Harrah’s Entertainment, the leader of the World Series of Poker, has decided to locate a poker tournament on the continent. A news that is talking about her since the event that competes directly with the WSOP, that is to say, the World Poker Tour (WPT) also plans to set up a poker tournament in Africa. The race is on between the two competitors.
However, Harrah’s Entertainment has taken a slight lead as the event is already planned and all structures are developed to be developed from October 24, 2010. The tournament will last another week as the Main Event is scheduled Oct. 31, on Halloween.
Since several previous editions, a milestone was set up in Europe to “fill” several months without any incident. It is true that in Las Vegas in July and the Main Event in late November, the duration is long enough. But Harrah’s Entertainment has you covered. After adding a stage in September in London, here is a new destination in South Africa scheduled for the month of October.
The World Series of Poker in Africa is a novelty for the players. In an exclusive areas of Johannesburg, specifically the “Emerald Resort and Casino, Harrah’s has yet organized two major events in this new tournament. One is the buy-in Omaha to $ 1,100 $ 300. The main event is already scheduled for October 31 as a game with the no-limit Texas Hold’em.
South Africa is very coveted for the year 2010. With the FIFA World Cup which starts in June and ends one month later, the world will experience the festive atmosphere and decor unknown. A few months later, Johannesburg has the chance to host a week-long variety of professional poker players for a new stage of the World Series of Poker.
The group Harrah’s Entertainment is talked about at the moment, having just put on sale The “Rio Hotel and Casino located in Las Vegas. Following a loss of nearly $ 6 billion, the group managing the WSOP have many problems to solve.