Stateline, NV - The World Series of Poker Circuit returned to Northern Nevada in grand style, as the first event of this year's tournament series nearly set a new attendance record. A total of 484 players entered the first event. The no-limit hold'em tournament cost $340 to enter, generating a total prize pool of $140,844. Attendance surpassed last year's mark of 363 players. Only the much-anticipated very first WSOPC event in the 2005 inaugural season - a $220 buy-in no-limit hold'em event -- attracted more entries, at 542. Hence, this event ranks as the second-largest poker tournament ever held in Northern Nevada.
Over the next two weeks poker players and fans alike will enjoy the excitement of the world's largest and most prestigious poker tournament series which will be held at the Harvey's Hotel and Casino Resort, located on the south shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe. Harvey's, owned and operated by Harrah's Entertainment, is hosting the fourth WSOPC stop of the 2007-08 season.
The tournament runs through November 18th and will include ten events. Tournament buy-ins range from $175 (+25) up to $5,000 (+150) for the main event. The Harvey's poker room also offers second chance tournaments nightly, starting promptly at 6:00 pm, which cost $200 to enter. Mega-satellites for the main event will be held daily starting at 3 pm (entry fee -- $330) and 8 pm (entry fee -- $550). Live action games and satellites run around the clock.
This year's tournament includes a Ladies No-Limit Hold'em championship, with a $230 buy-in. The $5,000 buy-in main event winner will automatically be awarded a seat into the $10,000 buy-in championship event at the 2007 World Series of Poker, to be held next summer in Las Vegas. The winner will also receive a gold and diamond ring, as a token of achievement.
For more information, please contact: Nolan Dalla -- WSOP Media Director at (702) 358-4642 Or visit our official website: www.worldseriesofpoker.com
World Series of Poker Commissioner - Jeffrey Pollack Tournament Director - Janis Sexton Harrah's Lake Tahoe Race and Sportsbook Manager - Steve Schorr Harvey's Lake Tahoe Poker Room Manager - Vince Contaxis