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World Series of Poker Europe Moves To France

Caesars Entertainment Confirms The Move


According to French news site, La Tribune, the World Series of Poker Europe is said to be moving from its London home to Cannes in France.

It has been reported that an agreement has been reached which has resulted in the most prestigious festival in Europe saying goodbye to its old haunt, the Casino At The Empire in London, England, and moving to France for the next three years.

Details will be confirmed later and we are still waiting on a statement in English from Caesars but apparently the WSOPE will take place in Casino Barrière de Cannes Croisette from October 7 to 21 this year.

The number of events will increase from five to seven according to initial reports. In 2010, James Bord won the main event for £830,401 beating out a field of 346 players. Other winners from the series included Phil Laak, Jeffrey Lisandro, Scott Shelley, and Gus Hansen.

UPDATE 10:00 a.m. PST

Caesars Interactive Entertainment has confirmed the move in a press release, stating that they are aligning with and Lucien Barrière Hôtels and Casinos to bring the World Series of Poker Europe to Cannes in October.

“This is a unique agreement between two casino leaders with great brands,” said Mitch Garber, Caesars Interactive Entertainment’s chief executive officer. “Lucien Barrière Hôtels & Casinos is a well-run organization and we are excited to work with them to access the French market with high-quality and reputable poker events both in their hotels and casinos, and online with”

As part of the agreement, the 2011 Barrière Poker Tour will include seven stops with qualifiers to the WSOPE. The tour has stops in Toulouse, Nice, Lille, Dinard, Enghien, Trouville and Bordeaux.

The WSOPE will run from Oct. 7-21 and the new facility will allow for double the capacity as organizers plan for a total of 75 concurrent poker tables. The number of bracelet events will increase from five to seven.



almost 12 years ago

.. And likely Double the Taxes.. .just wait & see


almost 12 years ago

The French are so bad at poker this has to be a +ev move lol.