LAS VEGAS/BERLIN, Germany – May 7, 2015 – The World Series of Poker Europe has solidified its tournament schedule for its eighth iteration with a new host country and venue expected to greatly enhance participation and interest.

World Series of Poker Europe is set for October 8-24, 2015 in the Spielbank Berlin (Casino) in Germany with ten WSOP gold bracelet events up for grabs, plus a plethora of side events including cash games, satellites and other daily tournaments. (Link to schedule here: http://www.wsop.com/tourney/tourneydetails.asp?groupID=1154)

In addition to a new locale and new venue, several exciting new bracelet events have been added, including “Oktoberfest” the WSOP’s first  €550 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em event in Europe (beginning October 9,) and the least expensive Pot-Limit Omaha in WSOP history, a €550 buy-in  tournament starting on October 15.

Of course, the event concludes with two big buy-in events, which both will be broadcast for television, the €10,450 Main Event on October 18 and the €25,600 High Roller event on October 21.

“Germany is truly a hotbed for poker talent,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “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.”

WSOP Europe will open on Thursday, October 8 with a €2,200 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em event. Several other fun events are on tap, including a Monster Stack event, an eight-handed PLO event, a Turbo No-Limit Hold’em and a Mixed Event.

“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 (Casino),” said Marcel Langner, Spielbank Berlin Director of Operations. ”It`s a great honor to host this event. 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. Welcome to Spielbank Berlin.”

The Spielbank Berlin Casino has hosted large poker events in the past and is ready to host all poker play inside the casino footprint. For the first time, two full-floors will be dedicated solely to poker activities, creating more than 90 tables for cash games (from 11:00 AM to 05:00 AM) and tournament play. For more information on the casino, please visit: http://www.spielbank-berlin.de/home

Spielbank Berlin does not operate a hotel, but there are more than 25 hotels within a half-mile of the casino. To review those options, please visit: http://www.tripadvisor.com/HotelsNear-g187323-d606032-Spielbank_Berlin-Berlin.html. Special rates are being offered for players at the Hyatt Berlin across the street. Booking code: WSOPE, group reservation: G-WSOPE, contact: tel. +493025531212, homepage www.berlin.grand.hyatt.com.

The 2015 World Series of Poker Europe will be televised broadly, including the expectation that ESPN will cover the U.S. and its international markets, and Sport1 in Germany. Live web streaming of preliminary events will also be offered. WSOPE remains the only European poker tournament to be televised in the United States.

For those curious about Oktoberfest and tying this amazing experience into your poker trip, this year’s version immediately precedes WSOPE and runs from Sept. 19 to Oct. 3 in Munich and more details can be found here.

 BRACELET SCHEDULE – 2015 WORLD SERIES OF POKER EUROPE

Spielbank Berlin Casino, Berlin, Germany: October 8 – 24, 2015

Date

Day

Start

Event #

Tournament

Buy-In

10/8/2015

Thursday

2:00 PM

1

Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em – Day 1 (3 Day Event)

€2,200

10/9/2015

Friday

10:00 AM

2

The Oktoberfest No-Limit Hold’em – Day 1 Flight A (5 Day Event)

€550

10/9/2015

Friday

7:00 PM

2

The Oktoberfest No-Limit Hold’em – Day 1 Flight B (5 Day Event)

€550

10/10/2015

Saturday

10:00 AM

2

The Oktoberfest No-Limit Hold’em – Day 1 Flight C (4 Day Event)

€550

10/10/2015

Saturday

7:00 PM

2

The Oktoberfest No-Limit Hold’em – Day 1 Flight D (4 Day Event)

€550

10/11/2015

Sunday

4:00 PM

3

Eight-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha (3 Day Event)

€3,250

10/12/2015

Monday

4:00 PM

4

Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em – Day 1 (3 Day Event)

€1,650

10/13/2015

Tuesday

4:00 PM

5

Mixed Event – Day 1 (3 Day Event)

€2,200

10/14/2015

Wednesday

4:00 PM

6

No-Limit Hold’em – Day 1 (3 Day Event)

€3,250

10/15/2015

Thursday

4:00 PM

7

Pot Limit Omaha – Day 1 (3 Day Event)

€550

10/16/2015

Friday

4:00 PM

8

Turbo No-Limit Hold’em w/Re-Entry – Flight 1A (3 Day Event)

€1,100

10/17/2015

Saturday

12:00 PM

8

Turbo No-Limit Hold’em w/Re-Entry – Flight 1B (2 Day Event)

€1,100

10/18/2015

Sunday

12:00 PM

9

WSOP Europe Main Event – No-Limit Hold’em – Flight 1A (7 day event)

€10,450

10/19/2015

Monday

12:00 PM

9

WSOP Europe Main Event – No-Limit Hold’em – Flight 1B (6 day event)

€10,450

10/21/2015

Wednesday

4:00 PM

10

High Roller No-Limit Hold’em – Day 1 (3 Day Event)

€25,600

10/22/2015

Thursday

12:00 PM

9

WSOP Europe Main Event – Day 4 (Play down to final table)

 

10/23/2015

Friday

12:00 PM

10

High Roller No-Limit Hold’em – Final Table

 

10/24/2015

Saturday

12:00 PM

9

WSOP Europe Main Event Championship – Final Table

 

 

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