British Poker Awards gets PokerStars' Backing

British Poker Awards gets PokerStars' Backing

Saturday, 5 October 2013

As poker fans begin to vote in their droves for their favourite players of 2013 at, event organiser Bluff Europe is delighted to say that this year’s event will be sponsored by PokerStars.

The date and venue for the fourth annual British Poker Awards are yet to be confirmed, but the event is expected to be a glittering evening packed with some of the biggest names in poker.

Despite corporate backing, the awards will retain the impartiality and democratic voting system of previous years.

Nominees are chosen by a committee comprised of an independent group of poker journalists, including Jesse May and representatives from and, as well as Bluff Europe, and then put to online public vote. and are official BPA media partners.

“PokerStars are committed to promoting poker when and wherever possible and that’s why I think this was a perfect fit for them,” said Bluff Europe’s Michael Caselli.

“Sponsorship means that we can produce an event that’s bigger and better than ever, while retaining the impartiality of the British Poker Awards. That was very important to PokerStars when they came on board and it’s very important to us too.”

For a full list of nominees for The British Poker Awards, please visit

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