German tennis legend Boris Becker is making an appearance in Nottingham this week to play the Sky Poker UK Poker Championships at Dusk Till Dawn Poker Club. The festival is running now until Sunday 23rd Feb.
Becker has always been a keen poker player since finishing his professional tennis career and has earned nearly $100,000 (£60,000) in tournament prize money.
This week he is one of many stars from the poker world taking part in the £500,000 guaranteed prizepool Sky Poker event. The television cameras will be in house and the whole event is set to be televised on Sky Sports with big prizes and gold bracelets for all Championship winners.
The Dusk Till Dawn and Sky Poker partnership is hosting a number of events for players of all levels including £25 tournaments and lower stake cash games so everyone has the chance to sample the atmosphere and rub shoulders with poker’s biggest names.
Dusk Till Dawn is a members only club and anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to sign up on their first visit.
‘These festivals are always a pleasure to host and when you are attracting players such as Boris Becker you really do feel a sense of pride in the business. We are described as Europe’s Premier cardroom and when we are attracting names with this calibre it really does help cement our status. As a local business it is a real sense of achievement encouraging plenty of people into the area.’
Dusk Till Dawn Background
Dusk Till Dawn Poker and Casino Nottingham was the first legal Midlands Poker Club in the UK and one of the largest in Europe. It was a joint business venture by Rob Yong and Nick Whiten, both local to Nottingham. The cardroom opened in 2007 and has developed into a Premier venue for Poker.