World Series of Poker Europe settles on venue


The World Series of Poker Europe is returning to its first home at the Casino at the Empire.

Last year the WSOPE was spread between three different casinos, but this year the Empire Casino, which is located in Leicester Square, will be the exclusive home of the biggest poker series in England.

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The Casino at the Empire is one of the premier casinos in London and is home to highly acclaimed restaurants, bars and lounges as well as high-stakes poker action.

This year will mark the first time the poker series will be filmed by ESPN and broadcast in North America, so poker fans on this side of the Atlantic will have a chance to see just how they play cards in jolly olde England.

Last year Annette Obrestad outlasted 622 entrants to win a record $2,013,102, which is the most a woman has won in a single tournament. will be rolling into London on Sept. 19 to provide live coverage of the 2008 event, so be sure to check our home page for WSOPE and learn about ways to possibly qualify for the big dance in Europe.

Here's the complete schedule for the 2008 WSOPE:

  • Sept. 19: Event 1 £1,500 No-Limit Hold'em (three-day event with two Day 1's)
  • Sept. 22: Event 2 £2,500 H.O.R.S.E. (three-day event)
  • Sept. 24: Event 3 £5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha (three-day event)
  • Sept. 27: Event 4 £10,000 World Championship No-Limit Hold'em (five-day event with two Day 1's)

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