Toronto to Host Historic First-Ever WSOP Circuit Event

Toronto is set to make history by hosting its first-ever World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit event, a collaboration between Great Canadian Entertainment and GGPoker. This prestigious tournament is scheduled to run from March 22 to April 1, 2024, at the Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto, marking a significant milestone in the city’s poker history.

The event will spotlight eight Circuit Ring events, with a cumulative estimated prize pool of $3.9 million, promising an unforgettable experience for poker enthusiasts from Toronto and beyond.

Among the most anticipated events are the $2,000 Main Event, boasting an estimated $2.1 million prize pool, and the $3,500 High Roller event, with prizes exceeding $850,000. This tournament not only represents a significant opportunity for local and international players to compete for substantial rewards but also highlights the recently opened 30-table poker room at the Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto, Canada’s newest and largest casino resort.

Robert Katsavelos, the General Manager of Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto, expressed enthusiasm for the event, emphasizing its potential to further energize the city’s poker scene and the North American poker community at large.

The collaboration with GGPoker, known for facilitating players’ participation in major poker events globally, ensures a well-organized and competitive series of online qualifiers leading up to the WSOP Circuit.

Adding to the excitement, poker legend and Toronto native Daniel Negreanu, a Global Brand Ambassador for GGPoker, shared his anticipation for participating in a WSOP event in his hometown for the first time. His presence, along with other poker celebrities, is expected to add a unique flair to the competition and attract a broad spectrum of poker talent to the city.

Toronto to Host Historic First-Ever WSOP Circuit Event

Toronto to Host Historic First-Ever WSOP Circuit Event

The Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto, with its 328,000 square feet of gaming space, stands as a beacon of entertainment in the city. Located adjacent to Woodbine Racetrack and near key highways, it’s poised to offer participants and visitors a luxurious Vegas-style experience.

The resort’s extensive amenities, including over 4,800 slot machines, 145 table games, a 400-room hotel, a 5,000-person live-entertainment venue, and multiple dining options, set the stage for a tournament and leisure experience of the highest caliber.

As Toronto prepares to host this landmark event, the poker world watches with anticipation. The full schedule of the WSOP Circuit at the Great Canadian Toronto is yet to be announced, but with the flexibility to adapt tournament details as needed, the organizers promise an event that will not only be a testament to the city’s growing influence in the international poker scene but also a celebration of poker as a beloved global sport.

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