The World Series of Poker will finally be heading North of the Border, Canada! A WSOP circuit event will be held at the River Rock Casino and Resort in Richmond British Columbia from October 27 to November 7, 2012 during this 9th season. WSOP Canada 2012 will be the first time that a WSOP circuit event will be held outside the United States. This is some fantastic news for poker tournament enthusiasts after hearing the big news that the World Poker Tour (WPT) will be coming back to Canada.
With 12 events in 12 days the action will be hot and heavy. Event 1 starts off with a $345 2 day event, and the series ends with Event 12 a $345 Omaha and Holdem 1 day mixed event. Event #7 is the main event, a 5 day (3 day 1s) $1,650 buyin event starting on Friday November 2. Players will start with 20,000 chips, with the structure remaining the same as other WSOP circuit main events.
All these WSOP Canada events are Ring events, so winners will take home a WSOP ring for their winning efforts. Win the WSOP Canada main event, and you will also gain entry into the National Championship, where a gold bracelet will be on the line as well as $1,000,000 prize pool in which you will be freerolled into. Next year’s 2013 WSOP National Championship will take place May 21-23, 2013 in New Orleans.
There will also be 2 online events yet to be scheduled as part of the WSOP Canada circuit. These online events will be ring events and will be played on PlayNow.com, the BC Lottery’s gaming site. For now only B.C. residents may play on PlayNow.com, but hopefully there will be an exception for these 2 wsop events so that all Canadians have a chance to win a WSOP ring online.
There is no word on satellites to WSOP Canada events yet.
More details to follow.