The Hendon Mob
The name of the group was first publicised by the Evening Standard newspaper in September 2000. Joe Beevers is the only member of the group who actually comes from Hendon (a district of northwest London) but the others played in Hendon.
The Mob first became recognised for their appearances on the original televised poker programme Late Night Poker (1999–2002). The Hendon Mob also regularly attends the annual World Series of Poker and other major tournaments. They have dozens of in the money results between them.
In 2004 and 2005, the Mob was sponsored by Prima Poker to the tune of $2 million worth of worldwide tournament buyin fees. In exchange they played on the online Prima poker-room network. As part of the tour, the Mob challenged four-player teams of various nationalities to heads-up matches, culminating with the UK versus the U.S. in the inaugural Prima Transatlantic Cup in 2004. The Mob had won each of these international team matches until falling 3-1 to the US team of Phil Ivey, Andy Bloch, Chris Ferguson, and Paul Wolfe. The Mob's deal with Prima expired at the end of 2005.
The Mob run a successful website that includes a tournament poker player database that attempts to house the results of every major worldwide poker tournament since 2000, indexed by location, date, and player. The origin of the information contained in the database was queried in a court action brought by rival website Pokerpages.com. Information sourced from Pokerpages.com has since been removed from the database. In July 2013 the Mob's website was acquired by the Global Poker Index.
The Mob were used in series one of the British con-art documentary series 'The Real Hustle'. Presenters Paul Wilson and Alexis Conran, posing as poker novices filming a documentary, beat the Mob by smuggling in decks stacked to their advantage.
- The Hendon Mob by Victoria Coren
- Evening Standard image
- Pokernews.com: Prima Poker sponsors Hendon Mob on world tour
- Pokernews.com: Prima Poker and Hendon Mob End Affiliation
- Hendon Mob Ends Exclusive Relationship with Full Tilt Poker
- "GPI acquires hendon mob". Retrieved 28 August 2013.
- Pokernews.com: Interview with BBC Real Hustle Star Alexis Conran