Poker Coverage: Poker Tournaments U.S. Poker Markets Sports Betting Poker Strategy

Low Buy-In Poker Events Draw Huge Fields At Choctaw and Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood

The Two WSOP Circuit and WPT DeepStacks Events Collectively Drew More Than 10,000 Entrants Over The Weekend


Two low-stakes no-limit hold’em events kicked off this weekend, drawing incredible turnouts. The World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw $365 buy-in re-entry event attracted a massive field of 5,280 entries to create a $1,584,000 total prize pool, blowing away the $1 million guarantee.

In that event the eventual champion will walk away with a WSOP circuit gold ring and the top prize of $237,622. If a player were able to win the event after putting up only a single bullet then they will receive a payout worth 651 times their initial buy-in.

The top three finishers in the event will all earn six-figure paydays. A total of 549 players will make the money in the event, with a min-cash worth $602.

The same event in 2016 had a turnout of 4,249 players. This year did see two additional starting flights added.

The WSOPCircuit Choctaw was not the only low-stakes event putting up incredible numbers over the weekend. The WPTDeepStacks Hollywood kickoff event held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood was also setting records.

With a total turnout of 4,756 entries the $260 buy-in no-limit hold’em re-entry tournament built a final prize pool of $1,426,800. The top 387 finishers would make the money with the champion set to win $251,100.

The two events have both reached the money but have several hundred players remaining. Updates on the WPTDeepStacks Hollywood event can be found on their blog. Info regarding the WSOP Circuit Choctaw event is available on the WSOP Circuit website.