2019-20 WSOP Circuit schedule released

Get your calendars out to start planning your live-poker tournament schedule for 2019-20 – the WSOP Circuit has released its tournament schedule for the year.

The 16th season of the WSOP Circuit will include 35 events with six new casinos getting a WSOP Circuit stop. The new season will begin on July 17 at the Choctaw Durant in Oklahoma. It will finish with the Global Casino Championship at Harrah’s Cherokee sometime in August 2020.

The first new stop for the WSOP Circuit is the Ameristar St. Charles in Missouri on August 29, 2019. Also getting WSOP Circuit stops for the first time are the Horseshoe Baltimore, Harrah’s Las Vegas, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, and Horseshoe Bossier City.

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New venues isn’t the only thing that will be different for the WSOP Circuit in 2019-20. Two important changes are also coming to the Circuit at the tables.

What changes are in place for WSOP Circuit schedule?

First, starting in 2019-20 all WSOP Circuit schedule tournaments will be played under big blind ante format. This follows inline with the 2019 World Series of Poker which is also instituting the big blind ante format.

Also changing in the 2019-20 season is how many players in each tournament are paid. Currently on the WSOP Circuit 10 per cent of the field in a tournament make the money. For the upcoming season that number will increase to 15 per cent of the field.

The events serve as a terrific live-poker format and calendar of exciting action during the year, all under the banner and brand of the World Series of Poker. Online US poker sites continue to offer action daily in all levels of play and buy-in and continue to serve as a money-making option for many poker players.