The 2014 World Series of Poker is over and done with. Seven weeks of 13 hour days provided enough action for the poker world to need a small vacation. Players have had a little over a week to catch their breath and inevitably the desire to play poker tournaments returns and players hit the road again.
Most of the major tours, and mid-stakes tours, are readying to kick off their upcoming seasons with some big events. The World Series of Poker Circuit kicks off their tour in Palm Beach, Florida.
Florida State Poker Championships
Isle Casino & Racing Pompano Park, Pompano Beach, FL
July 31 – August 3
The $2,500 main event features three starting flights with a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool.
World Series of Poker Circuit Palm Beach
Palm Beach Kennel Club, Palm Beach, FL
July 31 – August 11
The $1,675 main event is the first stop on the 2014-2015 WSOP Circuit schedule. The stop is routinely one of the most popular locations on the tour due to the proximity to Florida’s beaches with plenty of other activities to fill day besides poker.
Asia Pacific Poker Tour Macau Poker Cup
City of Dreams, Macau, China
August 1 – 17
The main event has a HKD $11,000 (about $1,420 USD) at the famous City of Dreams casino in Macau.
Heartland Poker Tour Soaring Eagle
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI
July 31 – August 3
The $1,650 main event has three starting flights spread over two days and will be filmed for TV and an Internet livestream.
Heartland Poker Tour Ameristar Casino East Chicago
Ameristar Casino, East Chicago, IN
August 7 – 17
The $1,650 main event has four starting flights spread over four days just outside of Chicago. The region usually draws well for mid-stakes tournaments.
European Poker Tour Barcelona
Casino Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
August 16 – 27
PokerStars has promised big things for the 100th stop in the tour’s history. The €5,300 main event should draw some of poker’s biggest stars with a Super High Roller, High Roller and the Estrellas tour holding some events as well.
World Series of Poker Circuit Foxwoods
Foxwoods Resort, Ledyard, CT
August 14 – 25
The second stop of the 2014 – 2015 WSOP Circuit stop will be the third time overall the WSOPC returns to the Connecticut casino. The $1,675 main event will have two starting flights on the same day for a Monday finish.
WinStar River Series
WinStar World Casino & Resort, Thackerville, OK
August 14 – September 2
Winstar spokesperson Maria Ho was the first player to be the last woman standing in multiple WSOP Main Events. She’ll bring her clout to Oklahoma for the $2,500 buy-in main event.
World Poker Tour Legends of Poker
Bicycle Casino, Bell Gardens, CA
August 23 – 29
The Bicycle Casino’s Legends of Poker series has been the site for a World Poker Tour main event since the tour’s first season in 2002. It’s grown into one of the can’t miss California tournaments with a $3,500 main event.
Seminole Hard Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, FL
August 28 – September 3
The Seminole Hard Rock turned a lot of heads in 2013 when they announced a $10 million guarantee for a $5,000 buy-in Main Event. The event ended up with a $11.9 million prize pool and the top two finishers, Blair Hinkle and Justin Bonomo, each earned over a million dollars for their efforts.
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