The Biggest Poker Tournaments in the UK

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biggest poker tournaments Each year poker players in the United Kingdom have the chance to take part in numerous different live poker tournaments.

Whether you are an amateur or a professional player there is a live poker tournament for every level.

Here at Betminded we have complied a list of the biggest and best poker tournaments in the United Kingdom.

Find the live schedule and essential information below!

Poker Stars UK and Ireland Poker Tournament (UKIPT) 

UKIPTThe PokerStars UKIPT London poker tour which runs in January 2015 attracts some of the best poker players from across the United Kingdom.

This year the tour takes place in the world famous Hippodrome Casino with three floors of gaming and PokerStars tournament rooms.


UKIPT TourHippodrome, London Jan 20 – 25th 2015

Sky Poker: UK Poker Championship

Sky poker UKPCIn February poker players can watch or take part in the biggest live tournament in the United Kingdom – The Sky Poker UK Poker Championships.

The schedule has six bracelet events over a week long poker festival, with over £500,000 guaranteed prize fund for Main Event.


UK Poker ChampionshipsDusk Till Dawn, Nottingham Feb 22nd – 1st Mar 2015

Genting Poker Series

Genting poker seriesAfter the unprecedented success of the first 3 series, the Genting Poker Series has quickly earned the reputation of one of the best poker tours on the United Kingdom calendar.

This year, the organisers guarantee even bigger prize pools, check out the schedule below!


Leg 1Genting club Star City2 – 8th Feb 2015
Leg 2Genting Club Westcliff 16 – 22nd Mar
Leg 3Genting Club Newcastle 6 – 12th April
Leg 4Genting Club Reading 13 – 17th May
Leg 5Genting Club Queen Square 17 – 21st June
Leg 6Genting Club Luton 15 – 19 July
Leg 7TBD 4 – 9th August
Leg 8Genting Club Stoke 31 – 9th Sept
Leg 9Genting Club Edinburgh 28 – 4th Oct
Leg 10Genting Club Sheffield 30 – 6th Dec

Grosvenor Casino's UK Poker Tour (GUKPT)

GPTUKThis is the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour's eight consecutive series with over £2 million in the prize pool for 2015.

Along with main events and the Grand Final, the tour's schedule also has side events where amateurs can play for just £50.


Leg 1London 25th Jan – 2nd feb 2015
Leg 2Manchester 8 – 15th Mar
Leg 3Edinburgh 19 – 26th April
Leg 4Cardiff 24 – 31st May
Leg 5Reading 21 – 28th June
Leg 6Leeds 26 – 2nd Aug
Leg 7Luton 13 – 20th Sep
Leg 8Blackpool 8 – 15th Nov
Grand FinalLondon 22 – 29th Nov

World Championship of Amateur Poker (WCOAP)

APATThis year the WCOAP takes place at the Aspers Casino in London for the seventh annual competition.

The week long festival is the largest amateur event in the world and fits fifteen bracelet events into the schedule including poker variants like No Limit Hold'Em, Stud and Omaha.

Players will be able to register and reserve seats for the Amateur Poker Association Tour at the end of January.

WCOAPAspers Casino, LondonMar 28th – Apr 6th

English Poker Open

English Poker openThe English Poker Open is one of Europe's most exciting and prestigious annual poker tournaments.

This year the event will be held at London's prestigious Aspers Casino.

There is an estimated prize pool of £500,000.

The full event schedule is not available yet however, normally the event takes place during the month of September.

The final table this year is scheduled to start September 29th.

English Poker OpenAspers Casino, LondonSeptember (final on 29th)

Poker Player UK Tour

Poker Player Logo Starting in London in March, the PokerPlayer Tour will move up and down the United Kingdom, including events in Scotland and Wales, before returning to London for the grand final.

The PokerPlayer Tour is known for it's friendly and lively atmosphere which attracts both amateurs and professional players.

For the first time, this year there are two one-day events which will take place at the end of the year, normally in November.

The full schedule will be available in March.

PokerPlayer TourVictoria Casino, London November 2015


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