WSOP Goes High-Tech in North Carolina

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The World Series of Poker is going to North Carolina for the first time, with a high-tech twist.

The Harrah’s Cherokee Casino in North Carolina will host a $1,075 buy-in tournament May 13-15 with a $10,000 WSOP main event seat up for grabs as a part of a week of poker action.

The event marks not only the WSOP's first trip to North Carolina, but the first World Series of Poker tournament held entirely on PokerPro automated poker tables.

“This will be the first WSOP event in North Carolina, and it will be a premier poker event," said Ron Hager, Table Games director at Harrah’s Cherokee.

"It is very exciting to bring the World Series of Poker to North Carolina for the first time. We are delivering to our poker players exactly what they have been asking for, big tournaments and the chance to play in the WSOP.”

The WSOP event will be held in the new Cherokee Event Center on 20 PokerPro tables.

Along with the $1,075 main event there will also be a $550 buy-in multi-day tournament, a $120 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo event, a Carnival PokerPro Challenge cruise event and a No-Limit Hold'em turbo tournament.

The action begins May 6 at the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel, 50 miles west of Asheville.

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