The World Series of Poker went to Toronto for the first time ever for a WSOP Circuit festival. It featured eight ring events and took place March 22 to April 1 at Great Canadian Resort. The series offered events with buy-ins ranging from C$250 to C$C3,500.

WSOPC Toronto GuideThe first-ever WSOPC Toronto created quite a buzz in the Canadian poker community, as the demand for live poker events in the area has been there for a while. GGPoker Ontario partnered up with Great Canadian Resort to remedy the situation by running the first ever WSOPC in Toronto.

Here we look back at the WSOPC Toronto stop.

WSOP Toronto Summary & Results

The first-ever WSOP Toronto took place March 22 – April 1, 2024 at Great Canadian Resort. The schedule consisted of eight ring-awarding events, including the C$2,000 Main Event.

By the time it was all said and done, the series saw a total of over 6,000 entries across all events, including 324 players who qualified online via GGPoker and GGPoker Ontario. This resulted in the overall prize pool in excess of C$5.5 million, which blew the original expectation of around $4 million out of the water.

The C$2,000 Main Event ended up attracting 1,600 entries and creating the prize pool of $2.8 million, which also exceeded the expectations. The interest for the tournament was very high so the number of entries would have been even bigger, but the venue’s capacity was limited.

In the end, the title went to Khaled Aljoma, who pocketed $427,191 for his efforts. A grand total of 240 players made money, with everyone taking home at least C$2,948.

WSOP Circuit Toronto Summary

  • Total number of entries across the series: 6,000+
  • Total prize pool across the series: C$5.5 million
  • Number of entries in the Main Event: 1,600
  • Main Event final prize pool: C$2,800,000
  • Main Event winner: Khaled Aljoma (C$427,191)

How Could I Register for WSOP Toronto?

If you were in Ontario, you needed to register in person at Great Canadian Resort, Toronto. If you were in Canada outside of Ontario, you can also register by phone. There’s no online registration available.

WSOP Toronto 2024 Key Facts
🏛️ VenueGreat Canadian Resort, Toronto
📅 DatesMarch 22 – April 1
💍 Number of WSOPC events8
💰 Buy-insC$250 – C$3,500
🌐 Online QualifiersStarting from $1 at GGPoker and GGPoker Ontario
📄 RegistrationIn-person at Grand Canadian, or by phone (out-of-province only).

WSOP Toronto 2024 Schedule

The first-ever WSOPC series took place in Toronto, running from March 22 to April 1, 2024, featuring eight tournaments. There were only No Limit Texas Hold’em events on the docket this time around, and buy-ins start at $250 for the inaugural event and go up to $3,500 for the High Roller.

The Main Event featured a buy-in of C$2,000 and offers three starting flights on March 28, 29, and 30. Organizers decided to go without the official guarantee, but the prize pool is expected to go over C$2,000,000.

Other than the Main and the $3,500 High Roller, the rest of the tournaments offered very reasonable buy-ins, so it was no surprise that people have been lining up to register since the moment in-person registration started. You can check out the full WSOP Toronto schedule below.

Note that all tournaments have a maximum capacity, which is 405 for most events, and 270 for the 6-Max and High Roller. The Main Event is capped at 405 players per-day, but alternates and reentries are allowed.

Date Event Buy-in Estimated Prize Pool Max Capacity
Fri, Mar 22 WSOPC Event #1: NLH Turbo C$250 405
Sat, Mar 23 WSOPC Event #2: NLH C$1,000 405
Sun, Mar 24 WSOPC Event #3: NLH 6-Max C$600 270
Mon, Mar 25 WSOPC Event #4: NLH Deepstack C$400 405
Tue, Mar 26 WSOPC Event #5: NLH C$250 405
Wed, Mar 27 WSOPC Event #6: NLH C$600 405
Thu, Mar 28 WSOPC Event #7: Main Event – Flight A C$2,000 C$2,500,000+ 405
Fri, Mar 29 WSOPC Event #7: Main Event – Flight B C$2,000 C$2,500,000+ 405
Sat, Mar 30 WSOPC Event #7: Main Event – Flight C C$2,000 C$2,500,000+ 405
Mon, Apr 1 WSOPC Event #8: High Roller C$3,500 C$850,000 270

WSOP Toronto Main Event

The Main Event of the first-ever World Series of Poker stop in Toronto featured a buy-in of $2,000 and offers three starting flights on March 28, 29, and 30.

