PokerStars Festival LDN Starts Jan. 22 w/ £400k Main, More

With the first-ever PokerStars Championship series now wrapped it’s time for the next big happening under the new PokerStars Live umbrella:

PokerStars Festival London.

The low buy-in series designed to replace the smaller regional tours like the former UKIPT will start Jan 22 at the Hippodrome in London.

With buy-ins from just £165 up to the £2,200 High Roller it’s really a festivus for the rest of us but with the same high-end features the pros have come to expect on the big ticket Tour.

Included in this one will be eight days of tournament and cash game action highlighted by a £400,000 guaranteed £990 buy-in Main Event.

Daily £1/£3 and £2/£5 cash games will run alongside the multiple tournament options and the popular extracurricular StarsFun activities.

£50 Spin & Gos for Main Event Ticket

Some key dates and information for PokerStars Festival London:


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Festival Dates: January 22-29, 2017

PokerStars Super Deep: January 23-25, 2017 – £275
PokerStars Festival High Roller: January 24-25, 2017 – £2,200
PokerStars Festival Main Event:  January 25-29, 2017 – £990
StarsFun Roulette Tournament: January 26, 2017 – £120
StarsFun Blackjack Tournament: January 27, 2017 – £120
StarsFun Craps Tournament: January 28, 2017 – £120
PokerStars Cup: January 28-29, 2017 – £330
NL Holdem Ladies Event: January 29, 2017 – £170
Turbo Deepstack UKIPT Edition: January 29, 2017 – £220

Space has been increased by 20% from the old UKIPT set-up meaning more tables and games running at all times. The Hippodrome Casino complex also has 5 bars, restaurants, live music and theater along with three gaming floors.

PokerStars players in the UK can also satellite their way into the Main Event this year via new, exclusive £50 Spin & Gos.

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