BIRMINGHAM - As Reported by recentpoker.com: "Mansion group online subsidiary Circus Casino.co.uk has announced a new initiative to have the game of poker
recognised as an Olympic sport; initially
as a demonstration sport in 2012 and then as a main event in 2016.
Buoyed by a public Internet campaign, the online gaming company is hoping to convince Olympic organisers to include poker on the competitive roster despite similar initiatives by women's netball and Twenty20 cricket fans.
The company points out that poker is not only an old and well established game, but is also one of the fastest growing in the world, played by millions and watched by similar numbers, and recognised in some countries as a sport. And the game is truly cross-gender and has international appeal.
Peter Nolan at Circus Casino.co.uk said: "Poker's appeal is global, it transcends gender and age and is the fastest-growing sport in the world - it's ripe for Olympic recognition.
"Millions play every week, millions more watch it on TV, but perhaps more importantly, we've got some world-renowned British players..."
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|Genting Stanley which trades as Stanley Casinos has three key brands across the provincial estate; Circus, Maxims and Mint. Circus is a mass market proposition with 12 locations, Maxims is aimed at the aspirational end of the market and has 8 locations whilst Mint is targeted more towards the “true gamers” and has 20 sites.
The London clubs have retained their separate identities with the exception of the London Mint which is being branded in line with the company wide Mint branding.
Stanley Casino’s clubs offer visitors a complete night out with restaurants, bars, entertainment, extended openings hours between noon and 6am, as well as gaming.