Great Canadian Casino Resort to Host Toronto’s First WSOP Circuit Event

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is one of the biggest gatherings in the world of poker. As one of the largest cities in the world, Toronto is set to hit a major achievement by hosting a WSOP circuit event for the first time.

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is a staple of the poker community. This huge event draws millions of dollars from entrants and ratings each time it is held. For the casino and city of Toronto, an important milestone is about to be achieved.

Great Canadian Entertainment announced that it will host the first-ever WSOP Circuit event at the Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto. The event will take place from March 22 – April 1, 2024. It is an important milestone for Toronto as a hub for important poker and gaming events.

WSOP Circuit Event

For the event itself, which features eight Circuit Ring events overall, the headline will be the $3.9 million total prize pool. The Main Event features a $2,000 buy-in with more than $2.1 million for that prize pool alone.

There will also be the $3,500 High Roller event, which will have over $850,000 in prize money as well. The Circuit Event is a follow up and a way to build on the 54th annual WSOP, which broke records last summer.

Comments from Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto

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It goes without saying, but the Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto is thrilled to be hosting the city’s first-ever WSOP Circuit Event.

Robert Katsavelos, the General Manager of Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto, had this to say: “We are thrilled to collaborate with GGPoker to bring the World Series of Poker to Toronto for the first time.” 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,” he continued, “and from right here in the city of Toronto and are certain that this event is going to be a huge success.”

Great Canadian Entertainment

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Originally founded in 1982, Great Canadian Entertainment is a massive brand. There are 25 different entertainment, gaming, and hospitality properties located throughout Canada. Great Canadian Entertainment offers more than 19,000 slot machines, 650 live table games, and one million square feet to provide unique gaming and entertainment destinations like never before.


Though online casinos continue to thrive, poker fans in Toronto will be treated to live access to one of the great WSOP Circuit events that happen throughout the year. It is an important event for both the Tour itself as well as the city of Toronto. The partnership seems like a match made in Heaven and will bring WSOP action to the heart of Canada for the first time.

Noah has worked in the iGaming space for more than five years, first as a freelancer and now as part of Duluth Media. He’s experienced in all facets of the industry and has covered plenty of sports.

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