Genting UK has unveiled an expanded GentingBet Poker Series for 2020, with the addition of a third-tier competition, Super 80, that it hopes will make the tournament more accessible to players.

Now in its ninth year, the series will feature 16 events across the county, including four main and 12 mini competitions, which are open to players of all abilities and with no qualification is required.

The main events will be played at Luton, Edinburgh Fountain Park, Liverpool Queen Square and Resorts World Casino Birmingham, with a guaranteed prize pool of £100,000 at each.

The mini events will be played at locations including Newcastle, Westcliff, Sheffield, Blackpool, Queen Square Liverpool, Reading, Luton and Torquay and will see players compete for a guaranteed prize pool of £35,000 and nine Genting Poker Series main event seats.

The Super 80 will have four ‘day ones’ running from Wednesday to Saturday, with play to finish on Sunday. The competition costs £80 to enter with a guaranteed prize pool of £15,000. These events operate with a 25,000 starting stack and run on a thirty-minute GentingBet Poker Series structure.   

The event will make its debut at Genting Casino Stoke in February with events played at casinos in Blackpool, Reading, Sheffield, Westcliff and Newcastle.

The annual poker series has been renamed the GentingBet Poker Series as the company looks to align its online and offline businesses.

Kevin Proctor, poker operations manager for Genting UK, said: “The GentingBet Poker Series continues to go from strength to strength with thousands of poker players, new and old, taking part in our main and mini events all over the country. We committed to providing our customers with the very best in casino experience and we are excited to announce the addition of the Super 80 to our series of events.

“The year we are returning to the South West of England with our events in Plymouth and Torquay. This area of the UK has been without a major poker event for too long and it is great to be able to return.”