Cookies on the PokerNews Website

We use cookies to support interactive features like login and voting. Also, we allow trusted media partners to analyze site usage. Keep cookies enabled to enjoy the full site experience. By browsing our site with cookies enabled, you are agreeing to their use. Review our cookies information for more details.

Continue using cookies

Breaking news: World Series of Poker Europe No Longer in London


We are getting reports that the World Series of Poker Europe will no longer be taking place in London. This morning a press conference has reportedly taken place which has announced a three year agreement between the WSOP and Lucien Barriere, French Caesars Games and Interactive Entertainment to host the WSOPE between October 7 and 21.

"This alliance reinforces our strategy of powerful synergies between the offline and online, and it is an honor to partner with the tournament poker world's most prestigious," said Dominique Desseigne and CEO of Groupe Lucien Barrière.

Apparanltly seven bracelet events will take place this year. It will take place at Casino Barrière de Cannes Croisette, which is the home of the Partouche Poker Tour final.

Very bad news indeed for UK poker and it will also no doubt have a knock on effect to the other major London based events that take place between September and October. The real surprise here is that France was chosen to host, given the current very strict regulatory stance they have on poker over there compared to the incredibly relaxed UK poker market.

Deposit £20, get an instant £20 in your account followed by an exclusive $50 bonus from PokerNews after 75 points. Thats around $80 for a $30 deposit, when you sign up to WSOP Online via PokerNews.


  • Modjo Modjo

    "Casino Barrière de Cannes Croisette, which is the home of the Partouche Poker Tour final".

    Actually PPT is played at competitor's casino PARTOUCHE PALM BEACH also in Cannes, but a couple miles away.

  • Cincinnati_Kid Cincinnati_Kid

    Heard a lot of crazy comments about dealers and decisions there. The peak was the disqualification of Ali.T.

  • Georgi Georgi

    huge loss for UK but now you can make other big tourneys, not only WSOPE


What do you think?
Register to leave a comment or

Most Popular This Week