West Palm Beach, FL – For the sixth consecutive year, WSOP Circuit will call Palm Beach Kennel Club in West Palm Beach home from September 17th through September 28th. Poker players from across the country will be heading to Palm Beach County for the 2015-16 WSOP Circuit event.
“We are thrilled to bring the excitement of the World Series of Poker Circuit and this positive economic impact to Palm Beach County,” said PBKC Vice President Joe Rooney. "It has brought people to us from all over the country that hadn’t experienced this facility before, and many were first-time visitors to beautiful Palm Beach County. And who wouldn’t want to come to West Palm Beach in February?!” he added.
PBKC was the first non-casino to earn the right to offer WSOP Circuit tournaments and the only stop in the State of Florida beginning in February 2011. PBKC is one of only two locations to host two circuit series. From 2011 through 2015, PBKC has been one of the most successful WSOP Circuit stops. Altogether, 29,477 players have participated and winnings have reached in excess of $14.7 million.
In addition, the WSOP tournament has brought many visitors to local businesses here in Palm Beach County. Since 2011, an estimated 7,101 room nights have been booked with local hotels, and close to $3.6 million has been estimated for Event Impact (according to figures provided by the Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau). WSOP also draws Circuit players from near and far with approximately 31% from the Palm Beach County area and 69% from elsewhere in the region.
Some of the WSOP Circuit's most prestigious Poker Pros have played at PBKC including: Jerry Yang, Greg Reyhmer, Lee Childs, Chad Brown, Harrison Gimbel and many more.