The British Poker Awards 2015 took place tonight in London at the Hippodrome Casino is Leicester Square. Michael Caselli and his team at Bluff Europe have done a great job creating an annual event that is fun, casual and a celebration of the finest poker talent, personalities and tournaments in the UK.
Poker celebs such as Liv Boeree, Jorryt Van Hoof and Victoria Coren Mitchell were in attendance along with award nominees, Bluff Europe readers, online gambling industry professionals and industry media.
The evening kicked off with a cocktail hour sponsored by RankingHero, followed by excellent live music courtesy of the Dukes of Mayfair, the delivery of 14 awards and more live music.
During the actual awards ceremony, Caselli entertained the crowd on stage while waitresses delivered drinks and food to the tables to keep the crowd going. After the awards were finished, up to 50 guests were invited to participate in a poker tournament at the Hippodrome organized by Bluff Europe and sponsored by Unibet.
Congratulations to all the winners below for outstanding achievement in 2014 and for their contributions to the poker community as a whole.
Readers choice: Breakout player of the year- Simon Deadman
Readers choice: Social media – Victoria Coren Mitchell
Peer decision: Best tournament director- Toby Stone
Readers choice: Best UK tournament – WPT 500 Nottingham
Readers choice: Best international player- Daniel Negreanu
Readers choice: Best poker training site – run it once
Readers choice: Poker personality of the year- Victoria Coren Mitchell
Readers choice: Best blogger- Jake Cody
Readers choice: Best live poker tournament player of the year- Simon Deadman
Readers choice: Best online player- Chris Moorman
Readers choice: Best card room- Dusk till Dawn
Readers choice: Best poker league- Red Tooth Poker
Panel decision: Growing & promoting poker- Rob Yong
Readers choice: Performance of the year- Victoria Coren Mitchell (San Remo)