|The new Hippodrome Casino has agreed deals with two online gaming giants.
The first agreement will see PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker site, refurbish and rebrand the poker deck at the central London venue, creating the UK’s first PokerStars’ poker room.
The casino will also host a range of PokerStars’ sponsored tournaments and special events during 2013, while the online room have also purchased a minority stakeholding in the Hippodrome.
The second deal will see providers Microgaming build the HippodromeCasino.com website – which will be operated by Betway Group – and introduce a suite of games and mobile applications. The site’s online poker product will be supplied by PokerStars.
Hippodrome Casino founder and chairman Simon Thomas said: “We are delighted to welcome PokerStars and Microgaming into the Hippodrome Casino family.
“They bring unrivalled online profile and expertise that will allow us to harness the true potential of a bricks-and-mortar venue and its online presence.”