WSOP Circuit Announces Date And Location For 2017 Global Casino Championship
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Set To Host Again, Running From Aug. 8 -10
On Wednesday, March 1 it was announced that the 13th season of the World Series of Poker Circuit will conclude with the second running of the WSOP Global Casino Championship, formerly known as the WSOP National Championship. The event will once again take place at the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in North Carolina, which has hosted the Circuit’s season-ending event for three straight years now.
The freeroll event features a $1 million guaranteed prize pool and will run from Aug. 8 – 10. Like in 2016, the tournament will take place amidst the first WSOP Circuit festival of the new season, a 12 gold-ring series of tournaments running from Aug. 2 – 16.
“The growth of the World Series of Poker Circuit over the last year has been astounding,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “We are reaching new players in the United States and around the world and it’s great to have them square off against one another in this one-of-a-kind event. We’re thrilled to be back at the beautiful Harrah’s Cherokee once again, which has always been a great host for this prestigious event.”
The WSOP Global Casino Championship is an official 2016 gold bracelet event that features a guaranteed prize pool of at least $1 million for players that qualify by winning a WSOPC main event or casino champion titles at any one of the many stops throughout the season. For the second year in a row, this event will also include players from the WSOP International Circuit events.
All players who have earned an automatic entry will receive a $500 travel stipend and three nights at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, plus one additional night for anyone making the final table or for international participants.
The top 100 players in the WSOP Player of the Year rankings from 2016 also have the opportunity to buy into the Global Casino Championship directly for $10,000. The rankings are compiled based on players’ performance in WSOP gold bracelet events in 2016. Players can confirm their eligibility by checking this leader board. In addition, for the second year in a row, any player who won an official ring event on the WSOP Circuit this season also has the option to buy into the Global Casino Championship directly for $10,000 as well. Players who buy in will have their $10,000 directly added to the prize pool rake-free along with the $1 million being put up by the WSOP.
For anyone interested in trying to win their way into this event, there is still time. There are seven stateside WSOP Circuit stops remaining and five international stops. The domestic stops include Los Angeles, Atlantic City, Tulsa, Council Bluffs, Cherokee, Baltimore and New Orleans. The International stops will be in Italy, Czech Republic, France, Portugal, and Belgium.
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