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PokerStars teams up with Hippodrome Casino for new London series

22 February 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- PokerStars London Series will debut at PokerStars Live at The Hippodrome Casino London in the heart of London's West End, from 2-5 March 2017, PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. brand, announced today. The £275 PokerStars London Series in March will feature a £40,000 guarantee, 25,000 starting stack and four starting flights, including a new Saturday Night Turbo flight at 8 p.m.

There will be five new PokerStars London Series events over the coming months with buy-ins starting from £275. Further details can be found online.

"Poker has always been a social game played for matchsticks, or pennies in homes and neighbourhoods all over the world," said Eric Hollreiser, Vice President of Corporate Communications for Amaya Inc. and PokerStars. "While being committed to growing the game globally, PokerStars is also investing in promoting poker in local communities in the U.K. The new London Series is designed to bring together the most loved parts of the Hippodrome Classics and the U.K. & Ireland Poker Series and make them even better for poker players living in and visiting London."

The new PokerStars London Series schedule, which was created following player feedback on the UKIPT Series and the Hippodrome Classics, will include increased guarantees and starting stacks, tournaments with deeper stacks and longer levels, and prolonged registration.

Key schedule highlights
PokerStars London Series schedule highlights include:
  • £40,000 Guarantee on all Series tournaments
  • 25,000 starting stack
  • New evening Turbo flight on Saturdays at 8 p.m.
  • Late registration until level 6
  • One entry available per flight (four flights available)
Online route to live poker in London
As always there will be plenty of opportunities to qualify at Satellites for the inaugural PokerStars London Series start this Sunday, 26 February, where players can qualify for as little as £1.10. Alternatively, players can also qualify live at the Hippodrome on 2 March.

PokerStars London series key dates
  • PokerStars London Series, 2-5 March, £275
  • PokerStars London Series, 25-28 May, £275
  • PokerStars London Super Series, 30 August - 3 September, £550
  • PokerStars London Series, 5-8 October, £275
  • PokerStars London Series, 9-12 November, £275
The capital's most exciting and well-appointed casino, The Hippodrome Casino London, provides regular cash games and tournaments, as well as hosting the most prestigious live poker tours and event series.

More information can be found on the PokerStars website.

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