Genting Casino enters prestigious partnershipTuesday, May 30, 2017 10:18
With over 40 casinos under its wings and a thriving online community, Genting Casino is a popular choice for poker players within the UK. The Genting Poker Series (GPS) - first introduced in 2013 - has established itself as a popular tournament within the scene. In 2016, Genting Casino offered players a prize pool of over £370,000. In 2017, the poker tour gets bigger and bolder, and becomes even more attractive: Genting Casino has just announced that it has teamed up with PokerStars!
Tournaments at Genting Casino just got better
This partnership means that players on PokerStars.com - the world's largest online poker site - will be able to qualify for the Genting Casino live tournaments. The first events under Genting Casino's latest partnership with the poker company are the PokerStars MEGASTACK tournaments. Currently, four events are scheduled with a £170 buy-in and a guaranteed prize pool of £25,000.
"We already enjoy a strong working relationship with PokerStars and look forward to taking this to the next level to optimise the robust nature of its software for the benefit of our customers. The link with PokerStars will allow more people to take part in the GPS, through the provision of a clear online qualification route," commented Kevin Proctor, Genting Casinos UK Poker Operations Manager.
For Genting Casino this partnership means more than 'just' additional players; it also raises the profile of the event. Pro player Jake Cody of Team PokerStars hopes to enter many of the events.
“I’m so excited that PokerStars has given players the opportunity to qualify online for the Genting Poker Series," commented Cody who is also a popular YouTube vlogger. Cody further added that both giants collaborating will result in "the best events for players".
Qualify, play and reap some serious rewards: hard cash
Next up in the Genting Casino calendar is a mini event in Luton in August with a guaranteed prize pool of £35,000. Last year's event saw the pool grow to £76,600 which gives players a good idea of what's in store at Genting Casino Luton this summer. The three-day tournament is followed by another series of mini events, including an event at Genting Casino's impressive flagship resort in Birmingham.
The highlight of the year takes place in November. The fabulous Genting Casino at Edinburgh's Fountain Park hosts Leg 13. Genting raises the bar with this event and guarantees a prize pool of £100,000. But there's more to the event than that: Edinburgh's premier casino comes with snazzy cocktails, delightful treats and frequent live entertainment. "If your vision of a casino is James Bond, in a tux, at Monte Carlo, forget it," boasts the brand. Smart casual is the general rule. Genting Casino wants its players to be comfortable and have a good time.
Genting Casino belongs to the Malaysian entertainment conglomerate Genting Group. The partnership with PokerStars is part and parcel of its strategy. "The strategy to reduce short-term volatility in its premium players business continues to prove successful in developing a more sustainable business," commented Genting in a press release. Besides targeting premium players with more competitive and prestigious events, the company plans to introduce new attractions in the UK, including virtual reality games.