WSOP Announces More International Stops Including New Event in Barcelona

The World Series of Poker Europe may have wrapped last week, but the series’ international circuit rolls on. The WSOP International Circuit announced seven 2020 stops on Thursday including a new event in Barcelona and return to Paris.

Beyond those, four previous locations return including:

In total, the 2019-20 WSOP International Circuit will feature 16 different tournament stops this season.

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“We continue to see great interest and feedback in our International Circuit series,” WSOP international director Gregory Chochon said in a news release. “New markets have performed well and we’re continually searching for new locales to bring the WSOP experience to players in those regions.”

WSOP International Circuit features a busy November and December

With the announcement of the new tour stops, the WSOPI enters a busy stretch. That includes three stops beginning Dec. 14 on three different continents.

With an event also set for Dec. 6, the WSOPI will stage four stops over the next six weeks to close out 2019.  Upcoming stops include:

  • Nov. 14-22 – Holland Casino, Rotterdam
  • Nov. 14-22 – Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort and Casino, Aruba
  • Nov. 14-22 – Star Sydney, Australia
  • Dec. 6-14 – Punta del Este Resort, Uruguay

Mexico has become new ground for poker tours recently with the WSOP and WPT both making forays into the country. The WSOP is fresh off it first Mexican series, held in Monterrey.

The opening event attracted 1,511 entries and a $244,777 prize pool (4.7 million pesos). The main event featured a $1,033 buy-in (20,000 pesos) with Roberto Borrego taking home $175,701 (3.4 million pesos).

A quick look at the WSOP International

Like the American WSOP Circuit, the international tour features two qualifiers per stop for the WSOP Global Casino Championship. That event will be held in August 2020 at Harrah’s Casino Cherokee in North Carolina.

The Main Event winner and the Casino Champion win automatic entries into the season-ending event. The international portion is expected to contribute 32 qualifiers to the Global Casino Championship.

US qualifiers include 50 at-large point qualifiers plus 70 qualifying winners and Casino Champions.

As with the WSOPC, international winners are also awarded WSOP Circuit gold rings. Here’s a look at the remaining stops on the WSOPI:

Tournament DatesLocation
Nov. 14 – 22Holland Casino (Rotterdam, Holland)
Nov. 14 – 22Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino (Aruba)
Nov. 14 – Dec. 9The Star Sydney (Sydney, Australia)
Dec. 6 – 14Enjoy Punta del Este Resort (Uruguay)
Jan. 10 – 19Casino de Marrakech (Morocco)
March 5 – 23Sonesta Maho Beach, Casino Royale (St. Maarten)
April 9 – 19Casino Barrière Le Croisette (Cannes, France)
May 18 – June 1Club Pierre Charron (Paris, France)
May 30 – June 7Casino de Marrakech (Morocco)
June 11-21Casino Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)