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2018-2019 World Series of Poker Circuit Schedule Released

The World Series of Poker has released the schedule for the 2018-2019 WSOP Circuit’s fifteenth season. It will begin August 2nd at Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina and will conclude when the qualifiers meet in the Global Casino Championship, which awards a WSOP gold bracelet. All told, there will be 28 stops on the tour, a record for the WSOP Circuit.

There were a few changes made to the upcoming season. Perhaps most noticeably, the traditional $365 buy-in for the ring events will now be $400. Most of the price points have been altered to speed up cashouts and increase prize pools. The “primary” price points (the most common ones), will be $250, $400, and $600. The Main Events will be $1,700. Players will begin with 50 percent more starting chips in the $400 and $1,700 events.

Just like at the World Series of Poker, the WSOP Circuit will introduce Big Blind Ante tournaments for some ring events. The Big Blind Ante was tested on the Circuit last year. In these events, when the tournament reaches the ante stage, the player in the big blind will pay the ante for everyone at the table.

“For our fifteenth season, the time was right to take a hard look at our offering and refreshing it to give players a better experience all around,” said WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel in a press release.  “Everyone loves more starting chips, and we think things like the Big Blind Ante and larger prize pools will be big hits for all players.”

The complete 2018-2019 WSOP Circuit schedule follows is below.

  • August 2-13, 2018 – Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)
  • August 16-27, 2018 – Foxwoods Resort Casino (Connecticut)
  • September 6-17, 2018 – Thunder Valley Casino (Sacramento area, California)
  • September 13-24, 2018 – Seminole Casino Coconut Creek (Coconut Creek, Florida)
  • September 27 – October 8, 2018 – Horseshoe Southern Indiana (Louisville)
  • October 11-22, 2018 – Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago)
  • October 25 – November 5, 2018 – Harveys Lake Tahoe (Reno/Tahoe Nevada)
  • October 31 – November 12, 2018 – Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma)
  • November 16–27, 2018 – Planet Hollywood (Las Vegas Strip)
  • November 22 – December 3, 2018 – Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)
  • December 1-12, 2018 – The Bicycle Casino (Los Angeles)
  • December 6-17, 2018 – IP Casino Resort Spa (Biloxi, Mississippi)
  • January 2-14, 2019 – Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma)
  • January 10-21, 2019 – Thunder Valley Casino (Sacramento area, California)
  • January 17-28, 2019 – Horseshoe Tunica (Mississippi)
  • January 31 – February 11, 2019 – Potawatomi (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  • February 7–18, 2019 – Seminole Casino Coconut Creek (Coconut Creek, Florida)
  • February 15-26, 2019 – Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas)
  • February 21 – March 4, 2019 – Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago)
  • February 28 – March 11, 2019 – TBA
  • March 3-14, 2019 – The Bicycle Casino (Los Angeles)
  • March 7 – 18, 2019 – Harrah’s Atlantic City (New Jersey)
  • March 14-25, 2019 – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa (Oklahoma)
  • March 21 – April 1, 2019 – Bally’s (Las Vegas Strip)
  • March 28 – April 8, 2019 – Horseshoe Council Bluffs (Omaha/Iowa)
  • April 10-22, 2019 – Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)
  • April 25 – May 5, 2019 – Horseshoe Tunica (Mississippi)
  • May 9-20, 2019 – Harrah’s New Orleans (Louisiana)
  • TBD – $1 million+ Global Casino Championship

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Dan Katz

Dan Katz, one of our poker experts here at, is a man with many interests. While he spends the majority of his down time hanging out with his family, he is also a self-proclaimed world-class fisherman who owns several sea vessels. Dan once caught a 70-pound marlin while fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. Although he hooks sea creatures on the daily, Dan is a big teddy bear and aims to protect nature at all costs; letting all his catches go at the end of the day.

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  • I want to play in a tournament, but I can't play but once or twice. Is that a problem? Maybe Louisiana or Mississippi.

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