‘Kid Poker’ Eager to Finally Compete in His Hometown at the WSOP Circuit

Last Updated on March 13, 2024 Author:Juan Blanco

Daniel NegreanuSummary:

  • The Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto will host the World Series of Poker Circuit on March 22.
  • GGPoker will help organize eight WSOPC ring-awarding events with an estimated prize pool set at $3.9 million.
  • Canadian poker star Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu is eager to be finally able to compete in his hometown after 25 years.

Since 2005 onward, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit has been organizing annual poker tournaments held at a great number of different casinos spread across dozens of fantastic cities. Toronto, Ontario was never on the list so far.

This is about to change next month, when, next to GGPoker, the Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto will be proudly hosting the WSOP Circuit Toronto festival.

A Dream Come True and a “Fitting Milestone”

The people of Toronto are expected to feel the excitement of the iconic Circuit that is finally going to reach them after all these years.

The schedule for the Circuit has not been announced yet, but it is expected to host eight WSOPC ring-awarding events with a massive prize pool estimated at $3.9 million.

The event will also host a $3,500 High Roller Event and a $2,000 Main Event.

The Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto’s general manager, Robert Katsavelos, has expressed their delight about being able to bring the WSOP Circuit to the Canadian city.

He also stated they were thrilled about the collaboration with the iconic GGPoker that has allowed them to attract the WSOP to Toronto for the first time in history, calling it a “fitting milestone that will create further momentum” for their freshly opened poker room counting 30 tables.

The country’s newest and biggest casino resort will reunite members of the poker community across North America and is expected to be “a huge success“.

Daniel Negreanu, Eager About the “Special” Opportunity

While the entire poker community in the city is thrilled about the news, there is one particular Torontonian whose excitement levels are going over the rooftop right now.

Namely, Toronto-born poker icon Daniel “The Kid” Negreanu who grew up in the city and who is also currently a GGPoker ambassador.

Commenting on the news of the Circuit coming to Toronto, Negreanu said:

There is something special about being able to finally compete in one in my hometown

After more than 25 years spent attending WSOP events all across the planet, the six-time WSOP bracelet and one-time WSOPC ring winner hopes to hold on to his 100% record during his comeback to Canada.

While he counts close to 500 live tournament cashes under his belt, only one of the in-the-money finishes was held on Canadian soil in 2008 at the $2,700 British Columbia Poker Championships.

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