CLEVELAND — Clevelanders will get to use the go-to phrase “there’s always next year” in a new way.
The city was replaced as host of a scheduled 2014 World Series of Poker Circuit Tour stop.
Organizers decided the space at Horseshoe Casino Cleveland “will not be sufficient for the guest experience the property and the WSOP both desire and require.”
Marcus Glover, the general manager of Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, released this statement:
“After exhausting every reasonable option, Horseshoe Casino Cleveland and the WSOP organization have determined that the property is unable to host the WSOP Circuit Event originally scheduled for this spring. WSOP was able to find an alternate Midwest venue and the Circuit will return to St. Louis March 2014. The ability to provide an optimal experience for our loyal poker guests – as well as our non-poker customers – was primary to this difficult decision. We are fully committed to finding a way to accommodate a future WSOP Circuit stop in Cleveland. We particularly appreciate the understanding of our guests and will continue to seek opportunities to further enhance the poker experience at Horseshoe Cleveland.”
Lumiere Place in St. Louis was chosen in lieu of Cleveland.
Two automatic seats in the season-ending WSOP National Championship will be awarded there.
The National Championship will be held in Atlantic City in May.