The poker industry in the United Kingdom has grown considerably in the last 5 years and London’s Hippodrome Casino played host to the Fifth Annual British Poker Awards on the 23rd of Feb. The British Poker Awards recognizes the best poker companies, websites, cardrooms and players in the UK industry.
The event was sponsored by Unibet and featured some of the biggest names on the poker circuit including European Poker Tour champions Victoria Coren Mitchell and Liv Boeree along with London based Jorryt van Hoof who was a finalist at the World Series of Poker. The Fifth British Poker Awards was organized by Bluff Europe who put together an exciting ceremony that kept attendees entertained at all times.
The event started at 6.30 pm where guests were able to meet up and have a few drinks. The drinks were sponsored by RankingHero.com, a social poker platform. The award ceremony recognized over 12 different categories and the nominees for each award were determined by an experienced panel that included RankingHero.com’s Nicolas Levi; ‘voice of poker’ Jesse May; Late Night Poker creator Nic Szeremeta and poker journalists Lee Davy, Barry Carter and Matthew Pitt.
Victoria Coren Mitchell was the centre of attention as she won three awards for Best Social Media User, Poker Personality of the Year and Performance of the Year. In a statement, Michael Caselli, British Poker Awards organiser and Bluff Europe Magazine Editor-in-Chief said
It was an honour to recognise UK poker’s leading lights at a fantastic venue like the Hippodrome. Vicky has been one of the trendsetters in poker for years, and her success in 2014 was fantastic to see
Some of the other winners at the Fifth Annual British Poker Awards included Chris Moorman for best online player and Players’ Player of the year; Simon Deadman for breakout player of the year and best live tournament player’ Jake Cody won the best blogger award and Daniel Negreanu for Best International Player. The best live cardroom was awarded to Dusk Till Dawn and WPT500 Nottingham won the best UK tournament.
Victoria Coren Mitchell had already won 3 awards in the past and with her 3 wins this year now has a total of 6 awards. To find out more information about the British Poker Awards or to see a full list of the award categories and winners, please go to www.thebritishpokerawards.com.
Highlights of the British Poker Awards can be seen below courtesy of CalvinAyre.com