Breaking Down the Action:
  • How Much Does the WSOP Europe Main Event Cost to Enter?
  • When Does the WSOP Europe Main Event Take Place?  
  • How Much Do Satellites to the 2022 WSOP Europe Main Event Cost?

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GGPoker have launched the Road To WSOPE satellites, where players can win their way into the Main Event in Rozvadov for as little as $25.

The World Series of Poker Europe, one of the world’s biggest poker events to be held each year, begins in November and with just a month until the big kick off, satellites have been launched on GGPoker to send as many players to the felt in Rozvadov for as little as possible.

With a €5 million guaranteed WSOP Europe Main Event on the horizon, we’ve explored how GGPoker are trying to help players get into the running for a life-changing sum of money for as little as a few cents.

How Much Does the WSOP Europe Main Event Cost to Enter?

Easily Europe’s most prestigious live event of the year is the €5 million guaranteed WSOPE (World Series of Poker Europe) Main Event. With thousands of players already planning trips to the German/Czech Republic border town of Rozvadov, King’s Casino, which hosts the largest cardroom in Europe, is getting ready for the party to begin.

Here are the most recent five winners of the most prestigious prize to be won outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.

WSOP Europe Last Five Main Event Winners:

Year Entries Winner Top Prize Prizepool
2013 375 Adrián Mateos $1,103,300 $5,010,189
2015 313 Kevin MacPhee $975,500 $5,456,298
2017 529 Marti Roca de Torres $1,081,100 $5,025,500
2018 534 Jack Sinclair $1,087,900 $5,073,000
2019 541 Alexandros Kolonias $1,098,300 $5,139,500

This year’s event, which costs around $10,000 to enter just like the WSOP Main Event in the United States (€10,350) also has a €5 million guarantee, so you can expect the winner to take home around a million dollars – life-changing money in anyone’s book.

When Does the WSOP Europe Main Event Take Place?  

Kicking off on November 11th at the luxurious King’s Resort, the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event is sure to be a special occasion for anyone lucky enough to be able to make it to Rozvadov on the Czech Republic’s border with Germany. While there is little else to do in Rozvadov, the King’s Resort – and of course, the King’s Casino cardroom – is designed for poker pleasure. The largest cardroom in Europe, it even dwarfs Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham in size and splendor.

“WSOP Europe is the continent’s most prestigious live event, and we’re happy to give players the chance to snag their place at the €5M guaranteed Main Event via the Road to WSOP Europe,” John Scanlon, the Director of Live Events & Sponsorships at GGPoker, said this week. “We expect a big GGPoker squad to make it to King’s Resort for this and fight it out for the gold and the glory!”

There are sure to be plenty of satellite qualifiers, the bulk of any field since Chris Moneymaker turned $80 into a seven-figure score in 2003, kick-starting the ‘poker boom’ that to an extent is still reverberating around the world.

How Much Do Satellites to the 2022 WSOP Europe Main Event Cost?

Buy-ins for the WSOPE Main Event satellites begin today, October 10th. They cost as little as €25 ($25) to enter and with direct satellite tournaments starting from $250 (€250), there is every chance that by winning a ‘first step’ satellite and then taking a seat from the direct seat qualifier, you’ll qualify for the action for less than the former accountant Chris Moneymaker did 19 years ago.

GGPoker is on its way to becoming the biggest cardroom to play online and while PokerStars has the largest market share right now, promotions such as this from GGPoker only strengthen their arm. Whether it has been ‘Stars, Full Tilt Poker, or 888poker, whichever poker brand sends thousands of players to the World Series of Poker Main Event, be it at home in Las Vegas, online via GGPoker or WSOP or in Europe, there is an inescapable cache that comes with it.

Just two years ago, while the world was pushing itself painfully through a COVID-19 pandemic ‘ground zero’ moment, GGPoker laid on the world record-breaking WSOP Online Main Event, and the success of the eventual ‘Hybrid’ Main Event winner Damian Salas was due to a collaboration between GG and the WSOP that was as vital as it was brilliantly executed.

Joseph Ellison

Joseph is a dedicated journalist and horse racing fanatic who has been writing about sports and casinos for over a decade. He has worked with some of the UK's top bookmakers and provides Premier League soccer tips on a regular basis. You'll likely find him watching horse racing or rugby when he isn't writing about sport.

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