Jul 11, 2017
Los Angeles, CA (July 11, 2017) – World Poker Tour® today announced the return of a televised WPT® Main Tour event to Europe. The Season XVI WPT European Championship will take place January 5-15, 2018, at Spielbank Casino in Berlin, Germany.
Anchoring the schedule is the WPT European Championship €3,300 Main Event, taking place January 10-15. The event boasts a €1 million guaranteed prize pool and marks the return of a televised WPT Main Tour event to Europe. In addition to the event being filmed for broadcast as part of the WPT’s televised Season XVI coverage, the final table will be live streamed across the world.
“Spielbank Casino is honored to partner with the World Poker Tour to welcome the WPT to Germany for the first time in its rich history,” said Marcel Langner, Director of Operations for Spielbank Casino. “Poker’s popularity in Europe is no secret. We are proud to welcome players not only from across all of Europe, but the entire world, and to showcase all that this amazing region has to offer on the global stage of the World Poker Tour.”
“It is with great pleasure that the World Poker Tour announces the WPT European Championship and the return of a televised event to Europe,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour. “Much has changed since the WPT’s last televised European event in Season XII, but one thing that has remained certain is Europe’s incredible enthusiasm for poker. The continent is home to some of the world’s most talented poker players, including several WPT Champions Club members. We look forward to hosting the entire poker world in Berlin for the televised WPT European Championship.”
The WPT European Championship features a WPTDeepStacks event as the grand opening to the festival. WPTDeepStacks Berlin has a buy-in of €1,500 and runs January 5-8. The event comes with a prize pool guarantee of €500,000, and the final table is also to be live streamed around the world.
“As poker’s premier mid-major tournament circuit, WPTDeepStacks is excited to be the opening event of the WPT European Championship festival,” said Chris Torina, Executive Director of WPTDeepStacks. “Offering our €1,500 buy-in WPTDeepStacks Berlin event in combination with the WPT European Championship €3,300 Main Event, plus all of the other great events we have filled the schedule with, will create one of the best festivals not only in Europe, but around the world.”
The full WPT European Championship schedule will be announced soon. For more information, head to WPT.com.
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