Friday, 12 February 2010
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After the flood of sunlight which swept through the city yesterday, Friday sees Manchester revert to type. A fine mist of drizzle is coating the Victorian facades in the centre of town, while out towards the G Casino, the iconic Boddingtons Brewery chimey stands with a thick shag of grey cloud hovering above it, standing guard like a benevolent, if slightly soiled, mop.Today sees a thicker blanket of name pros making the pilgrimage up north for Day 1b of the Pokerstars.com UK & Ireland Poker Tour, with the likes of EPT founder John Duthie, Vicky Coren and Neil Channing, as well as football legend, Teddy Sheringham, taking their place at the fresh felt.Blinds again start at 25/50, everyone will have 15,000 chips in front of them, and each level will last a nerve-fraying hour.
The sixth annual edition of Grosvenor Casinos’ Goliath tournament series may have begun last week but players are being advised that there is still time to qualify for seats into its prestigious £120 buy-in main event.
Land-based and online gaming products innovator Scientific Games Corporation is set to run its second annual Shuffle Master Classic event next month offering one lucky poker player the chance to walk away with $100,000 in cash.
Land-based casino operator Estoril Sol has been awarded the first online gaming license for Portugal and has teamed up with platform provider Gaming1 to launch the new EstorilSolCasinos.pt domain.
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