WSOP Expands 2019 International Circuit Schedule
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has expanded the schedule for its ongoing 2019 International Circuit season by confirming several new dates for the 2020 portion of the series, including the return of the series, after more than a three-year hiatus, to Paris, France.
The additional dates and confirmations swell the 2019-20 International Circuit slate to 16 stops. Seven of those 16 stops take place in 2020, including a new stop at Casino Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain that will put a wrap of the 2019-20 season.
Four more locations will see return visits from the International Circuit in early 2020. Those returning venues are in Morocco, Czech Republic/Germany, St. Maarten, and Cannes. The International Circuit, like the domestic (United States) Circuit tour, awards two seats at each stop into the annual WSOP Global Casino Championship. Unlike the domestic Circuit, however, no “at large” seats are available. The opportunity to enter as an at-large entry in the Global Casino Championship has been offered, domestically, to top-50 Casino Championship points finishers who don’t qualify in other ways. The 2020 edition of that event has already been scheduled, and as in several recent years, it will be held at Harrah’s Cherokee in Cherokee, North Carolina.
“We continue to see great interest and feedback in our International Circuit series,” said WSOP Director Gregory Chochon, who leads the WSOP’s international efforts. “New markets have performed well and we’re continually searching for new locales to bring the WSOP experience to players in those regions.”
Four stops remain on the 2019 portion of the International Circuit series, according to the WSOP’s Seth Palansky. Those four are as follows:
- Holland Casino in Rotterdam from November 14-22
- Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino in Aruba from November 14-24
- Star Sydney in Sydney, Australia from November 14-December 9
- Enjoy Punta del Este Resort in Uruguay from December 6-14
From there, it’s on to the newly solidified 2020 stops, which are as follows:
- January 10-19, 2020, Casino de Marrakech (Morocco)
- March 5-23, 2020, King’s Resort (Rozvadov, Czech Republic/Germany)
- March 25-April 5, 2020, Sonesta Maho Beach, Casino Royale (St. Maarten)
- April 9-19, 2020, Casino Barrière Le Croisette (Cannes, France)
- May 18-June 1, 2020, Club Pierre Charron (Paris, France)
- May 30-June 7, 2020, Casino de Marrakech (Morocco)
- June 11-21, 2020, Casino Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
The current schedule still includes a noticeable gap stretching from mid-January to early March, suggesting an available February window for a possible 17th International Circuit stop. The WSOP also notes that its International Circuit schedules are always subject to change. More information on events and hosting properties is available via www.WSOP.com.