Harrah's Tunica to Host World Series of Poker Circuit Events
January 23 - February 3, 2014
Mid-South's Premier Poker Tournament Series Returns to Harrah's for Ninth Season
TUNICA, MS - December 11, 2013 - The high-stakes action of the World Series of Poker returns to the Mid-South when Harrah's Tunica hosts its WSOP Circuit Event January 23 through February 3, 2014.
One of the Circuit's flagship stops, over $35 million in prize money has been awarded at Harrah's Tunica since it hosted its first Circuit in 2005.
The first of 12 official gold ring events scheduled for this year's Circuit Series at Harrah's Tunica begins Thursday, January 23. Event number three, a No-Limit Hold'em re-entry event, takes place Saturday, January 26. Last year's re-entry event drew 1,271 entries and generated over $220,000 in prize money.
The Main Event begins Friday, February 1. Ryan Stevenson, a 26-year-old engineer from Horn Lake, Mississippi outlasted last year's Main Event field of 666 entrants to take home $204,795 in prize money.
In addition to the official 12 ring events, nightly 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. tournaments will be held through February 2 with buy-ins starting at just $135 and will include variations such as H.O.R.S.E. and Omaha. The Seniors No-Limit Hold'em event takes place Sunday, January 26, while the ladies event kicks off Sunday, February 2. See the full schedule at WSOP.com for details.
As with the other WSOP Circuit stops, players can earn points through each of the 12 official ring events at Harrah's Tunica to qualify them for a seat to the WSOP National Championship to be held in Atlantic City in May of 2014. The National Championship is an official WSOP bracelet event which will be nationally televised on ESPN and features a million-dollar prize pool put up by Caesars Entertainment and the World Series of Poker.
Harrah's Tunica is offering special room rates of $35 Sunday - Thursday and $65 Friday - Saturday to WSOP Circuit participants. Use promo code CWSOP14 when booking online. You may use this link http://bit.ly/2014WSOPCTUNICAHOTEL to book online or call 1-800-CAESARS to book over the phone.
About Harrah's Tunica
Harrah's Tunica is located 20 minutes south of Memphis, Tennessee. Harrah's Tunica's original location opened in 1993. On May, 23, 2008 the official grand-opening ribbon was cut at the current Harrah's Tunica location featuring an interactive gaming floor that is the largest in the region. Spanning over 2,000 acres Harrah's Tunica features the Links at Cottonwoods championship golf course designed by Hale Irwin, Willows Sporting Clays and Hunting Center, the Mid-South Convention Center offering over 65,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and over 50,000 square feet of outdoor area, three elegant hotels totaling 1,356 hotel rooms, the 200-space Mid-South RV Resort, Bellissimo Spa and Salon, The Fieldhouse Sports Bar, Crossroads Southern Kitchen Buffet, Crossroads Cafe, Dunkin Donuts, Fuddruckers, Quiznos, Uno Pizza, and a 2,400 seat event center that features headline entertainment. For more information, please visit www.harrahstunica.com.
About the WSOP
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world awarding millions of dollars in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, globally recognized as the sport's top prize. Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker's longest running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970. In 2012, the event attracted 74,766 entrants from 101 different countries to the Rio in Las Vegas and awarded over $222 million in prize money. In addition, the WSOP has formed groundbreaking alliances in broadcasting, digital media and corporate sponsorships, while successfully expanding the brand internationally with the advent in 2007 of the World Series of Poker Europe and World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific coming in 2013. The WSOP Circuit Tour is entering its ninth season in 2012-2013, and will feature 20 stops throughout the U.S., South Africa and for the first time ever, Canada. For more information on the World Series of Poker, please visit www.WSOP.com.
-- by Patrick Collins