The European Poker Tour announced today that the Austrian capital of Vienna will take the place of Berlin as the sixth stop of EPT Season 10, with the festival taking place March 19-29, 2014.
EPT Vienna will be located in the stunning former imperial residence, the Hofburg Palace, which is located in the centre of the city and within walking distance to various hotels and restaurants. It represents a major coup for EPT organisers and promises to be a fantastic experience for players. The EPT Vienna Festival will be operated in partnership with the Concord Card Casino group, which operates 15 poker rooms in Europe and has more than 20 years of experience.
“Due to a unique opportunity in Vienna, we have decided to change the location of the sixth EPT stop this year,” said EPT President Edgar Stuchly. “The Hofburg Palace is a spectacular venue with a grand history, and moving the EPT there enables us to offer a great player experience. The venue can fit over 100 tables and we will be able to provide an amazing tournament schedule with a wide variety of games including cash games in the Hofburg.”
This is the third time that the EPT has hosted an event in Vienna, the most recent being in Season 7 when German student Michael Eiler defeated a 578-strong field, including Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu on the final table – to seize the title, trophy and €700,000 first prize. Season 10’s Vienna event is expected to attract over 1,000 players to the Austrian capital, and the schedule will follow the standard Season 10 EPT festival format with tournaments in a variety of buy-in levels and games of all varieties ensuring that there is truly something for every type of player.
About the European Poker Tour
The European Poker Tour (EPT) is Europe’s richest and most popular poker tour. Since 2004, the EPT has paid out over €525 million in tournament prize pools, and hosted successful festivals across Europe. The EPT also operates the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA), which takes place every January in the Bahamas and is the largest poker festival outside of Las Vegas.
Season 10 of the EPT builds on the success of a decade of world-class live poker events, and major poker festivals will be held in Barcelona, London, Prague, Deauville, Vienna and Sanremo, with the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final to be held in Monaco.