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Big Changes at The Vic

Posted by Anthony on July 21, 2010 at 11:46 GMT

the grosvenor Victoria Casino LondonIt’s a subject that has niggled a few of the Vic regulars, and now the London Grosvenor Casino has made some significant changes to accommodate the players, this should make a better all round experience for ALL players.

The London Victoria Casino is probably the UK’s best known venue for poker, known throughout the World and home to some of the best cash game and tournament players, these changes can only help to improve the already excellent offerings available.

Rake Reductions:
The cap on the rake in the £1/£2 cash games  has been reduced from £15 to £10. This will take effect from 12pm on Monday 1st February. The decision is a most welcome one and came about due to feedback received from players in the first open forum, more are planned which allows players to discuss issues relating to the poker room with members of the management team. A massive plus and well done!!

Omaha Cash Games return:
In 2009 the £5/£10 Omaha cash table was a regular fixture at the Vic, since October 2009 it has been available less and less. From Monday 8th February, a table will now be reserved for this game starting at 7pm, Monday-Friday.

Bigger Cash Games
Just about every day there is a £5/£10 or £10/£20 cash game running around the clock, some of the players have been hinting towards playing something a bit high, the London Victoria have again listened and took action. A £25/£50 table is reserved for this game on Mondays from 2pm.

GUKPT The Vic In March 2010
The GUKPT heads to the Vic for 18th to the 28th March 2010. Some excellent satellite tournaments have been put in place to allow players to qualify. Satellites begin in the first week of March. These include the all new Freedom Package Satellites and Main Event Super Satellites.

Freedom Packages: One Freedom Package will be awarded for every £750 collected in the prize pool. Rather than winning a seat into a specific event, Freedom Package winners will get a credit of £750 to use to buy in to any GUKPT tournament at Leg 3.

Freedom Satellite Dates are on the following days at 7.45pm

* Monday 1st March – £50 + £12 NLH Rebuy Satellite
* Wednesday 3rd March – £100 + £12 NLH Freezeout Satellite
* Monday 8th March – £50 + £12 NLH Rebuy Satellite
* Wednesday 10th March – £100 + £12 NLH Freezeout Satellite
* Monday 15th March – £50 + £12 NLH Rebuy Satellite

GUKPT Main Event Super Satellites at the Vic:

Super satellites, including a 10-seat guaranteed one for the £1500 + £90 main event will take place on the following days:

* Tuesday 16th March – £80 + £12 NLH Rebuy Super Satellite with 10-seats guaranteed. 7.45pm start.
* Monday 22nd March – £50 + £12 Rebuy Super satellite. 2pm start.
* Tuesday 23rd March – £50 + £12 Rebuy Super satellite. 2pm start.
* Wednesday 24th March – £50 + £12 Rebuy Super satellite. 2pm start.

All in all an excellent move by the team and players at the infamous London Victoria Casino, it’s always nice to see the management listening to players but more importantly actually doing something about it and bringing change!

Grosvenor Victoria
150-162 Edgware Road
W2 2DT
T: 0207 262 7777