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Making WSOPE History In Cannes

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: Dec 01, 2011


Yes we Cannes The French Riviera city of Cannes usually evokes images of expensive shopping, luxury vacations, celebrity sightings, and of course, the annual Cannes Film Festival. In October it also became associated with the World Series of Poker Europe as the highly anticipated festival pulled into the Casino Barrière de Cannes Croisette for its French debut. This was the first time that the WSOPE had been held outside of London and with the move came a few changes. The hop across the English Channel ensured a currency switch from sterling to euro; the festival itself was moved forward from September to October, meaning it would take place after the European Poker Tour London instead of before, and the new facility was prepared for double the capacity with a planned 75 concurrent poker tables. Most importantly, the number of bracelet events increased from five to seven plus there were also ...

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