2008 Great British Poker Tour Schedule is Announced
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Thursday 31st January 2008
The UK poker circuit has seen a swelling in the number of events spread by some of the new tours which have sprung up in the past few years. Last year saw the debut of the Great British Poker Tour, and it was judged to be a successful addition to the UK calendar. Now the dates for the 2008 Great British Poker Tour have been announced.
One of the reasons why the GBPT has been so successful so far is the sheer value it offers. Not many poker tournaments on British soil offer 10,000 starting chips and a one hour clock for £550. For this reason alone the tour has attracted both keen amateurs and pros alike. Theyâ€™ve even split Day 1 into two tiers, allowing more of us to get in on the action.
The winner of each event will win an all expenses paid trip to the Grand Final in Bristol, where they will come up against defending champion Joe Beevers. â€˜The Eleganceâ€™ commented 'I really enjoyed playing the Gala Casinos British Poker Tour events all over the UK last year and will be playing the tour in 2008 trying to defend my title. I will be in Edinburgh when the tour kicks off again in February - with fellow Mobster, Barny Boatman, who'll be trying to go better than his third place finish in the Grand Final at Bristol.'
Mark O'Donnell, Gala Casinos British Poker Tour Manager, said: 'What sets us apart is that we attract the best poker talent from across Britain and Europe alongside amateur players and relative newcomers to the game. The tour promises to have something for everyone â€“ nail-biting clashes, absolute professionalism and the unique Gala Casinos atmosphere of the live events. A prize at the final table is genuinely within everyone's grasp. The Gala Casinos British Poker Tour really is the people's poker tour.'
GALA CASINOS BRITISH POKER TOUR Festival dates and locations:
27 Feb - 2 March: Gala Maybury Casino, Edinburgh
16 - 20 April: Gala Casino Maid Marian Way, Nottingham
18 - 22 June: Gala Harbourside Casino, Bristol
17-21 Sept: Gala Casino, Liverpool
22 - 26 Oct: Gala Casino Stockton-on-Tees
1 - 7 Dec: Grand Final, Gala Harbourside Casino, Bristol