The World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) has found a new home for the years 2017 and 2019 and will be hosted by the King's Casino Rozvadov in the Czech Republic, right at the border to Germany.
The biggest casino in Europe with more than 150 poker tables, cash games and tournaments running 24/7, will have at least 10 bracelet events in each year with a guaranteed price pool of €5,000,000, the first one taking place on fall 2017.
Ty Stewart, WSOP Executive Director commented: “I have really bought into Leon’s vision for creating a poker-first destination in Central Europe. The existing set up already reminds me of the Amazon Room at the Rio and it’s only going to get bigger. When the new hotel and the renovations are complete, and considering the way Leon and staff cater to poker players, this is going to be a very comfortable environment for a large festival such as ours. With King’s backing large guarantees and media coverage, we believe we have found a long term home for WSOPE to replicate the scale we enjoy in Las Vegas.”
Besides the WSOP Europe both sides also agreed on the following:
Two WSOP Circuit Events a year in Rozvadov in 2018 and 2020 (one in the Fall, one in the Spring).
One WSOP Circuit event a year in the Spring in 2017, 2019 & 2021.
Leon Tsoukernik, founder of the King's casino said: “We are honored to be holding such prestigious WSOP bracelet events. By the time of the WSOPE next year people will discover an all-new version of the King's Casino. Not only are we adding 1,800 square meters of Las Vegas-style casino space with 40 more poker tables, we are opening an amazing new hotel with 218 additional rooms. The first three floors of the new building will be a four-star hotel while the fourth floor will be a five-star one with 18 luxury suites to accommodate even the most demanding of guests. The last floor of the new complex will be home to a fully-equipped wellness center with Jacuzzis, saunas, massage rooms and a fitness center."
All WSOP Europe events will receive live reporting and streaming coverage with the main event being filmed for television.
The exact dates and event schedules are yet to be announced.