The British Poker awards have added an additional award to their lineup for this year, with the addition of the Biggest Contribution to Growing and Promoting Poker the latest category to be included in the honors list.
This latest honor joins a list including Best Tournament Player, Best Cash Player and Best Online Poker Player at the British Poker awards.
The reward, dedicated to those who spend a great deal of time, energy and – in some cases – money, promoting poker from behind the scenes is just this latest award that can be voted for at the organizations website, www.thebritishpokerawards.com. It is thought that all the nominees for this category come from a list of persons who have contributed to the enhancement and development of British poker only.
Genting Poker Series
Gary Oakes and Kevin Proctor, the creators of the Genting Poker Series are amongst the list of nominees that also include Kirsty Thompson – the lady behind the UKIPT, D4 Event’s Mike Lacey, Blonde Poker and the Sky Poker Tour’s Rich Prew, GUKPT’s Russell Tamplin and Palm Beach Big Game’s Simon Tomsett. Tony Kendall of Sky Poker and Dusk Till Dawn’s Simon Trumper are also amongst the names listed for the award.
The organizer of the British Poker Awards, Mr. Michael Caselli, stated that he was delighted that the British Poker Awards can honor those who “work so hard in this industry to promote and grow the game”. Mr. Caselli is also quoted as giving thanks to the nominees in particular for the current state of British Poker, which he claimed had “robust health”.
The lavish September 17th ceremony will be held aboard the HMS President which is currently moored on the Thames at the Victoria Embankment.
British Poker Awards
By visiting www.thebritishpokerawards.com, poker lovers can not only vote on this new award but also all of the other awards at the same time. Poker fans may also purchase tickets for the British Poker Awards ceremony for £20. The tickets are on sale on the site under the events tab.
Other categories in the British Poker Awards include Poker Personality Of The Year, Best UK Tournament, Best Poker Forum, Best Card Room Bar and Restaurant, Best Poker Blogger, Player Of The Year, Best Poker League, and the best International Player, Card Room, Card Room Manager, Tournament Director and Breakthrough Player of The Year awards.