Friday 17th February, 2017

Genting Poker Series Newcastle under way

By Mad Harper

Could you be the next GPS champion? Genting Poker Series Newcastle is under way with Day1b of the £35,000 guarantee Main Event starting at 7pm tonight, and Day 1c kicking off tomorrow evening at 5pm.  Last year, Gerry McNally took it down, defeating a 247-strong field to win £49,400.

Players are entitled to one entry and one re-entry per Day 1 so you’ve plenty of chances left to get involved. All levels are 40 minutes long with 11 levels on all Day 1s and Day 2 playing to a finish. The starting stack is 25k and late registration is open for 6 levels. The prize pool for the £220 tourney includes nine seats in GPS 2017 £440 Main Events.


One of the unique features of the Genting Poker Series tour is that if your chips total less than the starting stack when you’re bagging up, you can opt to hand them in and re-enter the following day.


There are 18 events planned for 2017 taking place right across the UK. All the “Mini” events have a £220 buy-in with £35,000 guarantee while the major £440 buy-in events – such as Sheffield in March, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, in May, Liverpool in August, Edinburgh in October, boast a £100k guarantee.

The Genting Poker Series is a fantastic national tour that uses local casinos to provide that 'big' tournament experience at affordable buy ins. MainEventTravel is the tour’s Official Travel Partner and we’ve negotiated a number of deals at hotels local to all the stops so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re planning a trip.

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