In association with GGPoker

Great Canadian Casino Resort set to host Toronto's first-ever WSOP Circuit event

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Great Canadian Entertainment has announced that the World Series of Poker (WSOP) is heading to Toronto for the first WSOP Circuit hosted at Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto. The WSOP Circuit, in association with GGPoker, will take place from March 22 to April 1, 2024.

Featuring eight Circuit Ring events in total, the WSOP Circuit at Great Canadian Toronto will be headlined by a total of $3.9 million in estimated prize pools, including a $2,000 Main Event, with a $2.1 million total prize pool, and a $3,500 High Roller event, with more than a $850,000 prize pool. 

"We are thrilled to collaborate with GGPoker to bring the World Series of Poker to Toronto for the first time. This is a fitting milestone that will create further momentum for our recently opened 30-table poker room at Great Canadian Toronto, Canada's newest and largest casino resort," said Robert Katsavelos, General Manager, Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto.

"We are excited to welcome tournament participants from across the North American poker community and from right here in the City of Toronto and are certain that this event is going to be a huge success," Katsavelos added.

GGPoker, which sent 774 players to the Main Event at last summer's WSOP, will be exclusively operating the online qualifying tournaments and will be hosting Brand Ambassadors at the WSOP Circuit at Great Canadian Toronto, including local poker hero Daniel Negreanu.

Daniel Negreanu, GGPoker Global Brand Ambassador, said: "I have been playing WSOP events around the world for over 25 years. There is something quite special about being able to finally compete in one in my hometown."

The complete event schedule will be announced soon, with flexibility for adjustments at the discretion of Great Canadian Toronto and WSOP.

Opened in June last year and adjacent to Woodbine Racetrack, Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto is Canada's largest casino resort. The property is home to 328,000 square feet of gaming space, including 4,800 slot machines, 175 live table games, VIP rooms, and sports betting kiosks. 

The resort opened its poker room in November, with 30 tables operating around the clock, seven days a week. Located on a private floor of the casino resort, the room caters to the vibrant poker community's growing demand, the company said at the time.

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