Posted 2/9/11 : Barrière Poker Tour 2011: Includes seven stops qualifying for the WSOPE.
The alliance between Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. (CIE), Lucien Barrière Hôtels & Casinos and sees a new series added to the poker tournament calendar.
The Barrière Poker Tour 2011 will start in April in several Group Lucien Barrière casinos and will serve as qualifying rounds for the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE).
Seven locations (Toulouse, Nice, Lille, Dinard, Enghien, Trouville and Bordeaux) will be hosting the tournaments culminating with the WSOPE Presented by in October, 2011 in Cannes.
Eric Cavillon, Operations Director in charge of poker development at Lucien Barrière Hôtels & Casinos, explains: “The Lucien Barriere Hôtels & Casinos, and WSOP alliance allows us to put on an outstanding tournament hosted by a world famous brand in France while positioning us to become a leading operator of both online and live poker.”
“Backed by this alliance, we will be even better equipped to let online players access the most prestigious world poker events in casinos and to benefit from special, unique operations in conjunction with WSOP events,” concludes Jean-Etienne Bouedec,, Deputy Chief Executive Officer.