€50,000 Majestic High Roller

High Rolling in the South of France

The harbor in Cannes

Today at 4:00 PM local time marks the start of the Majestic High Roller here at the 2012 World Series of Poker Europe. With a big buy-in of €50,000, this event is sure to attract some of the biggest names in the game, along with some players with very deep pockets.

It's unsure of what to expect from this event, as it's brand new to the WSOP Europe schedule. It's also a non-bracelet event. We can tell you that there are plenty of Asian businessmen in town who plan on playing, which should draw out a few more pros. Some of those pros, like Eugene Katchalov, Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier made Day 3 of the Main Event, though, so it's unsure as to whether not not they'll be playing.

The event is planned for three days, but the schedule could be altered depending on the size of the field, so we'll keep you posted as to any changes. Stay tuned for the kick off of the event.