Circuit Finale to Award WSOP Gold Bracelet and $1,000,000 Million+ Prize Pool
The World Series of Poker Circuit concludes its 14th season at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, North Carolina this August with the 2018 Global Casino Championship.
The three-day tournament is scheduled for August 7-9, 2018. This will be the fourth consecutive year Harrah’s Cherokee will play host to the prestigious season-ending event. The tournament will feature a minimum $1 million guaranteed prize pool and award the winner a WSOP gold bracelet.
The Global Casino Championship (previously known as the National Championship) is set to take place in the middle of the Harrah’s Cherokee August Circuit series, which officially kicks off the 2018-19 WSOP Circuit season. The series is scheduled to start Thursday, August 2 and run through Monday, August 13. The series will feature a $1,675 Main Event and a High Roller tournament.
The Global Casino Championship is the culminating event to the 2017-2018 Circuit season. It will include up to 128 automatic qualifiers. Of the potential 128 automatic qualifiers, up to 102 players will have qualified on the domestic tour and up to 26 on the International tour.
“Harrah’s Cherokee is excited to continue to be a part of this summer tradition,” said Regional Vice President and General Manager Brooks Robinson. “The Global Casino Championship is a truly special event for us to welcome players from around the country as well as from around the world!”
For both the domestic and International WSOP Circuit, the Main Event winner at each stop of the 2017-2018 season receives a free entry, as does the Casino Champion at each stop. In addition, the top 50 players on the season-long leaderboard for the domestic WSOP Circuit earn an automatic entry. Last season, the bubble for earning a season-long automatic entry was 147.5 points. It is expected to be higher this season since there are four more stops on the domestic Circuit than last season.
The standings of the season-long point’s race can be found on the Circuit leaderboard.
The last chance to earn points toward qualifying for the 2018 Global Casino Championship is at the Harrah’s New Orleans stop in May. Any stop after that, including the Harrah’s Cherokee August Circuit, will award points to the 2019 Global Casino Championship.
All players who have earned an automatic entry will receive a $500 travel stipend and three nights at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, plus one additional night for anyone making the final table or for international participants.
The top 100 players in the WSOP Player of the Year rankings from 2017 also have the opportunity to buy into the Global Casino Championship directly for $10,000. The rankings are compiled based on players’ performance in WSOP gold bracelet events in 2017.
For the third consecutive year, any player who won an official gold ring event on the WSOP Circuit this season also has the option to buy in to the Global Casino Championship directly for $10,000. For all players who buy their seats, the $10,000 is added directly to the prize pool (rake-free), in addition to the $1,000,000 put up by WSOP.
Players looking to earn a seat to the 2018 Global Casino Championship still have plenty of time to do so. The domestic WSOP Circuit still has 7 full stops remaining in the 2017-18 season. The stops left include Atlantic City, Tulsa, Planet Hollywood, Omaha/Council Bluffs, Cherokee, Baltimore and New Orleans. The International Circuit stops remaining on this season’s schedule include Czech Republic, France, Italy and Russia.
The three-day 2018 WSOP Global Casino Championship No-Limit Hold’em tournament will get underway at 12 noon on Tuesday, August 7 in the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center with all eligible players.
“Ten years ago we only had 12 Circuit stops and they were all in the U.S. We’re proud to have grown it to 39 stops in 11 different countries and the Global Casino Championship at Harrah’s Cherokee exists to put the best of the best in the same room to see who comes out on top,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “We’ll continue to work hard to make the World Series of Poker the biggest and best poker tournaments to play all around the world.”
The remaining 2017-18 schedules are as follows:
DOMESTIC TOUR REMAINING SCHEDULE
|TOURNAMENT LOCATION||TOURNAMENT DATES|
|Harrah’s Atlantic City||March 8 – March 19, 2018|
|Hard Rock Tulsa (Tulsa, Oklahoma)||March 15 – March 26, 2018|
|Planet Hollywood (Las Vegas)||March 22 – March 26, 2018|
|Horseshoe Council Bluffs (Omaha/Iowa)||March 29 – April 9, 2018|
|Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)||April 12 – April 23, 2018|
|Horseshoe Baltimore (Maryland)||April 26 – May 7, 2018|
|Harrah’s New Orleans (Louisiana)||May 10 – May 21, 2018|
|WSOP Global Casino Championship
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort
|August 7-9, 2018
Aug. 1-13 (2018-19 Circuit)
INTERNATIONAL TOUR REMAINING SCHEDULE
|TOURNAMENT DATES||TOURNAMENT LOCATION|
|March 1-19, 2018||KING’S CASINO, Rozvadov, Czech Republic|
|March 16-25, 2018||CASINO BARRIERE LE CROISETTE, Cannes, France|
|March 25 – April 9, 2018||CASINO CAMPIONE (Campione, Italy)|
|May 13-29, 2018||SOCHI CASINO & RESORT, Sochi, Russia|
Circuit schedules are subject to change. Stops may be added or removed. For more information on individual circuit events, including event schedules and structure sheets, can be found at each property website or by visiting www.WSOP.com .
*The WSOP Circuit Events and culminating championship are subject to tournament rules and restrictions. The timing, number and location of events are subject to change and all applicable gaming regulations. Eligibility for the Global Casino Championship is not guaranteed. Requirements and rules must be adhered to and Caesars has final and sole authority to determine eligibility.