British Poker Festival: London Tournaments in September
If you like your poker battles one-on-one, the Saturday Duel is the tournament for you. Take your shot at the Daily Bigs! There are plenty of tournaments to choose from, with buy-ins starting from just a few bucks. Satellites are available during the week for all of the major Saturday tournaments, letting you secure your seat for less. Cookies help us deliver our services. Open to all players Password: Saturday Eliminator This Progressive KO tournament awards cash bounty prizes every time you knock out an opponent, as well as big guaranteed prizes for those who outlast the field.
'The Vic' - The Grosvenor Victoria
Registration is free and is done once for the entire group, not per casino. If you originally registered at a different Grosvenor, you will need to swap your current membership card at the desk for one that can be used in the card room. As well as cash games, The Vic run tournaments every evening with an additional afternoon game at the weekends. The Empire is located slap bang on Leicester Square in the former ballroom of the Empire Cinema and for a short while held the title of largest casino in London.
The poker room is among the nicest we've ever seen - primarily because of the incredibly comfortable reclining leather chairs, which makes a huge difference at the end of a long session. Registration is not required at this casino as The Empire operate a walk-in policy, but there are advantages to becoming a member, mainly through the accumulation of loyalty points as you play.
The Empire is also the only brick and mortar casino we know of in central London to offer a bad beat jackpot - which is paid out if a hand of four twos or greater loses. Regular players can also participate in the cash race - where the top 45 players based on playing time compete to win a share of the Cash Race pot. In addition to this, all players earn points whilst playing cash games, which can be spent in the bar or restaurant. The folks at the Empire certainly have asperations for tournaments, but their players seem more interested in the cash games than anything else.
The 4pm scheduled start times for their daily tournaments probably aren't doing them any favours either, though this is most likely because they want the tables back to use in the evening cash games. Everybody needs an account at one of these online poker rooms!
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