|June 20, 2007 (London, UK) - London has been named the hottest poker destination in Europe by poker magazine Bluff Europe. The top poker publication praised London for the diversity of games available, from home games to high profile tournaments, as well as for the enthusiasm with which the capital has embraced the game.|
London has 24 casinos, not to mention countless cardrooms dotted around the city, as well as exciting new casino, The Empire in Leicester Square, that opened with a star-studded bash just last month. The WSOP Europe – a European version of the World Series of Poker is set to come to London this autumn – further cements the city’s reputation as the premier poker destination in Europe. The city will host the London leg of the European Poker Tour and the Grosvenor Poker Tour Grand Final as one of the biggest tournaments in Europe.
Furthermore, the UK government’s proactive gaming reform will benefit poker in the UK and will regulate online-poker – the most popular medium for the game.
“London is super hot right now – it’s really making a name for itself on the poker scene. While other cities like Dublin and Barcelona are benefiting from the growth of poker, its London that is getting the greatest number of big money tournaments. With the WSOP kicking off its European contests here, London is becoming a key destination on the world poker calendar – it’s like Europe’s Las Vegas,” said Bluff Europe editor-in-chief, Michael Caselli.
Other cities ranked for services to poker were Dublin, Tallinn, Barcelona and
Monte Carlo respectively.
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Top European Poker Destinations (as cited in Bluff Europe Magazine, July 2007)
5. Monte Carlo