Texas Hold 'Em players can earn a ring this week in Blackhawk

4:47 PM, Mar 18, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - For the first time ever, the infamous World Series of Poker (WSOP) is visiting Colorado and The Lodge Casino in Black Hawk.  The WSOP Circuit includes 12 official ring events, along with a ton of side action.

"The Lodge is incredibly excited to be Colorado's first host for the WSOP Circuit," said J.J. Garcia, general manager for The Lodge Casino. "With all that the Rocky Mountain region offers, we're expecting players from throughout the country to join us for the Colorado stop. We invite the region's best poker players to test their skills amongst the best, and look forward to bringing the WSOP experience to players and spectators alike."

The Colorado WSOP kicked off on March 14 and will conclude with a $1,675 buy-in Main Event Championship on Friday, March 22 at 11 a.m. The Main Event will be played as re-entry, with a morning and an evening flight available to players and an additional third flight on Saturday, March 23, to accommodate the expected turnout. The final table of each Main Event flight will be broadcast on ESPN3.

Each WSOP Circuit stop Main Event winner will receive an automatic berth into the Southern Comfort 100 World Series of Poker National Championship. Automatic bids will also go to the "Casino Champion," the player at each stop whom accumulates the most points throughout the 12-event gold ring schedule. 

For a tournament schedule, click HERE. For more information on the World Series of Poker, visit www.WSOP.com.

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