LONDON APRIL 2019
Cash Game Festival will be held at Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford City, Englands only super casino. This means that Aspers is big on choice, not only do they have one of the biggest card rooms in Europe, they also offer a great variety of table games like Roulette, Blackjack, Three Card poker, Punto Banco and the Superwheel. On top of that you can dine in style at Clary’s Restaurant or enjoy a quick snack in Tanzibar. Another favourite for regulars as well as non gamers is their cocktail bar, the Sky Bar with its open roof terrace, regular live music acts and stunning décor.
At Aspers you need to be over 18 years old as well as bring an ID if you are a first time visitor. The casino is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 364 days a year, yes, they are closed on Christmas Day. The dress code is smart, relaxed and stylish, like the casino itself.
The casino is located on the 3rd floor of Aspers in Westfield, Stratford City. To find out how to get to the casino or to Westfield Stratford City please check this informative page: https://uk.westfield.com/stratfordcity/centre-info/getting-here.
If you need hotel then Cash Game Festival is happy to announce that through a partnership with Main Event Travel we can offer a great selection of hotels and travel arrangements throughout the festival in a close distance to the casino or why not in the city center since the casino is just a few tube stops from the major attractions of the great city of London.
LONDON AS A CASH GAME POKER DESTINATION
London is the perfect poker destination, famous for it’s tournaments as well as cash game scene. There are several fully functioning card rooms and casinos dealing the game we love. Most popular formats in the area are No Limit Texas Hold’em but Pot Limit Omaha and other games are getting more attention.
Card rooms like Aspers Casino Westfield, Casino at the Empire, Victoria Casino and Genting Casino Cromwell Mint are all very popular and they do give the causal player as well as the professional a good variety of levels and games. Of course the existing cash game poker community in London is looking forward for the stop of Cash Game Festival in their home town and expectations are high for 5 days of action.
If you look at poker events and occasions in resent history that have taken place there are a lot of them which might interest you, here we mention a few milestones in the London poker scene:
PokerStars European Poker Tour / EPT Season 1 hosted it’s second stop in London and apart from the Grand Final that season, the London event had the largest prize pool of all stops. During the following 10 seasons, leading up to season 11 London was a sure fixture on the tour. But now when we are at season 12 there is no London stop.
888poker and their tournament series 888Live has started to become a regular fixture for many casual players, and with options of massive fields and not too expensive buy-in this seems to be a format that attract casual players Not in London, but truly worth mentioning related to the poker scene in UK and in a near distance of the capital is the Dusk Till Dawn Poker and Casino Nottingham with 45 poker tables under one roof and amazing staff making it a logical place to visit for any cash game player.
Poker history was made in London during the Million Dollar Cash Game season 4 filmed in London where Phil Ivey lost against Tom “Durrrr” Dwan with a turned wheel against the nut straight with zero outs to win the $1.1 million poker hand. This turn card for sure was an action card in London:
WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING DURING CASH GAME FESTIVAL LONDON 2016
Not only will there be cash game poker action 24h over all five days at a level of play that suits you (regardless if you are a smaller buy-in player or a high stakes poker professional) but we will offer activities outside of the poker room to. Current example of activities available for players at cost price are:
Wednesday the 30th of March, 18:00 – 22:00:
Welcome drinks and opening of Cash Game Festival. Since we are in London, beers and Ales are the culture. We have agreed with a local microbrewery in the area to have a beer school and tasting session in smaller groups throughout the evening. This will serve as the perfect landing at London, UK and also give us some history about the area and one of the main crafts in this world apart from Poker = Brewing beers.
Thursday the 31st of March, 18:00 – 22:00:
Sports, Games and fun – Ping Pong Challenge. Poker players by default are very competitive, hence let’s see who stands out at the bigger tables. Cash Game Festival will host a Ping Pong tournament as well as have a few tables available for classic beer pong.
Friday the 1st of April, 21:30 – 23:30:
Festival reception with drinks at the casino Sky Bar Drinks with style, the cocktail bar at Aspers is known for it’s drinks and bartenders with a clientele that are not only poker players but a great mix of guest from all walks of life. Here the players will feel welcome to London and at the same time have the access to the games and main purpose of the weekend.
Saturday the 2nd of April, 19:30 – 23:00:
Dinner and music At a classic establishment in Canary Wharf, we will have a great dinner and show at a spot much preferred my music aficionados. Possibilities for additional activities like Whisky tasting or Cigar rooms. Suggestion is that the players dress up a bit (no sneakers and hoodies).
Sunday the 3rd of April, 14:00 – 18:00:
Sightseeing with a Twist. The circle is closed, we start we a beer/ale and end with a beer/ale. A private tour visiting two or three London based micro breweries, sampling and history lessons. THIS IS LONDON!