Poker’s popularity attracts more pubs and bars

Redtooth pokerMore pubs and bars are signing up to be part of a poker league running across the UK.

An average of 430 new bars and pubs have joined the Redtooth Poker League each year, with more than 1,000 now signed up to run games for this season.

The Redtooth Poker season runs in four quarters over a 12-month period and culminates in two national finals with the best 100 amateur poker players winning a trip to Las Vegas in May. Year eight of the Redtooth Poker League began in February 2014.

Martin Green, managing director of Redtooth, said: “The success of the Redtooth Poker League has been phenomenal. Thousands of pubs and venues across the country have benefited from hosting a tournament, with the best players progressing to regional and national finals.

“We have around 1,000 pubs take part each year with new venues joining all the time. The poker leagues offer a different dynamic to pubs and have helped attract a wide range of people, young and old, male and female, to play the game within their community.”

Poker is growing in popularity in the UK, boosted by British TV presenter Victoria Coren Mitchell winning the European Poker Tour for the second time last month.

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