One thing is certain - the WSOP Main event in Las Vegas has always been more popular than its cousin, the WSOP circuit. WSOP vice-president Ty Stewart recognized this saying, "...the WSOP Circuit Events needed a shot in the arm, and we've responded with steroids."
The response will be to increase the size and scope of the 2010 circuit. The current schedule includes a minimum of 12 stops, and others may be added. In addition, player rankings will be implemented culminating with a National Championship for 100 players who qualify by accumulating points along the tour.
WSOP has also announced a standardized pay out and blind structure for all of the events. Finally, some events will carry a lower buy-in which should attract more players to the field.
The 2010-11 Circuit will start August 19th, 2010 at the Horseshoe Council Bluffs in Iowa. Other stops on the Circuit include: Southern Indiana, Chicago, Mississippi, Lake Tahoe, Atlantic City, Tunica, San Diego, St. Louis, Las Vegas and New Orleans.
The full schedule may be found here.
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