The WSOP stands alone as the most highly respected festival in the world of live poker, and has been running for 46 years. In that time, the WSOP has grown and evolved, with overseas circuit events first added to the schedule in 2005. The WSOP has since added bracelet events in Europe, and also the Asia/Pacific region, ensuring that this global brand becomes globally accessible.
The Star joins forces with WSOP
While the circuit events do not offer the coveted bracelets which are so highly prized in live tournament poker, they do offer gold circuit rings and serious prize pools. This season of the circuit tour will visit all of the usual countries across Europe, along with Canada and Morocco, but today’s announcement adds Australia to that list.
There will be 11 official circuit ring events at the Star Casino in Sydney between November 22nd and December 12th, with satellites running from October 9th. Two players will also win a seat into WSOP Global Casino Championship, which will guarantee a US$1 million prize pool in 2017.
There have of course been major tournament series’ in Australia before, with the Aussie Millions being one of the most recognisable. The WSOP has also visited these shores before, with the Crown Casino also providing the location on that occasion. This new WSOP stop at The Star Casino in Sydney represents a major festival of comparable prestige, and is certainly a great coup for the newly renovated poker room which has recently re-opened at The Star. With top quality poker facilities in a beautiful location, this could very easily be the first of many major tournaments hosted at this casino.
“The WSOP name has been responsible for many of poker’s greatest moments so it’s fitting that The Star is hosting this fantastic event in our newly renovated Poker room for the first time,” said The Star representative Damian Quayle, Chief Operating Officer of Gaming.
Article by Craig Bradshaw