WSOPE heads to Paris

WSOPE heads to Paris

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

After a brief sojourn in Cannes, the World Series of Poker Europe is on the move. France’s oldest and most historic casino – the lakefront Casino Barrière Enghien-les-Bains in suburban Paris will play host to the 2013 event from 11-24 October.

WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart, explained the thinking behind the move, “Part of our vision for WSOP Europe is to mix poker and pleasure – and introduce players to some of the most exciting destinations in Europe. Barrière’s facilities in Enghien are amazing and there are likely 12 million Parisians all trying to make sure “Phillipe” Hellmuth doesn’t win another bracelet on French soil. With our ideal dates scheduled to avoid conflicts for traveling players, expanded TV coverage and qualifiers planned, we expect to be back in record-setting mode in 2013.”

As well as casino, the Barriere owned complex is also home to two hotels and and spa and wellness complex, “The Spark.”

“While the complete event schedule is still to be finalized, it is expected that seven WSOP gold bracelet events will be on the calendar, plus a high rollers event, and an assortment of satellites, cash games and side events, all concluding with the €10,000 Main Event,” read a statement from the WSOP.

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Tags: WSOPE, live poker, France