WSOPC returns to Harrah’s Rincon Dec. 5



Harrah’s Rincon north of San Diego once again hosts the World Series of Poker Circuit, running Dec. 5-16. There will be 12 ring events ranging from $365 to the $1,675 main event. The ring events include no-limit hold’em, six-max and pot-limit Omaha. There will be mega and turbo satellites for the main event Dec. 12-14 for $250.

Other non-ring events include a seniors event Dec. 8 and a ladies event Dec. 15, each with a $250 buy-in.

There will be a $125 charity event on Dec. 14 benefitting the Gary Sinise Foundation. Information about this organization and what they do can be found at

There were 306 entries for last year’s main event and first place paid $107,862.

Harrah’s Rincon is in a beautiful location, with a full service hotel and casino. It’s a bit off the beaten path so if you plan on playing any of these events, booking a room is definitely something to consider. Information on hotel discount rates and the tournament schedule can be found on

PALA: James Dages of Vista, Calif., and Rick Ramer of Fallbrook, Calif., each took home $3,175 after a two-way chop on Sept. 29 in the $15K Pala Championship tournament. Dages, who was the chipleader, also will have his name engraved on the Pala Signature Cup. The tournament hosted 98 entrants.
Nov. 30 will be the next $15K championship at noon. This is a $125 buy-in with two optional $25 rebuys or add-ons.

The room also is continuing its popular $5K Nooner series each Sunday in November except for the 30th. Late registration is open until 2 p.m. The $75 buy-in gives you 7K chips with one $25 rebuy for 3K more. If you play live poker 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday you can earn 500 bonus chips for each hour.

Poker room manager George Arsenis has put together some player-friendly promotions for live play as well.

Manic Monday cash drawings are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. You can earn entries for hands ranging from a full house to a royal flush. Earn double entries from 6-10 a.m. The drawings are for $100 per hour.
Chase for the Dough: There’s $10K up for grabs and all you have to do is play live poker. For every 40 hours played you earn $60, for 60 hours you earn $200 and for 80 hours you earn $400. You can only choose one, but if you reach the 80 hours and there’s still money left in the prize pool, you can start earning again.

Trail to Poker Riches: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Players can win $200 by hitting seven specified hands before 5 p.m. There’s also an Evening Trail to Riches: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. For full details contact the poker room.

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