World Poker Tour® Partners with The Palm Beach Casino to Launch Televised London Stop

WPT London Poker Classic, Sponsored by PartyPoker, to Be Held at The May Fair Hotel August 29 – September 5, 2010


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World Poker Tour® (WPT) and The Palm Beach Casino have partnered to launch the first ever WPT stop for the United Kingdom: WPT London Poker Classic, sponsored by PartyPoker.com. A super satellite will kick off the series August 29, followed by the £5,000 + £300 Main Event August 30 – September 5, 2010* at The May Fair Hotel, a five star property located in the heart of London’s West End. The Main Event will be filmed for television broadcast.

“The Palm Beach Casino is delighted to welcome the World Poker Tour 2010 in London,” said Genting Casinos London Poker Manager Simon Tomsett. “We anticipate players from all over the world, playing for the prestigious title.”

The Main Event will feature two starting days and a total player cap of 400. The winner of the WPT London Poker Classic will receive the first place cash prize, a WPT title, WPT Champions bracelet and a seat to play in the 2011 WPT Championship in Las Vegas.

In addition to online qualifiers on PartyPoker.com, a land-based satellite series is set to kick off this summer in poker clubs and Casinos across London. More information will be announced soon.

The Palm Beach Casino is located in The May Fair Hotel's former Grand Art Deco Ballroom and features one of the largest gaming rooms in London. The casino is part of Genting Casinos UK, Britain’s largest casino operator. For more information, visit www.thepalmbeach.co.uk or www.themayfairhotel.co.uk/home.

“London is a great poker destination and has always been a major target in our ongoing expansion,” said WPT President Adam Pliska. “We’re thrilled to have found amazing partners in The Palm Beach Casino, Genting UK and The May Fair Hotel London. With the added power of PartyPoker.com, this is sure to be a highly anticipated WPT event on the international schedule.”

For more information and the complete WPT tour schedule, visit World Poker Tour.

*Dates are subject to change.


World Poker Tour (WPT) is one of the most recognized names in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high stakes poker tournaments. WPT is now broadcast globally in 150 countries and is currently filming its all-new eighth season for broadcast on Fox Sports Net’s national sports network in the United States. WPT also offers a unique online subscription and sweepstakes-based poker club, ClubWPT.com, which operates in 38 states across the U.S. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership and sponsorship opportunities. WPT is a subsidiary of PartyGaming Plc. For more information, see World Poker Tour

About Palm Beach Casino/Genting Casinos UK

The Palm Beach Casino provides a truly elegant gaming atmosphere for players of all levels and experience. The Palm Beach Casino is part of Genting UK, Britain’s largest casino operator. Genting UK which trades as Genting Casinos has three key brands across the provincial estate; Circus, Maxims and Mint. Circus is a mass market proposition with 12 locations, Maxims is aimed at the aspirational end of the market and has 8 locations whilst Mint is targeted more towards the "true gamers" and has 20 sites.

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