The UK and Ireland Poker Tour started in 2009 with a sponsorship from PokerStars. The tour lasted for five seasons where it ended in Nottingham.
You can live out the exciting times of the UK and Ireland Poker Tour with satellite Bitcoin poker tournaments. For just a few pounds, you can get a ticket to the live tournament’s main event by playing at any gambling site that lets you play poker with Bitcoin.
Poker tour history
UK and Ireland Poker Tour ran like a similar tour as the one in Europe from the same team. PokerStars got the edge over other competitors because their headquarters is in the UK. This allows the team to be familiar with the local market and how many potential players are in the area.
The first season of the poker tour was a collaboration event with the EPT in London. The popularity of the EPT amongst British players has helped provide more awareness to the other poker tour. By the time the second season came, the UK and Ireland Poker Tour became the largest poker event in both of the territories of its namesake.
Through its five seasons, The UK and Ireland Poker Tour send around six to nine different cities across the UK and Ireland. This allows the tour to reach out to various players across the region. Thanks to this, the tour is one of the established poker events in the two regions.
The poker tour offers a guaranteed of more than £1 million in prize pools. However, the main event and other tables were affordable to most type of players. There were even lucky players who won a trip from a satellite Bitcoin poker tournament to join the main event.
The last poker tour ran in Nottingham. More than 1,026 people entered the tournament. In the end, Sam Mitten-Laurence took home the massive prize of £182,000 on April 2015.
The excitement continues after the UK and Ireland Poker Tour, with more live tours from various providers. Get the chance to be in a live main event by joining a satellite tournament at some Bitcoin poker sites. These satellite games have a wide range of buy-ins where the cheapest of can reach as low as £1.
What is waiting for you at the end of the online poker bitcoin tournament is a package invite to an upcoming tour. You will get free airline tickets, a room at the nearest hotel to the venue, and other related prizes. The most important part of the package is a free shot at the main event of a live tour itself.