Players will start with 40,000 in chips and Day 1 flights feature 40-minute levels, starting at 100/200 with a 200 big blind ante to kick things off. Each Day 1 will last for 17 levels or until it gets down to 5% of the starting field, whichever comes first.

The WSOP Toronto Main Event offered unlimited reentries for the first six levels. Each starting flight has the maximum capacity of 405 players, and there will be alternates. Players wanting to reenter after they bust will need to wait for all the alternates to get their seats first.

Main Event Key Details

  • Buy-in $2,000
  • Reentries: Unlimited until start of Level 7
  • Level duration: 40 minutes
  • Maximum capacity: 405 players per flight, alternates allowed
  • Prize pool: Over $2.5 million
  • Online qualifiers: Were available at GGPoker and GGPoker Ontario

WSOP Toronto Online Satellites at GGPoker & GGPoker Ontario

Online qualifiers ran at and GGPoker Ontario.

WSOP Toronto qualifiers on the dot-com client are visible only to players from Canada, which increases their value. We’ll likely see a fair number of these satellites feature an overlay, making it easier to win a seat.

Poker Site Step 1 Qualifiers Step 2 Qualifiers Main Satellite
GGPoker $1 $10 $100 Mega Satellite
GGPoker Ontario $1 $10 $50 and $10 Mega Satellites

WSOP Woodbine Satellites on GGPoker

GGPoker offered satellites to the WSOPC Toronto Main Event. Qualifiers start at just $1, leading to the $10 Step 2 qualifiers. These tournaments award tickets to the $100 Mega Satellites to the WSOP Toronto 2024 Main Event.

Players could buy into any of these satellites directly, so if you have the bankroll, you don’t have to go through the steps. However, for those who’d like to build their way up from a single-dollar buy-in, the option is there.

The $100 Mega Satellite takes place on March 18 and guarantees one entry into the $2,000 Main Event. There are unlimited re-entries available and those who win the entry will have to use it to play in the target tournament.

  • $1 Step Qualifiers for $10 Step 2 Satellites
  • $10 Step Satellites to $100 Mega Satellite
  • $100 Mega Satellite on March 18 with one seat guaranteed to the WSOPC Toronto Main Event

WSOPC Toronto GGPoker Ontario Satellites

Players in Ontario had a wider range of opportunities to qualify for the WSOPC Toronto Main Event at GGPoker Ontario. The operator also offered two-step qualifiers with buy-ins of $1 and $10, awarding tickets to $50 Mega Qualifiers.

There are three $50 Mega Satellites on offer, taking place on March 15, 17, and 18. In addition to these, there is also a $10 Mega Qualifier set to take place on March 16.

All $50 WSOP Toronto satellites at GGPoker Ontario have a guarantee of ten C$2,000 seats, so there is a real possibility of overlay here. The $10 qualifier guarantees only one seat.

  • C$1 Step Qualifiers for C$10 Step 2 Satellites
  • C$10 Step Satellites to $50 Mega Satellite
  • C$50 Mega Satellite on March 15, 17, and with ten seats guaranteed to the WSOPC Toronto Main Event in each event
  • C$10 Mega Satellite on March 16 with one seat guaranteed to the WSOP Toronto Main Event


When did the WSOPC Toronto take place?

WSOP Toronto 2024 took place from March 22 — April 1 at Great Canadian Resort.

Where could I qualify online for the WSOP Toronto series?

Online qualifiers for the WSOPC Toronto Main Event were available at GGPoker and GGPoker Ontario and step qualifiers start as low as $1.

How many tournaments were there on the WSOP Toronto 2024 schedule?

There were eight ring-awarding events on the WSOP Toronto schedule, with buy-ins ranging from $250 – $3,500. The Main Event buy-in were C$2,000.

How old do I have to be to play in WSOP Woodbine?

To register and play in one of WSOP Woodbine events, you have to be 19 years of age or older.

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