Poker news: GUKPT news; Poker Lounge back filming; Ongame terminates agreement

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GUKPT newsOne of the UK’s most popular live poker tour’s has announced its second half schedule as it enters a fifth year in a reduced format. The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT), characterized by the shark mascot, has already taken in Manchester, London and Walsall. They are also in the midst of their Summer Series.

Russell Tamplin, Head of Grosvenor Casinos says: “The GUKPT is the largest, most successful Poker festival in the UK. With other poker tours coming and going we are committed to ensuring that the GUKPT remains the premier event on the Poker calendar and look to improve the players’ experience year on year based on their feedback. Changes we’ve made this year include extending the length of time between events and making a larger investment (close to £500k) to provide players the opportunity to win free seats in the main events. We anticipate that this year will be our most successful yet.”

The last three stops on the tour take in Luton (15th to 21st August), Coventry (12th-16th October) and Blackpool (7th – 13th November). That’s all before the Grand Finale at the Grosvenor Victoria Casino on London’s Edgware Road from 21st November to 4th December. Last year’s finale saw Bodog Europe CEO Patrik Selin attempt to take down the main event and you can be sure that the icey stare will be back this year.

The Poker LoungeA lot has gone on at Full Tilt Poker since the Black Friday indictments last month and one of those to see the can was The Poker Lounge TV programme that they sponsor. eGaming Review carries quotes from producer Rob Thomas who explained that the show will resume filming on 22 July.

In other news, the Ongame network has given up on an agreement with EuroSuperPoker. The sponsor of the Spanish Poker Tour will leave the network immediately, after only signing on in January. Head of the Ongame network, Martin Lerby, told eGR, that the company “broke against the terms of their agreement,” and “the goal of EuroSuperPoker strengthening the Ongame network in Spain has not been achieved.” Siesta time for both of them two!


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