This year is sure to go down in the history of live poker in the world. Each organizer is breaking records, setting ambitious goals, expanding geographical areas and bringing back old stations.
The EPT and Estrellas Poker Tour series concluded in Barcelona last week, with the ESPT Main Event being the best live tournament in PokerStars history and the UKIPT series starting on September 5th over five days.
Brighton is a city in East Sussex on the south coast of England. It is located on the banks of the canal and the series is hosted by Rendezvous Casino.
PokerStars has many such sites across Europe and hosts regional festivals, but UKIPT in Brighton stands out as a long-forgotten place
UKIPT on The first time it was held in “London by the Sea” was in 2011, and since then it has only been held in the British capital. The schedule is pretty standard, with a few side events, a £1,100 Main Event, a £2,200 High Roller, a £330 UKIPT Cup and a £220 Women’s Championship.
The series itself is lackluster, but what’s interesting is that’s the expansion itself. Competition in live poker is particularly fierce ahead of December’s “Battle of the Big Three.” That’s why Stars is not only expanding geographically, but also reviving previous events on a massive scale.
In addition to the UKIPT, PokerStars has also relaunched its pre-Black Friday NAPT series in Las Vegas. The relaunched festival will take place from December 4 to 12, just before the start of the Formula 1 race. It’s one of Red Peaks’ most significant achievements, as Nevada officials pledged to never allow the operator into the state.