The WSOP Global Casino Championship will once again be the closing event for this year’s edition of the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC). The tournament will be held between Aug. 8 and 10 at the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in North Carolina, which has been hosting the WSOP’s season-ending event for the last three years now.
The Championship is an official 2016 gold bracelet event and is open only to players who have won either a WSOPC main event or any of champion titles at WSOP stops during the season. The event will also invite champions from the WSOP International Circuit events .
Spread over three days, the champions’ event has a guaranteed prize pool of at least $1 million.The event will be held in the middle of the 13th season of the WSOP Circuit which is a 12 gold-ring tournament series scheduled to be held from Aug. 2 – 16. The tournament, earlier known as the National Championship, comprises 122 automatic qualifiers held in the United States and abroad. Around 94 entrants will come in from the various WSOP tour stops across the United States, while 28 will come from the WSOP International Circuit.
In a statement Ty Stewart WSOP Executive Director said,
The growth of the World Series of Poker Circuit over the last year has been astounding. We are reaching new players in the United States and around the world and it’s great to have them square off against one another in this one-of- a-kind event. We’re thrilled to be back at the beautiful Harrah’s Cherokee once again, which has always been a great host for this prestigious event.
All those players who win an automatic entry to the Championship will be given a travel stipend worth $500 along with free accommodation at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort for three nights. Those making it to the final table will get an extra day as will the international participants. Apart from the automatic entries for title holders, the top 50 players at the end of the season with the most number of points on the WSOP Circuit leaderboard will also receive an entry ticket .
There are other ways to gain entry to the prestigious event. The top 100 players from the 2016 GPI and WSOP Player of the Year rankings will also have the opportunity to directly enter via a $10,000 buy-in. A player winning an official ring event in the Circuit will be able to buy a seat for the same amount. The buy-ins will be added to the $1 million pool put up by the WSOP.