Saturday October 8, 2011 : Fifth edition of WSOP Europe will take place in Cannes, France
 
Poker players from pros to recreational aces will be making their way to Cannes in France this weekend for the fifth edition of the World Series of Poker Europe, with organisers anticipating the biggest event yet.
 
The tournament begins on October 7 with a schedule that includes:
 
Oct. 7: 6-Handed Hold'em with a buy-in of Euro 2,680
Oct. 8: No-Limit Hold'em – buy-in Euro 1,090
Oct. 10: Euro 5,300 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha event
Oct. 11: Shootout Hold'em with a buy-in of Euro 3,200
Oct. 12: No-Limit Hold'em Split, buy-in Euro 10,400
Oct. 13: 6-Handed Pot Limit Omaha with a buy-in of Euro 1,620
Oct. 15: WSOPE Main Event – buy-in Euro 10,400
Oct. 15: Ladies Event NLHE buy-in Euro 550
 
This year the owner of WSOP Europe, Caesars Entertainment, is partnering with the French casino group Barriere Casinos, which has already funded 100 seats into the WSOPE No-Limit Hold'em main event, and is capable of offering a table capacity at its Cannes venue twice that available in London, enabling the acceptance of a much bigger field.
 
WSOP Communications Director Seth Palansky says that the company has committed to running the WSOP Europe in the congenial Mediterranean surroundings of Cannes for at least the next two years.
 
Releasing WSOP Europe statistics this week, the organisers revealed that since 2007 over GBP 21 million has been awarded in prize money, with last year's main event winner taking home well over a million dollars.