One of the biggest gambling parlors in the north of England is beefing up its poker offerings.

Leeds Victoria Gate Casino said in a press release that it currently has one of the biggest poker rooms outside of London. The casino told Card Player that nine additional tables were included in the room earlier this month, nearly doubling the total.

Patrick Noakes, Managing Director at Victoria Gate Casino, said that the property is delighted to be enhancing its poker facilities in response to demand.

Poker is massively popular in Leeds, so were very excited to be launching the largest poker room in Yorkshireand one of the biggest outside of Londonright here in the city,” he added.

The Victoria Gate Casino is one among the 150 casinos in England, according to a May 2017 report from the countrys Gambling Commission. Gamblers in the U.K. now spend 13.8 billion a year, which is at high levels. The Commission didnt release data on poker revenue officially.

England has about 600 poker tables across its sprawling locality densely spread over and between about 70 brick-and-mortar rooms. The number of tables in England happens to be about the same as the U.S. state of Nevada.

Poker in the U.K. could help itself with the growth of its industry in this market from a partnership with the state of New Jersey. A profitable market in the online arena is a big pot for these jurisdictions to gain if they ever formalize any agreement to that end. The two jurisdictions are presumably still in talks about sharing their online poker player pools. This assumption comes in following the announcement made in the middle of 2016 that there were discussions to begin to come to a mutual consensus over how the market could be profitably engaged by both these jurisdictions in unison.

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