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7th Annual WSOP Europe Offering 50+ Events October 11-25 in Paris

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7th-annual-wsop-europe-offering-50-eventsLas Vegas/Paris, France – September 27, 2013 – What do you get when you mix the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, champagne, crepes and poker players from around the globe?

We aren’t sure either, but we are excited to find out in just two short weeks as the World Series of Poker Europe moves to the historical and beautiful city of Paris, France for the 7th Annual World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) taking place October 11-25, 2013.

Eight official WSOP gold bracelet events will take place, including first-ever Ladies and High Roller events, plus more than four dozen side events during the two-week poker festival.

“Between Barrière’s year-round efforts and new support from 888 Poker, we anticipate more than 150 satellite qualifiers for the €10,450 WSOPE Main Event alone,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “We expect a terrific turnout for the entire WSOPE given the population base in Paris, travel options from major European cities and adjacent tournament scheduling. We are planning for this to be the biggest WSOPE to date. As they say in France, C’est bon.”

Home base will be the historic settings of the Casino Barrière d’Enghien-les-Bains, a 100-year-old lakeside casino. In addition to the casino setting, the majority of play will take place across the street at the Convention Center known as “Pergola Nova” which will allow for all regular tournament play to be in the same room for the very first time at a WSOP Europe event.

Two main hotels surround the casino and convention center, the Grand Hotel Barrière and the Barrière Hotel du Lac, which is where we encourage players to make their room reservations to be walking distance from the playing areas.  Rates, including breakfast, in-room internet access and fitness center privileges begin at €165 a night.  There are a limited number of rooms on-site remaining.  Players should go here to make reservations here.

Television and live streaming coverage of the events are planned.  Live web streaming begins on Tuesday, October 15 with final table action of the No-Limit Hold’em re-entry event.  Veteran play-by-play announcer David Tuchman will call the action alongside a rotating cast of player analysts.  Follow @WSOP on Twitter for live stream links and start times.  Seven WSOPE events are planned to be web streamed on WSOP.com, PokerListings.com and 888Poker.TV.

The WSOPE High Roller and WSOPE Main Event will also be taped for television broadcast. Both Eurosport throughout Europe, and ESPN across North America are planning multiple-hour coverage of these prestigious events.

Phil Hellmuth, the 13-time WSOP gold bracelet winner, looks to defend his WSOPE Main Event crown.

For the first time, players may use credit cards to purchase event buy ins. Access the Living it Loving it special WSOP Europe site here.

For players looking to wire transfer money in advance, please contact Daniel Vogel at dvogel@caesars.com or reach out to him @lvdvogel on Twitter to get specific routing instructions.

There are several transportation options for players as well.  A special rate has been negotiated with Uber car service for travel to and from Enghien, including airport pick-ups and drop offs.  By downloading the Uber smartphone app, players will receive a €20 Euro credit by entering promo code “WSOP”, with pre-negotiated rates from CDG airport of €70, and Orly airport to Enghien for €90.  These are flat rates and include all taxes, tolls and tips.  Uber car service will also be available to players throughout the WSOPE to get to and from Enghien and any destination they choose.

Additionally, complimentary van and bus service will also be made available to WSOPE players.  A bus will depart the tournament area nightly at 8 PM and drop off in Paris’ central business district.  This service continues non-stop throughout the evening, with the last bus leaving Enghien nightly at 1:00 am, timed to coincide with the end of the day’s play.

A van service from the tournament area to the Enghien-les-Bains train stop will also run continuously.  Look for the specially-marked van with WSOPE insignias and identify yourself as a WSOPE player to be taken from the train station to the tournament area or vice versa.

A comprehensive guide for players can be downloaded here.

The homepage for this year’s WSOP Europe, including structure sheets, schedules, property may and restaurant guide can be found here.

