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World Series of Poker is coming to London 04/03/2007
Nick Mathiason Sunday March 4, 2007

The World Series of Poker is coming to London. Dubbed the ultimate poker tournament, the inaugural WSOP Europe will launch at three casinos owned by London Clubs International in September.

The Casino at The Empire 5-6 Leicester Street London WC2H 7NA
Harrah's, the world's biggest casino company with revenues in excess of $9bn, owns the exclusive rights to the tournament, which is the third most watched sporting event in America.

It bought London Clubs last year and is keen to publicise its facilities.

The series will begin at London Clubs' soon-to-open casino in Leicester Square with a two-day £5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha tournament.

In the States the championship has featured Hollywood stars, including Matt Damon, and the organisers will employ a similar formula in London.

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