Wednesday 24th April, 2024

All change at the Vic!

By Mad Harper

A massive refurbishment project kicks off this summer at The Poker Room at Grosvenor’s iconic Victoria Casino in London. Cash games will still be taking place during the refurb but all scheduled tournaments and festivals are being relocated to other prestigious Grosvenor casinos around the country.

The Poker Room is one of the oldest and most famous poker venues worldwide and the planned refurb will help cement its reputation as one of the UK’s best places to play poker. The iconic casino, based in the Edgware Road close to Oxford Street, Mayfair and Hyde Park, has served Londoners and visitors to the capital for over 50 years. Spanning three floors, the property already features a one-of-a-kind al fresco rooftop gaming terrace, ‘The Loft’.

A number of this year’s poker festivals are being relocated but don’t worry! MainEventTravel has your back with great accommodation options near all the Grosvenor Casinos selected.

 888poker LIVE Manchester – August 14-25 > Manchester

888poker LIVE London is the first major event on the move and will now take place in Manchester from August 14-25. The Grosvenor Casino in Bury New Road, Manchester is well-used to hosting large-scale events: the GUKPT stops off there every year and last weekend the casino hosted the 888poker LIVE UK Poker League festival. There are tons of great hotels within easy walking distance of the venue including city centre properties such as the Travelodge Manchester Central Arena, the Park Inn by Radisson (pictured below) and the Maldron Hotel. 


888poker LIVE UKPL – September 25-29 > Reading South

888poker LIVE UKPL’s sixth event of the year will now take place at Grosvenor Reading South from September 25-29. MainEventTravel has loads of accommodation choices near the Reading venue including the Sure Hotel by Best Western, Travelodge Reading Central and Ibis Reading Centre (pictured below). 


Grosvenor 25/50 – October 23-27 > Luton

October’s Grosvenor 25/50 event originally planned for The Poker Room will now take place at Grosvenor Luton from October 23-27. MainEventTravel has some great hotel options for you including the Thistle Express (pictured below), the Stuart Hotel, Sadie Best Western and Hampton by Hilton Luton Airport. 


GUKPT Grand Final – November 21 – December 1 > Luton

The GUKPT Grand Final will now take place in Luton. Once again, MainEventTravel can help you find accommodation within striking distance of the Luton casino including the Sadie Best Western Hotel @ Luton (pictured below), Holiday Inn London-Luton Airport and Ibis London Luton Airport. 

Grosvenor 25/50 – December 4-8 > Reading South

MainEventTravel has loads of accommodation choices near the Reading venue including the Sure Hotel by Best Western (pictured below), Travelodge Reading Central and Ibis Reading Centre.


If you have any queries regarding the new locations for any of the London events, don’t hesitate to get in touch with MainEventTravel at info@maineventtravel.com.

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