WSOP Europe Moving to France in 2011

WSOPEIt is reported that a deal has been made between the World Series of Poker (WSOP), Lucien Barriere Hotels & Casinos and BarrierePoker.fr and Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. (CIE) to hold events future Europe events in France and such events will be referred to by the brand name World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE). This Europe event, a significant tournament in the poker gaming calendar was first initiated in 2007.  Up until now this tournament has been held in London, at Caesars-owned casinos, and is being moved to France. Moving from London, the 2011 WSOPE events will be in France and both land based and online poker events will take place at Lucien Barriere Hotels & Casinos and BarrierePoker.fr respectively.

The Barriere Poker Tour for 2011 is scheduled to include seven European poker events leading up to the WSOPE. The tour that will begin in April will feature events in the French cities of Toulouse, Nice, Lille, Dinard, Enghien, Trouville and Bordeaux concluding with the WSOPE in Cannes that will be presented by BarrierePoker.fr in October 2011.  As a part of the WSOPE, there will be seven WSOP bracelets waiting to be won.  This will be the first time that official WSOP bracelets will be offered at a venue that is located outside of Las Vegas and that is not a Caesar’s casino.

An additional element of this agreement will see the creation of a new WSOP.fr site. This website that will be in French will be established by CIE and Barrierepoker.fr and will involve news and information concerning the WSOP.  This site is expected to make an appearance later in 2011.

Lucien Barriere Hotels & Casinos present top quality leisure facilities and boast 39 casinos and 17 luxury hotels.

BarrierePoker.fr was established in May 2010 and provides online poker and online casino gaming opportunities.

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) was established in 1970 and today is known as the world’s largest gaming event.  In 2010, the WSOP hosted more than 72,000 contestants from 117 places around the globe at events that generated more than $187 million in prizes. A summer packed with 58 WSOP live poker tournaments over 50 days has been scheduled in Las Vegas for 2011.

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