WPT Alpha8 Heads to London

WPT Alpha8 Heads to London

Friday, 27 September 2013

Poker's biggest high rollers will be heading to England next month after the World Poker Tour announced that London's Palm Beach Casino will be hosting the next stop on its super high roller Alpha 8 series.

The £100,000 buy-in event will take place at the Mayfair venue from 28th October and will be a re-entry affair.

“We are very excited to name London as the second stop for our new Alpha8 series,” said WPT President Adam Pliska. “With its long-standing reputation as one of the world’s premier cities and financial capitals, London offers all of the amenities any high-stakes poker player could possibly desire. Its combination of culture, fine dining, nightlife, and enthusiasm for high-stakes poker make it the perfect venue for a unique event such as Alpha8.”

“Hosting WPT Alpha8 suits the exclusivity of both the tour and the Palm Beach Casino.” said Tony Pearce Managing Director – London Genting Casinos UK Ltd. “We are extremely excited with the expected high-stakes cash games surrounding the event, which will be bigger than anything seen before in London and which will recreate the famous big game held in Macau.”

The WPT will also be heading to South Africa for another Alpha 8 event early next year. The Emperors Palace Hotel & Casino Resort will be the venue for the two-day $100,000 WPT Johannesburg starting from 14th February 2014.

“South Africa is home to one of the most enthusiastic poker communities anywhere, and the gorgeous Emperors Palace Casino is truly a one-of-a-kind gaming destination,” Pliska said. “The resort offers everything the discerning, high-stakes player wants, whether it's world-class poker or the chance to enjoy an unforgettable vacation in one of the world’s most beautiful and exclusive destinations. Emperors Palace truly epitomizes what Alpha8 is all about.”

Steven Silverman won the first WPT Alpha8 super high roller in Florida last month. The EPT Championship High Roller champion boosted his bankroll by $891,660 after beating JC Tran to the title.

Tags: WPT Alpha 8, Palm Beach Casino, London