First WSOP Circuit event to hit Toronto with C$3.9m in estimated prize pools

Daniel Negreanu at the 2023 WSOP
Author Adam Hampton
Adam Hampton
Posted on: February 26, 2024 20:44 PST

“I have been playing WSOP events around the world for 25 years. There is something quite special about being able to finally compete in one in my hometown.”

It’s been some time since Daniel Negreanu, above, swapped Toronto for Las Vegas, but Kid Poker is looking forward to the chance to return in March to enjoy the first WSOP Circuit event to take place in the Ontarian capital.

From March 22 to April 1, Toronto will host a series featuring eight Circuit Ring events with a total estimated prize pool of C$3.9m.

The action takes place at the Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto, the country’s newest and largest casino resort, which recently opened a 30-table poker room.

More than $2m expected in Toronto Main Event

A full tournament schedule is expected to be released in the coming days, but we can confirm that the Main Event will feature a $2k buy-in, while a high roller will be available for $3,500. No guarantees have been announced, but the ME is expected to hit $2.1m and the HR over $850k in prize money (note: all amounts are CAD).

GGPoker has launched online satellites for the series across Ontario and Canada, with buy-ins starting at $1. The global poker giant will also be sending a number of sponsored pros and ambassadors to Toronto, with Negreanu already confirmed - not to mention excited.

Rest assured that PokerOrg will bring you updated info as soon as the schedule is released, as well as the best of the action from the series itself. See you there, Daniel!