Wednesday August 7,2013 : ISLE OF MAN GEARING UP FOR MAJOR ONLINE POKER TOURNAMENT
Half a million pounds in guaranteed prize pools available
The Isle of Man, home to many online gambling operators and software companies, is gearing up for an influx of an anticipated 600 poker players in October this year.
The cause of the excitement is the fourth and penultimate round of the Pokerstars UK and Ireland Poker Tournament, which will be held on the island between October 31 and November 4.
The Pokerstars headquarters are based on the island, which is situated between Ireland and England in the Irish Sea.
Players will battle it out over four days in the Villa Marina entertainment complex in a competition which has guaranteed prize money totalling half a million pounds.
This year's UKIPT tour started in June in Marbella, moving to Galway, Ireland in August, hence to London and then to the Isle of Man. The grand final will take place in Nottingham, UK at the end of November.