On 26 May 2014 Kings Casino, in the Czech town of Rozvadov, plays host to the start of the next stop on the Eureka Poker Tour. The venue, known as Roz Vegas, will be the home of 20 tournaments over a nine-day period. The variety of buy-ins and games available will make the event enticing for all types of player.
The warm-up has a guarantee of €100,000, whilst a €1,100 buy-in for the main event will give participants the opportunity to share in the €500,000 guarantee. Players expected to take part include Natalie Hof and Sergei Popov.
Natalie and Sergei, About the Participants
German Natalie is as familiar on camera as she is at the table; she is a presenter for the European Poker Tour (EPT). Having started off by learning Chinese Poker she switched to hold ‘em, with her largest monetary reward to date being €18,000 for 39th place at EPT Berlin Main Event in 2013.
Russian Sergei was the leader board winner for season three of the Eureka Tour. Included in his prize was a €5,300 ticket for an event of his choosing on the EPT season ten tour. The majority of the points Sergei earned to secure the win were achieved in tour side events.
All About the Venue
Rozvadov is on the Czech border with Germany and has a small population of a few hundred people. Kings Casino is a focal point of the area and is situated close to the Waidhaus crossing point just ninety minutes from the Czech capital Prague and the German city of Nuremburg. The casino is open 24/7 and has associated hotel accommodation for its visitors.
The Eureka Tour
The stop at Rozvadov is part of the fourth season of the Eureka Poker Tour; it is one of only a handful of PokerStars tours not to have a geographical reference in its name. The tour events take place across Central and Eastern Europe and began in the Czech Republic back in 2001. The 2002 tour ended in the Czech capital with a two week festival of poker including the tour Main Event.
This season has been focused around central Europe, starting out in Austrian capital Vienna. The Czech Republic features twice on the itinerary with a further visit to Prague in December. But right now all the focus is on the excitement of the Kings Casino extravaganza.