2013 WSOP EUROPE BRACELET SCHEDULE

Pergola Nova and Casino Barrière Enghien-les-Bains, Paris, France

October 11 – 25, 2013

Date

Day

Start

Event #

Tournament

Buy-In

10/11/2013

Friday

6 PM

1

Ladies No-Limit Hold’em (2-Day Event)

€1,000 + €100

10/12/2013

Saturday

12 PM

2A

No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry Day 1A (4 Day Event)

€1,000 + €100

10/12/2013

Saturday

3 PM

1

Ladies No-Limit Hold’em – Final Table

 

10/13/2013

Sunday

12 PM

2B

No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry – Day 1B (3 Day Event)

€1,000 + €100

10/14/2013

Monday

12 PM

2

No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry – Day 2 (Combined Fields)

10/14/2013

Monday

3 PM

3

Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold’em (4 day event) (9; 6; 2-handed)

€5,000 + €300

10/15/2013

Tuesday

12 PM

2

No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry – Final Table

 

10/15/2013

Tuesday

1 PM

3

Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold’em – Day 2 (6-handed)

10/15/2013

Tuesday

3 PM

4

Pot Limit Omaha (3 day event)

€1500 + €150

10/16/2013

Wednesday

1 PM

3

Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold’em – Day 3 (Heads-Up matches)

10/16/2013

Wednesday

1 PM

4

Pot Limit Omaha (Day 2)

10/16/2013

Wednesday

3 PM

5

No Limit Hold’em (9-handed) (3 day event)

€2,000 + €200

10/17/2013

Thursday

1PM

3

Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold’em – Final Table (Heads Up Finale)

 

10/17/2013

Thursday

1 PM

5

No Limit Hold’em – Day 2

10/17/2013

Thursday

3 PM

6

Mixed-Max Pot-Limit Omaha – Day 1 (3 Day Event)

(New Event) Day 1 plays 9-handed; Day 2 plays 6-handed

Day 3, play Heads Up Matches to Winner

€3,000 + €250

10/17/2013

Thursday

4 PM

4

Pot-Limit Omaha Final Table

10/18/2013

Friday

1 PM

5

No Limit Hold’em – Final Table

 

10/18/2013

Friday

1 PM

6

Mixed-Max Pot-Limit Omaha – Day 2 (6-handed)

10/19/2013

Saturday

12 PM

7A

Main Event – No-Limit Hold’em – Day 1A (7 Day Event)

€10,000 + €450

10/19/2013

Saturday

1 PM

6

Mixed-Max Pot-Limit Hold’em Final Table

 

10/20/2013

Sunday

12 PM

7B

Main Event – No Limit Hold’em – Day 1B (6 Day Event)

€10,000 + €450

10/21/2013

Monday

12 PM

7

Main Event – Day 2 – No-Limit Hold’em (Combined Field 6A+6B)

10/22/2013

Tuesday

6 PM

8

High Roller No-Limit Hold’em (3 Day Event) (Bracelet Event)

€25,000 + €600

10/22/2013

Tuesday

12 PM

7

WSOPE Main Event Championship Day 3

10/23/2013

Wednesday

12 PM

7

WSOPE Main Event Championship – Day 4

10/23/2013

Wednesday

3 PM

8

High Roller No-Limit Hold’em – Day 2

 

10/24/2013

Thursday

3 PM

8

High Roller No-Limit Hold’em Final Table (ESPN & Eurosport TV)

 

10/24/2013

Thursday

 

7

WSOPE Main Event OFF DAY

 

10/25/2013

Friday

12 PM

7

WSOPE Main Event Championship – Final Table (ESPN & Eurosport TV)

 

*Schedule Subject to Change. All Times are CET.

www.WSOP.com/2013/WSOPE or for reservations, click here.

Seth Palansky
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc.
One Caesars Palace Drive
Palace Tower Executive Offices
Las Vegas, NV. 89109-8969
Office: 702-407-6344
Fax: 702-880-6802
Email: spalansky@caesars.com
Twitter: @SethPalansky

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