to sponsor British Poker Awards

2013logo_160.png 4 October 2013 (London, UK) – As poker fans begin to vote in their droves for their favourite players of 2013 at, organisers Bluff Europe have announced that this year’s event will be sponsored by, the world’s biggest online poker room.

Bluff Europe and PokerStars are currently working on a date and venue for the fourth annual British Poker Awards, which is expected to be a glittering evening packed with some of the biggest names in poker.

Despite corporate backing, the awards will retain the impartiality and democratic voting system of previous years, say the organisers.

Nominees are chosen by a committee comprised of an independent group of poker journalists, including Jesse May and representatives from and, as well as Bluff Europe, and then put to online public vote. and are official BPA media partners.

“PokerStars are committed to promoting poker when and wherever possible and that’s why I think this was a perfect fit for them,” said Bluff Europe’s Michael Caselli.

“Sponsorship means that we can produce an event that’s bigger and better than ever, while retaining the impartiality of the British Poker Awards. That was very important to PokerStars when they came on board and it’s very important to us too.”

For a full list of nominees for The British Poker Awards, please visit

About The British Poker Awards (
The British Poker Awards and the Irish Poker Awards are separate annual events created in order to honour the best poker players, leagues, clubs and tournaments in the UK and Ireland. Organised by Bluff Europe, in association with several other media outlets to ensure impartiality, nominees are chosen by a committee of journalists, before being put to public online vote. Players and industry figures are then invited to attend an awards presentation ceremony.

PokerStars operates the world’s most popular online poker sites, serving a global poker community of more than 50 million registered members. Since it launched in 2001, PokerStars has become the first choice of the world’s top players, with more daily tournaments than anywhere else and with the best security online. More than 100 billion hands have been dealt on, which is more than any other site. and operate globally under licenses from the Isle of Man and Malta governments, respectively. PokerStars also holds separate government licenses in Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Italy, Spain and Germany.

PokerStars is a member of The Rational Group, which operates gaming-related businesses and brands, including PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and the European Poker Tour. Rational Group entities in the UK and Isle of Man were collectively recognised as one of the UK’s best workplaces when they were awarded a top 25 position by the Great Place to Work Institute in its UK’s Best Workplaces – Large category in both 2012 and 2013.

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