The World Series of Poker has announced seven additional tour stops for the WSOP International Circuit. All seven announced stops will be held during the 2020 portion of the schedule. In total, there are 16 stops on the International Circuit schedule.
“We continue to see great interest and feedback in our International Circuit series,” said WSOP Director Gregory Chochon in a press release. “New markets have performed well and we’re continually searching for new locales to bring the WSOP experience to players in those regions.”
One of those new locales is Barcelona, Spain, where the Casino Barcelona will serve as the closer for the 2019-2020 WSOP International Circuit season. Another is Paris, France. The Circuit did once visit France annually, but has not since November 2017, at Cercle Cliche Montmarte. The brand-new Club Pierre Charron will be the host for the Paris stop. The venue is working hard to become a focal point of European poker; its 40-table poker room will also host a World Poker Tour stop.
King’s Resort in Roszvadov, Czech Republic, is once again taking center stage in the poker world, with a Circuit stop in March. The venue is the site of the World Series of Poker Europe.
The WSOP is extremely hyped for the events that are taking place right now. At the moment, there are three different WSOP International Circuit stops going on on three different continents: Rotterdam (Europe), Aruba (South America), and Sydney (Australia).
There is one more WSOP International Circuit stop this year, in Uruguay.
Here are the four events still be completed during the current calendar year:
November 14-22, 2019 – Holland Casino (Rotterdam, Holland)
November 14-24, 2019 – Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino (Aruba)
November 14 – December 9, 2019 – The Star Sydney (Sydney, Australia)
December 6-14, 2019 – Enjoy Punta del Este Resort (Uruguay)
And then the seven stops that were just announced, all playing out in 2020:
January 10-19, 2020 – Casino de Marrakech (Morocco)
March 5-23, 2020 – King’s Resort (Rozvadov, Czech Republic/Germany)
March 25-April 5, 2020 – Sonesta Maho Beach, Casino Royale (St. Maarten)
April 9-19, 2020 – Casino Barrière Le Croisette (Cannes, France)
May 18-June 1, 2020 – Club Pierre Charron (Paris, France)
May 30 – June 7, 2020 – Casino de Marrakech (Morocco)
June 11-21, 2020 – Casino Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
As is the case for the Circuit stops in the United States, the Main Event champ and the casino champ from each International Circuit stop are given seats in the season-ending Global Casino Championship. The casino champ is the player who earns the most points in the ring events at a given stop; points are awarded based on how a player finishes in a tournament.
The WSOP International Circuit does not, however, award “at-large” seats into the Global Casino Championship for the top points earners during the season who did not already win seats. The U.S.-based circuit gives at-large seats to the top 50 seasonal points earners.