Just like the WSOP moved from Binion’s to the Rio, the WSOPE will find itself a new home in 2011. This year’s World Series of Poker Europe will be moving from London, the city it has called home since its inception in 2007, to Cannes, France. The event will be held October 7-21 at Le Casino Barrière de Cannes Croisette.
In some ways, this is quite surprising, given the strict nature that the French government has treated poker, especially when compared to the lax view of the government in the United Kingdom towards poker.
There are seven events reportedly planned for the event:
· NLHE 6-Max €1,500
· NLHE €1,000
· PLO 6-Max €5.000
· € 3,000 NLHE Shootout
· PLO 6-Max €1,500
· Main Event €10,400
· Split € 10,400 (seat 9, then 6, then 2 players)
According to a statement released by WSOP.com: “The World Series of Poker Europe is moving from London to Cannes in 2011 and will be rebranded as World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE®) Presented by BarierePoker.fr. In addition, the Barrière Poker Tour 2011 will include seven stops qualifying for the WSOPE®.”
While the date is still in the distant future, you can still keep your eyes open for online satellites and qualifiers as the time approaches!