St. Louis Chosen to be Next Circuit Stop for WSOP in 2014
The upcoming WSOP Circuit stop in Cleveland has been cancelled according to WSOP or the World Series of Poker. This has happened two times in a row now. The venue has now been transferred to St. Louis in Lumiére Casino. The schedule is set to run on March 20 to 31 next year.
In April 2012, the most recent WSOP Circuit events took place in St. Louis where a total of 625 players participated.
Ty Stewart who is the WSOP Executive Director, said in a statement that it is an honor for them to bring back their WSOP signature event to St. Louis, a great poker community. It also makes them happy that the Lumiére Place management is excited also about hosting WSOP again. Since the location is already experienced in hosting such a big event, everyone is confident that this will be once again one of Midwest’s foremost poker festivals.
The location changed once again because the size of Horseshoe Cleveland is not big enough to host the number of players that the event is expected to bring. In 2012, when the circuit was cancelled, the event was hosted at another venue, The Lodge located in Black Hawk in Colorado.
Lumiére Place’s General Manager and Vice President, Jeff Babinski, stated that they are happy to be the one hosting their first WSOP event. Because their casino is located at St. Louis, right at the heart of the downtown, it then becomes the perfect venue especially since Lumiére Place’s poker room is already action-packed.
Heartland Poker Tour stops were hosted before at Lumiére Place which were all successful including that time in 2012 when Greg Raymer won at the HPT Player of the Year.
Cleveland, on the other hand, still has a market for future WSOP events as talks are still going on between the two parties.
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