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WSOP Europe Moves to Paris in 2013
After two years in Cannes the World Series of Poker Europe announced today that their 2013 tournament series will be held in Paris.
The WSOPE will touch down next October at the lakefront Casino Barrière Enghien-les-Bains 10 kilometres outside of the French capital.
The oldest casino in France, the Barrière Enghien-les-Bains will play host to an expected seven WSOP gold bracelet events including the €10,000 main event.
“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,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart.
“Barrière’s facilities in Enghien are amazing and there are likely 12 million Parisians all trying to make sure “Phillipe” Hellmuth doesn’t win another bracelet on French soil,” said Stewart.
Although the tournament schedule has not been finalized the WSOPE dates have been moved back to October and will play out from the 11th to 24th.
The event was moved up a month to September in 2012 to accommodate the October WSOP Main Event final table in Las Vegas.
“With our ideal dates scheduled to avoid conflicts for traveling players, expanded TV coverage and qualifiers planned, we expect to be back in record-setting mode in 2013,” said Stewart.
In 2012 Phil Hellmuth made history at the WSOPE by winning a record 13th gold bracelet and becoming the only player to win both WSOP Main Events.