Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:19 pm Post subject: Genting Poker Series breaks through £1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Fund.
PRESS RELEASE - 13th July 2012
Genting Poker Series tops £1,000,000 and qualifiers look strong again for Stoke
“More than 50% of players so far have come through online & club satellites”
13th July 2012, Stoke: The Genting Poker Series is now officially a £1 million series. Guaranteed by Genting Poker at £800,000, the popularity of the series has meant the prize funds from the first three legs has pushed the accumulative value through the £1million mark..... with four legs still to come.
Leg 1 - Star City, Birmingham £146,000
Leg 2 - The Fox Club, London £232,000
Leg 3 - Fountainpark, Edinburgh £154,800
Leg 4 - Genting Club, Stoke £100,000 guaranteed
Leg 5 - GentingPoker.com Online leg £100,000 guaranteed
Leg 6 - Genting Club, Sheffield £100,000 guaranteed
Leg 7 - Palm Beach Grand Final, London £200,000 guaranteed
Total prize fund to date £1,032,800 (inc guarantee's)
As the series prepares to hit Stoke in 3 week’s time (1st – 5th August) it is not surprising that the advance interest is high, with more than 100 satellite qualifiers having already secured their seats.
Given the success of the three legs to date, Genting expect Stoke to deliver a prize fund approaching £150,000. Whilst a host of big names have been playing in The Series, the format is proving extremely popular with recreational players and Genting Poker has revealed that over half of the players that sat down in the 3 legs to date at Star City, Birmingham, Fox Poker Club, London and most recently Fountainpark, have won their seats through the online or land based qualifiers, including Edinburgh winner Paul McTaggart.
“The trend across the three tournaments to date reveals that more than 50% of players have come through our online and club satellites,” commented Genting Poker manager Gary Oakes. “We run a comprehensive programme of qualifiers for each main event of The Series and whilst the outright buy-in of £400 + £30 is sensible, many players are winning their seats for as little as £20.”
The full series dates are:
1st Feb - 5th Feb 2012 Genting Club, Star City, Birmingham Ruslan Vlasov
28th Mar – 1st April 2012 Fox Poker Club, London Albert Sapiano
30th May – 3rd June 2012 Fountainpark, Edinburgh Paul McTaggart (Q)
1st Aug – 5th Aug 2012 Genting Club Stoke £100,000
27th Sept – 30th Sept GentingPoker.com Online Tournament £100,000
21st Nov – 25th Nov Genting Club Sheffield £100,000
5th Dec – 9th Dec Palm Beach, Mayfair £200,000
Along with being worth a fantastic £1,000,000 in total prize funds, every leg of ‘The Series’ can be seen, live online along with promotion details and competition rules at www.gentingpokerseries.com
About Genting UK Genting UK plc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genting Malaysia, trades in the UK as Genting Casinos. It is the UK's largest operator of casinos with over 40 facilities.
The casinos outside London operate under two brands: Genting Casinos and Genting Clubs. In London the group owns the oldest private members gaming club in the world, Crockfords, along with the Colony Club, Maxims, Palm Beach and Mint in close proximity.
Genting UK is Official Club Sponsor to Aston Villa Football Club. http://www.gentingcasinos.co.uk/avfc/ About Genting Alderney Genting Alderney, operates two own branded websites, www.gentingcasino.com and www.circuscasino.com and now provides white label solutions to a number of leading media operators. Genting Alderney Limited is licensed and regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (the Commission) and supports responsible gambling.
About Genting Malaysia
Genting Malaysia Berhad was founded in 1980 and is one of Malaysia's leading multinational corporations. Genting Malaysia is part of Genting Berhad, one of Malaysia's largest multi-national corporations with a market capitalization of c.£25 billion, with operations in the leisure & hospitality, power generation, oil palm plantation, property development, biotechnology and oil & gas sectors. The Genting Group has 45 years of gaming experience running some of the most popular land-based casinos and resorts in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, the Philippines and in the UK.
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