UK entertainment provider Redtooth is celebrating after their poker league was named the nation’s best at the 2015 British Poker Awards.
Redtooth Poker, part of the Redtooth group, based at Barlborough in North Derbyshire, claimed the prestigious accolade for the second year running at the British Poker Awards ceremony which was held at the Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square, London.
The award, decided by public votes, saw the Redtooth Poker League beat off competition from a shortlist of five UK leagues.
Martin Green, managing director at Redtooth Poker, said: “We are delighted to win this prestigious award for the second year running, it’s a fantastic achievement by everyone connected to Redtooth.”
The Redtooth Poker League, which is in its ninth successive year, sees more than 1,000 pubs across the UK take part in a bid to compete for the prestigious title of UK Pub Poker Champion. The best players from each pub league compete in 72 live finals at Grosvenor casino’s from Aberdeen down to Portsmouth. 100 players win trips to Las Vegas to take part in the VEGAS100 main event.
Martin added: “Both the Redtooth Poker League and Vegas 100 continues to go from strength to strength. We are delighted to have increased our prize pool to over a quarter of a million pounds for 2015!”.
“It a proud moment to receive this award which has been voted for by the public. We also rely on the support of many volunteers who work alongside our team to organise regular poker games throughout the country, so this accolade is a massive thank you to all of those individuals.”
Redtooth employs 20 people at its headquarters and a further 20 people across the UK and abroad. The business is the sponsor of Sheffield United’s academy.
It is the leading name in entertainment for the licensed trade. In addition to organising the UK’s largest pub poker league with more than 1,000 venues registered nationwide, Redtooth is the largest supplier of pub quizzes to the UK pub market with more than 4,000 pubs and clubs receiving their weekly quiz from Redtooth including the latest keypad interactive quiz.
Redtooth is the official pub poker partner of Carlsberg and supplies to many of the UK’s major managed pub groups, such as Mitchells & Butlers, Marstons, Greene King, Fuller’s, Spirit Group, Young’s, Wetherspoons, Brain’s and many more as well as the top companies in the leased and tenanted sector such as, Punch Taverns, Enterprise Inns, Admiral Taverns, Trust Inns and several others.
Redtooth also offers regional and national quiz competitions, darts competitions, sporting dinners, casino nights and a range of top quality authenticated sporting memorabilia.
Now in its fifth year, the British Poker Awards is one of the biggest poker events in the country with 16 accolades handed out.