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PokerStars LIVE to open at London's Hippodrome Casino

The Hippodrome Casino and PokerStars today announced that their dedicated poker room - PokerStars LIVE - will open in London's Hippodrome Casino on March 4, offering the most authentic, high-quality poker lounge in the UK.

PokerStars, the world's largest online poker site, and the historic Leicester Square casino will host the 24-hour PokerStars LIVE poker lounge to provide poker players with a wide range of cash poker games in a relaxing and luxurious environment.

Players and their guests can also look forward to a new low buy-in tournament series presented by the UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT), with the first £250 + £25 event running April 12 - 14.

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Kirsty Thompson, UKIPT President and Head of Live Rooms Europe looks forward to the opening and said: "The Hippodrome Casino is the premier casino destination in London. Establishing this permanent PokerStars LIVE room will give more players the opportunity to play cash poker with the high-quality player experience that PokerStars is known for."
The relationship with PokerStars means players can qualify for live tournaments and events online at www.pokerstars.com as well as at the PokerStars LIVE room itself. One of the first big events will be the new UKIPT Series in April where UKIPT leaderboard points are awarded for all main and side events.

Simon Thomas, Chairman of the Hippodrome Casino said that the poker room had been designed to provide the best player experience possible. He explained: "The poker room's luxury interior design has been developed to take poker to a new level, catching the interest of all national and international players. It's location in the 'Gods' is unique and our ambition is to create a fabulous environment in which to play poker, with great lighting, comfortable seating and the audiovisual support to the needs of the poker player.

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