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World Series of Poker Circuit Announces Venue Swap For March 2014 Event

Tour Stop Moves To St. Louis From Cleveland

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The World Series of Poker Circuit is set to return to St. Louis next with a brand-new, 12-gold-ring stop at Lumière Place from March 20th through March 31st, 2014. This time slot was originally slated for a tournament series at the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, but the WSOP felt that the space they had originally planned on using for the event would be insufficient.

The WSOP-C had previously held an event at the former Harrah’s St. Louis, which was sold by Caesars Entertainment in 2012. In a press release from Vice President of Corporate Communications Seth Palansky it was made clear that the WSOP , “still desires to make Horseshoe Cleveland a future WSOP Circuit stop and will continue to have dialogue with the property to weigh options for future events there.”

“We are pleased to be able to return a signature event to the great poker community in St. Louis,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “We’re thrilled that Lumière Place management was so passionate about bringing the WSOP back to St. Louis. With their experience running large poker tournaments and a luxurious destination, we are confident they will put on one of the Midwest’s premier poker festivals.”

Lumière Place features a 75,000-square-foot casino with a mix of gaming, poker and other entertainment attractions. Also located at Lumière Place is the Five Diamond Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis and the all-suite, upscale HoteLumière, complete with a four-story waterfall inside the atrium.

“Our casino is well-suited to host this prestigious event as we’re right in the heart of downtown St. Louis. Lumiére Place already features an action-packed poker room and we’re ready for the added excitement that the WSOP event will bring,” said Jeff Babinski, Vice President and General Manager of Lumiére Place.

Here is a look at the remaining WSOP Circuit stops:

Stop Location Series Dates Main Event Dates
Harrah’s Rincon (San Diego area) December 5-16, 2013 December 14-16
Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma) January 9-20, 2014 January 18-20
Harrah’s Tunica (Mississippi) January 23-February 3, 2014 February 1-3
Palm Beach Kennel Club (Florida) February 6-17, 2014 February 15-17
Caesars Palace (Las Vegas) February 20-March 3, 2014 March 1-3
The Bicycle Casino (Los Angeles) March 6-17, 2014 March 15-17
Lumière Place (St. Louis) March 20-March 31, 2014 March 29-31
Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina) April 3-14, 2014 April 12-14
Horseshoe Council Bluffs (Iowa) April 10-21, 2014 April 19-21
Harrah’s Philadelphia April 17-April 28, 2014 April 26-28
The Lodge Casino at Black Hawk (Colorado) April 24-May 5, 2014 May 3-5
Harrah’s New Orleans May 8-May 19, 2014 May 17-19
WSOP Circuit National Championship (Caesars Atlantic City) May (Dates TBD) TBD