Trio of Doncaster pub poker players win trip to Las Vegas

A trio of pub poker players from Doncaster have won a dream trip to Las Vegas.

Thursday, 11th May 2017, 11:38 am
Updated Thursday, 11th May 2017, 3:58 pm
A trio of Doncaster poker players are heading to Las Vegas.

Daniel Watson, Lorraine Stirling and Toni Watson have all qualified to take part in a glittering contest in the famed American gambling capital later this month.

The trio are all qualifiers for the prestigious VEGAS100 event organised by Redtooth Poker and the UK’s largest live pub poker league with more than 1,000 venues and over 200,000 players registered with the league since it was launched.

They will be among 100 qualifiers travelling to the bright lights of Vegas on 25 May for a week-long visit and the chance to win a slice of the £25,000 prize pool.

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Included in the winner’s prize is a £5,000 sponsorship deal for the year ahead.

This year the playerswill have the opportunity to take part in an additional tournament with over $6000 worth of prizes which includes a return trip to Las Vegas and a seat into a World Series of Poker event in 2018.

Carl Gregory from Sheffield and Adrian Fazakerley from Chesterfield have also qualified.

Martin Green, managing director of Redtooth Poker, said: “We are delighted to finally secure our 100 players for the trip to Las Vegas. All have done remarkably well to reach this stage, progressing through from their local pubs to numerous regional and national tournaments.

“These are the best pub poker players in the UK so they fully deserve this once in a lifetime trip to America."

“This year we are celebrating 11 years of the Redtooth Poker league, we continue to grow from strength to strength and have become the event for poker players to take part in. You never know, we may unearth the next UK poker star to hit the professional stage in the future.”

2016 VEGAS100 winner Mikey Knight will be travelling to Las Vegas to defend his title. Mikey has taken part in multiple events around the country this year at Grosvenor Casinos as part of his sponsorship prize.