Hippodrome Casino Gears Up For the PokerStars Festival London
The Hippodrome Casino is gearing up for the first PokerStars Festival London event of 2017 where nine tournaments are set, including a £400,000 guaranteed Main Event that is sure to attract some of the best players from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe and beyond.
Previously the home to the London leg of the UK & Ireland Poker Tour, the Hippodrome Casino is a luxurious venue featuring five distinct bars, live music and cabaret performances, a shisha terrace, three floors of gaming choice, a top restaurant and a lavish poker room.
It is in the poker room where the attention of the region’s top grinders is fixated between Jan. 23 and Jan. 29, when the PokerStars Festival London runs. Kicking off the festival is the £275 Super Deep tournament followed by the £2,200 High Roller and the £990 Main Event, the latter coming with a guaranteed prize pool of £400,000.
2017 PokerStars Festival London Schedule
|Jan. 23-25||PokerStars Super Deep||£275|
|Jan. 24-25||PokerStars Festival High Roller||£2,200|
|Jan. 25-29||PokerStars Festival Main Event||£990|
|Jan. 26||StarsFun Roulette Tournament||£120|
|January 27||StarsFun Blackjack Tournament||£120|
|Jan. 28||StarsFun Craps Tournament||£120|
|Jan. 28-29||PokerStars Cup||£330|
|Jan. 29||NL Hold’em Ladies Event||£170|
|Jan. 29||Turbo Deepstack UKIPT Edition||£220|
As you can see in the table above, PokerStars is hosting a trio of casino game tournaments under the StarsFun banner, which will take place in Lola’s Underground Casino inside the Hippodrome Casino.
There will also be cash games running throughout the festival, either £1/£3 no-limit hold’em with a £150 minimum sit down and a £1,000 maximum or £2/£5 no-limit hold’em Deep Stack with a £500 minimum buy-in and no maximum.
Cash game players are also invited to a special Cash Race on Jan. 11 that awards £4,000 in PokerStars Festival London tournament credits.
Hippodrome Announces New PokerStars London Series
The Hippodrome used to host the popular UKIPT Series and Hippodrome Classics in its prime West End location, but these are being replaced by the PokerStars London Series.
There will be five such series throughout 2017, each with a £275 buy-in, with the first event scheduled for March 3-5. Each of the £275 buy in PokerStars London Series events see players sit down with 25,000 chips and play to 30-minute levels on Day 1 and 40-minute levels on Day 2.
PokerStars London Series Key Dates
- March 3-5
- April 7-9
- May 26-28
- Oct. 6-8
- Nov. 10-12
There will also be a PokerStars London Super Series held between Aug. 30 and Sept. 4, and once more information becomes available, PokerNews will pass it onto you.
Online qualifiers for the PokerStars London Festival are now running online at PokerStars and are available via your computer or mobile device. If you don’t have a PokerStars account, download PokerStars via PokerNews, enter the marketing code “PNEWS” and use the bonus code “STARS600” when making your first deposit to be rewarded with a 100 percent up to $600 first deposit bonus.
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