King’s Casino Gets Ready To Host WSOPE 2018 Next Week
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas was just a couple of months ago. Now poker players across Europe are excited as the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) is set to start from October 9.
Changes of venue have been a big part of the WSOPE history. The event has shifted from the U.K. to France and then to Germany over the years.
The 2017 edition took place at the popular King’s Casino in Rozvadov which is located on the border of Germany and Czechoslovakia. Leon Tsoukernik who owns King’s Casino is glad to host the WSOPE once again this year and hopes that the days of changing locations are over.
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The 2018 WSOPE is just days away and will feature 10 gold bracelet tournaments. This year will mark the second straight year that King’s Casino has hosted the WSOPE and Tsoukernik wants to keep that trend alive into the future. Tsoukernik stated that King’s Casino had entered into a five-year contract with WSOPE and he plans to extend that contract for another five years.
Tsoukernik said that the King’s Casino is different from the other sites that have hosted the WSOPE. Apart from having the biggest poker room in Europe, King’s draws visitors from all over the world and is also conveniently located in the middle of Europe making it an easy place to get to.
Although Tsoukernik was quite pleased with how things went at WSOPE 2017, he and his staff at the casino know that there is still a lot of work to do. Tsoukernik has a unique perspective as he is not only the owner but also a poke player which helps him fine tune his casino offerings in an attempt to keep foreign players coming back to Rozvadov.
WSOPE High Roller Event
He explained that the King’s is now a non-smoking venue which makes it compliant with new Czech laws. Tsoukernik expects that this small change will make for a more welcoming environment at the 2018 WSOPE. The 2018 WSOPE has a number of exciting events including a High Roller event where the buy-in is €100K.
In a statement, Leon Tsoukernik said
We have changed the format of the high roller from last year and this year the buy-in is €100k + €0. We have a fantastic range of private clientele attempting to win the tournament this year, which would be rare to see at any venue I have been in the world.