Unibet UK Poker Tour Heads to Milton Keynes for the First Time
The Casino MK in Milton Keynes is gearing up to host its first-ever Unibet UK Poker Tour event, a £40,000 guaranteed no-limit hold;em tournament running from Mar. 15-17.
Unibet created this UK tour in 2017 and have since run nine events. Each of the tournaments costs £220 to enter, has a £40,000 guaranteed prize pool and one re-entry is permitted on each of the two starting flights. Players also have the option to play both Day 1A and Day 1B, taking their largest stack with them to Day 2 should they progress from both starting flights.
Whoever takes down a Unibet UK Poker Tour event during 2019, there will be four stops, wins the lion’s share of the prize pool, a custom trophy and a €2,000 Unibet Open package; another €2,000 Unibet Open package is awarded to the online qualifier who lasts the longest.
Previous Unibet UK Poker Tour Results
|2017||Rendezvous Casino, Brighton||261||Mateusz Krzyzewski||£14,090|
|2017||Alea Casino, Glasgow||205||Andrew Mackenzie||£11,500|
|2017||Alea Nottingham, Nottingham||Russell Betts||£8,966*|
|2017||Rendezvous Casino, Brighton||316||Colin Bidwell||£11,540*|
|2017||Manchester235, Manchester||225||Michael Gilbert||£12,300|
|2018||Rendezvous Casino, Brighton||289||Paul Romain||£13,000|
|2018||Alea Glasgow, Glasgow||198||Vinod Jadav||£11,000|
|2018||Redezvous Casino, Brighton||327||Michael Tucknott||£14,220*|
|2019||Manchester235, Manchester||284||Justin Devonport||£12,300|
This will be the first time the Casino MK has hosted a Unibet UK Poker Tour event. Although one of the United Kingdom’s Super Casinos and boasting a sizeable poker room, Casino MK has not being a venue synonymous with major live poker events.
John Gudger, father for former PKR sponsored pro Eleanor Gudger, won £12,750 at the Casino MK when he won the partypoker WPT National UK event in Dec. 2013, which is the biggest single prize won in a poker tournament at the venue. Whoever wins the Unibet UK Poker Tour event this week will be hoping for a similar, if not larger, prize.
The biggest prize the Unibet UK Poker Tour has awarded came in 2018 at the Rendezvous Casino in Brighton. Michael Tucknott topped a field of 327 to secure a £14,220 payout after a heads-up deal with Jason Westbury. This sum surpassed the £14,090 awarded to Mateusz Krzyzewski at the inaugural Unibet UK Poker Tour in 2017, also in Brighton.
Unibet UK Poker Tour 2019 Milton Keynes Schedule
|Fri 15 Mar||6:00 p.m.||Unibet UK Poker Tour Milton Keynes Day 1A|
|Sat 16 Mar||2:00 p.m.||Unibet UK Poker Tour Milton Keynes Day 1B|
|Sun 17 Mar||1:00 p.m.||Unibet UK Poker Tour Milton Keynes Final Day|
There’s still time to win your way into the £40,000 guaranteed Unibet UK Poker Tour Milton Keynes Main Event, and plenty of time to secure a seat in the upcoming Newcastle leg that runs from Jun. 7-9.
Download Unibet Poker via UK & Ireland PokerNews to receive a £500 playthrough bonus. Make a deposit then you’ll receive cash into your account when you reach specific rake milestones.
The bonus expires 60-days after you create your account so get your grind on and see how much cash you can earn.
In addition to the welcome bonus, all new players are invited to four weekly €500 freeroll tournaments, which run on Sundays, and once you have made a deposit you will receive four €4 Unibet Open tickets and an €8 cash game ticket