UK poker players have had to wait patiently for quality live poker action to return. They don’t have to wait anymore as there is a lot of poker action taking place in October. The Dusk Till Dawn casino is running poker tournaments daily from Thursday to Sunday while the popular 2021 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) returns to Grosvenor G Casino this month for its Luton stop.
The 2020 GKUKPT like all live poker tournaments in the UK had to be canceled due to COVID-19. The live poker tour returned to Luton on October 6 and will run till October 17. The tournament has a range of buy-ins that cater mostly to mid-stakes poker players. There are a number of satellite events taking place to enable players to participate in this 11 day tournament for a fraction of the original buy-ins.
The highlight for the 2021 GKUKPT Luton stop will be the Main Event which has a £1,100+£150 buy-in. The Main Event starts on October 14 and will end on October 17. The last two editions of the Main Event saw prize pools in excess of £300,860. The last time the GKUKPT Luton Main Event took place, there were 307 player registrations and Vikrum Mehta finished in first place to claim £83,590 in prize money.
Some of the other events to watch out for during the GKUKPT Luton stop will be the £250 Mini Main Event. These mini Main Events have turned out to be quite a big hit at all of the GKUKPT stops. Another event to watch out for is the £100+£20 No Limit Hold’em Bounty (£50 bounties), the £180+£20 No Limit Hold’em and the £130+£20 No Limit Hold’em Seniors.
To find out more check out the full schedule of events at GKUKPT.
Dusk Till Dawn Poker Tournaments
The Dusk Till Dawn casino which has one of the most popular poker rooms in the UK closed down in March 2020 just before the COVID-19 pandemic could cause havoc. While other casinos with smaller poker rooms opened in the second half of 2021, Dusk Till Dawn remained closed.
Owner Rob Yong informed his followers on Twitter that he would delay the opening of Dusk Till Dawn until he was fully confident that he could open up and provide a safe and secure environment for all players and staff. Yong announced in August that his plan was to open up in October and he kept to that promise opening back up on Oct 1.
The delayed opening was also due to the fact that Dusk Till Dawn ended up losing key staff during the 18 month lockdown. There were also numerous repairs to make as electronic and digital fixtures had broken down. Yong managed to get all of that up and running but is still hesitant to fully open up to the public.
Dusk Till Dawn is currently only opened four days a week which is Thursday to Sunday. As of now, there are daily poker tournaments taking place on all four days but they are capped as Yong only wants limited seating at the poker tables for now.
The response to these daily poker tournaments at the Dusk Till Dawn has been good with the first week registering over 400 player registrations across all four days. Yong is also being pressured on social media to open up fully and allow UK poker players to enjoy daily poker action.
The poker action scheduled for this week at Dusk Till Dawn is suited for low rollers as the buy-ins are generally £50+£10. Check out Dusk Till Dawn casino to learn more.