The largest poker room in Europe, host of the World Series of Poker Europe, and organizer of the biggest tournaments in Europe is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year.
King’s opened its doors on June, 26 2003. Leon Tsoukernik, an antique dealer and self-made millionaire, had a vision. His dream of establishing a first-rate casino near the German-Czech border has taken the poker world by storm, cementing Rozvadov’s reputation as Europe’s Las Vegas.
Regular poker on a larger scale has been played at King’s since 2006 – the first poker room was on the 1st floor of today’s “old” 5-star rooms. From 2009 poker really kicked off at King’s with the legendary €50,000 GTD King’s Premium tournaments taking place every weekend, boosting the popularity of King’s. Bigger changes in the tournament events were made in 2011 with the introduction of the €200,000 GTD German Championship of Poker Main Event at a buy-in of €1,100 and many other tournament series bringing a wide variety of poker events. In the following years, more tournament series were added, such as the PokerStars Eureka Tour, the German Poker Tour (GPT), and Deutsche Poker Tour (DPT).
In 2014 opened the big Poker Arena, which allowed King’s to have up to 160 poker tables, making it the largest poker room in Europe. A year later, the cooperation with the WSOP started with hosting WSOP Circuit Events at King’s.
2017 stands out as a landmark year for King’s. It opened its doors to a premium 5-star hotel complete with a wellness center, an art gallery, and a gym, elevating the guests’ experience to new levels of comfort and luxury. Additionally, King’s launched a unique Fabergé-inspired casino space, a blend of opulent design and a thrilling gaming experience.
But that’s by far not all, it was also the first year the prestigious World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) took place at King’s. Marti Roca De Torres from Spain won the 2017 €10,350 WSOPE Main Event and the $111,111 One Drop High Roller was won by Dominik Nitsche.
In 2018, Tony G celebrated a legendary birthday party at King’s, which included a PLO Birthday Tournament with a €200,000 GTD prize pool with a special bounty on Tony G’s head.
In 2019 the German Poker Masters saw an all-time-record of 6,961 entries, and the IPS (Italian Poker Sport) with 2,740 entries. In 2020 we saw all-time-jighs at the SPF (Spanish Poker Festival) with 1,718 entries and the GPD (German Poker Days) with 3,143 entries
The World Series of Europe is gaining popularity, and the Main Event sees an increasing number of participants, peaking at 763 in 2022. The winner Omar Eljach from Sweden won over €1.3 million.
The 15th WSOPE tournament series is scheduled for October 25 – November 16, 2023, with the Main Event kicking off on November 11. Players from all over the world head to King’s during the World Series of Poker Europe, players such as Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Tony G, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Adrian Mateos, Chris Ferguson, Hossein Ensan, Fedor Holz, Liv Boeree, Viktor Blom, Shaun Deeb and many more.
Celebrate Poker Legacy: The XX Collection Commemorating King’s 20th Anniversary
Immerse yourself in the grandeur of poker with the exclusive King’s XX Collection, a tribute to King’s 20th anniversary and two decades of heart-stopping poker experiences.
The custom-designed hoodie and pants set are adorned with a striking, signature XX print side design, a visual testament to the illustrious heritage of King’s Casino. This standout element encapsulates the breathtaking moments that have sculpted the poker landscape over the past 20 years. Recognizing the importance of comfort for poker players, the XX Collection does not compromise on quality. Woven from a superior blend of 75% cotton, 15% polyester, and 10% lycra, the collection guarantees softness, breathability, and a stretchable fit, enabling you to navigate poker tables with ease and assurance.
Showcase Your Champion’s Look: The King’s Polos
Elevate your poker presence with the exclusive King’s Polos. Tailored with meticulous attention to detail and designed to meet the aesthetic and functional needs of the discerning poker enthusiast, these polos strike the perfect balance between refined style and cozy comfort.
Check out the new XX Collection at http://kings.shop