On June 23, 2007, Bluff Magazine Europe, one of the continent's poker magazines, is celebrating the summer and the acknowledgment of London as Europe's #1 Poker City by holding a poker event with the help of the WPT in the capital.
"Poker in the Park" will be held in Leicester Square Park on July 16, 2007, Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Both Bluff Europe Magazine and World Poker Tour will be holding "Learn to Play" and "Play for Fun" tournaments for Poker Lovers of all skill levels and tournament backgrounds.
The Poker Event, sponsored by Bluff Magazine Europe and World Poker Tour is open to all participants over 18 years old. Players might find themselves playing against actress Mimi Rogers, who is a WPT board member and poker enthusiast.
World Poker Tour President, Founder and CEO, Steve Lipscomb will also join the event. The WPT will also give poker gift packages to the first 1,000 visitors in the tournament.
Lipscomb said that they are happy with the acknowledgment of London as the number one poker capital in the continent. The WPT was at the lead of the global boom of poker. They are honored to be a part of London's poker history.
To commemorate Bluff Magazine's recognition of London as Europe's number one poker city, a plaque will be given to the mayor of London, thanking the city for its contributions to the poker community.
Michael Caselli, the editor-in-chief of Bluff Magazine Europe, said that "Poker in Park" is a good opportunity for poker enthusiasts to enjoy themselves for free in a good environment.
A lot of people are beginning to see that the game of poker utilizes both skill and intellect. The poker tournament is also a celebration of the growing popularity of poker in London.