VERONA, NY – The World Series of Poker® (WSOP) Circuit Tournament series returns to New York at Turning Stone Resort Casino this month, beginning March 16th. The twelve days of poker attracts several thousand people from all around the Northeast to Central New York to compete for more than $1 million in guaranteed payouts, 16 WSOP Gold Rings and a seat in the $1 million Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas this summer.
Last year’s WSOP Circuit Event exceeded expectations with nearly 11,000 entries including players traveling from 26 states and Canada and more than 1,600 people taking cash winnings home. In 2022, $4.4 million was paid out to winners throughout the WSOP tournament – four times more than the guaranteed prize pool.
In response to overwhelming interest in participating in this year’s WSOP tournament, Turning Stone is adding 20 additional poker tables this year, for a total of 70 tables.
New in 2023: New York’s First Ladies WSOP Tournament
New this year will be the addition of a Ladies WSOP No Limit Hold’em Tournament, the first-ever in the state, to be held on Friday, March 24th. Also new this year, the Monster Stack event, the most popular event of last year’s WSOP at Turning Stone, will return as a special two-day event on March 21st and 22nd.
The WSOP Gold Rings
The iconic trophy of the WSOP Circuit Event is the gold ring and this year’s event at Turning Stone will give players 16 different opportunities to take one home.
Last year, Joe Rice from Waterford, NY took home two gold rings, plus more than $274,000. Also, Chad Roederscheimer from Cincinnati, OH took home his first-ever WSOP gold ring and nearly $103,000, while Central New Yorkers Tom Frank from Ilion and Frank Gentile from Utica each won their first gold rings and nearly $60,000 combined.