The second leg of the 2015 Unibet Open season looks set to be a special experience as it takes place at the iconic Celtic Park, the home of Scottish Premier League champions Celtic F.C.
Unibet Open Glasgow runs from midday on Saturday 6 June until Tuesday 9 June and during that time hundreds of poker players are set to flock to the largest football stadium in Scotland, which also happens to be the seventh-largest in the entire United Kingdom.
There are several tournaments for players to get stuck into, tournament that have buy-ins ranging from £80 up to the £2,000 High Roller.
While all of the events should be full-to-bursting, it is the Unibet Open Glasgow Main Event that is going to be the focal point of the festival and is the tournament that UK & Ireland PokerNews will be reporting from throughout.
Costing £880 to buy into (€1,000+€100), the Unibet Open Glasgow Main Event sees players sit down with 30,000 tournament chips and play to hour-long blinds. This is a freezeout event so once you bust your tournament is over and if you want to turn up fashionably late like Phil Hellmuth famously does, you can register up to the end of the fourth level of play.
2015 Unibet Open Glasgow Schedule
|Fri 5 Jun||1:00pm||Casino Challenge||Qualifiers Only|
|Fri 5 Jun||8:00pm||Spin Championship||Qualifiers Only|
|Sat 6 Jun||12:00pm||Main Event Day 1a||£880||30,000||60-mins|
|Sat 6 Jun||2:00pm||Sports Legends Challenge||Invite Only||40,000||20-mins|
|Sat 6 Jun||4:00pm||Win The Button||£110||10,000||20-mins|
|Sat 6 Jun||7:00pm||Super Satellite Turbo||£80||5,000||15-mins|
|Sun 7 Jun||12:00||Main Event Day 1b||£880||30,000||60-mins|
|Sun 7 Jun||3:00pm||Live Betting Championship||Qualifiers Only|
|Sun 7 Jun||4:00pm||Omaha 4/5/6 Card||£110||10,000||20-mins|
|Sun 7 Jun||7:00pm||High Roller Satellite||£200||8,000||15-mins|
|Mon 8 Jun||11:00am||Main Event Day 2|
|Mon 8 Jun||3:00pm||High Roller||£2,000||60,000|
|Mon 8 Jun||4:00pm||Two Day 25K||£250||25,000||30-mins|
|Mon 8 Jun||7:00pm||Flips Championship||£100||1|
|Tue 9 Jun||11:00am||Main Event Final Day|
|Tue 9 Jun||2:00pm||Two Day 25K Final Day|
With the Unibet Open Glasgow festival taking place at Celtic Park and not an actual casino, players are reminded that these are cashless events. Players are kindly requested to register at the nearby Grosvenor Casino in Merchant City before entering Celtic Park and all buy-ins can be processed either online or at the aforementioned Grosvenor Casino in Merchant City, which is also the venue to head to for you cash game fanatics. It’s a small price to play for hosting an event in such an amazing location.
All players are invited to welcome drinks at the Grosvenor Casino in Merchant City on Friday 5 June between 10:00pm and midnight, giving you the perfect opportunity to register your details and buy into your chosen events.
There is also one of Unibet’s famous player parties on the Saturday night but the venue is yet to be disclosed.
Everything is pointing towards this being an awesome event and UK & Ireland PokerNews will be with you every step of the way.
Will you be coming to Celtic Park for the Unibet Open Glasgow festival? Let us know in the comments box below and we’ll look out for you in Scotland.