Paddy Power Poker Pays Scots
It makes sense in a cosmic sort of way; the winners of the first ever paddypowerpoker.com poker event, called the Grand Slam, are a team of poker players from Scotland. Held at the Star City Casino in Birmingham on January 11th and 12th, the Grand Slam saw teams from all over the United Kingdom as well as parts of Europe. Sweden, France, Wales, England, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and, of course, Scotland, all were represented by teams of poker players.
The team prize of 110,000 was paid out to the Scots, and there were individual prizes of 50,000, 30,000 and 20,000 for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively…
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