Anticipation is still building for this year’s World Series of Poker but there is now even more excitement around the brand, as the WSOP Europe schedule for 2017 has just been unveiled. The WSOP will return to Europe in October, with over €20,000,000 in guarantees and 11 WSOP gold bracelet events. The host of this WSOPE series will be King’s Casino Rozvadov, which is Europe’s largest poker room and is owned and operated by Super High Roller Bowl participant Leon Tsoukernik.
“I’m so proud that the WSOP Europe is coming to King’s,” said Tsoukernik through a WSOP press release. “I started off with a dream and my dream has come true and I hope poker players have their dreams come true too when they see the sheer size and facilities of King’s. With the awarding of WSOP gold bracelets, we have brought a huge piece of Las Vegas to Europe and we aim to deliver Vegas standards with this event too.”
The WSOP Europe series promises to be the largest poker festival ever held outside of Las Vegas, with the series kicking off on October 19th and running through November 10th. The series opens with a €1,100 buy-in Monster Stack event with a €500,000 prize pool guarantee. That is the first of 11 WSOP gold bracelet events, with the series culminating with the €10,300 Main Event that features a €4,000,000 prize pool guarantee.
The WSOPE series will also be preceded by a WSOP Circuit stop, with that series starting on September 28th. In total, this WSOP-centric Fall Festival will feature 84 different events over 44 consecutive days. That action-packed schedule is something that could turn this Festival into a European equivalent of the WSOP according to WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart.
“WSOP Europe has struggled to find a permanent home since debuting in 2007 because we could never really find the venue or partner to replicate what we have in Las Vegas,” said Stewart through that same WSOP press release. “But I truly believe in Leon’s vision, his passion and King’s Casino to execute the best WSOP Europe to date. We are bullish in this becoming the European equivelent of the WSOP in Las Vegas, something we have always dreamed of doing when we first began our foray into Europe a decade ago.”
King’s Casino Rozvadov is located in the Czech Republic and the central European location could be where Tsoukernik, the WSOP and poker players from around the world will have their dreams come true this fall. More information on the WSOP Europe schedule can be found on WSOP.com and more information on the WSOP Circuit schedule that precedes the WSOP Europe series will be released soon.