LONDON, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Welcome to the World Series of Poker 2011! Every summer all eyes are on one poker tournament in one location, Las Vegas. King of the poker scene, Las Vegas offers a natural arena for this hotly anticipated championship and boasts the success of the previous tournaments to its already world-renowned name. Sky Poker, champion of the UK poker scene, have sent their crack team of customers and poker pros across the pond to enjoy the world's biggest Poker tournament.
Along with poker pro Julian Thew, seven lucky Sky Poker players are representing Sky Poker. Julian Thew, a sponsored Sky Poker pro, and known among his competitors as the Yo-Yo on account of his oscillating chipstack, will hopefully lead the way to Sky Poker's success. Winner of the European Poker Tour and also The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour, Thew could be Sky Poker's lucky charm.
The World Series of Poker is held in the Pavilion and the Amazon Room in the Rio Convention area at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Annually held in Las Vegas since 2005, winning the tournament is the highest accolade a poker player can receive. Event winners are awarded with prestigious WSOP bracelets and monetary prizes, while the main victor collects a multi-million dollar prize and bracelet - and the honour of winning poker's greatest event!
With the teams already in Las Vegas, you can follow the UK poker team while they take part in the greatest poker tournament in the world. Sky Poker have a special WSOP page dedicated to covering their progress on their website. Championed as the strongest team Sky Poker ever sent to Las Vegas, show your support by visiting the website and finding out more. With live updates from the circuit, latest interviews with stars such as Bertrand 'Elky' Grospellier, Jesse May and Teddy Sheringham, photos galleries, Tony Tikay's blogs and postcards from Vegas there is only one place to keep up-to-date with all the hottest action from WSOP.
Sky Poker is the British Sky Broadcasting's division for online poker, which allows users to play poker on their website and screens selected hands from various tournaments and cash games on Sky Poker TV, allowing players on the site to become the stars of the TV channel. Sky Poker focuses on UK poker games players, with all play at the tables in pounds rather than dollars, as well as its own Sky Poker Tour around the country.
SOURCE Sky poker