Wednesday, 6 February 2013
PokerStars’ new poker room inside the Hippodrome Casino in London will open on March 4th.
Posted at the tail end of yesterday, the message from PokerStars’ official UK Twitter account read: “Just announced: PokerStars LIVE at the Hippodrome Casino is opening on March 4, with 24hr cash poker & satellites to #UKIPT and #EPT.”The historic Leicester Square casino will host the 24-hour PokerStars LIVE poker lounge to provide poker players with a wide range of cash poker games in a relaxing and luxurious environment.Players and their guests can also look forward to a new low buy-in tournament series presented by the UK & Ireland Poker Tour, with the first £250 + £25 event running April 12 – 14.“The Hippodrome Casino is the premier casino destination in London,” said Kirsty Thompson, UKIPT President and Head of Live Rooms Europe. "Establishing this permanent PokerStars LIVE room will give more players the opportunity to play cash poker with the high-quality player experience that PokerStars is known for.”The announcement follows months of preparation by the online poker room for their first foray into the UK’s live scene.Indeed, it was back in October when PokerStars first announced they would be purchasing a stake in one of London’s newest casinos.Since completing the transaction PokerStars has been busy transforming the room into a fully branded outlet for cash games and tournaments. Before the room officially opens the Hippodrome will be running their own tournament, the £275 Winter Classic, with the help of PokerStars.That tournament will take place between February 8th and 9th and offer a guaranteed prize of £25,000.New players can qualify for live events at the Hippodrome online at PokerStars with a first deposit bonus of up to $500. Sign up here.
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