Join the second annual Poker(Stars) homecoming

Where does poker live? Did you say Las Vegas? I'm afraid you'd be wrong. It's not Macau, Texas, New Jersey or London either. It's... the Isle of Man.

That's right, the Isle of Man is the home of poker and this is why: more hands are dealt here than anywhere else on the planet. An incredible 50 million hands a day are shuffled up from the PokerStars HQ and we're inviting you to come and check it out for yourselves. There will be Team Pros, parties and poker aplenty - and you can even satellite in on the cheap or even free. There will even be tours round the PokerStars offices if you're interested (and not too busy winning £10,000's in the Main Event live streamed live on the webcast).

So come join the second annual poker pilgrimage with the likes of WSOP legend Chris Moneymaker, EPT double champion Vicky Coren, Triple Crown winner Jake Cody and a host of other great poker names, including fellow members of Team PokerStars Eugene Katchalov, Theo Jorgensen, last year's runner-up Fatima Moreira de Melo, Chris and Matti de Meulder, Adrienne 'Talonchick' Rowsome, Mickey 'mementmori' Petersen and Ike Haxton.

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Play and party with poker legend Chris Moneymaker!

The Isle of Man sits between the UK and Ireland in the Irish Sea and is home to PokerStars, the world's largest poker site. Okay, we may not have all the glitz of Las Vegas but table service won't cost you a small fortune here. Make your pilgrimage to the home of poker for UKIPT Isle of Man (Oct 1-6) and we'll make sure that you have an amazing poker homecoming.

THE PROS!
- Come play with members of Team Pro, including Moneymaker, Katchalov and Cody
- Take a behind the scenes tour of PokerStars HQ (they were a big hit last year)

THE POKER!
- £350,000 guaranteed Main Event (£770 buy-in)
- £2,200 High Roller re-entry tournament
- 11 tournaments with buy-in of £165 or less
Click here for the full UKIPT schedule

THE PARTYING!
- Free player party where you can mix with the pros and fellow UKIPT'ers. Enjoy a good ol' knees up
- Exclusive VIP Club Live event on 2 October from 8 till late (expect lots of free stuff, including food and drink). Get your tickets through the VIP Store > VIP Club Live. You must be SilverStar or higher. Get grinding as it's not one to be missed

Freerolls and satellites (starting from as little as £1.10) for the Main Event are running now. Click on Live Events > UKIPT Isle of Man in the PokerStars lobby. Join us here for the £350,000 Main Event.


Rick Dacey is a Corporate Writer for PokerStars.

Rick Dacey
@PokerStars in Inside PokerStars