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WSOP Expands Circuit to Include Stops in Italy, Morocco, Mexico
The World Series of Poker Circuit is going global with stops in Morocco, Italy and a proposed event in Mexico next year.
The first international event on the 2015-16 schedule will take place in Marrakesh, Morocco, at the Casino de Marrakesh Es Saadi from March 7-15, 2015 with eight official gold ring events.
Both the Main Event winner the casino champion in Marrakesh will receive a seat in the $1,000,000 GTD invitational.
“It’s time to emphasize the 'World' in World Series of Poker and more aggressively partner with leading casino operators at the regional level,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart.
“We know players crave a WSOP-like experience in their home market and believe our organizational expertise and unique tournament formats will bring a winning formula.”
Monterrey Casino to Open First WSOP-Branded Poker Room Outside USA
Meanwhile the Casino Campione D’Italia has plans to host its own circuit event in the fall although details are still being worked out.
Finally the Casino Jubilee de Monterrey in Mexico will open the first WSOP-branded Poker Room outside the United States. The first WSOPC stop in the officially branded room will likely take place at some point in 2016.
“One thing that was clear to me from my time spent in the poker industry is that the passion for poker is ever-present, but players crave value, excitement and superior organization,” said WSOP Director Gregory Chochon.
“These new agreements will allow us to offer meaningful year-round benefits to our casino partners while giving poker players a more direct path to reach the ultimate WSOP dream.”