World Series of Poker Announces Circuit Stop at the Bicycle Casino



The World Series of Poker Circuit has added a new stop to the 2011-2012 schedule. For the first time, the WSOP Circuit will visit the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles. The event will take place from Jan. 1 through 12, 2012, and feature 34 different poker tournaments, including 12 official ring events that will culminate in a $1,500 Main Event.

“With the WSOP Circuit Tour breaking records at every stop, it was finally the right time to come to LA for a signature mid-season event,” said Ty Stewart, executive director of the WSOP.

“We’re pleased to enter a multi-year agreement with the Bicycle Casino for what is certain to be one of our largest annual events.”

The Bike, which houses over 150 poker tables, becomes the 17th stop on the 2011-2012 schedule, and will feature Mo Fathipour as the event’s poker tournament operator. Interestingly, this is the first time the WSOP has offered a WSOP-branded event in the Los Angeles market.

“The process of bringing the World Series of Poker to Los Angeles has been a long time in the making, and we are very pleased with the finalization of our partnership,” said Hashem Minaiy, the Bike’s managing partner and CEO.

“Players have wanted to play a WSOP event in L.A. where poker has always been king, and the Bicycle Casino is considered a key venue for players worldwide.”

Don’t miss your chance to qualify for the National Championship on the WSOP Circuit. There are still plenty of opportunities to play, including any of the remaining stops on the WSOP Circuit schedule.

Remaining 2011-2012 WSOPC Schedule

Event Location Dates
Circuit Event Harrah’s Atlantic City Dec. 1 – 12, 2011
Circuit Event Bicycle Casino Jan. 1 – 12, 2012
Circuit Event Choctaw Durant Jan. 12 – 23, 2012
Circuit Event Caesars Palace (Las Vegas) Jan. 19 – 30, 2012
Circuit Event Harrah’s Tunica Feb. 2 – 13, 2012
Circuit Event Palm Beach Kennel Club Feb. 16 – 27, 2012
Circuit Event Caesars Atlantic City March 1 – 12, 2012
Circuit Event Harrah’s Rincon March 15 – 26, 2012
Circuit Event Horseshoe Council Bluffs March 29 – April 9, 2012
Circuit Event Harrah’s St. Louis April 12 – 23, 2012
Circuit Event Harrah’s Chester April 26 – May 7, 2012
Circuit Event Harrah’s New Orleans May 10 – 21, 2012

In addition, the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand this weekend at Harveys Lake Tahoe for the latest WSOP Circuit Main Event, so be sure to check out all of our updates for the latest in WSOP Circuit action.

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