The London World Poker Open
London's Old Billingsgate Market will be the venue of the biggest and brightest poker tournament in the world, the London Open 2005 , on August 3-6 spearheaded by the World Poker Exhange and to bebroadcast at the Bravo Channel.
Celebrity poker enthusiasts and top poker pros are set to play in the 4-day event. First round of celebrity players who take a shot at the $2 million prize pool include Jennie Garth, Mimi Rogers, Richard Kind, Willie Garson, Nicholas Gonzalez, and Peter Facinelli.
The London Open is being showcased as the first-ever lifestyle poker event. International stars in film, music, sports, and of course, the poker world have signed up for the tournaments.
The event is not your average casino or studio televised tournament, it promises unique lifestyle activities, charity components and extra services beyond anyone's expectations.
“The London Open is going to be an ‘all in' experience unrivaled by any other poker tournament,” explains Haden Ware, managing director of the World Poker Exchange.
The high stakes gaming event to be staged in London on the banks of the River Thames features a $2 million guaranteed prize pool and distinctive cultural,entertainment and dining experiences. A pinnacle of the four-day style-heavy event will be a private concert, a separate charity tournament and VIP Reception featuring South London-based funky pop act Dirty Vegas, international chanteuse and “Queen of the Nightclub” Grace Jones, and celebrity club and party DJ Guy Preston.
The London Open will be broadcast as a Bravo primetime TV special World Poker Exchange London Open . Those who want to participate in the event will have to sign up and RSVP on or before July 10.
The World Poker Exchange is a licensed and regulated multi-player internet poker room that has served the online community since the outset of online poker play. Based in Antigua and established in spring 2001, World Poker Exchange is one of the world's fastest growing online poker sites.