The British Poker Awards: Join the Pros in London Next Week – March 3rd

2013logo_1606.png 24 February 2014, London, UK (Press Release) – The British Poker Awards ( is just one week away, and poker enthusiasts still have a chance to join this historic event.

Members of the public wishing to join the stars of the game at the Hippodrome Casino on March 3rd can purchase tickets from the Hippodrome website to give themselves a chance to meet, or even play poker against, the best poker talents from the UK and abroad.

Some 18 awards will be handed out at the ceremony, organised by Bluff Europe Magazine and sponsored by, with nominees including two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Matt Perrins and former GUKPT Grand Final champion Sam Grafton among those in attendance.

Both Grafton and PokerStars Team Online member Mickey Petersen will also have bounties on their heads in a specially organised bounty tournament on the night. Whoever knocks them out earns a seat into a satellite for the Hippodrome Spring Classic and the winner of the tournament earns a seat in the £250 buy-in tournament itself.

“With live music, a great new venue and the UK and Europe’s top poker talent in attendance, The British Poker Awards is an event that no one can afford to miss,” said Michael Caselli, editor-in-chief of Bluff Europe Magazine.

“The British public have had their say by voting for this year’s winners, and we are delighted to extend an invitation to anyone who wants to become part of poker history.”

The British Poker Awards ceremony will take place on March 3rd at the Hippodrome Casino in London’s West End, beginning with a drinks reception at 6pm where members of the public can mingle with the nominees.

After the ceremony itself at 7pm, where 18 awards including Player of the Year will be handed out, a special one-off bounty will take place with a first prize of a seat in the Hippodrome Spring Classic to be awarded as well as five satellite seats.

Live music will be provided by The Dukes of Mayfair, and cash games in any poker variant from No Limit Hold’Em to Open Face Chinese will take place all through the night. Votes on the Readers’ Choice categories are being counted, while tickets are available from the Hippodrome website.

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 including Pokernews, PokerStrategy and 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 61 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 110 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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