World Poker Tour® Partners with Barrière Group in France

Sep 11, 2016

WPT® National Deauville To End 2016 with a Bang on Beautiful Normandy Coast

Casino Barrière Deauville


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London (September 12, 2016) – World Poker Tour® and Barrière Group today announced a two-year deal for WPT National Deauville to be hosted at the beautiful Casino Barrière Deauville.

The first WPT National Deauville festival will begin on Dec. 6, 2016, with a second festival to be held in 2017. Featuring a buy-in of €1,200, the Main Event will start on Dec. 8 inside the magnificent Salle des Ambassadeurs at Casino Barrière Deauville.

“We are particularly pleased to welcome the WPT National Deauville,” said Eric Cavillon, CEO Casinos and Development at Barrière Group. “I am sure that our expertise and passion combined will make this event truly remarkable and that it will become a major stop not just for poker players in France, but for international players across all of Europe.”

“We are proud to partner with Barrière Group to bring two WPT National events to Deauville,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour. “With 34 properties and over 100 years of experience in the industry, Barrière Group has played a historical role in French gaming. WPT National Deauville players will be met with excellence and grandeur, and the WPT looks forward to providing a world-class event at the prestigious Casino Barrière Deauville seaside resort in Normandy.”

In addition to the €1,200 Main Event, the WPT National Deauville festival will feature a €2,000 High Roller amongst its offerings. will run qualifiers for the Main Event twice a week starting Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Well known for the Deauville American Film Festival, Deauville has hosted celebrities from across the globe. Its luxurious setting, just a short walking distance from the beach and harbor, is a perfect place to relax and find inspiration. Whether it’s a delicious meal at one of the chic brasseries, a shopping-filled outing at one of the luxury boutiques, or a walk on Les Planches along the beach, WPT National Deauville is set to provide an unforgettable experience.

As Deauville counts most of Normandy’s hotels and resorts as part of the Barrière Group, players will be able to enjoy a unique experience just a minute’s walk from the casino. Special discounted rates can be found at hotels Le Royal and Le Normandy.

For more information on the WPT National Deauville, visit the event page on

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About Barrière
Founded in 1912 by François André, the Group has grown over the years under the successive stewardships of Lucien Barrière, Diane Barrière-Desseigne and Dominique Desseigne to become France’s leading casino operator, a standard-setter in the luxury hotel sector and a global player in the leisure and entertainment sectors. Barrière has designed unrivalled offers in the field of high-end leisure, founded on a commitment to operational excellence, service quality and French art de vivre. The Group today operates 34 Casinos Barrière (including one opening soon in Abidjan), 17 Hôtels Barrière (a majority are 5-star, including one under construction in Courchevel) and more than 120 restaurants and bars, including the famous Fouquet’s in Paris (with branches in Marrakesh, Cannes, Toulouse and La Baule). It also stages more than 3000 shows and events every year. With nearly 7000 employees, the Group posted earnings of €1.21 bn for the financial year to 31st October 2015. Barrière has an excellent reputation in the catering industry and serves more than 2 million meals each year. With thirteen spas (in Cannes, Courchevel, Deauville, Dinard, Enghien-les-Bains, La Baule, Lille, Le Touquet, Marrakesh, Paris, Ribeauvillé), one thalassotherapy centre in La Baule, one balneotherapy centre in Ribeauvillé, three golf and two tennis clubs (with more than 32 clay courts), Barrière is also an established name in the well-being and sport sector. The Group is well known for its chain of resorts located in internationally-renowned tourist destinations.

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