Published On: Mon, Apr 28th, 2014

Clayton native takes home over $200K in winnings from WSOP Circuit Event

The Cherokee World Series of Poker Circuit Event drew to a close last week and two lucky players will now move on to the National Circuit Championship in Atlantic City.

Jason Sandling, from the Raleigh suburbs, took home $204,487, a gold ring, and a seat into the WSOP National Championship in Atlantic City by winning the Harrah’s Cherokee main event.

Jason Sandling, from the Raleigh suburbs, took home $204,487, a gold ring, and a seat into the WSOP National Championship in Atlantic City by winning the Harrah's Cherokee main event.  (Harrah's Cherokee photo)

Jason Sandling, from the Raleigh suburbs, took home $204,487, a gold ring, and a seat into the WSOP National Championship in Atlantic City by winning the Harrah’s Cherokee main event. (Harrah’s Cherokee photo)

Also joining Sandling in Atlantic City will be Casino Champion Juan Mendoza. Mendoza celebrated his own success aside from his winnings (totalling over $24,000) by becoming the first ever back-to-back circuit event winner at the same stop in the tour.

Harrah’s Cherokee hosted just under 14,000 participants in the twelve day tournament. By the end of the tournament, the prize pool had inflated to a whopping $4.5 million in winnings.

The 2013-2014 Circuit tour wraps up at Harrah’s New Orleans in May, with the three-day National Championship beginning May 22 at Ballys, Atlantic City . Visit WSOP.com for a full list of events.

– Harrah’s Cherokee

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