Poker has become very popular in Europe, with many players are excelling in the game and creating records. It is no surprise that the United Kingdom is one of the countries that play poker games the most in Europe, and poker is one of the most popular gambling games among the Brits.
The PokerStars European Poker Tour London
The PokerStars European Poker Tour London is a championship sponsored by PokerStars. Also known as the EPT London, the PokerStars European Poker Tour is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the United Kingdom. The tournament began with a professional poker player known as John Duthie in 2004 and premiered in 2005.
The EPT London was a televised poker tournament broadcasted live across Europe and watched by more than 500 million viewers. This tournament is held every year, and it has attracted the best players worldwide. Like the World Series of Poker tournaments (WSOP), the EPT occurs in London, and it is recognized to attract celebrity poker players.
The PokerStars UK and Ireland Poker Tour
The PokerStars UK and Ireland Poker Tour started in December 2009, and it is also sponsored by PokerStars.com, which is a well-known name in organizing poker tournaments all around the globe. This competition takes place in the UK and Ireland, and it attracts celebrity poker players. The UKIPT became well-known, all thanks to its collaboration with the EPT during its first season. The partnership yielded a positive outcome when it comes to increased participation from poker players. To date, the UKIPT offers the largest prize pools in Europe up to £1,000,000. One of the best seasons in the UKIPT was the 2010 Grand Final, which became the largest tournament in the UK-attracting 848 entrants.
The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour
The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) started in 2007 by the Grosvenor Casinos casino chain, owned by The Rank Group. This tournament has always been held in the UK, and once in Belgium. The tournament was specially created to ensure UK players participate in poker competitions at affordable prizes.
Currently, the GUKPT now has 12 stops across the UK; this includes 11 regular stops and one Grand Final stop in London. It is essential to know that the Grand Final takes place annually in London with a prize pool worth £400,000.
The Genting Poker Series
The Genting Casino chain owned by Genting Group has created the Genting Poker Series (GPS), a series of poker tournaments across the UK. The Genting Poker Series began with six events in 2012, and it has grown year after year. The Genting Poker Series has announced its expansion for 2020 with 16 events, including four main competitions.
The World Series of Poker, in partnership with GGPoker, is one event that UK players can play online. With a prestigious history among poker players in Europe. Players in the UK can enjoy various games such as Limit and No-Limit Texas Holdem, Omaha, and Stud poker.