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2017-2018 WSOP International Circuit Schedule Released

As if the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event hasn’t been big enough news for the past week, the WSOP recently gave players outside of the United States something to look forward to, releasing the schedule for the 2017-2018 WSOP International Circuit. The schedule consists of thirteen events, though the WSOP says that more stops are expected to be added for the part of the slate that will take place in 2018. The first stop will kick off shortly after the WSOP Main Event ends, August 2-8 in Iguazu, Argentina. Next year’s tour stops do not have set dates as of yet, but are rather listed as “January,” “March,” “Spring,” and “TBA.” “Our partner casinos have done a terrific job bringing the WSOP brand and experience to their properties,” said WSOP Director Gregory Chochon in a press release. “The WSOP International Circuit is here to stay and we look

WSOP Circuit Champion Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

Instead of facing a trial that could have sent him to prison for 20 years, a champion of the World Series of Poker Circuit and smaller tours plea bargained his way down to only an eight-year sentence after pleading guilty. Poker player Travell Thomas stood in the courtroom of U. S. District Court Judge Katherine Polk Failla on Thursday and received his punishment after pleading guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud charges in November 2016. According to U. S. News and World Report, Thomas tearfully stood in front of the judge and spoke about how his “gambling was out of control” as he operated the $ 31 million debt scam. “I would spend days at the casinos,” the site reports him as saying, “I wouldn’t even change my clothes.” He also said that federal authorities “saved his life” when they arrested him because he couldn’t gamble

Maurice Hawkins Ties Record, Wins Ninth WSOP Circuit Ring

I have a great life, no doubt about it, but damn if I’m not looking at Maurice Hawkins right now and feeling a bit envious. Hawkins may not be a household name in the poker world, but few players can match what he has been doing over the last few years. On Monday, Hawkins tied the all-time record by winning his ninth World Series of Poker Circuit ring, taking the title in a $ 365 buy-in event at the Palm Beach Kennel Club. Hawkins is now tied with Alexandru Masek for the all-time WSOP Circuit ring lead, but Hawkins dominates in prize money, $ 1,366,228 to $ 711,761. Hawkins is also the kind of poker player that people either love or hate. He is a talker at the tables, to put it lightly. He’s the kind of guy that would be perfectly cast as a character in a poker movie.

WSOP Announces New Stops for International WSOP Circuit

The World Series of Poker has announced the addition of seven stops to the WSOP International Circuit schedule, bringing the total number of stops on the non-U.S. portion of the Circuit to 14. The first six additions, announced a couple weeks ago, are: Sydney, Australia – November 22 through December 12, 2016 – The Star, Sydney Marrakech, Morocco – January 14 through January 22, 2017 – Casino de Marrakech Campione, Italy – March 6 through March 20, 2017 – Casino Campione D’Italia Cannes, France – April 17 through April 24, 2017 – Casino Barriere Cannes le Croisette Estoril, Portugal – May 1 through May 7, 2017 – Casino Estoril Brussels, Belgium – May 19 through May 28, 2017 – Grand Casino Brussels VIAGE Additionally, the U.S. Circuit event that was scheduled for Bally’s Las Vegas from February 23rd through March 6th has been moved to the Rio All-Suite Hotel &

2016-2017 World Series of Poker Circuit Schedule Released

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) released the schedule for the thirteenth season of the World Series of Poker Circuit Tuesday, a schedule which features 22 tour stops in the United States plus six more international stops. The centerpiece of the schedule appears to be Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina. The WSOP Circuit season begins August 4, 2016 at Harrah’s Cherokee and concludes there, as well, with the WSOP Global Casino Championship. The dates have yet to be determined for the Championship. AND THEN…in the middle of the schedule – spanning the end of November and beginning of December – is a third date at Harrah’s Cherokee (well, technically second, as the Championship is the third date). Two new tour stops have made the schedule: Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in February 2017 and Hard Rock Tulsa in March 2017. IP in Biloxi, Mississippi isn’t quite a “new”