Horseshoe Casino Announces World Series of Poker® Circuit Event Schedule October 13 - October 24, 2011 World Series of Poker Circuit Event Heads Back to Chicago

CHICAGO, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Horseshoe Casino, just 20 minutes from downtown Chicago, announces that the high-stakes action of the World Series of Poker, the richest sporting event on the planet is back at Horseshoe Casino starting Thursday, October 13, 2011 through Monday, October 24, 2011. The series will kick off with an exciting Chicago Police Department Memorial Foundation Poker Tournament on Wednesday, October 12.

Held in the state-of-the-art entertainment center, The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, The World Series of Poker Circuit tournament has buy-ins ranging from $150 up to $1,600. This year, Horseshoe Casino is also guaranteeing a $500,000 prize pool for Event #1 and a whopping $1.5 million dollar prize pool for the Main Event Championship, starting on October 21.

Pre-Registration begins Friday, October 7 from 10 a.m.10 p.m. at the poker room cage and will end Wednesday, October 13 at 9 p.m.

WSOPC Registration will re-open Wednesday, October 12 in The Venue from 6 p.m.10 p.m.

WSOPC Registration hours starting Thursday, October 13-24 will be 9 a.m.9 p.m. in The Venue.

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Poker Tournament registration starts at 4pm and the tournament begins at 6pm, on Wednesday, October 12. The top nine winners will be guaranteed a $1,600 WSOP Main Event seat on Friday, October 21. Additionally, the top eight finishers will also receive cash payouts totaling more than $17,000. The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to honoring the lives of fallen Chicago Police heroes.

Horseshoe Casino's World Series of Poker Circuit event schedule is as follows, or visit www.chicagohorseshoe.com for full tournament schedule and information:


Date

Time

Event #

Event

Buy In

Thursday, October 13, 2011

12pm

1A

NL Hold'em* - Re-Entry**

$350


5pm


Mega Satellite*

$250


7pm


Nightly Tournament*

$150

Friday, October 14, 2011

12pm

1B

NL Hold'em* - Re-Entry**

$350


5pm


Mega Satellite*

$250


7pm


Nightly Tournament*

$150

Saturday, October 15, 2011

12pm

2

NL Hold'em*

$560


5pm


Super Satellite w/re-buys ($100)*

$150


7pm


Nightly Tournament*

$150

Sunday, October 16, 2011

12pm

3

NL Hold'em*

$1,100


5pm

4

PLO w/ re-buys ($100)*

$350


7pm


Nightly Tournament*

$150

Monday, October 17, 2011

12pm

5

NL Hold'em*

$350


5pm


NL Hold'em (6 handed-turbo)*

$300


7pm


Nightly Tournament*

$150

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

12pm

6

NL Hold'em (6 handed)*

$560


5pm

7

H.O.R.S.E.*

$350


7pm


Nightly Tournament*

$150

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

12pm

*

NL Hold'em (stimulus)*

$200


5pm

8

NL Hold'em*

$1,100


7pm


Nightly Tournament*

$150

Thursday, October 20, 2011

12pm

9

Omaha 8*

$350


12pm


Mega Satellite*

$250


3pm


Super Satellite w/re-buys ($100)*

$150


6pm


Mega Satellite*

$250


9pm


Super Satellite w/re-buys ($100)*

$150

Friday, October 21, 2011

10am


Mega Satellite-Turbo*

$250


12pm

10A

NL Hold'em Main Event-    Re-Entry**

$1,600


5pm


Mega Satellite*

$250


7pm


Nightly Tournament*

$150


9pm


Super Satellite w/re-buys ($100)*

$150

Saturday, October 22, 2011

10am


Mega Satellite-Turbo*

$250


12pm

10B

NL Hold'em Main Event- Re-Entry**

$1,600


7pm


Nightly Tournament

$150

Sunday, October 23, 2011

12pm

11

NL Hold'em

$560


7pm


Nightly Tournament

$150

Monday, October 24, 2011

12pm

12

NL Hold'em (one day-turbo)

$350


TBD

NL Hold'em Main Event Final Table

*Main Event Seats Added to Prize Pools

9 Main Event seats will be added to WSOPC numbered events leading up to the Main Event unless otherwise noted

8 Main Event seats will be added to Event #7

6 Main Event seats will be added to Event #6 and the 6 handed turbo

18 Main Event seats will be added to the "stimulus" event

3 Main Event seats will be added to all Mega & Super Satellites

2 Main Event seats will be added to nightly tournaments leading up to the Main Event


**Re-Entry

Event #1 & Event #10 both allow re-entry on day 1B if players bust out during play on day 1A


Event #1 is scheduled as a three day event due to the re-entry option, 10/13 - 10/15

Event #10 is scheduled as a four day event due to the re-entry option, 10/21 - 10/24

All WSOPC numbered events are scheduled as two day events unless otherwise noted

Play may be adjusted due to participation volumes


Management Reserves The Right To Alter Or Discontinue At Anytime




Win your WSOP Circuit Main Event seat by playing at the Horseshoe Casino Poker Room Thursday, September 1 Wednesday, October 12.

Cash Game Promotions, Thursday, September 1- Wednesday, October 12

Six times a day, a randomly drawn table will high card for a $1,600 WSOPC Main Event Seat on October 21.

Daily Tournament Promotions, Sunday, August 27Tuesday, October 11

The Horseshoe daily tournament winner will receive a $1,600 WSOPC Main Event Seat on October 21. *The tournament voucher is good for the $1,600 WSOPC Main Event buy-in.

Please visit www.WSOP.com, www.chicagohorseshoe.com or the Horseshoe Casino Poker Room for more details.

Additional days may be added or subtracted to any tournament due to participation.  Management reserves the right to alter or cancel tournaments at any time with prior notification to IGC.

ABOUT THE WSOP

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world awarding millions of dollars in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, globally recognized as the sport's top prize. Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker's longest running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970. In 2010, the event attracted 72,966 entrants from 117 different countries to the Rio in Las Vegas and awarded over $187 million in prize money. In addition, the WSOP has formed groundbreaking alliances in broadcasting, digital media and corporate sponsorships, while successfully expanding the brand internationally with the advent in 2007 of the World Series of Poker Europe. The WSOP Circuit Tour is entering its seventh season in 2010-11, and will feature 12 stops throughout the U.S., plus for the first ever, a stop in South Africa. For more information on the World Series of Poker, please visit www.WSOP.com.

ABOUT CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION

Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest casino entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 70 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions, and now operates casinos on four continents. The company's resorts operate primarily under the Harrah's®, Caesars® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars also owns the World Series of Poker® and the London Clubs International family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars is committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.

ABOUT HORSESHOE CASINO

The $500 million Horseshoe Casino, a Caesars Entertainment Corporation Property, just 20 minutes from downtown Chicago is the premier entertainment and gambling destination in Chicagoland. Where legendary gaming lives on, Horseshoe boasts more than 350,000 square feet with over 3,000 slot machines, over 100 table games, one of the largest poker rooms in the Midwest, and more. The Venue at Horseshoe Casino is proud to offer the ultimate concert and entertainment destination and premier experience in a flexible space that can hold up to 3,300 guests. Dining elegance is not overlooked and guests can choose from a variety of dining options including; Jack Binion's Steak House which overlooks Lake Michigan and recent winner of the 2009, 2010, 2011 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, around-the-globe variety at the Village Square Buffet, and a taste of Chicago at Benny's Pub and Eatery.

Must be 21 years or older to gamble. Know when to stop before you start.® Gambling problem? Call 1.800.9.WITH.IT. ©2010 Harrah’s License Company, LLC.

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