LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – July 30, 2010) – Online poker site PKR.com and the Fox Poker Club have signed a sponsorship deal for London’s first fully licensed poker venue. The new venture – The Fox Poker Club in association with PKR.com – will open on August 7 and be located on Shaftesbury Avenue, in the heart of London’s famed West End.
The club, named after the famous 18th century politician Charles Fox, and connected to Mayfair’s renowned private member’s club, will occupy 6,500 square feet with seating for 200 players, as well as a poker library, smoker’s deck and a bar/lounge. The club will provide a full spectrum of poker with daily tournaments and cash games and includes free afternoon tutorials.
PKR Marketing Director Simon Prodger said, “This is a great opportunity for PKR. To have a fully licensed poker room in central London is fantastic for the poker community, and we look forward to seeing it flourish as we host events at the venue.”
Chris North, Managing Director of the Fox Poker Club commented, “I’m extremely pleased to partner with such an exciting company as PKR. We have similar goals of bringing poker to a wider market.”
The Fox Poker Club in association with PKR.com is situated at 93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY. The club is accepting pre-registration memberships via their web site, www.foxpokerclub.com.
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About the Fox Poker Club (www.foxpokerclub.com)
The Fox Poker Club will be London’s first full licensed poker club, situated on the world famous Shaftesbury Avenue in the heart of London. Dedicated to all things poker, the aim is to deliver a club that the poker community can call home, with a focus on delivering both great service and table action for all levels.
The Fox Poker Club is named after Charles James Fox a well-known figure of the British political and card playing establishment. His antics were legendary and bring great history and character to the club.
The Management Team and shareholders, which include Director of Poker Paul Whiting, Hendon Mob members Joe Beevers and Barny Boatman alongside Phil “The Unabomber” Laak, aim to achieve the objective of becoming the world’s premier poker club.