We, at 888poker, are proud to announce a partnership with Europe’s biggest poker room, King’s Casino Czech Republic, in association with the Deutsche Poker Tour (DPT) and German Championship of Poker (GCOP).
In 2016, King’s Casino is slated to host eight GCOP and DPT events, which feature €159 and €888 buy-ins and €100,000 and €200,000 guaranteed prize pools, respectively. In addition, the venue will host a number of our very popular 888Live Local tournaments.
Given the new partnership, we have launched a series of online satellites with buy-ins starting at 1¢ for GCOP and DPT packages. Packages will include full buy-in and hotel accommodation for the duration of the event.
The next DPT online Qualifier requires a $30 buy in and will take place between 28/04/16 – 02/05/2016. Players will have a wait a little longer for the summer edition of the GCOP, which will run 02/06/16 – 06/06/2016 and requires a $160 buy-in. Both Qualifiers can be reached via the online Satellite Tournaments.
Get to Know King's Casino Rozvadov
The biggest cardroom in Europe, King's Casino Rozvadov, is located just five minutes from the German border at Waidhaus. It offers cash games 24/7, a packed daily tournament schedule, and special tournaments such as the World Series of Poker Circuit and World Poker Tour Events.
"We have more tournaments and cash games than anywhere else in Europe - we are Europe's biggest card room and pride ourselves on the strength of our personal service to customers and fantastic cuisine," says King's Casino owner, Leon Tsoukernik. "We have big plans to expand the casino even further and are currently building a new hotel in Rozvadov. We are also looking forward to our new partnership with 888poker."
In March, King's Casino Rozvadov made headlines when 2011 WSOP Main Event champ Pius Heinz came out of "retirement" to play the €5,000 Super High Roller at the Eureka Poker Tour, which he promptly won for €44,814.
Home to the DPT and GCOP
Regarding the DPT, the last time that tour visited the property was in August 2015. The €195 buy-in Main Event attracted 613 entrants, accounting for 113 rebuys. That surpassed the advertised €100k guarantee by creating a €120,020 prize pool.
The time before that, in May 2015, Germany's Ingo Paulus topped a field of 706 entries to win a €12,000 first-place prize after a chop at the final table.
As for the GCOP, the last time they were at King's Casino Rozvadov was back in August 2014 when Slovakia's Marek Fritz topped a field of 204 entrants, who accounted for 31 rebuys, to win €41,502.
That tournament, which cost €1,100 to enter, surpassed its €200k advertised guarantee by creating a €223,915 prize pool.
Everything a Poker Player Would Want
Interestingly, The Hendon Mob maintains comprehensive stats regarding King's Casino Rozvadov. Check out the property's all-time money and number of cash lists below:
King's Casino Rozvadov players, who only need to be at least 18 years old to enter, are treated to free drinks and a buffet, which is included in their €10 admittance fee. Unlike many casinos in Europe, there is no dress code, which is no doubt music to most poker players' ears.
"The King’s Casino is truly unique place in Europe - maybe it’s even more than a casino, it’s a community of players," says PokerNews European Editor, Giovanni Angioni. "Not only do you have cash games at virtually any limit any time you want, but everyone there is so committed to doing the best they can for the players, that you feel like you finally found a place where poker is truly respected and valued."
Angioni continues: "Leon likes to call the casino ‘a ship where everyone works non-stop to make the players feel at home,’ and that’s really the feeling you get once you cross the casino door. Free food, free drinks, a top-class à la carte restaurant, friendly personnel, and super comfortable chairs are just the perfect setup for the crazy action that King’s regulars put up every time they find a moment to head to Rozvadov."
What's more, King's Casino Rozvadov – located at Rozvadov 7, 34806 Rozvadov, CZ - makes it easy for players to get there. For instance, if you're unable to make it there on your own, they offer a shuttle service. If you fly into either the Prague (90 minutes by car) or Munich Airports (60 minutes by car), simply ring them up at +49 (0) 175 358 0844.
In addition to poker, King's Casino Rozvadov offers a full slate of games in their casino area, which was rebuilt in 2014. Among the games on tap are American Roulette, Blackjack (€5 to €500), 5-Card Caribbean Poker, King's Poker/Russian Poker, King's Hold'em, Punto Banco, and over 100 modern slot machines.
For more information, visit pokerroomkings.com.