The World Series of Poker Circuit has made no secret that the Tar Heel State is a favored stop, and that will continue as sports betting in North Carolina expands early next year.
The WSOP Circuit, or WSOP-C for short, has an approximate 10-month season that runs from shortly after the WSOP in Las Vegas ends later this month and continues for 25 stops right up until the 2024 WSOP begins, probably late next May. This is the 19th season for the WSOP-C, and more stops may be added.
Circuit events often start on Thursdays and run for 12 days, usually with a four-day main event (not to be confused with the Main Event in Las Vegas). WSOP-C main events often begin on the second Friday of the tournament stop.
Many areas get to have just one or two WSOP-C stops over the course of 10 months. However, North Carolina will have four such events for the 2023-24 season, all at Harrah’s Cherokee in the western part of the state, with the first one scheduled for Aug. 3-14, 2023.
The other three WSOP-C stops at Harrah’s Cherokee are: Nov. 23-Dec. 4, 2023; Feb. 15-26, 2024, and May 2-13, 2024, the later two of which will be held after the launch of NC betting apps, meaning there will be no shortage of action in the state.
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Generally, the local stops will release their series’ event schedules upon approval by their local regulatory body.
Winners of the WSOP-C tournaments also get gold rings, as opposed to the gold bracelets that winners earn at the annual WSOP in Las Vegas.
WSOP-C buy-ins are much more affordable, ranging from $250 to $1,700 for a main event.
The WSOP announced that “official WSOP gold ring winners from either the live or online circuit events through May 2024 will qualify for the invitation-only ‘Tournament of Champions’ event during the 2024 World Series of Poker tournament at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas."
The first WSOP-C stop of the 2023-24 season is July 19-30, 2023, at Choctaw Durant in Oklahoma, which serves the Dallas-Oklahoma market.
Just a sample of other WSOP-C stops are the Hard Rock in Tulsa; the Horseshoe in Tunica, and Turning Stone in Verona, N.Y.
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