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.


Event Where When
UKIPT Tour Hippodrome, 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.


Event Where When
UK Poker Championships Dusk 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!


Event Where When
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)

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.


Event Where When
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)

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.

Event Where When 
WCOAP Aspers Casino, London Mar 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.

Event Where When
English Poker Open Aspers Casino, London September (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.

Event Where When
PokerPlayer Tour Victoria Casino, London  November 2015


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