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The PokerStars UKIPT London festival will run from April 5-10, 2016 and will attract the best players from across the UK, Ireland and beyond.

Season 6 kicks-off in the iconic Hippodrome casino located in the heart of London’s West End, and The Hippodrome is no ordinary casino. With five bars, a restaurant, a live music & cabaret theatre, shisha terrace, three floors of gaming and PokerStars LIVE, there is plenty to keep you entertained all night.

Season 5’s London event was won by the UK’s Rapinder Cheema, who outlasted a field of more than 700 players and take home the top prize of £78,825. Season 6’s first stop will again be a celebration of poker. The PokerStars London Poker Festival features a £700+70 buy-in Main Event, and there will be a wealth of tournaments to choose from - including the £2,000 + £200 High Roller and the £300 + £30 London cup event.


The Hippodrome Casino
Cranbourn Street,
Leicester Square,

Tel No: +44 (0)207 769 8888

Dress Code: No dress code, so wear what you are comfortable wearing.
Minimum Age: 18
Other information: Photo ID is required for entry and all players must be a member of the Hippodrome casino

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Players who have won seat and expenses on PokerStars can take advantage of specials offers and deals from UKIPT Hotels.

For all other poker players, media and anyone else planning to attend the PokerStars London Festival, we have set up a dedicated website for hotel bookings: Please e-mail

By air: London has several airports within easy reach of the city centre. The main London airport is Heathrow, which serves nearly all major international airlines as well as numerous budget airlines. Heathrow is 15 miles west of London (24km). Other London airports - Gatwick, Luton and Stansted - are further afield, but enjoy easy train and bus links to the city centre.

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Tournament Buy-In Options



Buy-in using funds from your PokerStars account by following these tabs on the PokerStars client: ‘Live Events’ if using PokerStars 7, or ‘Events’ > ‘UKIPT’ > ‘Qualifiers’ if using an older client.

Online Registration will be available up until 15:00 the day before the tournament starts


Please Note: all UK-based players should have migrated to PokerStars.UK by now. If you have not, please do so simply by logging on to your account, upon which the migration process should be automatic.

PokerStars.UK users will not able to buy in to live events via the client going forward. While we would like to be able to allow you to directly buy-in to live events using money in your PokerStars.UK account, we are simply not permitted to offer such services going forward.

This will only affect you when you are trying to directly buy-in to live events using funds from your PokerStars.UK account. This has no impact on players who win satellite entries to live events, or players who buy-in using funds that are from outside of their PokerStars accounts.

Please be aware that you are going to need to use alternative mechanisms to buy-in to future live events, such as wire-transfers, cash and or by using debit cards.


Pre-Registration is not available via wire transfer, however you may wire funds to The Hippodrome and use the funds to register at the venue in person.

If you wish to transfer funds for tournaments by wire transfer please email The Hippodrome Casino directly for instructions:

These funds will be held upon deposit for you to use for tournament buy-ins or cash games.

For any other enquiries regarding the UKIPT, please contact


Sterling GBP (£) is the only accepted currency, however, the Hippodrome offers foreign exchange on Euros, US, Canadian and Australian Dollars, Swiss Francs, Japanese Yen, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish Crowns. There is no maximum a player can exchange, and no commission is charged. Please remember to bring your passport.


Please note that credit cards are not accepted at any UK licenced casinos including The Hippodrome Casino.

All major UK debit cards are accepted at The Hippodrome Casino, London


The Hippodrome is handling all cash game wires. Please email them for further details at

These funds will be held upon deposit for you to use for tournament buy-ins or cash games.

IMPORTANT: It can take up to five days for The Hippodrome Casino to receive a bank transfer. Banking operations are available from Monday-to-Friday.

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Click for the full Tournament Schedule, including starting stacks and level times

April 5th - Tuesday 
13:00 1 NL - One Rebuy/One Add on Super Satellite to UKIPT HR (Max Spend Allowed) £150 + £15
18:00 2 NL - Hold'em High Roller - "8 Handed" - Single Re-Entry - Day 1 £2,000 + £200
20:00 3 NL - Freezeout Satellite to UKIPT Main Event  £100 + £10
April 6th   - Wednesday
14:00 4A UKIPT Main Event - Day 1A £700 + £70
14:00 2 NL - Hold'em High Roller - "8 Handed" - Single Re-Entry - Day 2 CLOSED
18:00 5 NL - Freezeout Satellite to UKIPT Main Event  £100 + £10
20:15 6 NL - Holdem Turbo Deepstack £100 + £10
April 7th  - Thursday
11:00 4B UKIPT Main Event - Day 1B £700 + £70
20:15 7 NL - Freezeout Satellite to UKIPT Main Event  £100 + £10
April 8th - Friday
11:00 4C UKIPT Main Event - Day 1C £700 + £70
20:15 8 NL - Hold'em Turbo £200 + £10
April 9th  - Saturday
11:00 4 UKIPT Main Event - Day 2 CLOSED
12:00 9A NL - London Cup - Flight 1A - Play down to 15% (One Entry Per Flight) £300 + £30
18:00 9B NL - London Cup - Flight 1B - Play down to 15% (One Entry Per Flight) £300 + £30
22:00 10 NL - Late Night Turbo £500 + £50
April 10th  - Sunday
12:00 4 UKIPT Main Event - Final Day  CLOSED
13:00 9 NL - London Cup - Day 2 CLOSED
12:00 11 PLO - Double Chance £200 + £20
12:00 12 NL - Hold'em Ladies event  £150 + £15
14:00 13 NL - Hold'em Turbo - Super Deepstack - EPT Edition £200 + £20
  • 3% will be withheld from all prizepools to cover staffing costs
  • We reserve the right to change, amend or alter any portion of the above schedule
  • All tournaments may have a day added or subtracted at Tournament Director discretion

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