Some 1300 poker players are expected to arrive in Cannes for the VIP Poker Boat Tour, December 8-12 2009. The Fashion TV liner will be home to some serious playing, with guests staying on the liner or in hotels and a range of activities such as opening and closing parties, wine-tasting, barbecues, dancing and of course everything Cannes has to offer.
The event was originally planned for the island of Mallorca. Players can either purchase a direct buy-in (for a hefty $5000) or try and win a place playing poker. For details, check Blackmoon Poker. Find available hotels in Cannes listed by popularity.
In related poker news, the Partouche Tour will be held at the Palm Beach August 31-September 5 2009.