2008 World Series of Poker Europe Schedule and Venue Announced

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WSOPE 2008

The 2008 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) today announced that it will be hosting its event under one roof in the magnificent surroundings of the Casino at the Empire in Leicester Square London. The event which starts on the 19th September will feature four bracelet events, and begins with a new three day long £1,500 No-Limit event. Non-stop cash games and other casino games will be available at the casino and other LCI London locations.

September 19th , 2008 - Event #1 - £1,500 - No-Limit Hold'em Day 1A (3-day event)

September 22nd , 2008 - Event #2 - £2,500 - H.O.R.S.E. (3-day event)

September 24th , 2008 - Event #3 - £5,000 - Pot Limit Omaha (2-day event)

September 27th , 2008 - Event #4 - £10,000 - World Championship No-Limit Hold'em (6-day event)

For full details of the schedule please visit www.wsope2008.com

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"We are eagerly anticipating the World Series of Poker Europe this year," said Ty Stewart, World Series of Poker Director of Marketing. "We have enhanced the schedule to provide more variety and game play, greatly broadened the worldwide television exposure and have brought the event under one roof to better the player experience for this prestigious and premiere event."

Professional poker players have already started to buy in directly including the final table participants from the WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas held earlier this month. The November Nine participants, whose fate will be decided a month after WSOP Europe, are scheduled to participate, including Ivan Demidov, Peter Eastgate and David Rheem. The November Nine participants will be seeking the ultimate double of two Main Event Bracelets in one year.

"Empire is excited to be hosting poker's greatest players," said Michael Silberling, COO, London Clubs, International. "Our Leicester Square property provides a fitting backdrop to conduct such a prestigious event like the World Series of Poker Europe."

WSOPE in London complements the WSOP held annually in Las Vegas. The inaugural 2007 event featured 623 entrants compete for £1,305,215 over three tournaments including the Main Event that saw Norway's Annette Obrestad outlast a field that included Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth and Johnny Chan to win the largest amount ever for a female, £1 million - or U.S. $2,013,102. Other notable players appearing in 2007 and expected to attend this year include Chris Ferguson, Erick Lindgren, Jennifer Harmon and Daniel Negreanu.


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