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The inaugural Betfred Pub Poker League final was held on Sunday 27th April at the Grosvenor Casino inside Coventry’s Ricoh Arena. The tournament saw over 220 players compete, all who had qualified for the Grand Final in the Betfred Pub Poker League. The league, which consists of over 140 pubs and clubs from across the UK, took place over 13 weeks before culminating in last week’s final. The final had a £10,000 prizepool, including £1,300 in cash for the winner and a lucrative £5,000 sponsorship deal also.
Snooker legend Jimmy White (pictured) was also at the event, with a £100 bounty on his head. White has been an avid poker fan for years and won the 2003 season of the Poker Million for $150,000. Betfred Poker got an exclusive interview with the six-time snooker world championship runner-up;
The main tournament started at midday and was completed in the early hours of Monday morning. The eventual winner was Jason Clarke, from The Rileys Snooker Club in Exeter. Jason was delighted to win the grand prize and said, €œI €™m still shaking! Betfred were really professional and this was a really well run tournament! I €™m still in shock! € One well known player, Bobby Regan, said at the final, €œThe whole set up here is really good. Everyone is friendly and the venue is great. The tournament is dealer-dealt which really makes such a difference €.
Pub poker in the UK is alive and well, with Betfred Poker’s Pub Poker league leading the way. Keep an eye on Betfred Poker for all the details of the next season where you can get involved in the action.
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