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WSOP expands to Africa

Coming to South African casino in October

by , May 3, 2010 | 8:04 am

While the date and location of the 2010 WSOP Europe has not yet been announced, PokerNews is reporting that the World Series of Poker will hold their first tournament at the Emerald Resort and Casino in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa.

An article from the Times Live newspaper in Johannesburg notes that there will be two events will be held during WSOP Africa. The first event is a three-day PLO event, capped at 200 players, with a $1,100 buyin, $300 rebuys and a $400 add-on running from Oct. 24-26. The “main event” will be a $5,000 buy-in NL holdem event from Oct. 27-31, with the field capped at 500 players. No word yet of any television deals or if these will be considered bracelet events, but more details to come over the coming weeks.

UPDATE: According to a conversation PokerNews had with the WSOP, the event is possibly being considered as a WSOP Circuit event, and will definitely NOT be bracelet events.