The World Poker Tour will be making a stop in England this fall. The WPT, Party Poker and The Palm Beach Casino are joining forces to present the WPT's first stop in the United Kingdom in the tour's eight season history. The WPT London Poker Classic which is sponsored by PartyPoker will run Aug. 30- Sept. 5 at the May Fair Hotel in London's West End. It will be filmed and aired on TV. "London is a great poker destination and has always been a major target in our ongoing expansion," said WPT President Adam Pliska. "We're thrilled to have found amazing partners in The Palm Beach Casino, Genting UK and The May Fair Hotel London. With the added power of PartyPoker.com, this is sure to be a highly anticipated WPT event on the international schedule." The £5,000+£300 main event will feature two starting days and a player cap of 400. The winner of the WPT London Poker Classic will receive the main chunk of the prize pool, a WPT title, WPT Champions bracelet and a seat to play in the 2011 WPT Championship in Las Vegas. There will also be a few side events along with round the clock cash games. Players can qualify online on PartyPoker and there will also be a casino-based satellite series which is set to kick off this summer in poker clubs and Casinos across London. The Palm Beach Casino in The May Fair Hotel's former Grand Art Deco Ballroom is one of the largest and thrilling gaming rooms in London. Considering the schedule's proximity to both the World Series of Poker Europe and Poker Stars EPT London, casino officials are expecting this event to attract the biggest names of the poker world to the felt. "The Palm Beach Casino is delighted to welcome the World Poker Tour 2010 in London," Genting Casinos London Poker Manager Simon Tomsett said. "We anticipate players from all over the world, playing for the prestigious title."
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