WSOP Releases 2019/20 Circuit Schedule


The 16th WSOP Circuit U.S. season promises to be the greatest ever, both in terms of stops and also payouts.

This year, the U.S. section of the WSOP Circuit gets underway just someday after the summer season WSOP ends, with the first of 35 stops starting July 17, 2019 at Choctaw Durant in Oklahoma/Dallas location. Players will be pleased with the brand-new changes for the upcoming season, as the Big Blind Ante will be used throughout the collection in any way stops, and the percentage of gamers obtaining a section of the prize pool is enhancing 50 percent, from 10 percent of entrants, to approximately 15 percent in 2019-20. Additionally, the WSOP has actually contracted with Poker News, the top information as well as live reporting authority for online poker worldwide, to give live coverage for all Circuit stop Main Events and also High Roller competitions.

“Changes in the past year were well received by both players and operators,” said WSOP Vice President Jack Effel. “This year, we complete our enhancements with Big Blind Ante becoming standard throughout all our events and stops, plus the decision to give 50% more players a portion of the prize pool.  We are confident these changes, plus exposure on Poker News are positive and will lead to more excitement and satisfaction of the WSOP Circuit.”

While most places will certainly recognize throughout the 2019-20 period, a half dozen brand-new areas have actually been added. The WSOP is anticipated to offer a record 35 quits on U.S. dirt throughout the 2019-20, all connected by a points system connected to the WSOP gold-bracelet awarding, $1,000,000+ prize pool, season-culminating Global Casino Championship.

New stops joining the WSOP Circuit or returning in 2019-20 are:

  • Ameristar St. Charles — St. Louis, Missouri returns at a new host property for the first time since 2015, beginning August 29
  • Horseshoe Baltimore – The Maryland/D.C. market returns October 3-14, 2019
  • Harrah’s Las Vegas – A new stop on the Las Vegas Strip will be held in its Convention Center Dec. 12-22
  • Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa – The first stop in Tampa, Florida for WSOP is Feb. 6-17
  • Horseshoe Bossier City – Louisiana comes aboard in their new facility, February 27 to March 10, 2020

Harrah’s Cherokee in western North Carolina, becomes the second stop, beginning August 1 and the tour continues virtually non-stop until the season-culminating stop at Harrah’s New Orleans that begins May 9, 2020. The season-culminating Global Casino Championship will remain at Harrah’s Cherokee and take place in August, 2020.

Last year the WSOP Circuit offered players more starting chips, introduced the Big Blind Ante and polished the price points offered.  These changes have worked out well, with all becoming standard moving forward. The current WSOP Circuit season is on pace to break both attendance and prize pool records.  With two stops remaining, a record 140,505 entries and $69,066,332 in prize money has been awarded thus far, 15-year highs.

2019/20 WSOP Circuit Schedule:

Date Location
July 17 – 29, 2019 Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma)
August 1-12, 2019 Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)
August 15-26, 2019 Foxwoods Resort Casino (Connecticut)
August 29 – September 9, 2019 Ameristar St. Charles (St. Louis, Missouri)
September 5-16, 2019 Thunder Valley Casino (Sacramento area, California)
September 12-23, 2019 Potawatomi (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
September 17-29, 2019 Online Circuit (New Jersey)
September 19-30, 2019 Seminole Casino Coconut Creek (Coconut Creek, Florida)
September 26 – October 7, 2019 Horseshoe Southern Indiana (Louisville/Indiana)
October 3-14, 2019 Horseshoe Baltimore (Maryland/D.C.)
October 10-21, 2019 Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago, Illinois)
October 24 – November 4, 2019 Harveys Lake Tahoe (Reno/Tahoe Nevada)
October 30 – November 11, 2019 Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma)
November 14–25, 2019 Planet Hollywood (Las Vegas Strip, Nevada)
November 28 – December 9, 2019 Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)
November 30-December 11, 2019 The Bicycle Casino (Los Angeles, California)
December 5-16, 2019 IP Casino Resort Spa (Biloxi, Mississippi)
December 12-22, 2019 Harrah’s Las Vegas in Convention Center (Las Vegas, Nevada)
January 2-14, 2020 Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma)
January 9-20, 2020 Thunder Valley Casino (Sacramento area, California)
January 16-27, 2020 Horseshoe Tunica (Tunica, Mississippi)
January 30 – February 10, 2020 Potawatomi (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
February 6–17, 2020 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa (Tampa, Florida)
February 14-25, 2020 Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas, Nevada)
February 20 – March 2, 2020 Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago, Illinois)
February 25 – March 8, 2020 Online Circuit (Nevada)
February 27 – March 10, 2020 Horseshoe Bossier City (Shreveport, Louisiana/Texas)
March 5-16, 2020 Harrah’s Atlantic City (Atlantic City, New Jersey)
March 7 – 18, 2020 The Bicycle Casino (Los Angeles, California)
March 12-23, 2020 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
March 19-30, 2020 Bally’s (Las Vegas Strip, Nevada)
March 26 – April 6, 2020 Horseshoe Council Bluffs (Omaha, Nebraska/Iowa)
April 8-19, 2020 Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)
April 23 – May 4, 2020 Horseshoe Tunica (Tunica, Mississippi)
May 7-18, 2020 Harrah’s New Orleans (New Orleans, Louisiana)
August 2020 Global Casino Championship Harrah’s Cherokee


All stops will release their series’ event schedules as they get closer and they have been approved by their local regulatory body. Two things are known for sure about every stop. First, every stop will offer at least a dozen official gold ring events starting at the $250 buy-in level and second, every stop will include a $1,700 Main Event.