WSOP European Dates AnnouncedHarry Coulter | 06 Apr 2018
The World Series of Poker recently announced the much-anticipated dates for this year’s European edition of the WSOP. The nail-biting Poker-fest will be taking place from October 11th through November 2nd.
The honour of hosting WSOP Europe will once again belong to King’s Casino Rozvadov. The venue was recently renovated in full and now features what is officially Europe’s largest Poker room, making it a prime location for an event of this size and nature. The King’s Casino Rozvadov enjoys ease of access too, being located on the border between the Czech town of Rozvadov and Germany.
A multi-year deal was agreed upon last year between the WSOP and King’s Casino. Last year’s event was such a stellar success that future events will in all probability be hosted by King’s Casino too. Expectations among players and spectators alike are high, due to the sheer enjoyment that was to be had the previous year.
This year, across the tournament board, players will be given the opportunity to compete for no fewer than 10 golden bracelets.
Upcoming Summer Festival
The European edition of the tournament event may be a while off yet, but it’s almost time for the summer WSOP festival to be held in Las Vegas. This year will mark the 49th edition of the longest running Poker tournament in the history of the WSOP.
Rumour has it that this year, the WSOP will be introducing the Big Blind Ante Format, after having successfully having tested the new format at several of the smaller tournament events throughout last year.
In 2018, eight of the events will feature the new format of play, including the $100,000 High Roller, the $50,000 High Roller, and the big one, the $1,000,000 for ONE DROP.
Moving Along Swiftly
In the Big Blind Ante Format, the ante represents an amount that is equal to that posted by the player in the Big Blind. What this basically comes down to is that, instead of playing a specified amount during each hand, a specified amount must now be played during each round.
The new format is being rolled out with the intention of speeding up the Poker playing action at the tournaments as players will no longer have to remember to place the ante during each hand and dealers will not have to go around collecting the ante from each player after every round.