WSOP-Europe set for London in September

by Lou on February 26, 2007

With more details to come later on this Spring, WSOP honcho Jeffrey Pollack announced a September start for the inaugural WSOP Europe Main Event.

Events will be held at three separate London Clubs International casinos over an 11-day span. This marks the first time WSOP-branded events will be aimed at European players and held in the UK.

A complete schedule will be released in May; however three tourneys have already been set.

A three-day, €2,500 (approx. US $4,900) buy-in HORSE event begins September 6th at the Leicester Square casino, a new casino slated for an April 2007 opening.
HORSE will be followed by a €5,000 (US $9,800) buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha tournament, also slated for Leicester Square.

September 10th marks the beginning of the WSOP Europe Main Event — a No-Limit Texas Hold’em tournament with a €10,000 (US $19,600) buy-in. Early rounds will be played at the Sportsman and Filly casinos as well as at Leicester Square. On September 13th play will be consolidated at Leicester Square until the event concludes on September 16th.

According to Pollack, “This new tournament has been designed with European players in mind, but registrants from every country are welcome. We hope it becomes an annual tradition for poker enthusiasts and a home for WSOP fans after the action concludes in Las Vegas each summer.”

With a WSOP event underway in the UK, how long before we see the WSOP brand at an Asian event in Macao? I’m thinking within the next year to two — at the longest.

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