The World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s New Orleans $1,675 Main Event kicks off Friday, May 19 and it’s the last chance for players to win their way into the 2017 Global Casino Championship domestically. Harrah’s New Orleans is traditionally the final stop on the WSOPC schedule and the Series brings out the best players looking to qualify through points or automatic bids.

The $1,675 Main Event features two starting days with one re-entry per flight for a maximum of four bullets for desperate players. The final table wraps up Monday along with the stop’s points race for Casino Champion. 

The top 50 players in the season-long points race also earn entry into the Global Casino Championship. Currently, James Juvancic sits on the cutoff bubble with 142.5 points. Several players could leapfrog Juvancic with a deep run in the Main Event or remaining side events.

Players Near the Bubble

Tony Lay – 142.5*
Johanssy Joseph – 140
Joshua Mammon – 140
Bob Beck – 140
Ricardo Eyzaguirre – 137.5
Kyle Cartwright – 132.5
Vinny Pahuja – 130
*the tie breaker goes to Juvancic for earning a higher cash total.

David Aker, Joshua Vizcarra and Charles Moore share the points lead with 227.5 each. WSOPC standouts Michael Sanders, Jason Gooch, Vincent Moscati, Mike Leah and Scott Cooper have seats through their point totals on the season.

The Casino Champion for New Orleans is far from decided with a $2,200 High Roller and two $365 buy-in events remaining on the schedule

Top Ten New Orleans Casino Champion Standings

1. Marshall White – 87.5
2. Curtis Terry – 70
3. Garrett Rile – 60
4. Caufman Talley – 50
5. Scott Adams – 50
6. Stephen Dees – 50
7. Brandon Fish – 50
8. Brian Grier – 50
9. David Nicholson – 40
10. Simon Philip – 37.5