least a dozen official gold ring events starting at a $250 buy-in level and will include a $1,700 Main Event. WSOP Online Circuit events on WSOP.COM will be scheduled monthly.

WSOP-C schedules are subject to change and the WSOP reserves the right to make changes to all events related to the WSOP-C at any time. Please visit for the latest news and information related to these events. Additional information on individual circuit events, including event schedules and structure sheets, can be found on each respective property’s websites or by visiting

*The WSOP-C Events and “Tournament of Champions” event is subject to change, with tournament rules and restrictions to be determined. The timing, number and location of events are subject to change and all applicable gaming regulations. Additional information regarding international and online circuit events will be released at a later date. 


July 20 - 31, 2022 Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma)
August 4 - 15, 2022 Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)
August 17 - 28, 2022 Hard Rock (Tulsa)
September 15 - 26, 2022 Horseshoe Council Bluffs (Omaha/Iowa)
September 22 - October 2, 2022 Aruba Hilton (Aruba)
September 29 - October 10, 2022 Thunder Valley Casino (Northern California)
October 13 - 24, 2022 Isle of Capri (Pompano Beach, Florida)
October 20 - 31, 2022 Harveys Lake Tahoe (Stateline, Nevada)
November 3 - 13, 2022 Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma)
November 10 - 21, 2022 Grand Victoria Casino (Chicago, IL)
November 24 - December 5, 2022 Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)
December 3 - 14, 2022 The Bicycle Casino (Los Angeles)
January 4 - 15, 2023 Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma)
January 12 - 23, 2023 Thunder Valley Casino (Northern California)
January 19 - 30, 2023 Horseshoe/Tunica (MS)
February 2 - 13, 2023 Isle of Capri (Pompano Beach, Florida)
February 16 - 27, 2023 Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)
February 23 - March 6, 2023 Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago)
March 4 - 15, 2023 The Bicycle Casino (Los Angeles)
March 9 - 20, 2023 Hard Rock (Tulsa)
March 16 - 27, 2023 Turning Stone Resort Casino (Verona, NY)
April 6 - 17, 2023 Grand Victoria Casino (Chicago, IL)
April 20 - May 1, 2023 Horseshoe/Tunica (MS)
May 4 - 15, 2023 Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)
May 11 - 22, 2023 Caesars Southern Indiana, (Elizabeth, IN)

**More stops are expected to be added as the season progresses**

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit Events are a series of poker tournaments hosted throughout the United States and throughout the world beginning in late July each year, and culminating the following July with a $1,000,000 Tournament of Champions where the victor earns a WSOP gold bracelet as well.  WSOP U.S. Circuit Events are designed to give the recreational and amateur player an opportunity to participate in the WSOP experience at a more affordable price point and with less of a time commitment than the traditional WSOP in Las Vegas.  Each stop typically features 12 official events in 12 days, including a $1,700 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Main Event. Official WSOP Circuit events range in buy-in from $250-$5,300 and award a prestigious WSOP gold ring to each victor.  These poker tournaments are designed to reach a winner within two playing days, with some events even structured to complete in one day, and the $1700 main event typically lasting four days.  In 2021-22, the WSOP Circuit season consists of 22 stops all tied together by a cumulative points system that awards points based on finish in individual events.  A season-ending Tournament of Champions is held each summer. The winner of each stop’s ring events gains automatic entry into the season-ending Tournament of Champions.  Players who finish within the top 15 percent of the field are typically awarded prize money on an escalating scale until there is one player who has captured all the chips.  That victor wins the largest share of the prize pool, a WSOP Circuit gold ring and entry into the Tournament of Champions. The WSOP Circuit Events are a regional and international offshoot of the longest-running, largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, dating back 52 years to 1970 – the famous World Series of Poker. This marks the 18th year the WSOP Circuit Events have been held.  They were initially established by Caesars Entertainment (then Harrah’s Entertainment) after its purchase of the WSOP brand in 2004 as a way to bring the WSOP experience to Caesars-owned properties throughout the U.S. In the inaugural season (2004-05), the WSOP Circuit featured five stops – Atlantic City, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, San Diego and New Orleans. Now, with 25 stops, the WSOP Circuit visits 14 U.S. states and several international locations and cumulatively features more entrants than the Las Vegas version of the WSOP.  Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc., (CIE) owns the WSOP and the WSOP Circuit Events. Visit us at or