LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 28, 2013) - Next-gen poker room PKR today announced details of PKR Live 2013, the latest event in the site's popular live tournament series. Hosted in London by the UK's first supercasino, Aspers Stratford, PKR Live 2013 will feature a $500 buy-in 3-day Main Event played over Easter weekend 2013 (29th to 31st March). More than 300 players are expected to take part giving an anticipated six figure prize pool.
Designed to offer its famously social player base an exciting yet affordable live poker experience, PKR Live was first held at London's Loose Cannon Club in 2008 before moving to the Fox Poker Club. The events gained a reputation for fusing big money poker with the unique friendly community atmosphere for which PKR has become synonymous. Former winners include UK pros Karl Fenton and Rob Angood, and Bluff Europe editor Philip Conneller, while the likes of EPT champion Toby Lewis and WPT title holder Adrien Allain have also graced previous final tables.
Aspers Stratford sits atop the Westfield Centre overlooking the 2012 Olympic Village. The state-of-the-art casino boasts one of Europe's biggest poker rooms, a highly professional cardroom team and exceptional facilities - a glamorous slice of Las Vegas in London.
Aspers' Poker Manager John Scanlon sees PKR Live as the ideal union of a top flight casino and poker's friendliest brand. "I've always loved the fact that PKR offers something different to any other online poker company and I've been a massive fan since they launched. It was obvious from the first conversation that we were on the same page; the ethos and brands match up nicely as we both strive to push the boundaries in our respective markets."
PKR's Marketing Director Simon Prodger comments, "Every year, our players are spoilt by the outstanding quality of Vegas casinos during our WSOP Experience and now they rightly expect nothing less from our events. Aspers offers that level of quality, expertise, style and glitz. Add to that the amazing attitude our players bring to the table, and we expect PKR Live 2013 to be the best yet."
PKR's online satellite schedule begins on 18 December, with weekly satellites to $500 seat-only and $800 packages (including $300 expenses) on offer. Online direct buy-in via PKR's tournament lobby will also be available.
PKR is a revolutionary concept in online poker that has changed the way the game is played. Featuring stunning real-time 3D graphics and a uniquely engaging and immersive gaming system, PKR brings an unparalleled and previously unseen level of realism to online poker. Developed by some of the brightest stars in the video games and poker industries, PKR continues to be the most innovative poker room in the world.