TonyBet has obtained a license to operate in the UK market. Tony G., the founder of TonyBet, said: “We are delighted to be regulated in the UK. It’s the best online gaming market in the world and we want to make it fun and enjoyable for our customers.”

Tony G., who is presently a delegate of the Liberal Party of Lithuania in the European Parliament, said that UK’s new regulations are “a testament to the hard work and integrity we have been striving for since establishing the company in 2009.”

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The license permits TonyBet to offer its online sportsbook, called TonyBet Sports, and its Open Face Chinese (OFC) poker product, called TonyBet Poker, which was launched in December 2013.

TonyBet is also organizing its inaugural live OFC Poker event, called the OFC Poker World Championship, which will begin at Prague in Czech Republic on December 8. A TonyBet Poker representative told that the event “will celebrate the incredible year” by ensuring that players will get plenty of OFC Poker action. Since TonyBet Poker is the largest international OFC online poker room, the operator decided to grab the opportunity to provide some live OFC action for its customers. Since several online poker players will be travelling to Prague in December, it happens to be the best time to organize the first-ever live poker event. The representative declared, “We are set to run the biggest live OFC event in history.”

The first OFC World Championship of its kind comprises a high-roller tournament with a buy-in of €10,000 and a Main Event with a buy-in of €1,000. Both will be based on Pineapple OFC Poker, which is the most popular variant of OFC Poker at TonyBet Poker.

Since TonyBet Poker is aware of the fact that most players cannot afford the €1,000, it is offering several opportunities for players to qualify for free. According to a TonyBet Poker spokesperson, the online poker room is giving away 40 free seats to the Main Event, but players need to first emerge as the top players of qualifier satellites played at TonyBet Poker. The online poker room is running satellites every day, and the top three players of each satellite will win free seats to the Main Event.

The event is likely to make history as several top poker pros, who will be travelling to Prague to take part in the EPT Prague, will also participate in it.

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