Poker Society compete to win £100,000

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De Montfort University (DMU) students involved in the Poker Society have won the opportunity to compete in the largest poker tournament outside of America.

After winning a competition with Grosvenor Casino, the society has been granted free access to the Goliath tournament and have a chance at grabbing the £100,000 cash prize.

In order to qualify for this huge tournament, the society had to compete in a weekly league that ran over a total of 10 weeks.

With huge merit from their members Ged Elliot, Connor Jones and Thomas Curtis, they accumulated impressive scores that saw them take the title at Grosvenor.

Ciaran McNamara, President of the Poker Society said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase ourselves on a national scale and also to potential new students.

“This is the second year that Grosvenor has run this promotion, and last year we actually placed second.

“We are aware we’re one of the smaller societies at De Montfort Students’ Union, but year on year we have continued to grow!”.



The Goliath tournament, which is held in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry takes place on Friday 3 August to Sunday 5 August and will host around 8000 eager players.

The Poker society, founded in 2009, will take 20 of their members to the competition with the hope of getting their hands on that huge cash prize!

We wish the Poker Society the best of luck!

If you are interested in the Poker society, see all of their information here.




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