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UK Poker Tournaments

UK Poker Tournaments

Every day there are UK poker tournaments going on and we are the #1 resource for updated UK poker tournament listings. Whether you are looking for an online or offline UK poker tournament we are the expert and have all the resources you need. There are regular UK poker tournaments at casinos and clubs and then there are everyday online poker tournaments. You can also find qualifiers on this page for major European and UK tournaments like the World Series of Europe / WSOPE and the EPT or European Poker Tour. There are several different choices for UK players when looking to play a poker tournament online. In our sites review page we list the top reputable UK poker sites so you can get a bit more information on each poker site before depositing.

European Poker Tour (EPT ) London

The European Poker Tour, or the EPT, is known as the most prestigious European poker series where the stars come to play. There are a series of poker tournaments across Europe featuring different styles of poker and different buyin amounts. The final championship is a massive NL holdem main event with a buy-in of £5200+ £200. Don’t worry though, you can qualify through a UK poker tournament online for as little as £1 in some cases. There are two poker tournament stops in the UK on the European Poker tour - EPT London and EPT Dublin You can check out EPT poker tournaments and qualify for main events at the following sites: 1.

WSOP Europe (WSOPE) Poker Tournaments

The World series of poker is a premier European version of the famous American World series of poker tournament. The first ever WSOPE was held in London in 2007 and featured the largest ever UK poker tournament prize pool. You can play satellite poker tournaments on all of our featured UK poker sites so you can get around the £10,000 entry fee! We have devoted a whole section to the WSOPE - WSOP Europe so check it out if you’d like more info on this prestigious poker tournament. If you want to qualify for a WSOPE event, check out the sites below offering poker tournament qualifers. 1. Betfair Poker

Poker Satellite Tournaments

What is a Satellite poker tournament anyways? A satellite poker tourney can be seen as a “parlay” to a bigger event. For example satellite poker tournaments are very common when the main event has a large buy-in that many people can’t afford. The poker rooms buy seats and then hold smaller tournaments where you can parlay your win into a bigger tournament. Many satellites are one level deep meaning if you get in top finisher positions or win the first poker tournament then you go on right to the main event. There are also a type of poker tournaments called “steps” where you can start very small and move up levels until you reach the main event. Using steps poker tournament satellites, you can get entry to $10,000 for as little as $5.

The Great British Poker Tour

Started in 2007 the Gala Casino ‘Great British Poker Tour’ is a series of 4 qualifying live poker tournaments scheduled between February and August with a £500+ £50 entry fee. These are located at Gala venues throughout the UK. The grand final in October is held in Bristol, this £2,500 entry tournament is expected to have a very large prize pool. Qualifiers are available at Coral Poker. More info -

Gutshot - London

London’s original live poker venue holds daily poker tournaments as well as cash / sit and go games. Conveniently located in central London (nearest tube stop: Barbican) tournaments with buy-ins from just £5 (with re-buys) are available. Gutshot tournament Schedule

Stanley Casinos

With many locations throughout the UK Stanley Casinos are offering a wide range of poker tournaments with buy-ins to suit all pockets. At the time of writing the number of locations offering live poker tournaments is increasing. Check out the Stanley Casino’s website for information on the nearest live UK poker tournament to you.

Ladbrokes Irish Poker Festival

Put on by in Killarney Ireland. Ladbrokes are proud sponsors of the Irish Poker Festival - Killarney 2011 which includes the €250,000 guaranteed Main Event. The 3 day Festival will be held between the 2nd and the 5th of October 2008, at the Irish National Events centre in Killarney, Co Kerry, Ireland.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enter a poker tournament?

To enter a poker tournament you must first sign up for a real money account at a poker website. It’s easy to do and free, and you will gain access to various UK, US, and international poker tournaments.

What are the entry requirements?

The main entry requirement is that you can pay the buy-in price for a seat and that you have enough bankroll to last in the tournament.

How do the different tournaments compare?

The most basic types of poker tournaments main events and satellite tournaments. The latter are an affordable way to gain entry to the former by finishing in the top spots and thus avoid paying the huge buy-in fees of main events.

How much money can be won?

Tournaments can have pots that start from four-figures, all the way to millions. The size of the pot depends on the popularity of the tournament and how many players participate.

Can I enter a live competition from playing online?

Yes! By playing at online satellite tournaments you can win tickets to live competitions. Some websites also offer tickets to live poker tournaments as bonuses to VIP and regular players.

Can beginners play?

You can find tournaments that are designed specifically for beginners online and offline. Some of the major tournaments also have different tiers that accommodate players of all bankrolls.

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