World Series Of Poker Circuit To Return to North Carolina In Early May

World Series Of Poker Circuit To Return to North Carolina In Early May
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Over the years, Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in western North Carolina has been one of the World Series of Poker Circuit’s favorite stops and the popular poker event will be dealing its gold ring events at that casino once again May 4 through May 15.

This is the fourth Circuit event at Harrah's Cherokee during the 2022-23 WSOP-C cycle. In February, the WSOP-C at Harrah’s Cherokee attracted 1,703 entries and a prize pool of over $2.3 million. The main event top prize of $393,753 was taken down by Brian Altman of Longmeadow, Mass. The runner up was Ronald Sewell ($242,121) of Shelby, N.C.

The WSOP-C was also at Harrah’s Cherokee in August 2022 and again in November-December 2022. There were a total of 26 stops overall on the 2022-23 schedule at casinos around the country and in Aruba.

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Dealer's Choice

Many poker players know that players who win major events at the annual WSOP in Las Vegas are awarded championship bracelets along with the cash they earn. At the Circuit events, the fancy jewelry is a Circuit championship ring.

The assortment of tournaments in the 12 days at Harrah’s Cherokee will include No-limit Texas Hold'em; Pot-limit Omaha; No-limit Hold'em Monster Stack; a Ladies Event, and a Seniors Event, among others. Many of the events have $400 buy-ins, while the Ladies and Seniors events are $250.

The main event within the Circuit stop has three flights on May 11, 12 and 13.  That one is a $1,700 buy-in with a guaranteed prize pool of $1.5 million.

For more information, including the full event schedule, visit

The WSOP-C at Harrah’s Cherokee is the penultimate Circuit stop before the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas begins on May 30 at the Horseshoe-Paris casino complex on the Vegas Strip.

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Bill Ordine, senior journalist and columnist for, was a reporter and editor in news and sports for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Baltimore Sun for 25 years, and was a lead reporter on a team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News. Bill started reporting on casinos and gaming shortly after Atlantic City’s first gambling halls opened and wrote a syndicated column on travel to casino destinations for 10 years. He covered the World Series of Poker for a decade and his articles on gaming have appeared in many major U.S. newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald and others.

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