Poker Hits the (North American) Road

by , Jul 23, 2012 | 12:30 pm

The WSOP released the new Circuit schedule for the poker new year. They’ve added stops in Canada, Cleveland, and North Carolina … but perhaps the biggest move is relocating the Million-Dollar Circuit National Championship from Las Vegas to New Orleans.

More details here.

Oh the lol ironies as the WSOP-Circuit goes, shall we say, a bit NASCAR with the sponsorship of SoCo 100? But a beautiful evolution of the game, imho … as the Caesars Interactive Empire brings their brand of corporatized poker events to lower stakes players seeking an old-school rounders experience and maybe a Circuit ring to boot … presented by an extra-strong sweet American whiskey … but not to boot — drink and gamble responsibly! Coming soon to a neighborhood or Indian casino near you …


August 9-20, 2012: IP Casino Resort & Spa (Biloxi, MS)
September 13-24, 2012: Horseshoe Bossier City (Louisiana)
September 27 – October 8, 2012: Horseshoe Southern Indiana
October 11-22, 2012: Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago)
October 27 – November 7, 2012: River Rock (Vancouver, Canada)
November 8-19, 2012: Harveys Lake Tahoe
November 29- December 10, 2012: Harrah’s Atlantic City
December 6 – 17, 2012: Harrah’s Rincon (San Diego area)
January 3-14, 2013: The Bicycle Casino (Los Angeles)
January 10-21, 2013: Choctaw Casino Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma)
January 24 – February 4, 2013: Harrah’s Tunica (Mississippi)
February 7-18, 2013: Caesars Palace (Las Vegas)
February 14-25, 2013: Palm Beach Kennel Club (Florida)
February 28 – March 11, 2013: Caesars Atlantic City
March 14-25, 2013: Horseshoe Cleveland
March 27 – April 8, 2013: Foxwoods (Connecticut)
April 4-15, 2013: Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)
April 11 – April 22, 2013: Horseshoe Council Bluffs (Iowa)
April 25 – May 6, 2013: Harrah’s Philadelphia
May 9-20, 2013: Harrah’s New Orleans
May 21-23, 2013: (National Championship) Harrah’s New Orleans

4 Comments to “Poker Hits the (North American) Road”

  1. Andrew Goldstein

    I see multiple locations not owned by Caesars. Is that new?

  2. Dan Michalski

    foxwoods is new. the kennel club debuted last year. or last poker year. i think the circuit was there in like march or april of 2012.
    they partnered with the choctaw a few years ago, fwiw.

  3. Eli at

    Do they hold WSOP events at casinos that have previously hosted a WPT event? Do the organizers sign exclusivity contracts?

  4. Dan Michalski

    They usually do hold some sort of exclusivity – or did back in the day. But as those contracts expire …