The new Hippodrome Casino has agreed deals with two online gaming giants.
The first agreement will see PokerStars, the worldâ€™s largest online poker site, refurbish and rebrand the poker deck at the central London venue, creating the UKâ€™s first PokerStarsâ€™ poker room.
The casino will also host a range of PokerStarsâ€™ 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 â€“ which will be operated by Betway Group â€“ and introduce a suite of games and mobile applications. The siteâ€™s online poker product will be supplied by PokerStars.
Hippodrome Casino founder and chairman Simon Thomas said: â€śWe are delighted to welcome PokerStars and Microgaming into the Hippodrome Casino family.
â€śThey 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.â€ť