The largest European land-based poker room King's Casino (Rozvadov, Czech Republic) and the second largest world’s online poker room 888poker have officially announced that they will join their forces in the framework of the year-long partnership agreement. According to it, several major poker tournaments will take place within the walls of the casino.
King's Casino has been holding numerous different poker tournaments over the last year. They attract players from all over Europe and sometimes from around the world. The most famous events are tournaments of the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) and World poker Tour (WPT), as well as the German Championship of Poker (GCOP) and tournaments of the Deutsche Poker Tour (DPT). It goes without saying that the WSOPC and WPT events focus on the international audience, and the list of countries whose residents participate in them is quite wide, whereas the GCOP and DPT are primarily intended for German players, since gambling activities are limited in their state. King's Casino is located just in a ten-minute drive from the German border. However, the guaranteed prize pools of the GCOP and DPT tournaments reach 100,000 or 200,000 euros, respectively. This fact also attracts gamblers from other European countries.
The partnership with 888poker focuses primarily on these two series of poker tournaments, taking place 4 times per year. The online poker room will organize qualifying tournaments and satellites whose buy-ins will start from 0.01 dollars. In addition, some events of 888Live will be held at the casino. The exact dates of these events will be announced this month.
DPT tournaments will be held at King's Casino from April 28 to May 2. The most interesting event of the series will be the €159 Main Event with the €100,000 guaranteed prize pool. The partnership agreement implies that 888poker will hold €30 tournaments, providing the opportunity to win invitations to this tournament, including the buy-in and hotel accommodation. Then, 888poker organizes €160 satellite tournaments for the summer season of the GCOP series, which will take place at King's Casino between June 02 and June 6.