The partnership between the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic and the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Europe which is owned by Caesars Interactive appears to be working well for both sides as they recently announced that they had entered into a multi-year agreement. The first WSOP Europe event was held at the casino as a circuit event in 2015 and since it proved to be a success, the second WSOP event is scheduled to take place on October 22, 2016.
The King’s casino boats the biggest poker room in all of Europe and owner Leon Tsoukernik has promised to make the facility even bigger and better in the coming years after promising to add more poker tables to the existing 150 and also to develop a luxury hotel in Rozvadov so that poker players can stay for a longer periods of time.
In a statement, Ty Stewart, WSOP Executive Director said “The existing setup already reminds me of the Amazon Room at the Rio and it’s only going to get bigger. When the new hotel and the renovations are complete, and considering the way Leon and staff cater to poker players, this is going to be a very comfortable environment for a large festival such as ours. With King’s backing large guarantees and media coverage, we believe we have found a long term home for WSOPE to replicate the scale we enjoy in Las Vegas.”
The new expansion is expected to increase the size of the gaming floor by 1,800 meters allowing an additional 40 poker tables to be added. Since Rozvadov is a small town with a population of just 500 people, the King’s Casino has struggled to find proper accommodation for its guest that frequently visit the casino as it stages a number of popular poker tournaments throughout the year. The new hotel will have more than 200 luxury rooms, a spa and a fitness center. The casino reportedly brought in more than 250,000 poker players in 2015 and now that the WSOP has confirmed an on-going partnership those numbers are expected to go up in the coming years.
Some of the events that the King’s Casino will host during the next couple of years include the WSOP Europe events in 2017 and 2019 which will feature a minimum of 10 WSOP gold bracelet events, two WSOP Circuit events in 2018 and 2020 and one WSOP Circuit event in 2017, 2019 and 2021.