Genting Poker Series tops $1m in prize money

Genting Poker Series tops $1m in prize money

Monday, 16 July 2012

The Genting Poker Series (GPS) may be only three legs old but it's already proving to be one of the most popular live series in the UK as witnessed by the prize pool topping the £1m mark (including future guarantees).

Organisers Genting had originally guaranteed a series total of £800k in prize money but that number has breached the seven-figure mark after three highly successful opening legs. The next event at the Genting Club in Stoke from 1-5 August promises to be equally as big with 100 players having qualified already and a £150,000 prize pool a distinct possibility.

“The trend across the three tournaments to date reveals that more than 50% of players have come through our online and club satellites,” commented Genting Poker manager Gary Oakes. “We run a comprehensive programme of qualifiers for each main event of The Series and whilst the outright buy-in of £400 + £30 is sensible, many players are winning their seats for as little as £20.”

The remaining events are as follows:

1st Aug – 5th Aug 2012 Genting Club Stoke £100,000
27th Sept – 30th Sept Online Tournament £100,000
21st Nov – 25th Nov Genting Club Sheffield £100,000
5th Dec – 9th Dec Palm Beach, Mayfair £200,000

Try and qualify online at Genting Poker with a first deposit bonus of up to $2,000. Sign up here.

Tags: Genting Poker Series, live poker, Stoke-on-Trent