Harrah’s Launches World Series of Poker Europe
By Jon Young
Harrah’s Entertainment has announced the launching of the World Series of Poker Europe, extending the prestigious tournament from the confines of Las Vegas for the first time.

The inaugural WSOP Europe is scheduled to debut in London September 6-16, 2007. The new tournament will be held at three casinos operated by London Clubs International - Fifty, Leicester Square and the Sportsman.

“This is the first time bracelet events will be awarded outside of Las Vegas,” said Jeffrey Pollack, World Series of Poker Commissioner. “The World Series of Poker Europe will have a unique identity, style and flair, but will remain true to the 38-year tradition and heritage of the WSOP.”

“This new tournament has been designed with European players in mind, but registrants from every country are welcome,” added Pollack. “We hope it becomes an annual tradition for poker enthusiasts and a home for WSOP fans after the action concludes in Las Vegas each summer.”

The inaugural WSOP Europe begins on September 6 with a three-day, £2,500 (approximately $4,900) H.O.R.S.E. event at LCI's newest casino in Leicester Square, opening in April 2007.

The Leicester Square casino will also be the host casino for a two-day, £5,000 (approximately $9,800) Pot-Limit Omaha tournament starting on September 8. On September 10, the WSOP Europe Main Event - a six-day, £10,000 (approximately $19,600 U.S.) No-Limit Texas Hold'Em Championship – will begin at LCI's Leicester Square, The Sportsman and Fifty.

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