The World Poker Tour announced on Tuesday that it will be heading to Berlin, Germany for a televised Season XVI European Championship, taking place at the Spielbank Casino from Jan. 5-15, 2018. It will mark the tour's first ever stop to Germany's capital city.
The festival will open with a €1,500 WPTDeepStacks event from Jan 5-8, featuring a €500,000 guaranteed prize pool. The headlining tournament is the WPT European Championship €3,300 Main Event, taking place January 10-15. The Main Event is tagged with a €1 million guaranteed prize pool and will be broadcast as part of the WPT’s televised Season XVI coverage. In addition, the final table will be live streamed to poker audiences across the globe.
“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.”
“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.”
The Berlin festival is the first to be announced in Europe on the Season XVI schedule. Events running through the end of December in North America can be found here.
Stay tuned to PokerNews.com for the rest of the World Poker Tour Season XVI schedule.