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WSOP Circuit Eastern Regional Championship

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Harrah's Resort Atlantic City will host the World Series of Poker Circuit Eastern Regional Championship which begins on Sunday, December 19, at 11 AM - it will be the last major tournament of 2010. This is a nationally televised Regional Championship event with a $10,000 buy-in;  a No Limit Holdem tournament that will showcase poker's top brass; they are competing for a share of a generous prize pool, a seat in the $1 million Circuit National Championship and the diamond encrusted World Series of Poker Circuit Regional Championship gold ring.

Coverage of the event will air on VERSUS network in 2011 and the four day tournament structure is optimized with 30,000 and starting chips and 60 minute blind levels throughout the first day, beginning with 25-50 blinds. The remaining three days of the tournament will be played with 75 minute blind levels. Players can buy into the event through the end of the fifth level.

In October the first Regional Championship was held at Horseshoe Hammond which attracted 226 players and generated a total prize pool of $2.1 million. A former bartender from Wooster, Ohio, Jim Anderson, took down the $525,449 first-place prize. He had to battle through a roster of poker's top pros,including Barry Greenstein, Gavin Smith, Chad Brown, Vanessa Selbst and 2010 WSOP Player of the Year, Frank Kassela, among others.

Live updates of the Eastern Regional Championship which concludes Wednesday, December 22, will be provided by PokerNews.

Even in the aftermath of the UIGEA attempting to put a stranglehold on Internet poker, 2010 has been a stellar year for the richest gaming event on the planet, the WSOP.  A revamped format for the World Series of Poker Circuit showed larger than expected numbers have turned out and resulted in record breaking attendance and all signs point to that continuing. So far this year's World Series of Poker Circuit event at Harrah's resort has drawn 1,250 players for its opening day event; that is a record for the Circuit stop. Steady numbers have continued to pour into the ballroom at Harris throughout the series.

To find out more information about the WSOP Circuit National Championship, click here.

For more information about the 2010/2011 World Series of Poker Circuit points system, click here.

Media Contacts: Alan Fowler, WSOP/Caesars Interactive Entertainment, 702.498.7532 or
Katie Dougherty, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, 609-343-2649 or    
Jerry Eisenband, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, 609-343-2463 or

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