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Poker’s Popularity Continues to Spread
The Merrion Club Casino, Dublin, June 23rd – 27th — The inaugural
Gaming Club World Poker Championships is nearly upon us, with the
cream of the world’s top poker players and a few celebrities all
descending on Dublin for the biggest ever first prize in land-based
Pot Limit Hold’em of EUR 250,000 and a massive total prize fund of
over EUR 730,000, (based on a maximum of 128 players).
The finest players from across the Atlantic such as 9 times World
Series Champion Phil Hellmuth, Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson, Howard Lederer
and Phil Ivey are all making the long trip to Dublin from the States,
to take on the finest European players in the form of 2004 British
Open Champion Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliot, UK’s finest the Hendon Mob and
European women’s number one Lucy Rokach.
International film star Mimi Rogers is also confirmed to attend
and having made a name for herself during various poker events in the
USA she is making her first appearance in a European tournament.
The event is being sponsored by The Gaming Club, an online casino
and poker room and part of the Carmen Media owned super group of
casinos, Belle Rock Gaming. Belle Rock’s head of poker, Richard De Waal says bringing the tournament to Ireland will help poker reach a
larger audience still; "Having an event of this size and prestige in
Europe is fantastic for poker and the rise of the game outside of the
United States, and I think this is reflected by the quality of
players coming from abroad for the event."
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