Turning Stone Gets World Series Of Poker Circuit Stop Again As WSOP Announces 2023-24 Live Circuit Series

Written By Anthony Cicali III on July 5, 2023
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The World Series of Poker recently announced the traveling live circuit tour for 2023-2024.

Poker players in New York will be happy to know that a NY poker tournament stop is coming to Turning Stone again in 2024. This will be one of the 25 stops included in the WSOPC.

“We are on pace to make history with the largest WSOP of all time this year and have already hosted ten record-breaking events so far at the 2023 WSOP,” Ty Stewart, senior vice president and executive director of the WSOP, said in a press release.

“As the excitement around the game of poker continues to grow exponentially, we expect this energy to roll into the WSOP Circuit this summer, setting some records along the way as well.”

WSOP Circuit kicks off 19th year with 25 confirmed stops

Get ready for the 19th season of the much-awaited regional poker tour. And it starts July 19 at Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma.

This thrilling event follows the conclusion of the 2023 World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas, ensuring an exciting transition for poker enthusiasts.

So far, 25 stops have been confirmed, with more dates set to be announced later this July on WSOP.com.

“Last year I traveled to Florida for the WSOP Circuit” said New Jersey poker player Joseph Samero. “This year I am going to try and get up to the New York Turning Stone event as well.”

New York poker welcomes WSOP Circuit event

From March 14-25 2024, Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona will play host to the prestigious tournament series. Currently, this stop stands as the only one listed in the northeast and looks to gain a lot of attention.

Even though a schedule of tournaments for the stop haven’t been announced, players can expect a similar format to other stops. These thrilling events will typically commence on Thursdays, with the highly anticipated four-day Main Events starting on the second Friday of each tournament.

To add even more excitement, Seniors and Ladies events will be included at each stop, giving the winners a chance to qualify for the prestigious Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas.

A major plus for players traveling to multiple stops: the standardized tournament structures and payouts in place. This ensures a consistent experience at every event, unless there are regulatory or local law variations.

Get ready for a multitude of thrilling WSOP gold ring events, with each stop offering no less than a dozen official tournaments starting at a $250 buy-in level and featuring a must-play $1,700 Main Event. For those who prefer online play, WSOP Online Circuit events on WSOP.com will be scheduled monthly, catering to players’ desire for virtual poker action.

Recapping NY poker in 2023 that featured WSOP

In 2023, the Turning Stone series was one of the most popular stops on the Circuit and surpassed all expectations.

According to the Turning Stone press release, poker enthusiasts from 38 states and Canada flocked to Central New York to participate in the only WSOP tournament held in the state in 2023. Spanning a thrilling 12-day period at Turning Stone, more than 14,000 entries combined to build a total prize pool of over $5.4 million.

This figure surpassed 2022’s event by an impressive $1 million. The Main Event served as the pinnacle of the tournament, with Shaun Deeb from Las Vegas emerging as the ultimate champion, claiming a prize of over $275,000.

Fast facts from 2023 WSOP Circuit event at Turning Stone

The WSOP Circuit Event at Turning Stone proved a resounding success, building upon the previous year’s achievements. Here are some notable highlights from the 2023 WSOP at Turning Stone:

  • $5.4 million in cash winnings, eclipsing 2022’s $4.4 million total
  • 14,658 total entries, a significant increase from the 11,000 entries in 2022
  • 16 WSOP Gold Rings, the coveted trophies of the Circuit Event, awarded

In addition to the thrilling Main Event, the WSOP at Turning Stone marked a significant milestone for New York with the inaugural WSOP Ladies Tournament. The deserving champion, Katelin Koper from Long Island, claimed her first WSOP Gold Ring along with a prize of nearly $10,000.

New stops announced

Many casinos will be familiar to players on the Circuit. There are also a few new stops as well including Graton Casino (Rohnert Park, California) and Horseshoe Hammond (Hammond, Indiana).

The full WSOP Circuit 2023-24 schedule:

July 19-30, 2023Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma)
August 3-14, 2023Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)
August 10-21, 2023Graton Casino (Northern California)
August 17-28, 2023Hard Rock (Tulsa)
September 7-18, 2023Horseshoe Council Bluffs (Omaha/Iowa)
September 28-October 9, 2023Thunder Valley Casino (Northern California)
October 5-16, 2023Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago)
October 12-23, 2023Isle of Capri (Pompano Beach, Florida)
October 25-November 6, 2023Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma)
November 2-13, 2023Harvey’s Lake Tahoe (Nevada)
November 9-20, 2023Grand Victoria Casino (Chicago)
November 23-December 4, 2023Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)
January 3-14, 2024Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma)
January 11-22, 2024Thunder Valley Casino (Northern California)
January 18-29, 2024Horseshoe/Tunica (Mississippi)
February 1-12, 2024Isle of Capri (Pompano Beach, Florida)
February 15-26, 2024Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)
February 29-March 11, 2024Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago)
March 7-18, 2024Hard Rock (Tulsa)
March 14-25, 2024Turning Stone Resort Casino (New York)
March 21-April 1, 2024Horseshoe Las Vegas (Las Vegas)
April 4-15, 2024Grand Victoria Casino (Chicago)
April 18-29, 2024Horseshoe Tunica (Mississippi)
May 2-13, 2024Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)
May 9-20, 2024Caesars Southern Indiana (Indiana)

Million Dollar Tournament of Champions is Back

Players will be happy to know that in 2024 the highly anticipated Tournament of Champions makes its return.

The WSOP officially announced that this exclusive $1 million freeroll event will be open only to the esteemed winners of the 2023-24 bracelet and circuit ring tournaments, whether played live or online.

While series organizers have provided limited details about the upcoming events, poker enthusiasts are advised to stay tuned to PlayNY for the latest updates on new stops and valuable Tournament of Champions information.

Photo by Mike Groll / AP Photo
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Anthony “Eatahoagie“ Cicali is a freelance writer from Riverside, NJ. He has his undergrad from Stockton University. He's also a Twitch casino streamer and a professional East Coast poker player. Currently covers poker and casino-related topics for PlayNJ, PlayTexas, PlayNY, Playpennsylvania and more. Favorite sports teams include Phillies, Flyers and the Gravina Football Club. You can follow his gambling adventures on Twitter @Eatahoagie.

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