Gala Casinos Cuts Poker Tour

Published February 11, 2009 by OCR Editor

Gala Casinos Cuts Poker Tour

UK Poker Tour cancelled as shock announcement focuses attention on the online game.

The poker community is reacting to the shocking news that Gala Casinos has decided to cancel their annual UK poker tour.

The Gala Casinos British Poker tour is one of the most popular in the UK, attracting scores of professional UK poker players and taking place in six regional locations across the country.

The decision was based on Gala Casino's aim to focus their attentions on online operations. The current economic situation was undoubtedly a significant factor, although many asset that there is still demand for a poker tour of this scale.

With available prize money of nearly $14 million, Gala Casinos will be holding a series of online jackpot games which are sure to attract the attention of online players across the world.

The cancellation of such a popular event begs the question - is the online poker beast overtaking its land-based rival? Time will tell, but here's hoping that the UK's Gala Poker will be back next year.

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