The Casino at the Empire announces £25,000 Guaranteed May Poker Festival



London, 31st March 2014:  The Casino at the Empire today announced the launch of the May Poker Festival, which will see £25,000 in guaranteed prize money up for grabs.

The tournament starts on Friday 23rd May at 14.00 with the final table taking place on Monday 26th May from 14.00.

The tournament will be a £200 buy-in plus £15 NLHE, with 15,000 starting chips and a 30 minute clock.

The London Poker Room attracts some of the country’s top players and has become renowned for offering some of the biggest and best promotions in the country, including the monthly Cash Race and The Bad Beat Jackpot which has paid out over £1,000,000 to players.   Nestled inside The Casino at The Empire in the heart of Leicester Square, The London Poker Room provides the perfect setting to play poker inLondon.  With cash games and poker tournaments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the action never stops.

Andy White, Card Room Manager at The Casino at the Empire, said:  ‘It’s going to be an exciting London poker festival run with a solid structure and a guaranteed £25,000 prize pool; Look out for card room satellite details towards late April for the opportunity to win a Main Event seat; 

Key Details:

Day 1a:         Friday 23rd May 2014  14:00 – 23:00

Day 1b:         Saturday 24th May 2014  14:00 – 23:00

Day 2:            Sunday 25th May 2014  14:00 – 23:00

Final Table:  Monday 26th May 2014  14:00 – Finish

£25,000 Guaranteed

Main Event £200 + £15 NLHE


Caesars Entertainment, Inc. is the world's largest provider of branded casino entertainment. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 70 years ago,Caesars has grown through development of new properties, expansions and acquisitions, and now owns or manages casinos on four continents. The Company's properties operate primarily under the Harrah's®, Caesars® and Horseshoe® brand names; Caesars also owns the London Clubs International family of casinos and the World Series of Poker®.


In December 2006, Caesars Entertainment acquired UK casino operator London Clubs International.

London Clubs International (Caesars Entertainment Europe) is a market leader in the UK casino industry, having owned and operated casinos for over 40 years.  CEE currently owns 9 casino properties across the UK, as well as managing venues in South Africa, Egypt and Lebanon.

 CEE casinos in the UK include Playboy Club London, Casino at the Empire (London) inside which is situated London Poker Room, The Rendezvous (Brighton and Southend), The Sportsman (London), Golden Nugget (London), Manchester235 and Alea (Nottingham and Glasgow).

 Gaming available at the properties includes American Roulette,Blackjack, Casino Stud Poker, Progressive Poker, Punto Banco (Baccarat), Dice, electronic gaming and slot machines. CEE is focused on offering great value and service to its customers through the Player Rewards loyalty programme inspired by Caesars Total Awards.

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