WSOP Circuit coming to Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto

It will be Toronto's first Circuit event

Over a decade ago, Black Friday displaced a number of poker players to Canada, and Toronto in particular, became a hub for those hoping to keep playing online poker. Now, it is about to become a hotbed of live poker action as well.

Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto will work in tandem with GGPoker to bring a World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit event to the property from March 22-April 1.

“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,” stated 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.”

The tournament series will feature eight Circuit Ring events including a $2,000 buy-in Main Event and a $3,500 buy-in High Roller tournament. GG Poker powers the Ontario platform in the province and will utilize the online site to satellite entries into the land-based series.

The site is also leveraging the popularity of GGPoker Ambassador and Canadian Daniel Negreau.

“I have been playing WSOP events around the world for over 25 years,” said Negreanu. “There is something quite special about being able to finally compete in one in my hometown.”

The full schedule for the series and the satellite events is still pending and could change.

Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto opened up its massive, resort-style facility last July. The $1 billion property includes over 328,000 square feet of gaming space including a poker room.

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