The De Montfort Poker Society is one of the largest and ever-growing societies with the DSU, running league nights, pub socials and many other events throughout the university year. All levels are welcome even beginners who are fresh to the game, in the opening weeks we’ll offer tuition and lessons within the game.
League nights are the poker nights which are held every Tuesday at 6pm at Riley’s Pool Bar in Leicester just a block from the Student’s Union. Cash games are also arranged for other evenings of the week via our Facebook page. We have tournaments starting at 6 every week, with either a £2 or £5 buy-in, the choice is yours, we also collect a £1 rake from each member per week towards the end of year tournament with a garenteed prizepool of £800+.
This year we aim to attend many tournaments and poker events throughout, to widen your knowledge and experience around the game as well as build a good social group. Last year we attended the UK Student Poker Championships with 10 of our members from the society, this year we’re aiming to double that with our funding to get more people involved. This year we also hope to make a fortnightly trip to the local casino to play in their tournaments, this is where the poker gets real and you can test out your skills with your winnings from society nights!
If you are new to poker or need to brush up your knowledge feel free to familiarise yourself with the basics at: https://www.partypoker.com/how-to-play/hand-rankings.html
President: Ciaran McNamara
Vice President: Tom Martin
Treasurer: Elliot McDowell
Social Rep: Ben Crozier
Health and Safety Officer: Ged Elliot
(If you need any information feel free to find one of us on facebook/twitter and start a chat!)