The news that Dusk Till Dawn Casino and Sky Poker are hosting a fantastic new £1m+ Tournament this summer is a big story in the UK poker scene and players are now officially counting down the days to August after Sky Poker started their satellites for the £500,000 Main Event this week.
We’ll detail all the different ways you can earn yourself a £1,000 seat at the main event, together with a £500 contribution towards your travel and accommodation costs.
But first up, Batman-to-be Ben Affleck is one of Hollywood’s most famous actors and casino lovers, but he found himself in a little hot water on a recent trip to Las Vegas with wife Jennifer Garner, ahead of the start of filming for the new Man of Steel movie...
Oscar winner Ben Affleck hit the headlines last week when he was asked to leave the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas by security staff after the famous actor was suspected of card counting at the blackjack tables.
Affleck is reported to have won $800,000 playing blackjack at the Hard Rock Casino back in 2001 and it is also known that Affleck is a very keen and talented poker player.
However, casino experts revealed that Affleck had been “suspected of moving his wagers to the count” and that the actor had been “informed that he was being too obvious moving his money with the count."
It is thought Affleck had racked up a decent profit on his game at the Hard Rock before casino officials, who were tipped off to the actor by security experts, moved to intervene and ask him to leave the tables.
Security are said to have ordered a cab for Affleck and his wife to take them back to their hotel.
While card counting is not strictly illegal, it is frowned upon in casinos as when used correctly, it can give the player a slight edge over the casino when playing blackjack.
Affleck was thought to be using a card counting method called “perfect basic."
However, Affleck was not banned from the casino, as suggested in early reports, with owners of the Hard Rock stating that “Mr Affleck, a valued guest of Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, is not banned from our property and is welcome back any time.”
It promises to be a huge summer for the UK poker world with the first 6-Max UKPC event to be held at the Dusk Till Dawn Casino in Nottingham, in conjunction with Sky Poker.
And now that Sky Poker’s iPad Giveaway has concluded, the site has launched a huge campaign to attract its poker players to attempt to win their way into the final of the £500,000 6-Max Main Event.
There are four different ways players can earn themselves a fantastic package including their £1,000 Main Event buy in, plus £500 in travel/accommodation costs:
The countdown to this summer’s biggest and newest poker event in the UK has started on Sky Poker, so remember to opt in to any promotion that catches your eye to see if you can earn yourself a place in the big money event.
Sky Poker is one of our top-rated picks for the best online poker room for UK players. Find out why by creating an account there yourself, and to top it off get a £20 Sky Poker free bankroll offer as a thank you.