WSOP Circuit Once Again Cancels Cleveland Stop
The World Series of Poker has announced that for the second year in a row the WSOP Circuit stop in Cleveland has been cancelled. Instead the Lumiére Casino in St. Louis will take its place and run from March 20-31st.The last WSOP Circuit event in St. Louis was in April 2012 when the Main Event attracted 625 players.
WSOP Executive Director, Ty Stewart, said, “We are pleased to be able to return a signature event to the great poker community in St. Louis. We’re thrilled that Lumiére Place management was so passionate about bringing the WSOP back to St. Louis. With their experience running large poker tournaments and a luxurious destination, we are confident they will put on one of the Midwest’s premier poker festivals.”
The WSOP said that the Horseshoe Cleveland is too small to provide the guest experience that both the WSOP and the casino would like to offer.
The VP and General Manager of Lumiére Place, Jeff Babinski, said, “We are excited and honoured to host our first-ever WSOP event a Lumiére Place. Our casino is well-suited to host this prestigious event as we’re right in the heart of downtown St. Louis. Lumiére Place already features an action-packed poker room and we’re ready for the added excitement that the WSOP event will bring.”