Poker Players to Head to Nottingham for a Chance at £1 Million

This week in Nottingham there is more than £1 million up for grabs as one of the biggest poker tournaments in the country is held in the city.

In Lenton, From Dusk Till Dawn is hosting the PokerStars UK and Ireland Poker Tour and some of the biggest stars in poker are heading to the town.

dusk till dawn


The club director of From Dusk Till Dawn, Simon Trumper said that the tournament is one of the biggest held and is great for Nottingham as it brings people to the city. He also said that apart from the main event, they will also be holding satellite events each evening, so that local players that have a smaller bank roll are able to get into the main event.

He went on to say that Friday will be the biggest day as they expect around five to six hundred players for the main event during the day and in the evening they expect another 150 for the Nottingham Cup.

Liv Boeree and Jake Cody who are past winners of UKIPT are competing in the event and both say that they are looking forward to heading to the city.

Jake Cody, who is only 26, is the youngest player to win pokers Triple Crown of European Poker Tour, World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker wins and has also done well in Nottingham in the past.

Last year there were 1223 players that went through the doors at Dusk Till Dawn, which created a UKIPT record breaking £1 223 000 prize pool in the main event. This was won by Duncan McLellan and pocketed more than £200 000.

There are various events that are offered to poker players which includes the Nottingham Cup, which costs £330 to enter and the UKIPT High Roller which costs £3 300 to enter.

Research that has been carried out recently at the University of Nottingham has proved that poker is a skill. This then led people to suggest that the Government should tax the winnings by players for both online and live tournaments.

Carl Froch, who is Nottingham’s world champion boxer, will also be competing in the main event.