Eighth edition will take place in Berlin
The World Series of Poker Europe has published the program for its eighth edition with a new host country and a venue that is expected to enhance interest and attract poker players.
This year's outing is set for October 8-24, 2015, in the Spielbank Berlin, Germany with 10 WSOP gold bracelet events up for grabs, plus a slew of side events, including cash games, satellites and other daily tournaments.
In addition to a new locale and new venue, several new bracelet events have been added, including "Oktoberfest," the WSOP's first Euro 550 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em event in Europe (beginning Oct. 9,) and the least expensive pot-limit Omaha in WSOP history, a Euro 550 buy-in tournament starting on Oct. 15.
The tournament concludes with two big buy-in events, which will both be broadcast for television, the Euro 10,450 Main Event on Oct. 18 and the Euro 25,600 High Roller event on Oct. 21.
"Germany is truly a hotbed for poker talent," said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart this week. "As home country to our reigning Player of the Year and 2011 world champion, we look forward to discovering new names ready to perform on poker's biggest stage.
"Berlin became a logical choice city for WSOP Europe given its proximity to all of Europe, the experienced management team at Spielbank, and the gap of time since a major poker tournament has come to the city. We believe this truly will be the best organized and contested WSOP Europe ever."
Marcel Langner, Spielbank Berlin Director of Operations, said:
"We look forward to this new edition of the WSOP Europe for the first time in Germany and specifically our property in central Berlin at the Spielbank Berlin. We are sure all visitors will have a great time in Berlin. We will offer cash game and tournament play, as well as the Oktoberfest special to welcome our guests from all over the world."
The Spielbank Berlin Casino has hosted large poker events in the past and two full-floors will be dedicated solely to poker activities, creating more than 90 tables for cash games (from 11-5 a.m.) and tournament play.
There are more than 25 hotels within a half-mile of the casino.
For those curious about Oktoberfest and tying this unique experience into a European poker trip, this year's version immediately precedes WSOPE and runs from Sept. 19 to Oct. 3 in Munich.
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