Paris to Host WSOP 2013

December 17, 2012

After two successful and eventful years in Cannes, Europe’s World Series of Poker tournament will move to Paris in the year 2013. The officials of the WSOP declared on December 17 that the WSOP Europe 2013 would be held from October 11 to October 24 at the most historic and oldest casino in France, which is the Casino Barrière Enghien-les-Bains. This casino is located very close to the capital city of France.

Where will the WSOP 2013 be held?

The newly reconstructed management of Casino Barrière Enghien-les-Bains will organize the tournament in a single room. The Enghien-les-Bains is basically a very wealthy suburb in Paris. It has a train station of its own and is just a ten-minute travel from the North Station (Gare du Nord). The North Station links to the metro service station in Paris and also has trains going to the UK, Germany, Netherlands, and Belgium.

The Casino Barrière Enghien-les-Bains will also arrange for a theatre with 500 seats to host the final tables along with television production. The officials at the WSOP said that the place where the tournament will be arranged is the most conducive and comfortable setup for the poker players in the history of WSOP.

What does the WSOP have to say?

The Executive Director of WSOP, Ty Stewart said that the main aim of the WSOP is to blend exciting gaming experience and poker. He also said that the tournament would expose the poker players to Europe’s various exciting destinations. The Barrière casino has made sure that the facilities for the tournament are just amazing. There are almost 12 million Parisians who are trying their best to prevent Phillipe Hellmuth from winning another French bracelet. 

The dates of the WSOP 2013 tournament are scheduled such that it does not affect players who are traveling. It will also have qualifiers planned along with good TV coverage.

Schedule of the tournament

Though the schedule of the WSOP 2013 tournament is not yet announced, the WSOP is expecting to provide seven gold bracelet events and a High Roller tournament. The tournament will also include several cash games and satellites. The WSOP Europe tournament was held in London for four years before it moved to Cannes last year. This year, the WSOP series saw Hellmuth winning the main tournament, which is his 13th bracelet. Other winners of the WSOP tournament in Cannes included Giovanni Rasadoni, Francisco Da Costa Santos, Imed Ben Mahmoud, Roger Hairabedian, jonathan Aguiar, and Antonio Esfandiari.

The organization of the tournament

The organizers of the poker tournament want exactly the same thing as the players. They want to draw maximum prizes and biggest field sizes. While planning for the event, the organizers will give a lot of importance to travel, optimal dates, and populated feeder market. When it comes to the venue of the WSOP Europe 2013 tournament, the organizers feel that the one chosen is the best. The whole Barrière casino will be decorated and devoted to the game of poker. Every room will have poker games going on from October 11. All the tournament tables will happen on just one floor.

The WSOP is planning to expand its “Wild Card Weekend” series through the official network. But, as of now, the organization is happy with France since it is thrilled with the Barrière partnership. The casino is the host of this entire WSOP tournament, and the officials of the casino have displayed immense trust on the WSOP tournament’s vision. The officials at the WSOP feel that the Barrière casino will attract at least 150 French players for the main event of the tournament.

When it comes to the bracelet schedule, the WSOP has not said anything. The officials are still discussing the final schedule of the bracelet. As of now, they feel very good to find diversity in the poker players. The main aim of WSOP is to increase the number of players and the prize money for each and every tournament table. The tournament is believed to end with the No Limit Hold’em Main Event. This event will have an entry fee of 10,000 Euros. The officials of the tournament hope that the venue of the WSOP event in Paris will boost the attendance of players.