London Poker Festival Schedule Announced

London Poker FestivalThe EPT may have moved to March and the WSOPE to Cannes, but organisers of the London Poker Tour can still put on a show to rival the Olympics (well, nearly!)

Details of the London Poker Festival in September have just been announced by the event´s organisers and, like the Olympics, there are plenty of events, multiple venues and the London Underground to negotiate. Like the Olympics, it may take years of dedication before you succeed in any of the events but – unlike the Olympics – lardy blokes can participate, girls can play in the same games as boys, and you don´t get disqualified for taking an illegal substance the night before an event.

So far, 80 events have been confirmed offering more than £1 million in guaranteed prize money and each of the participating casinos will be hosting cash games throughout September to compliment the feature events in the London Poker Festival. The full schedule is available at but we have listed some of the highlights below. It is recommended that players contact the individual venues to request details of registration and membership requirements.







Sat 1st Fox Super Saturday



Fox Club, Shaftesbury Ave
Every Saturday throughout the Festival
Mon 3rd Palm Beach Big Game



Palm Beach, Berkeley Sq
Big names regularly attend this popular event
Thurs 6th London Poker Festival Players Party


Genting Casino, Cromwell Rd
Cash games, £50 freezeout and free buffet
Sat 8th Fox Club Main Event (2 Days)



Fox Club, Shaftesbury Ave
25,000 starting chips and a £25,000 prize pool
Thurs 13th Unibet Open Main Event (Day 1A of 4)



Aspers, Olympic Park
Unibet MMHU Heads-Up starts same day!
Fri 14th Big Bluff Five-O (3 Days)



Big Bluff, Palmers Green
50,000 starting chips and a £50,000 prize pool
Fri 14th Unibet Open Ladies Event (2 Days)



Aspers, Olympic Park
Ladies only for this two-day freezeout event
Fri 14th LCI London Main Event (4 Days)



Empire Casino, Leicester Sq
Caesars Entertainment comes to London!
Mon 17th British Poker Awards


HMS President, Embankment
Your Vote Counts at the British Poker Awards
Tues 18th English Poker Open (Day 1A of 4)



Fox Club, Shaftesbury Ave
Wed 19th GUKPT Omaha Pot Limit Freezeout



Victoria Casino, Edgware Rd
One of many events supporting GUKPT ME
Thurs 20th GUKPT Main Event (Day 1A of 3)



Victoria Casino, Edgware Rd
Sun 23rd GUKPT 6-Max Freezeout



Victoria Casino, Edgware Rd
Also Bounty Tournament and £500 freezeout
Mon 24th Western September Festival Week



Western Club, Western Ave
Daily £150 tournies with £17,500 guarantee
Fri 28th Superstack Series (Day 1 of 3)



Genting Casino, Cromwell Rd


In addition to the poker and the parties, Backgammon, Casino and Bingo tournaments will also be hosted at various venues – there is even going to be a “Coin-Flip” tournament (Friday Sept 14th at Aspers) where the winner in a best-of-three toss of a coin progresses into the next round.

Michael Caselli, Editor-in-Chief of organisers Bluff Europe, said,

The London Poker Festival is a unique celebration of the London poker community, which is the best in the world. By putting on this very special schedule of events, we want to give something back to the poker community while at the same time positioning London as a major poker destination to the rest of the world.

Just like the Olympics!