Poker players in the UK have been starved for live poker action for over a year. While the UK lifted lockdown restrictions and allowed live poker action to resume in May, there hasn’t been any significant live poker stops in the last couple of months.
Live poker players in the UK are looking forward to the return of the popular Grosvenor live poker tour. The GUKPT will return to The Poker room at the Grosvenor Casino in London this week. The tour will start on July 14 and will run till July 25.
This is the first time that the GUKPT is returning to live tournament action since COVID-19 and the London edition is the first stop for the tour this season. The tournament will be headlined by a £1,250 Main Event and is expected to draw a big gathering. There are a number of exciting side events taking place during the tournament that will cater to players with different bankrolls.
The second stop for the Grosvenor poker tour will take place in Manchester in August and then make its way to different parts of the country. The final stop will be the GUKPT Grand Final which will take place in December at the The Poker room at the Grosvenor Casino. You can check out the Grosvenor Poker website for the full schedule or follow them on Twitter for the latest updates.
Poker Room Restrictions Will Change
Players who decide to take part in the GUKPT will be required to wear facemasks at the table as per current UK regulations. However, midways through the tournament these restrictions will change as the UK is expected to lift all lockdown restrictions from July 19. This means after July 19, players will no longer be mandated to wear masks at the table. If you don’t like wearing facemasks, you should look at playing events that are scheduled to take place on or after July 19.
There are growing concerns in the UK that the July 19 restrictions may not be fully lifted as there is a fresh outbreak of COVID-19 cases in the UK. The Euro 2020 finals saw thousands of Brits gather together in Wembley Stadium and on the streets to cheer on England who made it to the Euro 2020 finals and lost. There is concern that there could have been mass transmission during these gathering which could force another lockdown.