Sean Williams from the Brown Cow Hotel has secured a place in the Vegas 100
A pub poker player from the Wirral has won an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas after finishing in the top ten of a national semi-final.
Sean Williams from the Brown Cow Hotel pub has won the prize after competing in the Vegas 100 tournament at Genting Club Sheffield on Sunday (October 7).
More than 200 of the best pub poker players in the country took part in the first national semi-final, with the top ten securing their place and joining 42 other players, who are already heading for America after winning their regional tournaments.
Vegas 100, organised by Redtooth Poker, is offering 100 places to travel to Las Vegas in May. The tournament is the UK’s largest live pub poker league with more than 1,000 venues and 145,000 players registered with the event since it was launched in 2007.
Professional poker player Paul ‘ActionJack’ Jackson was in attendance at the semi-final to offer his support to the competitors.
Martin Green, managing director of Redtooth Poker, said: “This is the first time we’ll be taking 100 of the UK’s best pub poker players to Las Vegas as part of the national league.
“Well done to those who have already secured their place and we look forward to more exciting competitions across the country over the coming months to determine the remaining group of players.
“Vegas 100 has captured the enthusiasm of all UK-based pub poker players and has grown significantly in recent years. It is the tournament to compete in.”
Regional qualifiers will continue throughout the year, with the second Vegas 100 semi-final to take place on March 25 at Genting Club Sheffield.
For more information about Vegas 100 and Redooth Poker visit www.redtoothpoker.com or call 01246 813713. Alternatively follow @redtoothpoker on Twitter.