Genting Poker Players Championship announced

Genting Poker Players Championship announced

Monday, 11 October 2010

Birmingham's Circus Casino Star City will be the venue for an exciting new addition to the live UK tournament circuit next month.

The two-day Genting Poker Players Championship will take place on 20th and 21st November and will be hosted by TV regular and Poker in the Park legend Mad Marty Wilson. And if the prospect of a couple of days with Wolverhampton's finest isn't enough to get you down there then a £10,000 sweetener to the prize pool from Genting probably will.

The £150+£15 buy-in will get players a minimum of 8,000 chips but that can be boosted up to 10,000 simply by qualifying online or generating £5 in rake between 20th October and 19th November. There are a host of satellite options including freerolls available at,, and

“Since June we have asked poker players up and down the country what they wanted in a UK tournament,” said Gary Oakes Product Manager at Genting Poker.

“The feedback was very clear. Many players can neither afford to enter or dedicate the time to play in an EPT or WSOPE format event. They told us they wanted a weekend event, affordable entry, lots of added money and a terrific location. So, we have gone out and created just that with the Genting Poker Players Championship.”

"The tournament is for professional and recreation players alike," said Oakes, "It is safe to say that we have found the formula for recreational players, by working up a tournament on their likes and dislikes.”

In addition to the Main Event, which is capped at 400 runners, there will be a number of freezeout side events as well as sit n goes and cash games. Genting has also confirmed that it will be streaming the the tournament online.

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