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World Series of Poker Announces Schedule for 2012-13 WSOP Circuit

WSOP Circuit

On Monday, the World Series of Poker unveiled the schedule for the 2012-13 WSOP Circuit. The ninth season of the circuit will feature a record 20 stops across North America with buy-ins ranging from $365 to $1,675.

For the first time ever, the circuit will reach into Canada with a stop at River Rock Casino in Vancouver, British Columbia. Additional new stops during the 2012-13 season include the brand new Horseshoe Cleveland, Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, and Harrah’s Cherokee in Cherokee, NC.

“We’re coming off the best year of participation in the history of the WSOP Circuit and the addition of these new markets really brings our vision to life,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. "We want to have the No. 1 regional tour to go alongside the number one super event in poker. We believe we have the best offering in terms of value and ROI at these stakes and the most exciting championship format."

The World Series of Poker Circuit Events Presented by Southern Comfort 100 Proof will begin August 9 at IP Casino Resort & Spa with a 12-ring event schedule, highlighted by the Main Event on Saturday, Aug. 18. Each circuit stop concludes with a $1,675 buy-in Main Event Championship, all of which will have a re-entry option for players who bust during the first flight of Day 1.

Every WSOP Circuit Main Event winner will receive an automatic berth into the Southern Comfort 100 World Series of Poker National Championship. Automatic bids will also go to the player at each stop who accumulates the most points throughout the 12-event gold ring schedule. The National Championship has been moved from Las Vegas to New Orleans and will run from May 21 through 23.

Here's a look at the full schedule for the 2012-13 World Series of Poker Circuit:

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

For more information on the 2012-13 WSOP Circuit season, visit WSOP.com.

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