Las Vegas, July 6, 2006 -- Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. said the third season of the popular World Series of Poker Circuit will include 11 tournament stops that will bring high-stakes poker action and excitement to players at nine Harrah's-operated casinos around the country.
"For the first time, our Circuit events are tied to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas," said Jeffrey Pollack, commissioner of the WSOP. "If you win the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Circuit Championship at one of our properties, you're headed to Las Vegas to play in our Main Event."
The 2006-07 World Series of Poker Circuit begins September 7 at Harrah's Lake Tahoe and includes events at Harrah's casinos in venues such as Las Vegas, Atlantic City, New Orleans, and Tunica, Miss.
Each WSOPC stop will offer several tournaments with buy-ins ranging from a few hundred dollars to $5,000 for the No-Limit Texas Hold'em Circuit Championship. The winner of each Circuit $5,000 finale will receive cash as well as a seat in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em World Championship at the 2007 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.
The schedule for the WSOPC is as follows:
|Sept. 7 - 17||Harrah's Tahoe|
|Sept. 25 - Oct. 4||Grand Tunica|
|Oct. 19 - Nov. 2||Caesars Indiana|
|Dec. 9 - 19||Harrah's Atlantic City|
|Jan. 8 - 17||Grand Tunica|
|Jan. 29 - Feb. 7||Horseshoe Council Bluffs|
|Feb. 11 - 21||Harrah's Rincon|
|Mar. 5 - 14||Caesars Atlantic City|
|Mar. 26 - Apr. 4||Caesars Indiana|
|Apr. 23 - May 2||Caesars Las Vegas|
|May 14 - 23||Harrah's New Orleans|
Please see www.worldseriesofpoker.com for further details.