2018 PokerStars Festival Series kicks off at the Hippodrome

The Hippodrome Casino in London’s West End will host the first PokerStars Festival of 2018 on 22-28 January.

The global festival returns to the UK capital for the second time with seven days of blockbuster action sponsored by PokerStars, the flagship brand of The Stars Group Inc.

PokerStars Festival London will feature a host of tournaments including the flagship £990 PokerStars Festival Main Event, where poker enthusiasts and professionals will vie for a slice of the total prize pool.

Registration for the Festival’s Main Event is now open with a wide range of satellites available. Players can qualify online now to win their way into the Main Event.

Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree said: “Last year, 23-year-old law student Rehman Kassam from London played a live £120 PokerStars satellite and took home the Main Event first prize of £89,320, the largest win of his poker career.

“Anyone can follow in Rehman’s footsteps and turn a small win into a big investment. That’s the beauty of the PokerStars Festival series. So take a look at the satellites running now.”

All the key dates for the Festival have also been announced, with Super Deep Stack running from 22-24, the High Roller from 23-24, the Main Event from 24-28; the London Cup from 27-28 and the PL Ohama Double Chance on 28.

Whilst poker will take centre-stage, PokerStars will also host a wide variety of special events including the unmissable Player Party at the Hippodrome Casino.

With games and activities available throughout the festival, and London’s famous nightlife all around, players will find plenty to do away from the felt.