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Matchroom Secure World Poker Tour Deal
Fresh off a successful stint producing the 48 Hour PartyPoker Big Game IV, UK TV producers Matchroom Poker have announced they will be producing the European legs of World Poker Tour events. The first stop will be the Grand Prix de Paris in France from May 8.

Matchroom Sport Managing Director Eddie Hearn said: ''We are delighted to be working with the WPT on this exciting project. The WPT has established itself as the number one Tour in poker and bringing their prestigious events to Europe is great news for players, broadcasters and the game of poker.'

Earlier this month we brought you news that the WPT is rumoured to be hosting an event in London this Summer.

GUKPT Manchester Main Event Today
The next main event on the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour schedule starts today at the G Casino in Manchester. This is always a popular event with popular winners, as former champions include Dave Colclough, Marc Goodwin and Chris Moorman’s Dad Simon. You can catch live updates from the event at the GUKPT Blog.

You can buy in direct to any of these events at Blue Square Poker. You can also start off your GUKPT campaign with a free £11 and £55 tournament token, exclusive when you join BlueSquare Poker via UK Pokernews, also good for an impressive $500 sign up bonus.

Newcastle G Casino To Open Next Month
Speaking of G Casinos, a new one is set to open in Newcastle next month after a £1.5 million refurbishment to the old venue. 20 new jobs will be created and amongst the new additions will be a 100 seater poker room expected to host plenty of tournaments.

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