UK Pokernews Exclusive: Pokerstars Announce UKIPT Edinburgh & Reduce Dublin Buy-in
We have an exclusive here at UK Pokernews have Pokerstars have unveiled the details of the Scottish stop on their UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT). UKIPT Edinburgh will be the seventh stop on the tour and will take place at the Corn Exchange between August 19-22. The four-day £500+50 Main Event will form the highlight of a packed schedule of poker over the summer weekend, which will run during Edinburgh’s world-famous Fringe arts festival.
All UKIPT Edinburgh players should note that registration for the Main Event and all Side Events will be available online through PokerStars.com and in cash at Grosvenor Casinos across the UK. Cash buy-ins will not be accepted at the Corn Exchange during the event. Advance registration is encouraged to ensure a seat.
PokerStars have also announced a change to the UKIPT Dublin schedule: due to public demand expressed in a player survey, the buy-in for the Main Event has been reduced to €500+60 – however the guarantee is not being reduced and will remain a huge €250,000.
UKIPT Tour Host Nick Wealthall said, “we’re thrilled that UKIPT Edinburgh will take place during the Fringe Festival, a world-famous event which brings out the best in this vibrant city. The Corn Exchange is one of the major Fringe venues, and we’re confident that Edinburgh’s first ever major poker tournament will add to the Festival’s incredible atmosphere.
"We’re very pleased with how Season 1 has gone so far, but the rest of the season has a lot to offer; with two higher buy-in events, guaranteed €250,000 prize pools at Killarney and Dublin, as well as an EPT London seat added to each UKIPT event, the PokerStars.com UKIPT really will be bringing the best of live poker to the UK & Ireland this summer.”
Qualifiers for UKIPT Brighton, which takes place July 15-19 at the Rendezvous Casino, are currently taking place. For more information check out the UKIPT Website.
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