King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic is continuing to build a reputation as the premier poker destination in Europe. The casino is scheduled to host the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) 2017 edition which starts on October 19 and will end on November 10. King’s casino will also play host to the popular €111,111 One Drop High Roller event for the first time which is scheduled to take place in November. The buy-in for this event is fixed at €11,000 and comes with a €10,000,000 guarantee in prize money.
One Drop High Roller
The €111,111 One Drop High Roller event will have a cap of 111 players and based on recent statement from King’s casino, 50 players have already registered for the event 6 months in advance. There will also be a One Drop event held on November 1 and 2 to benefit the WSOP’s official charity partner, One Drop who will receive €500,000 from this event. The funds will be used to create access for clean water, improve hygiene and sanitation in a number of countries across the world.
Guy Laliberté, the founder of the One Drop foundation and Cirque du Soleil decided to restrict the entry to the popular Big One for One Drop event last year. The Monte-Carlo One Drop Extravaganza which took place at the Casino de Monte-Carlo in Monaco restricted professional poker players from participating in the high-stakes event as Laliberté felt that businessmen, celebrities and philanthropists who attended the event felt a little intimidated to be competing against professional poker players.
Laliberté wanted the 2016 Big One for One Drop event to be exclusively for his amateur and recreational players as the focus was raise funds for the charity and allow participants to have a good time without feeling pressurized. The exclusion of professional poker players from this high-stakes event did not go down well with everyone. However it appears that the 2017 One Drop High Roller event in Europe will have no such restrictions as it is open to both professional and recreational players, as long as they can pay the buy-in fees.
Top Poker Pros To Attend
Some of the 50 players who have already confirmed their participation include professional poker players and celebrities such as Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Fedor Holz, Phil Hellmuth, Daniel “Jungleman” Cates, Antonio Esfandiari, Rainer Kempe, Sam Trickett, Martin Kabrhel, Talal Shakerchi, Pierre Neuville, Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius and Boris Becker. Some of the players who have registered have requested for their identity to be kept anonymous.
King’s casino is expected to be abuzz with fast paced poker activity throughout October and early November as some of the best poker players in Europe and around the world make an appearance for the 2017 WSOPE. The European version of the WSOP Las Vegas tournament will feature close to €17 million in prize money and have as many as 11 gold bracelets to be won.
The WSOP which takes place at the Rio casino in Las Vegas, Nevada each year is arguably the biggest and most popular poker tournament in the world and WSOP officials have been trying for a number of years to replicate its success by holding an annual WSOPE. While those attempts have had a certain amount of success, the WSOPE had not settled down with a fixed venue and as a result has decided to move the 2017 edition to King’s casino.
Hottest Poker Action In Europe
King’s casino which is not too far from the German border has the biggest poker room in Europe having 160 poker tables and owner Leon Tsoukernik is investing significant money to add a hotel to the property and increase its gaming space in the coming months. The casino hosts a number of exciting poker tournaments throughout the year and adding the 2017 WSOPE to its list of tournaments will further help the casino to establish its reputation as a top poker destination in Europe.
The casino has entered in a partnership with the WSOP and will host a number of WSOP events during the next few years. Tsoukernik has asked players, who are interested to be a part of the €111,111 One Drop High Roller event to register quickly, pay their buy-ins and reserve one of the remaining 61 seats so as to not be disappointed at a later stage.

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