London Live

London Live

Monday, 7 April 2014

The latest goings on from the capital's card rooms.


12 Days of Christmas Poker at Aspers

No, it’s not Christmas, but if you are an avid poker fan then it might just feel like it!

April at Aspers Stratford is going to be massive, starting with the all new IPOUK from the 10th to 14th.

The Boylepoker team have convinced iPoker to open up the satellites network wide to increase the international field, and they are expecting over 300 online qualifiers for this €280 event. The Dublin leg of this event attracted a massive 1,373 entries, and generated a whopping €274,600 prize pool.

The day after we crown our new IPOUK champion, the dust won’t even get a chance to settle, as we go straight into event #1 of the APAT World Championship of Amateur Poker (WCOAP).

With 15 World Championship events over the course of 7 days, including Stud, Mixed Game, HORSE, Razz, Omaha 8, PLO and various NLH events, there is truly something for all players. All events have various caps on total number of entries. Pre-registration is now open on the APAT website, and we strongly recommend that players pre-register for events, as traditionally they do sell out.

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On top of all that, we also have our normal weekly schedule including London’s most popular tournament – the Aspers Friday55. This has entries regularly exceeding 300, and over £15,000 in prizes being paid. As always cash games run 24/7, with players having the chance to qualify for our monthly loyalty poker tournament that regularly pays out in excess of £60,000.

For more information on this, and all other things poker, please visit our website


£25,000 Guaranteed May Festival

On the late May bank holiday weekend, The Empire Casino will be staging a £25,000 Guaranteed deep stack Festival. A £200+£15 Main Event will be made up of day ones being held on 23rd and 24th May, with day two returning Sunday 25th to play down to a final table contested on Monday 26th. Players can expect a solid structure, with a 15,000 starting stack and 30 minute clock. Keep your eyes peeled for updates, as there will be satellites to the Main Event near the end of April. If you like the sound of the action, then register now – all registration fees are automatically waived for buy-ins received up until 19th May.


Great Daily Cash Game Action!

Daily cash games can be found day or night at the Empire’s Card Room, always starting the day with a reduced 5% rake capped at £5 between 8am and 2pm. Players are encouraged to sign-up for free Poker Rewards membership when buying into any cash game from £50, in order to make the most of all current promotions. Deals include popular rake free hand vouchers, as well as delicious free Chinese noodle dishes. Additionally, Poker Rewards entitles players to earn 60 pence per hour of cash game play. As if that wasn’t enough already, there’s also a monthly £25,000 cash race, plus the Bad Beat Jackpot that’s already paid out over £1,000,000 to players. At time of writing, the latest jackpot total had increased to over £28,000, so don’t waste any time in coming to join in for a chance to win.


PokerStars London Live Leaderboard Launches


The Hippodrome Casino’s long-standing partnership with PokerStars has allowed them to step forward in adding even more value to their live tournament schedule. The PokerStars London Live Leaderboard is now up and running, with tons of prizes to be earned for the top ten finishers every month, and also for the year overall. Each top monthly finisher will receive tickets to the Sunday Million and Sunday Warm Up (worth $430), while the overall yearly winner will represent PokerStars LIVE at Hippodrome Casino in all UKIPT series and Classic tournaments, as well as the UKIPT London Main Event. All you need to do to enter is play in any of the weekly tournaments. You earn points for just taking your seat, while the top finishers will earn a bonus.

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