Why Does Harrah's Rincon Still Get a WSOP-C Event?
There are a few people that seem to be surprised by the fact that the WSOP Circuit Regional Championship in Rincon this week only drew 98 players.
Some figured that the added TV time and potential guaranteed seats for the National Championship would be enough to bolster this struggling stop.
I'm surprised they hit 98.
The WSOP-C stop at Rincon has been among the worst stops on the WSOP-C the last couple of years. I've personally never been there, but I hear that the area leaves much to be desired.
And this is not just my opinion, this is based on numbers. Last year, the Circuit Main Event drew just 70 players. The year before, just 106.
Both of these were WSOP-C record lows at the time and last year's Main Event is the current record low. This year's number did jump a good deal to 188, but let's compare that to the other circuit Main Event stops.
Horseshoe Hammond 872
Choctaw Casino Resort 808
Palm Beach Kennel Club 742
Harrah's Tunica 480
Harrah's Atlantic City 352
Horseshoe Southern Indiana 289
IP Casino and Resort 270
Horseshoe Council Bluffs 251
Harveys Lake Tahoe 246
I should point out that Lake Tahoe was around Thanksgiving and Council Bluffs was the first Main Event of the year. Even Harrah's AC and Tunica drew significantly better than Rincon.
So why does Harrah's keep giving Rincon an event? I would love to hear from Jack or any of the guys at the WSOP on this one.
Yes, there was growth this year, but the Regional could not even crack 100 players. The Main Event could not crack 200 in a year where we are seeing record growth.
With all the new venues now available, especially Florida and PA, I would not be surprised if the WSOP-C at Rincon becoming a thing of the past. If not, at least move the Regional to a more profitable area.
What do you think?