The World Series of Poker (WSOP) International Circuit Series is making its first ever stop in the Netherlands. The WSOP will be holding a circuit event from Aug. 25 to Sep. 2 at the Holland Casino Rotterdam.
The current season of the WSOP International Circuit Series is travelling to 14 locations worldwide and has included a number of European venues in countries like France, Italy, Portugal, Belgium Germany and the Czech Republic.
With each country hosting prestigious WSOP ring events, European poker fans have been presented with multiple opportunities to win a coveted WSOP ring.
At the Rotterdam event, there will be 12 ring events with varying buy-ins and in different poker formats, providing an exciting range of choice to poker players. Erwin van Lambaart, the CEO of Holland Casino welcomed the partnership between the casino and the world’s top poker brand. He said that the WSOP series was a great addition to the casino’s range of poker offerings.
In a statement, Gregory Chochon, Director of Events for WSOP said
As a European, I know Holland Casino to be a party that is capable of organizing large and prestigious poker events, such as the historic Master Classics of Poker. We are very proud that the WSOP can work together with such an iconic casino chain and we are looking forward to seeing more Dutch players take part in the WSOP in Vegas.
The tournament series kicks off with the €440 WSOP NLH Starter Event, followed by the €330 WSOP NLH Turbo Freezeout. The headlining events will be the €1,650 Main Event and the €3,500 High Roller tournament. Some of the other major events include the €1,100 WSOP NLH 6-Max, the €440 WSOP NLH PSKO, the €550 WSOP NLH Deepstack, the €550 WSOP NLH Hyper Turbo and the €770 WSOP PLO 8-Max.
Several satellites are being held at the casino and players can have a crack at it to win an entry to these WSOP events. The Rotterdam stop will result in two qualifiers for the WSOP Global Casino Championship. One will be the Main Event winner and another will be the Casino Champion, which is the player who tops the leaderboard for the Rotterdam stop The $1 million Global Casino Championship is scheduled to be held at the end of the season but the date and venue for the championship is yet to be announced.