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  • With the end of the Circuit season nearing, the WSOP Global Casino Championship has been scheduled.

As the World Series of Poker Circuit schedule comes closer and closer to wrapping up for the 2017-18 season, all eyes among Circuit grinders are on the points leaderboard, with everyone scrambling to secure seats to the season-ending WSOP Global Casino Championship.

Now, those grinders know exactly where and when the tournament they're shooting for will be taking place.

The WSOP announced in a Thursday press release that the Global Casino Championship is scheduled for Aug. 7-9, with Harrah's Cherokee playing host for the fourth consecutive year. It will feature $1 million in guaranteed prize money and award the final domestic bracelet of the year.

Last year, Sean Yu took down the event, topping the likes of Jason Mercier, Dylan Linde and now nine-time Circuit ring winner Josh Reichardfeatured here on a recent LFG Podcast — at the stacked final table.

As per recent scheduling, the Championship will sit smack in the middle of the 2018-19 stop at Cherokee, set to run Aug. 2-13 to kick off the 15th season of the Circuit. It'll once again feature up to 128 automatic qualifiers — often a few stragglers don't bother to show up — who won either Circuit Main Events or Casino Champion points leaderboards for individual stops.

In addition, the field could swell past that with rake-free buy-ins courtesy of players who either made the top 100 of the WSOP 2017 Player of the Year standings or who won ring events at current season stops. These players can enter for $10,000.

Check here for the remaining domestic stops and here for the remaining international stops on the Circuit season, where you could win one of the remaining automatic seats into the season-ending event.

Here's a brief snapshot of the history of the Global Casino Championship, previously known as the National Championship:

SeasonWinnerPrize Money
2016-17Sean Yu$296,941
2015-16Said El-Yousfi$343,256
2014-15Loni Harwood$341,599
2013-14Dominik Nitsche$352,800
2012-13Jonathan Hilton$355,599
2011-12Ryan Eriquezzo$416,051
2010-11Sam Barnhart$300,000

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