Europe’s biggest poker festival, Poker in the Park, will be in London’s Leicester Square on August 15th-16th, from 4pm – 9pm on Friday 15th and, 10:30am – 6:30pm on the 16th. Those who visit the event will be given a taste of live tournament poker, with a chance to play for glory in one of several free poker tournaments.
Poker in the Park’s PKR-sponsored Poker Dome will host free hourly Texas Hold’em tournaments. Free to attendees, players will find out what it’s like to be a pro-circuit player with professional dealers, tournament director and massages by Ibiza Angels, as well as coverage on the big screen, Poker in the Park’s Jumbotron!
A total of eleven events are schedule allowing players to pit their skills against other players. The Nuts Poker League, Poker Project, the England Poker League, London Pub Poker, SubTV Student Poker, and the Royal Surrey have all pledged their support by sponsoring a tournament.
Timetable of Tournaments at Poker in the Park:
 
Friday 15th August
Event 1:            16:30
Event 2:            17:30
Event 3:            18:30            ‘The SubTV Student Poker League Cup’
Event 4:            19:30            ‘The LondonPubPoker.co.uk Trophy’
 
Saturday 16th August
Event 5:            11:00            ‘The Royal Surrey Tournament’
Event 6:            12:00   
Event 7:            13:00            ‘The Poker Project Trophy’
Event 8:            14:00            ‘The Nuts Poker League Challenge’
Event 9:            15:00   
Event 10:           16:00            ‘The England Poker League Cup’
Event 11:           17:00            ‘The Bluff Europe Championship’
 
Two of the leagues’ heads are looking forward to the event and the opportunity it opens up to new poker players. Steve Bellis of The Nuts Poker League believes it will be ‘definitely the biggest poker event for beginners and enthusiasts alike’, while Steve Hedger, founder of London Pub Poker, sees this as a major opportunity for the capital’s poker community. “London is one of the most vibrant poker cities in the world, and the game is as popular as ever. Our leagues have seen waves of new players coming through our doors and learning the game, and Poker in the Park will be the perfect chance for those who haven’t been bitten by the bug to finally see why we love the game so much.”