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Set to hit UK students by storm,, the world's third largest poker website, has joined forces with universities across Britain to launch the first ever nationwide Student Poker Tour.

The country's biggest university towns will be playing host to this month as it seeks to discover the best student Texas Hold 'Em player. The tour began in Liverpool on 20 February and will encompass Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham, Leicester, Birmingham and London, before terminating in Bristol on 3 March.

Thousands of students* will play the first round of the tour at their local student hangout and pick up expert tips from; the online tournament will take place the following day, with the winner from each university proceeding to the final. The top 10 online poker players will then meet in the nail-biting final on on 11 March to battle it out for the star prize, a brand new £15,000 sports car.'s chief executive Patrick Selin says, 'With the launch of the Student Poker Tour, we are taking the exciting world of poker directly to a growing audience and developing a relationship with a previously untapped market. We aim to show students that anybody can be a great Texas Hold 'Em player given the tools and the know-how from'

* All participating students have to be over the age of 18

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For further information on the Student Poker Tour or, contact:

Helena Wiltshire - - 020 7208 2720

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