English Poker Open 2013 Boasts Estimated Prize Pool of £500,000

Sponsored by RakeTheRake.com and hosted by Aspers Casino Stratford.

London, United Kingdom, August 24, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Rakeback provider RakeTheRake is proud to announce that it will be once again be sponsoring the prestigious English Poker Open in September, which will be hosted by Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford City. Established in 2009, the EPO is one of Europe's freshest and most vibrant annual poker tournaments, showcasing England for live poker. The event returns to London where it previously attracted 200+ players with a prize pool in excess of $1 million dollars. This year, the game’s premier players will converge at Aspers Casino Stratford on the edge of the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London from September 27th - 29th.

The reigning champion is Danishman Mickey Petersen who took the top prize of £78,660 from Swedish runner-up Chris Bjorin; who took a very respectable £49,680 in winnings. Also in the money were notable players Surinder Sunar, Ben Jackson, Paul Jackson and Neil Channing.

The full tournament schedule which includes Super Satellites starting on Monday 23 September and an EPO Warm Up event from Wednesday 25 September is available on the English Poker Open website, along with details of how to register at Aspers Casino Stratford.

RakeTheRake Marketing Director, Amanda Georgeson said:

"RakeTheRake is delighted to continue in its tradition of sponsoring The English Poker Open and we look forward to working with Aspers Stratford; an exciting new casino and poker venue in a thriving part of London. Aspers provides The English Poker Open with the very best casino facilities, a first class live poker experience for players and easy access to the attractions of London 24/7.”

In addition the English Poker Open has partnered for the second year with Main Event Travel, their official travel partner. Main Event Travel offers EPO players the chance to arrange their transport, accommodation and even their buy-in through a one stop shop offering the very best hotel locations and overall value. Main Event’s "all inclusive" package is the simplest option for players just wanting a ready-made package to the EPO2013.

The EPO is sponsored by RakeTheRake.com - poker cashback, win or lose.

Watch the English Poker Open website and Like "English Poker Open" on Facebook, or follow "EPOlive" on Twitter for further announcements.

English Poker Open Champion 2012 - Mickey Petersen of Denmark
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