For the second time this year, the Cash Game Festival returns to Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford City in London for five days of nonstop poker action from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2.
The Cash Game Festival kicked off its tour of Europe this year in April with an action-packed festival in London before making two successful stops in Malta in June and in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria a few weeks ago. After the upcoming stop in London, the festival will go virtual with the Cash Game Festival Online making its debut on the iPoker Network from Oct. 24-30 before heading to Tallinn, Estonia.
Festival organizers expect at least 30 cash-game tables running simultaneously during the Cash Game Festival London in a variety of poker variants. During the last visit to London, players were enjoying no-limit hold'em, dealer's choice Omaha, six-plus hold'em, open-face Chinese poker, Sviten Special (otherwise known as Drawmaha) and a variety of mixed games.
One of the main draws of the Cash Game Festival is that any player has the chance to be on a televised feature table streamed on the Cash Game Festival Twitch channel, as well as picked up by multiple media outlets, including PokerNews.
Cash Game Festival regular Kalle Fagerström has appeared on multiple televised tables in the past and looks forward to doing the same in London.
"I think the feature table is great," said Fagerström. "It is usually a nice mix of players with different backgrounds and profiles. Some are good players and some are 'famous' for other stuff. One thing is certain though: It always offers good value, the atmosphere on that table is usually very high and you will end up having a kick ass time even if the poker goes south. I have been playing all the Cash Game festivals except [the one earlier in the year in] London before, so it will be awesome to participate in London now!"
The feature table in Bulgaria showcased no-limit hold'em. This along with pot-limit Omaha are the games in Fagerström's comfort zone, but we shouldn't be surprised to see him play other games if he has a little help from some liquid courage.
"I will be playing Texas and Omaha £1/£2 and £2/£5 and if i drink enough beer, maybe even some Sviten!" said Fagerström.
Additionally there will be many promotions running throughout the festival. During the last festival at Platinum Casino in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria, local Bulgarian player Nickolay J. Petrov and Sweden's Peter La Terra won high-hand jackpot prizes valued at €1,700 for the upcoming festival in London.
Obviously, the main focus during every stop of Cash Game Festival is, of course, poker with over 120 consecutive hours of it. Regardless of the time of day or night, players are immersed in exciting ring-game poker action. However, those attending previous festivals already know that the Cash Game Festival isn't just about poker. Players enjoy fun activities away from the poker tables at every stop on the poker tour through the festival's hospitality package.
The same will be true next week in London with activities including an exclusive dinner, a sports related challenge, a city tour and a VIP party. To add a little suspense, the specific nature of the activities themselves will be a surprise.
While the poker action is what players mainly come from, it is the activities that help make attendees friends for life and looking forward to the next stop on the tour.
"I'm looking forward to seeing everyone from the previous Cash Game Festivals and playing tons of poker on the 30-plus tables at Aspers Casino," Cash Game Festival veteran Brendon Krabill shared with PokerNews.
Check out the Cash Game Festival Bulgaria Aftermovie for highlights of the last Cash Game Festival.
*Images and videos courtesy of Vita Pictura Productions.
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