This weekend, Ontario residents playing in the WSOP Winter Circuit Series have the chance to earn an early Christmas present in the form of a share of a hefty guarantee or a beautiful gold circuit ring.
In the well-known Christmas song, there are only five golden rings, but throughout the WSOP Winter Circuit in December and January, WSOP Ontario will be giving away eighteen. There will be a total of 18 Circuit Rings available over the series’ duration of December 4, 2018, through January 9, 2023.
More than halfway through the World Series of Poker Ontario has come and gone. Eleven rings have been given out thus far, but there are still seven more to be won until the Winter Circuit is through.
The next opportunity to win a main series bout comes on Boxing Day, December 26. However, there is plenty of hot side event activity in the days leading up to Christmas, with Day 1 flights for the Christmas Colossus and the New Year’s Mystery Bounty. More than $165k will be awarded in satellite tournaments leading up to Day 2 of the Christmas Colossus on December 26.
There will be many $10k guaranteed events leading up to Christmas Day, including a $15k guaranteed Sunday High Rollers tournament on Christmas Day.
An Abundance of Bells Greater Than That Found in Any Christmas Carol
At the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Ontario, the remaining games of the 2022 Winter Circuit Online Series have a lot of prize money to be won. Seven Ring events have not yet been played, meaning more rings and more than $1 million in guarantees remain than you get on the 12 days of Christmas.
After a period of increased Ring giveaways leading up to Christmas, the odds have slowed down for the time being. Now is the time to position yourself for future Ring giveaways. The second day of the Christmas Colossus won’t start until Boxing Day, but there are still many days left for participants to get in their Day 1 shots for that tournament.
Players are also vying for bags in the first New Year’s Mystery Bounty flights of the year. Day 2 of the Mystery Bounty is scheduled for January 2, 2023, however Day 1 flights for both Ring events are now taking place on WSOP Ontario and have a combined guarantee of more over $350,000.
2022 Winter Circuit Remaining Ring Events
|Date||Ring Event||Buy-In||Guarantee||Value (BI/Gtd)|
|Dec 26||Christmas Colossus||$400||$150,000||$375.00|
|Dec 29||Stocking Stuffer Bounty Superstack||$840||$100,000||$119.05|
|Jan 2||New Year’s Mystery Bounty||$210||$202,300||$963.33|
|Jan 3||7-Handed Championship||$1500||$100,000||$66.67|
|Jan 5||PLO Ho Ho Special||$525||$50,000||$95.24|
|Jan 8||GGMasters Winter Championship||$150||$100,000||$666.67|
|Jan 9||Winter Circuit Main Event||$525||$300,000||$571.43|
Ample Extra-Ring Activity
It’s true that the next opportunity for players to win a Ring isn’t until Boxing Day, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of other excitement going on at the WSOP Ontario. By the conclusion of Christmas Day, there will have been 38 side events, each with a guaranteed prize pool of $168,500. This includes one event with a $15,000 prize pool and three with $10,000 prizes each.
The $525 Sunday High Rollers Main Event will be held on Christmas Day with a guaranteed prize pool of at least $15,000. The event will begin at 4 p.m. on December 25.
Side Game Highlights Through Christmas
- Sunday High Rollers Main Event
- Date: Dec 25, 4 pm
- Buy-In: $525
- Guarantee: $15,000
- Bounty Big Game Hunter
- Date: December 25, 4:30 pm
- Buy-In: $525
- Guarantee: $10,000
- Bounty King Frozen Throne
- Date: Dec 25, 5 pm
- Buy-In: $105
- Guarantee: $8,000
Even though it’s freezing outside, WSOP Ontario is sizzling with poker action on Christmas. Even though Ontario’s online poker players won’t have another chance at a WSOP Circuit Ring until after the holidays, there are plenty of smaller events to keep them busy in the meanwhile.