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Horseshoe Tunica hosts WSOP Circuit
More benefits for players in Jan. 17-28 tournament
TUNICA — The World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit Event returns to Horseshoe Tunica Jan. 17 through Jan. 28. It features 13 numbered Ring Events, including a $1,700 buy-in main event, and mega satellites with prizes that include seats in numbered events and even the main event. The winner of the main event will qualify for the Global Casino Championship, a special invitation-only event that has a minimum prize pool of $1,000,000.
The tournament at Horseshoe Tunica is part of the 2018-2019 WSOP Circuit, which got underway in August and continues until early May. This season circuit events feature more benefits for play- ers, including more starting chips and new price points.
The most popular price points — the $400 buy-in and the $1,700 main event — will increase stacks
50 percent each. The $400 buy-in will start with 15,000 chips and the main event begins with a 30,000 starting stack.
Some ring events at this month’s tournament
in Tunica will feature the Big Blind Ante format.
The popular new innovation that replaces players
anteing every hand, to anteing once an orbit when
in the Big Blind, was tested at points during the last
circuit season and has been introduced in some play at
the 2018 WSOP. Gaining widespread approval and adoption,
Big Blind Ante takes away the frustrations faced when players are slow or forget to ante, as well as eases dealer chip collection, thus making for a more fun and positive experience.
“For our fifteenth season, the time was right to take a hard look at our offering and refreshing it to give players a better experience all around,” said WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel. “Everyone loves more starting chips, and we think things like the Big Blind Ante and larger prize pools will be big hits for all players.”
WSOP Circuit events attracts poker players from far and wide to Horseshoe Tunica, which transforms its Bluesville entertainment venue into WSOP event central. Any time is a good time to play poker at the casino, however. The Horseshoe Tunica poker room offers tableside food service, complimentary beverage service, a self-service coffee station, massages at the poker tables, and electri- cal and USB outlets at each player’s spot to ensure a comfortable and indulgent casino poker game. Sixteen large screen televisions and free Wi-Fi keep players connected. With a dedicated poker ca- shier, cash game sign-up podium and tournament registration area, the Horseshoe Tunica Casino Poker Room has everything needed for a legendary poker experience.
• Horseshoe Tunica is hosting a WSOP CASINO EM- PLOYEE EVENT on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. Horseshoe is ADDING a $500 seat to the 2019 WSOP Employee event in Las Vegas, three-night stay at a Caesars property and $500 spending money. Register at the Bluesville box office on the day of tourna-
ment starting at 5 p.m. - tournament is at 6 p.m.
The schedule for the WSOP Circuit at Horseshoe Tunica is as
follows:
Official WSOP Ring Events are:
Event #1: Thursday, Jan. 17 – Double Stack NLH Re-Entry -
$400 buy-in – 11 a.m.
Event #2A: Thursday, Jan. 17 – NLH Re-Entry - $400 – 4 p.m. Event #2B & C: Friday, Jan. 18 – NLH Re-Entry - $400 – 11 &
4 p.m.
Event #2D: Saturday, Jan. 19 – NLH Re-Entry - $400 – 11 a.m.
Event #3: Saturday, Jan. 19 – NLH Re-Entry - $400 – 4 p.m.
Event #4: Sunday, Jan. 20 – Big Blind Ante NLH Re-Entry - $400 – 2 p.m.
Event #5: Monday, Jan. 21 – NLH Six Max 1 Re- Entry - $400 – 11 a.m.
Event #6: Monday, Jan. 21 – Pot Limit Omaha Re-Entry - $400 – 4 p.m.
Event #7: Tuesday, Jan. 22 – NLH 8 Max Re- Entry - $400 – 11 a.m.
Event #8: Wednesday, Jan. 23 – Monster Stack NLH 1 Re-Entry - $400 – 11 a.m.
Event #9: Thursday, Jan. 25 – Big Blind Ante NLH Re- Entry - $600 – 11 a.m.
Event #10 A: Friday, Jan. 25 - NLH Main Event Re-Entry $1,700 – 11 a.m.
Event #10 B: Saturday, Jan. 26 - NLH Main Event Re-Entry
S1,700 – 11 a.m.
Event #10 Final Table: Monday, Jan. 28 – 12 p.m.
Event #11: Saturday, Jan. 26 – NLH 1 Re-Entry - $400 – 4 p.m.
Event #12: Sunday, Jan. 27 -Big Blind Ante NLH Re-Entry - $400 – 2 p.m.
Event #13: Monday, Jan. 28 -Double Stack NLH Re-Entry - $250 – 11 a.m.
Main Event Final Table is on Monday, Jan. 28, at 12 p.m.
Other tournaments included in this series include:
• Deepstack Re-Entry NLH 1 Main Event Seat Added – nightly
Thursday, Jan. 17 through Friday, Jan. 25 - $135 – 7 p.m. (8 p.m. on Jan. 18 & 19)
• Ladies NLH Re-Entry – Saturday, Jan. 19 - $135 – 2 p.m.
• Seniors Event Re-Entry (ages 50 and up) – Sunday, Jan. 20 - $250 – 10 a.m.
• Pot Limit Omaha 8 or Better Re-Entry –Tuesday, Jan. 22 - $250 – 4 p.m.
• Deepstack Re-Entry NLH – Saturday, Jan. 26 and Sunday, Jan. 27-$135–7p.m.
• Seniors Re-Entry (ages 50+) Sunday, Jan. 27 - $250 – 10 a.m.
See WSOP, page 8
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