History will be made in the world of online gambling and poker this month when the UK and Ireland Poker Tour hosts its first ever online event. The inaugural tournament will be held at PokerStars online poker site from the 14th October and will recognize the huge interest in online poker playing not just in the UK, but around the world. The
online tournament will see players buying their seat into the event for £700, mirroring the buy in amount of the regular live tour events. There is however a reduced registration fee as players will need to only spend £35.
Play will commence on 14th October at 4pm GMT with all players starting on 10,000 chips at 8 handed tables. The blinds will be increased every twenty minutes as play continues. All players entered into the event will play through the two day online tournament until the final table of 8 players has been decided. These 8 will receive a
UK and Ireland Poker Tour Bristol package which includes their event buy in and expenses for travel the final table will be played on November 7th at Bristol and the eventual winner will be placed into the end of year Champion of Champions event.
In conjunction with the main event itself, there will be a number of side games for players to enjoy. Firstly a heads up tournament will be held where players battle one on one in each round. There will also be a Pot Limit Omaha tournament, a popular variation of poker which offers players a lot more action than can be found with Texas Hold’em as players start with four cards and not just two and for players who
enjoy all forms of poker there will be an 8-game event to participate in.
Already a popular poker tour, the UK and Ireland Poker Tour will likely see a huge turnout for this event with many online only players joining the ranks of those who compete on the regular tour events. For those who can’t afford the £700 buy in, there are a number of satellite qualifier events available. In the UK and Ireland, online
poker is an extremely popular form of gambling online and it was always only a matter of time for the official poker tour of the UK and Ireland included online events in their schedule.