Soap Stars Set for Madchester Open

Soap Stars Set for Madchester Open

Friday, 21 November 2014

The first ever Madchester Poker Open starts on Friday and there will be stars from the small screen joining the pros and hopefuls at Manchester's 235 casino.

Coronation Street actors Mikey North, aka Gary Windass and Qasim Akhtar, who plays Zeedan Nazir will be taking part in the £100,000 guaranteed event. Joining them will be Bluff Europe's own Dara O'Kearney and Irish poker legend Padraig Parkinson.

The three-day £500+£50 Main Event starts at noon on Friday with a second opening day flight starting at 8pm. A series of small-stakes side event tournaments will complement the Main Event action throughout the weekend.

Tags: Madchester Poker Open, Coronation Street, Padraig Parkinson, Dara O'Kearney