London events gain a poker face
by Annie Byrne
A new UK events venue for entertaining clients is soon to open up in the form of London’s first official poker club. The Fox Poker Club has been made possible by the former captain of the Harlequins under-21 rugby team, Chris North, former Rank Group finance director, Brian Mattingley, and the ex-chief executive of the At The Races channel, Ian Hogg. It is also funded by the gaming website, PKR.com. The club will be situated on Shaftsbury Avenue, on the site of the former Teatro members' club, and will launch on 7 August. It has been designed with a capacity for 200 seated players and will include a memorabilia Hall of Fame and a restaurant available to poker enthusiasts.Visitors to the club can sign up for free membership or a choice of the Full House membership for £250 a year and the Royal Flush membership for £750 a year.