Inaugural WSOPC Toronto Starts in Less Than a Week! Inaugural WSOPC Toronto Starts in Less Than a Week!

Poker players in Canada have been starved for live tournament action for far too long until WSOP and GGPoker announced the launch of the first-ever WSOPC Toronto this March.

Starting on March 22, WSOPC Toronto will be played at the Great Canadian Resort and will feature eight WSOPC ring events with buyins ranging from $250 to $3,500. The festival will run until April 1 and will include No Limit Hold’em events only.

With just over a week left before WSOP Toronto 2024 kicks-off, WSOP Ontario and GGPoker are offering a variety of satellite options to win your way into the Main Event at just a fraction of the price.

Whether you are looking to qualify via GGPoker or buy into some of the events directly, keep reading and find out everything you need to know about the inaugural WSOPC Woodbine festival.

WSOPC Toronto Highlights

  • Runs March 22 – April 1
  • Hosted at Grand Canadian Resort, Toronto
  • Eight WSOPC Ring Events
  • $2,000 WSOPC Main Event from March 28
  • Online satellites available at GGPoker ON and GGPoker
  • In-person and telephone registration open now
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Eight WSOPC Rings in Ten Action-Packed Days

The news that WSOPC is coming to Toronto resonated with poker players in Canada and beyond, but it came at the last minute, with WSOP only announcing the event a few weeks ahead of time.

This wildly uncharacteristic move left many players wondering about the actual details of the festival, which have been a little scarce to date.

However, there is plenty of good news amongst the confusion. The inaugural WSOPC Toronto festival features an exciting schedule, with eight WSOPC ring events spread out across ten days in the period between March 22 and April 1.

Players who are looking for some casual poker and don’t want to invest too much will get a chance to play in a couple of $250 ring events, as well as a $400, and two $600 tournaments in the lead-up to the Main Event.

The Main Event itself starts on March 28 and offers three starting flights, all of which are expected to be fully packed, with a 405 person cap on each entry day, as well as most other WSOPC events throughout the festival.

WSOPC Toronto will also include a $1,000 ring event on March 23 and a $3,500 High Roller on April 1, catering to players who want to play for slightly higher stakes.

Here is a look at the full WSOPC Toronto schedule with all the information you need to know before heading off to Toronto.

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$2,100,000+ 405
Fri, Mar 29 WSOPC Event #7: Main Event – Flight B C$2,000 C$2,100,000+ 405
Sat, Mar 30 WSOPC Event #7: Main Event – Flight C C$2,000 C$2,100,000+ 405
Mon, Apr 1 WSOPC Event #8: High Roller C$3,500 C$850,000 270

Win Your Way to WSOPC Toronto Main Event at GGPoker

More than 200 players have already won their way to play in the WSOPC Toronto Main Event this month through GGPoker Ontario and GGPoker, and there is still time to join them.

With just 8 days left before kick-off, GGPoker Ontario still has two $50 Mega Satellites and one $10 Mega Satellite on the schedule in the coming days, all guaranteeing seats to the WSOP Toronto Main Event.

If you want to try and win your seat at an even more affordable price, GGPoker Ontario offers a variety of $1 and $10 Step Satellites that will lead you into the Mega Satellites and give you a shot at glory for as low as $1.

Situation is similar at the international GGPoker platform, where players can look to qualify from $1 and win a seat in the $100 Mega Satellite on March 18, which guarantees at least one seat in the WSOPC Woodbine Main Event.

Join GGPoker or GGPoker Ontario today and give yourself a chance to participate in the inaugural WSOPC Toronto event without having to pay the steep $2,000 buyin price.

Show Up Early to Guarantee Your Seat

Unlike some other WSOPC festivals that are played in bigger poker rooms, WSOPC Toronto will have quite a few limitations in terms of open seats for all events, with a maximum of 405 seats available for all events (405 per Day 1 flight in the Main Event).

With that in mind, and the fact the venue only takes in-person registrations from Ontario residents, you would be well-advised to make your way to the venue early and book your seat ahead of others for any events you plan on playing.

We expect the Grand Canadian Resort will be quite packed starting March 22 and there will be plenty of players looking for an extra seat in the preliminary WSOPC events from day 1.

If you are planning to visit from outside Ontario, you can book your seats via telephone, although the phone registration line seems to be jam-packed and not necessarily of much help.

One certain way you can guarantee your seat in the Main Event is to qualify via GGPoker, while in-person or phone registration for other events may require some patience and luck to work out for this particular WSOPC festival.