WSOP Circuit undergoes Big Changes

While playing online poker and collecting rakeback is always great, sometimes people just want to play tournament poker.  Unfortunately, most people have chosen not to play poker in the WSOP * Circuit tournaments in recent years.  This has led the organization to undergo some major changes in an effort to bring more casino poker players out.

Perhaps the biggest change so far is that the Main Event will no longer feature a $5,000 buy-in.  Instead the Main Event will only cost $1,500, which is sure to draw more players to the felt.  The reason why this is being done is because the Circuit hopes to attract large fields of holdem poker players; this in turn should attract more pros looking to take advantage of the weaker players. 

Besides the Main Event buy-in change, there will also be a Regional Championship at four different stops along the way.  These poker games are aimed at the high rollers since the buy-in is $10,000, and Regional Championships will be put on TV too.  The television aspect and high buy-in should certainly attract many of poker’s top pros. 

One more huge change that should bring players out in hordes is that the Circuit will hold a $1 million National Championship at the end of the Circuit season.  According to poker rules, anybody who has accumulated the most points at any of the 12 Circuit stops, won a $1,500 Main Event, made the final poker table of a Regional Championship, or winds up in the top 36 of the Circuit points standings will play for the $1 million.  In all, 100 players will have a chance to compete for cash in this million dollar freeroll.

Since the Circuit is back and bigger than ever, it would be a good idea to check poker sites to see if they’re offering any qualifiers for prize packages.


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