The 2015-2016 World Series of Poker Circuit will be the largest in the tour’s history. The upcoming season will feature 25 total stops, 19 in the United States and six internationally.
Big changes for next season
This year’s circuit season will have a few changes. For starters, the domestic tour has a new stop in Bally’s Las Vegas. This gives Las Vegas two Circuit stops in the upcoming season.
The WSOP National Championship has been renamed the WSOP Global Casino Championship and will include qualifiers from international stops. In addition, for the first time ever Circuit ring holders who do not qualify for the championship will be able to buy-in directly for $10,000.
Several stops convenient to New Jersey residents
New Jersey residents will have access to several stops. The Foxwoods stop kicks off the circuit season in August, followed by the Horseshoe Baltimore Stop. The circuit will return to Atlantic City in March of 2016, followed by a second Baltimore stop in early April.
WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart spoke on the upcoming season, stating, “We know not everyone can make it out to Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker, and this is our way of bringing the flavor and feel of the WSOP to regional markets,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “The WSOP Circuit continues to be a great success, both at getting new players to the game and creating tomorrow’s stars and we’re excited to kick off the twelfth season August 6.”
How to qualify for the Global Championship
Remember that players can qualify for the global championship in one of three ways. Each stop has a Main Event tournament that awards the winner a seat in the championship. The player of the series award at each stop, also known as the Casino Championship, also awards one seat. Finally, an at-large system will award 50 seats based on points earned in events.
Below is a complete schedule of events for both the domestic tour and the international circuit:
World Series of Poker 2015-2016 Circuit U.S. Domestic Tour schedule
|TOURNAMENT DATES||TOURNAMENT LOCATION||MAIN EVENT|
|1.||August 6-17, 2015||Foxwoods Resort Casino (Connecticut)||August 15-17|
|2.||August 20-31, 2015||Horseshoe Baltimore (Maryland)||August 28-30|
|3.||September 17-28, 2015||Palm Beach Kennel Club (Florida)||September 26-28|
|4.||October 1-12, 2015||Horseshoe Southern Indiana||October 9-12|
|5.||October 15-26, 2015||Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago)||October 23-26|
|6.||October 29 – Nov. 9, 2015||Harveys Lake Tahoe (Nevada)||November 6-9|
|7.||November 12-23, 2015||Planet Hollywood (Las Vegas Strip)||November 20-23|
|8.||Nov. 26 – December 7, 2015||Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)||December 4-7|
|9.||December 3-14, 2015||The Bicycle Casino (Los Angeles)||December 12-14|
|10.||January 7-18, 2016||Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma)||January 15-18|
|11.||January 21 – Feb. 1, 2016||Horseshoe Tunica (Mississippi)||Jan. 29-Feb. 1|
|12.||February 4-15, 2016||Palm Beach Kennel Club (Florida)||February 12-15|
|13.||February 25 – March 7, 2016||Bally’s (Las Vegas) *new stop||March 4-7|
|14.||March 15-26, 2016||Harrah’s Atlantic City (New Jersey)||March 24-26|
|15.||March 19-30, 2016||The Bicycle Casino (Los Angeles)||March 27-30|
|16.||March 24 – April 4, 2016||Horseshoe Baltimore (Baltimore)||April 2-4|
|17.||March 31 – April 11, 2016||Horseshoe Council Bluffs (Omaha/Iowa)||April 8-11|
|18.||April 14-25, 2016||Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)||April 22-25|
|19.||May 12-23, 2016||Harrah’s New Orleans (Louisiana)||May 20-23|
|TBD||WSOP Global Casino Championship||TBD|
World Series of Poker 2015-2016 International Circuit schedule
|TOURNAMENT DATES||TOURNAMENT LOCATION|
|1.||September 16-30, 2015||Casino de Campione (Campione, Italy)|
|3.||November 1-8, 2015||King’s Casino (Rozvadov, Czech Republic)|
|4.||TBA, 2016||Jubilee Casino Monterrey (Mexico)|