Wednesday, November 23, 2011 : GENTING BUYS FOX POKER
London’s only dedicated poker venue bought by casino giant
Fox Poker Club has announced that Genting Casinos has acquired London’s only dedicated poker venue for an undisclosed sum.
The club was founded by Chris North and Ian Hogg in 2005 after seeing a space in the market for a poker club due to the demand created by the online poker revolution.
The club was granted a full UK Casino licence in 2008 and it opened in September 2010 after securing fundraising of around GBP1 million.
The establishment now employs over 80 staff and has over 20,000 members signed in just over 12 months. The club continues to make a healthy profit and is experiencing record week-on-week trading, a spokesman said this week.
The Fox Poker Club is London’s only fully licensed and dedicated poker club, situated on the world famous Shaftesbury Avenue in the heart of London’s West End.
Chris North, managing director of Fox Poker Club, said: “It was always a dream of mine to open a poker club in London and although it’s been a real challenge, with delayed openings and not getting our 24 hour licence until July this year, I’m extremely proud of what we’ve achieved. The club is in a great position to continue growing and we are very pleased that it is passing to such good hands. We wish the club and Genting all the success in the future.”