WSOP Circuit Schedule Announced; Nothing For Canada

The schedule for the 11th season of the World Series of Poker Circuit has been announced. On Tuesday, June 24, the WSOP released the dates and locations for the 21 stops on the 2014-2015 tour, which will kick off on July 31 at the Palm Beach Kennel Club in Florida.

What Canadians will notice is the distinct lack of Canadian events on the calendar. Last year was the first time we had two Circuit stops in our country; the Circuit returned for just its second time to River Rock Casino in Vancouver, and also made a new stop at Casino Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec.

Just before the first of these two events were about to begin in Season 10, we spoke with Seth Palansky from Caesar's Entertainment, WSOP's parent company. Palansky, a Canadian himself, voiced enthusiasm for the Circuit's presence in Canada. He said he has “no doubt that there will be room for growth in Canada.”

However, with nothing confirmed for Canada for Season 11, some are wondering what happened. We asked Palansky for comment and he offered this consolation:

"I’m a Canuck; I’m just as disappointed. This, after all, ends up being a Jenga puzzle putting this schedule together. We will be back in Canada, if not adding a stop this season, perhaps by next year. Just scheduling conflicts, other events at facilities we needed to use, etc., did us in this year for Canada. No slight to our friends in Canada. We know it is a vibrant poker market and we enjoyed our events there and hope to return soon."

Here is the schedule for Season 11 as released on Tuesday:

2014-2015 WSOP Circuit Schedule

 LocationDatesMain Event Dates
1Palm Beach Kennel Club, FloridaJuly 31-August 11, 2014August 9-11
2Foxwoods Resorts, ConnecticutAugust 14-25, 2014August 23-25
3IP Biloxi, MississippiSeptember 4-15, 2014September 13-15
4Horseshoe Southern Indiana, IndianaOctober 2-13, 2014October 11-13
5Horseshoe Hammond, IllinoisOctober 17-28, 2014October 26-28
6Harveys Lake Tahoe, NevadaOctober 30-November 10, 2014November 8-10
7Planet Hollywood, NevadaNovember 13-24, 2014November 22-24
8Harrah’s Cherokee, North CarolinaNovember 28-December 9, 2014December 7-9
9Harrah’s California, CaliforniaDecember 4-15, 2014December 13-15
10Harrah’s Atlantic City, New JerseyDecember 11-22, 2014December 20-22
11Choctaw Durant, OklahomaJanuary 8-19, 2015January 17-19
12Horseshoe/Tunica Roadhouse, MississippiJanuary 22-February 2, 2015January 31-February 2
13Palm Beach Kennel Club, FloridaFebruary 5-16, 2015February 14-16
14Harrah’s Ak-Chin, ArizonaFebruary 12-23, 2015February 21-23
15Lumière Place, MissouriFebruary 19-March 2, 2015February 28-March 2
16Horseshoe Baltimore, MarylandFebruary 26-March 9, 2015March 7-9
17The Bicycle Casino, CaliforniaMarch 7-18, 2015March 16-18
18Horseshoe Cincinnati, OhioMarch 19-30, 2015March 27-30
19Horseshoe Council Bluffs, IowaApril 9-20, 2015April 18-20
20Harrah’s Cherokee, North CarolinaApril 16-27, 2015April 25-27
21Harrah’s New Orleans, LouisianaApril 30-May 11, 2015May 9-11
 WSOP Circuit National Championship--TBD----TBD--

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