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As soon as the summer World Series of Poker ended in July, the WSOP Circuit announced its upcoming 2016-2017 season. It began in August and was set to run through May, though only stops through the end of 2016 were revealed at the time.

The entire season boasted of 22 tour stops in the United States, each featuring more than a week of tournaments at various buy-in levels and satellites for players to enter those events at even more discounted prices. The cities on the schedule included with Tulsa, Biloxi, Lake Tahoe, Baltimore, New Orleans, and of course Las Vegas. And it all began at Harrah’s Cherokee in North Caroline in mid-August.

Players were also happy to see that there were several international events planned as well, with more to be announced at a later date. This week, those stops were added.

Circuit Goes Even More Global

The WSOP Circuit originally listed six international stops that took players from the Caribbean to Europe and South America. And each location offered more events than the domestic ones so players could plan for more action and enjoy the cities at the same time.

In September, Casino Campione hosted its series from September 8-20, and Spielbank Berlin accepted players at the end of the month. King’s Casino in the Czech Republic just ended its series of tournaments on November 14, as did the Sonesta Maho Beach Casino in St. Maarten in the Caribbean on November 16.

Still on the list to finish the year are as follows:

Cercle Clichy Montmartre in Paris (France): November 11-27

Enjoy Conrad Punta del Este in Punta del Este (Uruguay): December 2-11

And just in time for the holidays, poker players can add more airline tickets and tournament buy-ins to their list for Santa. However, one of the WSOP Circuit’s international stops begins in just days, as The Star in Sydney, Australia, will host a series of events beginning on November 22 and wrapping up on December 12.


The rest of the season is as follow:

Casino de Marrakech in Marrakech (Morocco): January 14-22

Casino Campione D’Italia (Italy): March 6-20

Casino Barriere Cannes le Croisette in Cannes (France): April 17-24

Casino Estoril in Estoril (Portugal): May 1-7

Grand Casino Brussels VIAGE in Brussels (Belgium): May 19-28

It was also noted that the WSOP Circuit may add one more stop to the schedule, which would meet the anticipated goal of 14 international stops in total.

Looking to End the Season in Style

Every player competing in a WSOP Circuit event, whether at a domestic or international stop, can win a seat into the finale of the WSOP-C season, which is the 2016-2017 WSOP Global Casino Championship. Players who win the Casino Champion title at each stop for accumulating the most points over the course all of the events, as well as those who win the Main Event at each location, will win those seats.

The field for the Global Casino Championship will then be rounded out with the top 50 points earners throughout the entire WSOP Circuit season from the United States tour only. In addition, anyone who wins a WSOP Circuit ring event over the course of the 2016-2017 season anywhere in the world receives an invitation to buy in to the Championship for $10K, as do the top 100 players from the previous year’s WSOP Player of the Year rankings.

The prize pool is set as a $1 million freeroll for qualifiers, though anyone buying in will simply add their $10K on top of the guarantee. The Global Casino Championship will be held at Harrah’s Cherokee, with more details to be announced at a later date.

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Jennifer Newell

Jennifer has been a freelance writer in the poker industry for a decade. She left a full-time job with the World Poker Tour to tell the stories of poker. She now lives in St. Louis, writes about poker while pursuing other varied interests, and speaks her mind on Twitter… a lot.