Harrah’s Tahoe to
host Circuit event

Sep 4, 2006 5:12 AM

Have you had a chance to catch your breath from all the excitement generated by the World Series of Poker?

Well, get ready to start the cycle all over again!

The World Series of Poker Circuit for the 2006-07 season kicks off this week up at Harrah’s Tahoe. What a great spot to hold a poker tournament!

There’s nothing more beautiful than a green felt table overlooking the deep blue lake, especially when it’s only 76 degrees outside while we’re still roasting at a 100-plus here in Las Vegas.

Harrah’s Entertainment, which owns the World Series, said the third season of the popular World Series of Poker Circuit will include 11 tournament stops that will bring high-stakes poker action and excitement to players at nine Harrah’s-operated casinos around the country.

"For the first time, our Circuit events are tied to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas," said Jeffrey Pollack, commissioner of the World Series of Poker. "If you win the $5,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em Circuit championship at one of our properties, you’re headed to Las Vegas to play in our main event."

If you’ve already forgotten, more than 8,000 players competed in last month’s main event, with the winner, Jamie Gold, taking the top prize of $12 million. In fact, everyone at the final table walked away as a millionaire!

The 2006-07 World Series of Poker Circuit begins September 7 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe and includes future events at Harrah’s casinos in venues such as Las Vegas, Atlantic City, New Orleans, and Tunica, Mississippi.

Each World Series of Poker Circuit stop will offer several tournaments with buy-ins ranging from a few hundred dollars to $5,000 for the No-Limit Texas Hold’em Circuit Championship.

The winner of each Circuit $5,000 buy-in finale will receive cash as well as a seat in the $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’Em World Championship at the 2007 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

The schedule for the this season’s WSOP Circuit includes:

Sep. 7-17, 2006 Harrah’s Tahoe
Sep. 25-Oct. 4, 2006 Grand Tunica
Oct. 19-Nov. 2, 2006 Caesars Indiana
Dec. 9-19, 2006 Harrah’s Atlantic City
Jan. 8-17, 2007 Grand Tunica
Jan. 29-Feb. 7, 2007 Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Feb. 11-21, 2007 Harrah’s Rincon
Mar. 5-14, 2007 Caesars Atlantic City
Mar. 26-Apr. 4, 2007 Caesars Indiana
Apr. 23-May 2, 2007 Caesars Las Vegas
May 14-23, 2007 Harrah’s New Orleans

For details about the individual events at each Circuit stop, check with the casinos listed or visit the web site, www.worldseriesofpoker.com.