Genting and Grosvenor Announce Details Of 2020 Poker Tours

Genting and Grosvenor Announce Details Of 2020 Poker Tours
Luton, Edinburgh, Blackpool, Manchester and Leeds are all on the GUKPT schedule (© PA Images)

With over 40 land-based casinos Genting is one of the UK’s best-known casino chains and like its rival, Grosvenor, it has its own series of poker tournaments held at its venues across the country.

The Genting Poker Series made its debut in 2012 with six events and has grown year-on-year.

For 2020 it has announced 16 stops on its tour with 12 legs demanding a £225 entry fee and the remaining four being £500 entry competitions with £100,000 guaranteed prize-pools.

All tournaments are No Limit Hold’em, the £225 entry competitions have a £35,000 guaranteed prize-pool and the first leg in 2020 starts on February 6th in Newcastle.

Grosvenor, a slighter bigger casino chain in numerical terms, released the dates for their 2020 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour at the end of 2019.

Its first event is in London’s Victoria Casino starting on January 23rd. The same venue will also host the ninth and final GUPT leg of the year and is scheduled to run between November 21st and December 6th.

Luton, Edinburgh, Blackpool, Manchester and Leeds are the other venues on the GUKPT schedule.

Triton Series Heading For Jeju

The extraordinary Triton Poker Series dropped a number of promotional trailer videos on its fans over the New Year period to promote its opening event of 2020, a Super High Roller Series in Jeju Shinwa World in South Korea between February 10th and 22nd.

Thereafter, the Triton Series heads back to the Maestral Resort & Casino in Budva nestled on the beautiful Adriatic coast in Montenegro, before returning to central London for a second successive year.

The confirmed 2020 Triton Series dates are:

  • Jeju, South Korea: 10-22 February
  • Budva, Montenegro: 4-18 May
  • London, England: 29 Jul-13 Aug

MPN Going Out In Style

Meanwhile, the Microgaming Poker Network may be winding down ahead of its May 19th closure but it is not doing so quietly.

In addition to its final Microgaming Poker Tour Grand Finale in Madrid at the start of December the network are hosting a €500,000 GTD Universal Championship of Poker (UCOP) series between January 19th and February 2nd.

The UCOP series consists of 54 events with buy-ins to suit all pockets, guaranteed prize-pools and a leader-board with over €20,000 in prizes.