Brand New Poker Tour Takes a Bow
With a four day poker extravaganza, from 29 May 2014 to 1 June 2014, the recently renamed MPN explodes onto the scene with the MPN Poker Tour (MPNPT). This initial festival of the game takes place at Aspers Casino, Stratford, London, and offers seven exciting events over its run, including the Main Event which commences at 12pm on 30 May 2014.
The previous day the event starts with a satellite that feeds the Main Event. Initial buy-in is £35 with rebuys available at £20.
All About the Aspers
Aspers Casino offers more games for its visitors than any other UK casino. The Poker Room is the largest in London offering a regular 300 seats. The seating is increased for larger tournaments. The non-gaming facilities at Aspers are excellent.
Clary’s Restaurant is open for appetizing lunches and dinners. Players can use their chips to pay for food and regular loyalty members can build up points to use for free food. The casino’s Sky Bar provides a place to look out across the Olympic Stadium where customers can enjoy beers, champagne, and cocktails. The venue often plays host to live music and a VIP room is available for those special celebrations.
The Rise of the MPN
The visit of its tour to Aspers marks another step in the growth of MPN. Formerly known as Microgaming Poker Network it was a popular revenue maker in the world of online poker until Unibet decided to go it alone earlier this year. It lost its way somewhat with the departure of Unibet but is now taking steps to regain ground; one of which was bringing PokerLoco to the network. Initiating the new tour is another of those steps, aimed to display the growth of the network as a poker force.
Join the Party at Aspers
For those joining the excitement at the tour inauguration event it isn’t all about the Main Event. On the same day the Big Night Out NL Hold’em freezeout provides an opportunity for those unsuccessful at the big one to see some further action, for a buy-in of £165.
On 31 May 2014 there’s a chance for Chinese Poker enthusiasts to shine at the Open Face Chinese Poker £55 buy-in. Outside of these events there are plenty more to entertain including a Bounty Tournament at which players receive £25 for every fellow participant they eliminate. The MPN certainly seem to be pulling out all the stops to impress.
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