The Biggest Poker Tournaments in the UK
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)
The 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 Tour||Hippodrome, London||Jan 20 – 25th 2015|
Sky Poker: UK Poker Championship
In 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 Championships||Dusk Till Dawn, Nottingham||Feb 22nd – 1st Mar 2015|
Genting Poker Series
After 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 1||Genting club Star City||2 – 8th Feb 2015|
|Leg 2||Genting Club Westcliff||16 – 22nd Mar|
|Leg 3||Genting Club Newcastle||6 – 12th April|
|Leg 4||Genting Club Reading||13 – 17th May|
|Leg 5||Genting Club Queen Square||17 – 21st June|
|Leg 6||Genting Club Luton||15 – 19 July|
|Leg 7||TBD||4 – 9th August|
|Leg 8||Genting Club Stoke||31 – 9th Sept|
|Leg 9||Genting Club Edinburgh||28 – 4th Oct|
|Leg 10||Genting Club Sheffield||30 – 6th Dec|
Grosvenor Casino’s UK Poker Tour (GUKPT)
This 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 1||London||25th Jan – 2nd feb 2015|
|Leg 2||Manchester||8 – 15th Mar|
|Leg 3||Edinburgh||19 – 26th April|
|Leg 4||Cardiff||24 – 31st May|
|Leg 5||Reading||21 – 28th June|
|Leg 6||Leeds||26 – 2nd Aug|
|Leg 7||Luton||13 – 20th Sep|
|Leg 8||Blackpool||8 – 15th Nov|
|Grand Final||London||22 – 29th Nov|
World Championship of Amateur Poker (WCOAP)
This 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.
|WCOAP||Aspers Casino, London||Mar 28th – Apr 6th|
English Poker Open
The 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 Open||Aspers Casino, London||September (final on 29th)|
Poker Player UK Tour
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 Tour||Victoria Casino, London||November 2015|
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