Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto to Host WSOP Event

This week it was revealed that the Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto is set to host a World Series of Poker Circuit Event, which will run from March 22nd to April 1st.

The event will be the first of its kind at the casino, which itself opened its doors in June of last year. The venue opened its poker room in November, and currently has 30 tables in operation. The room has a semi-private area, and there are electronic slots and table games in the area as well.

The tournament will have $3.9 million in prize pools, with the Main Event having a $2.1 million prize pool. The buy-in for that event is $2,000. An online qualifying tournament will be conducted through GGPoker.

"We are thrilled to collaborate with GGPoker to bring the World Series of Poker to Toronto for the first time," said Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto General Manager Robert Katsavelos. "This is a fitting milestone that will create further momentum for our recently opened 30-table poker room at Great Canadian Toronto, Canada's newest and largest casino resort. We are excited to welcome tournament participants from across the North American poker community and from right here in the City of Toronto and are certain that this event is going to be a huge success."

GGPoker Global Brand Ambassador Daniel Negreanu added: "I have been playing WSOP events around the world for over 25 years. There is something quite special about being able to finally compete in one in my hometown."

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Dustin Jermalowicz // News Editor
Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.

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