If you are living anywhere near the Coventry area, it could be time to get practicing with some online casino video poker, because you are going to need all of the training you can get if you are to be in with a chance at the huge poker tournament that the city will soon be hosting!

It will be played at the Ricoh Arena’s Grosvenor G Casino, and this year they are aiming to make it the biggest in Europe. That sounds like a big goal, but they only need to bring in two thousand four hundred players to make a new record – and they are going all out to make sure that that is what happens. The prize pool is set at £100,000, something that will surely draw in the pros and amateurs alike – and registrations have already been made. Players from all over the world are permitted to enter so long as you can make it down to Coventry for the day – and that day is this Wednesday, the 22nd of August. This will be a five day competition in all, and it looks set to beat last year’s turn out already.

Playing the video poker games proved to be a great windfall for local amateur Mark Broomhall at the 2011 event, as he ended up coming second, doing it for the amateur players everywhere. It was Lee Rawson from Doncaster who walked away with the winnings of £32,000 however, and with the prize money a little higher this time they are certainly expecting a fiercer level of competition.

The tournament, called Goliath, already broke records last year by becoming Europe’s biggest land based poker event, when one thousand, seven hundred, and sixty five entrants arrived to put down their stake and take a place at a table. Now though they are gunning down the overall record, and it will be real kudos to them if they achieve it – as well as perhaps pushing the prizes a little higher! The great news is that twenty five per cent of the registration fee from every single entrant will be going to the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity, meaning that there will be certain and measurable benefits from this tournament in the community. Last year they managed to raise more than £8,000 on their behalf, so let’s hope that this year is an even better result.