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King's Casino Brings Poker Back to Europe with Exciting New Calendar

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While the world struggles to adjust to the post-COVID19 world, the King's Resort in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, is back with an exciting new calendar that promises to deliver the best live poker action of the summer.

From a mind-blowing €100k buy-in two-day PLO HIGHROLLER kicking off on Saturday, June 20, to an impressive lineup of poker festivals, the largest poker room in Europe aims to distribute over €1,2m in guarantees during the course of the next two months.

The news of the new event-packed calendar came right as the country decided to relax its lockdown policies. The Czech Republic now allows many European citizens to enter the country with no need for tests or quarantine.

This is the first time players from countries as Germany, Italy, Austria, Poland, Hungary, France, the Netherlands and more can get back to enjoy King's finest poker action since the establishment started to reduce its operations on March 3.

King's PLO High Roller (June 20-21)

We have all been itching to get back to the poker tables since the pandemic forced many casinos to halt their operations. While most online poker sites managed to keep the community busy with impressive online series, the complete absence of top-level live poker action has been suffered by many.

That's why we are happy to announce that some of the biggest names in the game have already confirmed their intention to join the King's PLO High Roller event running at King's on June 20-21.

Featuring a €2,5k buy-in and unlimited re-entries, this two-day tournament will heat up the action to get poker fans and players in the mood for the first of the many poker festivals on the schedule, the Balkan Poker Circuit.

And the lineup of the names that are already confirmed is not one to be taken lightly.

Amongst the attendees that a representative from King's confirmed to PokerNews on Sunday, are former professional footballer Sergej Barbarez, 2019 WSOPE bracelet winner Besim Hot, Slovakia's second-largest tournament winner Marek Blasko, and Austria's hero (and King's aficionado) Harry Casagrande.

While it's not yet confirmed if King's patron Leon Tsoukernik will be there himself to join the field, we wouldn't be surprised if the man who turned a swamp into one of the world's top poker destinations decided to enter the event and fight for the title.

The Invitational tournament (June 19-20)

Right as everyone will be battling in the €2,5k PLO Highroller, the VIP’s and King’s friends will battle in the €5k invitational tournament with the same €100k prize pool.

The Holdem action Invitational will start prior to the PLO Highroller and will give the chance to all participants to also give their go in the following same-guarantee tournament PLO Highroller.

Stay tuned here on PokerNews to be the first one to follow the action!

How to Follow the PLO High Roller Online

Being present at the casino is still the best way to follow the event and, if you can do that, you should go to King's to see everything with your own eyes and join the tournaments and cash games that will keep King's busy during the next weekend.

But if you can't travel, not all is lost. You'll have the opportunity to be in the front seat and enjoy King's celebration of poker also if you can't get there in person.

The entire event will be available in live stream on the casino's official channels and it will mark the return of the PokerNews Live Reporting team to a poker event since the explosion of the pandemic.

PokerNews' own Christian Zetzsche will arrive at King's already on Friday, June 19, to report from the event and make everyone follow the action with the best poker updates in the industry.

Stay tuned and keep following PokerNews to know more about the action at the table and learn from Christian's eyes what playing live poker is after the COVID 19 shock.

Balkan Poker Circuit (July 1-6)

Balkan Poker Circuit

Running from July 1 through July 6, the Balkan Poker Circuit comes with a €200k guaranteed prize pool and a Main Event made affordable by an entry fee of only €150.

To make things even more interesting, King's decided to add two WSOPE tickets to the prize pool, hinting at a new, upcoming edition of the European leg of the World Series of Poker that should take place in October.

The players at King's will have six opportunities to qualify for the Day 2 and battle for the title, with a different Day 1 starting every day from Thursday, July 2, through Sunday, July 5.

The series includes also one €8k opening event on July 1 and one €8k closing event on July 5. Both tournaments come with a €115 buy-in fee.

Bounty Hunter Days Warm Up (July 9-12)

Bounty Hunter Days Warm Up

Less than forty-eight hours after finding out the winner of the Balkan Poker Circuit, it will be time to get back to the tables again for the Bounty Hunter Days Warm Up.

With €100k in guaranteed cash prizes and one WSOPE entry up for grabs, the event revolves around a €115 buy-in Main Event kicking off on Thursday, July 9.

Built around five different day 1's (one starting flight a day between July 9-12), the event is the highlight of a week that offers also regular games like the €10k GTD. King's Saturday Night Bounty on July 11 and the €5k GTD. King's Big Wednesday on July 8.

Benelux Classics (July 15-20)

Benelux Classics

Guarantees double a week later to welcome a new edition of the Benelux Classics, a festival that will keep King's poker room busy between July 15-20.

Highlights of this six-day of poker are the €200k Main Event running from July 16 through July 20 that promises to give away also two WSOPE seats, and the one-day €20k GTD. Benelux Classics High Roller taking place on July 19.

The series includes also other promising events like a €10k Benelux Classics Opener on July 15 and a €10k Benelux Classics Closer on July 19.

German Poker Tour (July 23-27)

German Poker Tour

The same €200k in guaranteed cash prizes and two WSOPE tickets will be back once again only a few days later with the German Poker Tour Main Event running on July 23-27.

Probably one of the most awaited events on the new summer schedule, the €220 buy-in Main Event offers four starting flights between July 23-25.

The survivors will then continue their (poker) battle on Saturday and Sunday when a winner will leave the casino with the top prize, one entry to the 2020 WSOPE, and the champion's crown.

Deutsche Poker Tour (July 30 - August 2)


The last event in July is the Deutsche Poker Tour (DTP), another that is sure to attract a significant crowd of players from Czech Republic's neighbouring country.

Once again, those at King's will play for a massive €200k guarantee and two WSOPE entries in a €150 buy-in Main Event running between Thursday, July 30 and Sunday, August 2, 2020.

This time, the tournament will feature six starting flights (Thursday through Sunday evening) and one final day on Sunday evening.

Part of the DTP festival are also a €5k DTP Omaha event (August 1) and an €8k DTP Closer on Sunday, August 2.

King's Casino FAQ

Since we understand many of you might have a lot of questions and worries about getting back to a casino to play poker, we worked with King's to get you some quick and helpful answers.

Will I have to wear a face mask if I play at King's?

No. While all the personnel will wear face masks and transparent face shields, the players are not required to.

Are chips and cards sanitised?

Yes. The casino introduced rigorous policies to sanitise the chips and the cards in use within its premises.

Can I stay at the King's resort?

Yes. The resort is open and fully functional.

Are the restaurant and buffet open?

Yes. King's world-famous restaurant and the free buffet are both open and fully functional.

Are the cash games running, too?

Yes. The cash games are back and continue to run around the clock as it used to be before the pandemic.

Is the casino floor open?

Yes. All the games on the casino floor are open and you can play roulette, blackjack, slots, and more should you wish to.

I am at King's and I am not feeling well. What should I do?

Please contact the casino staff as soon as possible and let them handle the issue for you.

  • From the upcoming PLO Invitational to the German Poker Tour. Check out the amazing events on the schedule at King's Casino!

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