Paris Venue of WSOPE 2013 Expected to Boost Attendance

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) Europe of this year will be held in the oldest casino of France, which is located in Paris. On Monday, WSOPE 2013 officials announced that the seventh edition of this live poker tournament will be held from Oct 11 to Oct 24 in Casino Barriere d’Enghien-les-Bains.

The venue, which has been thoroughly renovated, offers a wide range of facilities such as a theatre with the capacity to seat 500 spectators and two hotels, along with a huge convention facility capable of hosting the tournament.

Ty Stewart, executive director of WSOPE 2013, said that the organizers vision for the event is to offer a blend of pleasure and poker and introduce Europe’s most exotic locations to poker players.

The WSOPE 2013 schedule, however, has not yet been finalized, but is believed to comprise 7 bracelet events, one high rollers tournament, and a wide range of cash poker games, satellites, and side events. The Euro 10k No Limit Hold’em Main Event will mark the end of this event.

The last two editions of WSOPE were organized at Cannes in France, and the event was organized in London from the years 2007 – 12. In 2012, Phil Hellmuth set the record by winning the WSOPE Main Event and claiming the 13th gold bracelet of his career.

WSOPE 2013 officials feel that the venue might attract more players and spectators. A wealthy Parisian suburb, Enghien-les-Bains has its own railway station just 10 minutes from the North Station, which connects the Paris Metro Service and runs trains to the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Germany.

Speaking about the facilities at Enghien, Stewart said that they “are amazing. He said that there are possibly 12 million Parisians making serious attempts to prevent “Phillipe” Hellmuth from winning another WSOPE gold bracelet in France.