Genting UK has announced an expanded GentingBet Poker Series for 2020, adding a third-tier game, Super 80, which it hopes will make the competition more player-accessible.
Now in its ninth year, the series will feature 16 events across the region, including four main and 13 mini competitions that are open to players of all abilities and are not required to compete.
The main events will be held at Luton, Edinburgh Fountain Park, Liverpool Queen Square and Birmingham Resorts World Casino, with a guaranteed £ 100,000 prize pool at each.
The mini events will be held at venues like Newcastle, Westcliff, Sheffield, Blackpool, Queen Square Liverpool, Leeds, Luton and Torquay and will see players competing for a fixed £ 35,000 prize pool as well as nine Genting Poker Series main event seats.
The Super 80 will have four ‘day ones’ running from Wednesday to Saturday, with Sunday’s play to finish. The competition will cost £ 80 to enter with a guaranteed £ 15,000 prize pool. These events operate with a starting stack of 25,000 and run on a 30 minute structure of the GentingBet Poker Series.
The event will make its debut with events played at casinos in Blackpool, Reading, Sheffield, Westcliff and Newcastle at Genting Casino Stoke in February.
The annual poker series has been renamed the GentingBet Poker Series as the company is looking to align its businesses online and offline.
Kevin Proctor, Genting UK’s Poker operations manager, said: “The GentingBet Poker Series continues to go from strength to strength with thousands of poker players, new and old, taking part in our main and mini events all over the country. We committed to providing our customers with the very best in casino experience and we are excited to announce the addition of the Super 80 to our series of events.
“The year we are returning to the South West of England with our events in Plymouth and Torquay. This area of the UK has been without a major poker event for too long and it is great to be able to return.”