The European Poker Tour has decided to host one of its stops for its tour in 2014 in Austria’s capital of Vienna. This will be the 6th stop in next year’s tour, replacing the stop that took place in Berlin previously.
The tour is being put on as a collaboration between EPT and Concord Card Casino, a group that has casino rooms all over Europe and specializes in big events, with 20+ years of experience. The PokerStars team seen in prior seasons of the EPT Tour will also likely be involved and participating as the event prepares to move across Europe.
This is not the first time that the European Poker Tour has stopped in Vienna. Vienna has hosted events for the Tour twice in the past, including the conclusion of the tour in 2007, when a German student won first place with a surprise victory against Daniel Negreanu.
The event will be held in the Hofburg Palace, the beautiful former imperial government base of operations. The location is able to host over 100 tables in its space, and will offer a wide variety of games and styles for those participating, including cash games. The schedule will be similar to that of prior European Poker Tours, with various levels of buy-ins and levels of play available to any looking to participate.
The event is expected to attract at least 1,000 players, in addition to the large amount of spectators who attend stops of the tour every year. This tour will be one of some importance to the European Poker Tour, as it is their 10 year anniversary of touring around Europe, and will celebrate the success and popularity of the huge festival.
Other stops for the 2014 tour year include stops in Barcelona, London, Sanremo, Deauville, and Prague, with the conclusion of the entire festival being held in Monaco.