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A look inside Genting Casino Hanley where a special charity tournament in memory of Emma Fryer will take place on May 6. (Image: onestopweddingshopstaffordshire)

Emma Fryer, who was killed in a car accident during the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE), will be remembered in a special poker event on May 6.

As reported by local newspaper The Stoke Sentinel, Hanley’s Genting Casino will be hosting a memorial tournament to raise money for the Donna Louise Trust.

The special event is being held as mark of respect to Fryer who started playing poker at the venue before to turning … Read more

Grosvenor Casino’s UK Student Poker Championship is expected to draw one of its biggest ever fields when this main event gets underway on April 4.

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Grosvenor’s tournament team expects its annual student showdown to attract upwards of 1,000 players. (Image: gukpt.com)

With the annual student showdown just days away, Grosvenor’s live tournament team is expecting the final number of entrants to hit the 1,000-mark.

The UK betting operator has been offering online satellites to the £37 main event for the last few weeks, with more than 100 players bagging a place in the tournament for just £0.25.

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The CEO of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), Sarah Harrison, has blasted betting operators for their use of bikini-clad models at an industry conference.

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UKGC CEO calls for an end to the objectification of women at gaming conferences and the betting industry as a whole. (Image: kajot.cz)

In a speech delivered ahead of the ICE Totally Gaming expo in London, Harrison highlighted what she believes is a double standard not only at the conference but the industry as a whole.

“This is an industry where we have a number of talented, powerful and successful women, yet from walking around … Read more

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Grosvenor announces its 2018 poker schedule following a record breaking year in 2017. (Image: GUKPT.com)

The ever-popular Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) will be back in 2018 with nine main events on top of a full schedule of smaller festivals across the country.

As the sun was setting on 2017, Grosvenor’s media team published the final details for its GUKPT main events, Student Championship, Goliath and the 25/25 series.

In addition to the new roster of events, Grosvenor also offered a summary of 2017’s tournament highlights.

For its marquee series, the GUKPT, 10,852 players helped generate a cash prizes worth … Read more

If you’re a WSOP Online player in the UK, you have just over two weeks to withdraw your funds before the site goes offline and you potentially lose your bankroll.

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WSOP Online UK makes a snap decision to cease operations and closedown all completely on July 20, 2017. (Image: pokerbrave.com)

According to a recent email sent out the registered players, WSOP Online UK will be closing its virtual doors on July 20. The news appears to have come out of the blue for many, but that hasn’t stopped the operator from ceasing gaming activity with immediate effect on July 3.… Read more

Damon Smith poker win before bomb plot.

Damon Smith won £500 playing online poker just hours before he was arrested for an alleged bomb plot. (Image: standard.co.uk)

Damon Smith, the teenager suspected of planting a bomb on the London Tube Underground, reportedly won £500 playing poker on the day he carried out his alleged plot.

Following his arrest on October 20, Smith has been detained in custody for what London police officers have described as possession of a “viable device.” Under British Terrorism Act of 2006, the production and distribution of a bomb carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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Shane Warne (pictured with charity event co-host, Billy Brownless) was left dealing with a stolen limo and paparazzi after a Geelong poker night. (Image: Nigel Hallett)

Several poker celebrities, including Shane Warne and former World Series of Poker Main Event champion Joe Hachem, were left without transport for a high-profile charity event after their luxury stretch limo was stolen.

The limousine, a white Chrysler stretch costing around $200,000, was taken as Warne and pals tucked into a celebratory dinner before attending a charity poker night at the Sphinx Hotel in Geelong. The party was left unamused, however, when the car … Read more

Genting Resorts World opens the doors to Europe's largest casino complex in Birmingham at a cost of £150 million. (Image: birminghammail.co.uk)

Genting Resorts World opens the doors to Europe’s largest casino complex in Birmingham at a cost of £150 million. (Image: birminghammail.co.uk)

The largest casino complex in Europe has just opened its doors in Birmingham thanks to the Asian casino operator, Genting.

Dubbed Resorts World Birmingham, the £150 million complex will span 538,000 sq ft, reach 12 storeys high and contain a range of entertainment options, including: 50 shops, 18 bars and restaurants, a cinema and, of course, a casino.

According to Genting, the aim of the project is to bring more tourism to the UK and, to make it … Read more

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