The British Poker Awards Announced

Top players to be honoured at the London Poker Festival

londonpokerfestival-160.jpg16 July 2010 (London, UK) The organisers of the London Poker Festival have announced the British Poker Awards will be held on 13th September at the Fox Club, a glittering awards ceremony on the eve of the WSOPE. The awards will honour poker’s top achievers in a number of categories, including Best Overall Poker Player, Best Cash Player, Best Tournament Player, Best Online Player and Best UK Card Room.

Winners will be largely chosen by the voting public, while some awards give the opportunity to players to vote for their peers, and a Best Player award judged by the editors of Bluff Europe Magazine, Poker Europa and Poker News. Tickets to this star-studded event will also be made available to the public, and will go on sale soon.

Voting will open to the poker playing public on August 1st at
Organisers said, “We think the idea of a British Poker Awards – poker’s very own Oscars – is long overdue. This will be a prestigious annual event and gives us the opportunity to pay tribute to the outstanding achievers in our game.”

For information contact:
Jodie Thind
Lyceum Media
+44 (0) 208 123 7184

About London Poker Festival
The London Poker Festival is a 100+ poker event festival taking place from the 28th of August until the 28th of September, and runs along side some of the biggest tournaments on the continent: The World Poker Tour London (WPT), The English Poker Open (EPO), and the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE). In total, those tournaments alone bring a prize pool of over £9 million to the capital. The London Poker Festival also offers an additional 30 cash and small buy-in tournaments throughout a dozen participating London card rooms, and raises the total estimated prize pool to over £10 million.