The WSOP-C Playground, held at Playground Poker Club, launches Season IV of the WSOP International Circuit. The WSOP brand, after a two-year absence from Canada, returns in full force with 7 Ring Events from August 23rd to September 3rd. The Event is two weeks out, and takes off on partypoker on August 19th at 9:00PM with the Colossus Day 1A – Online, while the live portion gets underway on August 23rd with the Colossus Day 1A.
We are looking forward to celebrate our first partnership with perhaps the most respected and established brand in poker, and are positioning the last blocks of the infrastructure that will ensure a smooth and pleasurable player experience at Playground Poker Club. To make sure that you get acquainted with and understand the Playground amenities and WSOP-related conveniences, we put together this helpful guide.
First off, know that a great number of players have already qualified for the WSOP-C Playground Main Event through online (Colossus and Main Event) and live satellites (Main Event). Earning your seat through a satellite is the best way to maximize your equity, and although many of them have passed, the vast majority of the guaranteed seats have yet to be awarded, as these events will get progressively crowded and the guarantees increasingly big. Three days before the start of the Festival, our daily tournament schedule will make way for the Satellite Frenzy, 3 days of seat-grabbing poker where you will be able to earn seats to Event 2 – Main Event, Event 3 – Monster Stack and Event 6 – High Roller. The stepping stones to the Main Event will eventually bloat to full-blown Mega Satellites with up to 30 seats guaranteed during the Event! Check out the full monthly schedule here.
PP LIVE Dollars
Another way to play the Ring Events at a fraction of the price is to use partypoker LIVE Dollars. You can earn them in designated satellites on partypoker and the currency can be used to buy into any Playground tournament, including, of course, the WSOP-C Playground events. Players that choose to build their PP LIVE Dollars bankroll have access to a number of great promotions, including a $1M leaderboard and a $50K Last Longer at the WSOP-C Playground Main Event! That’s right, be one of the first 250 players to buy into the Main Event with PP LIVE Dollars and you will take part in a Last Longer where the last man standing will add $50,000 to any tournament winnings! Learn more about PP LIVE Dollars here.
If you live in the area, or rent a car, take advantage of our free valet service. During the WSOP-C Playground, there will be a significant increase in parking traffic. You may find it useful to park right at the front doors and hand your keys to the valet.
Player’s Card / Massage
If it’s your first visit, you will need a player’s card. Have one made at the Player Services desk, the first stop on your left when you enter the building. It doesn’t take more than 5 minutes, but you may want to expedite the process by filling out the online form. By doing so, your stop at that desk will consist of a simple pick-up.
The Player Services desk also manages massage therapy. Once you’re settled at your table, why not push the comfort to the next level and have one of our certified massage therapists take care of you? At a dollar a minute, they will make sure to flush any stress from your body. Ask the desk to put you on the list!
Next up is the Brush Desk. Located immediately after the Player Services desk, this is where everything cash games happen, but also where you should inquire about the Sit & Go Satellite lists. If cash games are your main thing, or if you’re looking to shoot some cash chips before or after a tournament, this is your spot. Tell the Brush Desk staff the game you want to play, and they will hand you a table chip or put you on the waiting list. If you want to add your name to the Sit & Go list, this is also where you have to go.
Past the cash game room, before the tournament hall, you will find the cashier section. This is where you buy and sell cash chips. This is also where you complete your tournament registration, whether it’s to turn your satellite-won ticket or PP LIVE Dollars into a seating ticket, or simply purchase your tournament entry. On your right, a partypoker LIVE section will be in place. The partypoker LIVE team will be happy to answer any question you may have concerning your My partypoker LIVE account, PP LIVE Dollars or about the Event itself.
At that point, you will be 2 steps away from the tournament hall: a huge high-ceiling room housing over 50 poker tables. The hall, with just 5 and a half years of existence, is already rich with history, having seen over 20 festivals. This is where most of the tournament action will unfold. Across the hall is the tournament desk. If you have any tournament-related query, ask one of our tournament staff members.
For the WSOP-C Playground, an extension will be ready to accommodate the events that require extra tables – which, in all likelihood, will be all 7 of them! You will find it through the doors at the far left of the hall. On the path that brings you to these extra tables, you will find a one-of-a-kind Tilt Zone, where players will be able to blow some steam after a brutal bust! Of course, it is better to never have to need it, but at least you know that if you find yourself on the wrong side of the luck factor, you will have a place to destroy something in a controlled environment!
That’s it, people. We hope that you take advantage of everything that we put in place to make sure that you have the best WSOP-C experience at Playground Poker Club. Although the WSOP-C Playground schedule is already plastered on the walls across the venue, you may want to consult it online. You can do that here. Build your personal schedule and get your focus together, because this is the World Series of Poker Circuit at Playground Poker Club!