Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino will be the first venue in Ohio to host a World Series of Poker circuit event.
The 12-day tournament begins September 19 and runs through September 30.
Casino General Manager Kevin Kline anticipates 8,000 people will compete.
"Poker players will be traveling in from all over the country. We expect this to be a great feeder event," says Kline. "We expect (hotel) rooms to get filled up."