WSOP Europe Kicks Off in 2 Weeks

September 4, 2009 --The third annual World Series of Poker Europe Presented by Betfair returns to the Casino at the Empire in London’s famed Leicester Square from September 17 through October 1.

With four gold bracelet events and two other specialty events, plus expanded table capacity for cash games, the competition is expected to be fierce, and the action non-stop with some of the biggest names in the game confirmed to participate.

Two important updates for players: 

  • For Day 2 of the WSOPE Main Event, scheduled for Monday, September 28, the start time has been adjusted.  For those proceeding to Day 2, play will now begin at 5:30 PM to accommodate those observing the Jewish holiday.  Players will play four 90-minute levels on Day 2, instead of the originally designated 6 levels.  We still anticipate the tournament playing to its conclusion in its normally-scheduled course.  All other days will remain with play beginning at 12 noon and consist of six 90-minute levels.

  • Although our flagship London venue, the Casino at the Empire, is the largest of its kind in the U.K., the tournament footprint is still limited.  Players are encouraged to pre-register for WSOPE to ensure they get a seat.  Registration for WSOPE events can be completed in-person now at any London Clubs International UK property or by visiting the Event Registration page on up to 2 weeks prior to event start date.  For any questions regarding pre-registration, please email

Seating for gold bracelet Events 1-3 offers a maximum daily capacity of 252 players.  The Main Event, Event #4 on the schedule, can accommodate 216 players each day with television cameras covering the action for airing on ESPN and other channels throughout the world. 

Players waiting to register on-site for Event #1 and Event #4 will be assigned their start days in order to balance the capacity – assuming maximum capacity has not been reached by then.

We encourage all players to make their plans early and reserve their seat for the final 4 WSOP gold bracelet events of 2009.

The complete bracelet event schedule is as follows:

 Friday, Sept. 18 & Saturday, September 19 – WSOPE Gold Bracelet Event #1 – 12 noon

£1,000 + £60 – No-Limit Hold’em Day 1A & 1B (3-day event/2 start days)


Monday, Sept. 21 – WSOPE Gold Bracelet Event #2 – 12 noon

£2,500 + £150 – Pot Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha (3-day event)


Wednesday, Sept. 23 – WSOPE Gold Bracelet Event #3 – 12 noon

£5,000 + £250 – Pot Limit Omaha (3-day event)


Saturday, Sept. 26, & Sunday, September 27 – WSOPE Gold Bracelet Event #4 – Main Event- 12 noon

£10,000 + £350 – World Championship No-Limit Hold’em Day 1A & 1B (5-day event/2 start days)