Paris is hosting this year the 7th edition of the World Series of Poker Europe
After three initial editions in London and then two successful years in Cannes, in the south of France, the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) will be held in 2013 in the oldest casino in France. the lakefront Casino Barrière Enghien-les-Bains.
The move from Cannes to Paris was recently announced by WSOPE Executive Director Ty Stewart who said in a statement “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.” Believing that the location promises to be the “most comfortable and conducive setup for poker players in the WSOPE’s seven-year history”, Stewart described the Barrière’s facilities in Enghien as « amazing ». And it is true that the venue looks absolutely fantastic. Located just a few kilometers from Paris, the casino has gone through several remodeling projects and includes a large convention facility to handle the tournament as well as a 500-seat theater to host the televised final tables. Two hotels, a spa and a wellness center are also part of the complex.
The event will be held from October 11-24, 2013 and even though the schedule has not yet been released, one should once again expect to see seven WSOP gold bracelet events, a High Roller event, an assortment of satellites and cash games available on site as well as a No Limit Hold’em Main Event that will have an entry fee of 10,000 euros. In 2012, Phil Hellmuth Jr. made history by winning the Main Event to clinch his record-setting 13th bracelet. This year, the organizers are hoping that nearly 12 million Parisians will make sure that « Hellmuth doesn’t win another bracelet on French soil”.