A CHRISTCHURCH pub poker player has won a place on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Las Vegas.

John Attwater of the Mudeford and District Mens Club won the prize after finishing in the top ten of the 2014 Redtooth Poker Vegas 100 tournament.

More than 200 of the best pub poker players in the country took part in the second national final at Grosvenor Casino Sheffield, with the best ten joining 90 other players, who are already heading to America in May after winning their regional tournaments.

Vegas 100 is the UK’s largest live pub poker league with more than 1,000 venues and 150,000 players registered.

Martin Green, managing director of Redtooth Poker, said: “We are delighted to finally secure our 100 players for the trip to Las Vegas. All have done remarkably well to reach this stage, progressing through numerous local and regional tournaments, before winning the national final.

“These are the best amateur pub poker players in the UK so they full deserve this once-in-a-lifetime trip to America.”