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June 2019

GUKPT London starts June 30

The second GUKPT London kicks off June 30 at the Poker Room above the iconic Victoria Casino in Edgware Road. Leg 5 of GUKPT 2019 will feature a flagship £100,000 guarantee Main Event starting July 4 and £10,000 guarantee Mini Main starting on June 30 as well as a host of other side events.

Goliath is coming! Check out our great hotel offers

Goliath, Europe’s biggest poker tournament, starts at the end of next month – and we have some fantastic special hotel + buy-in offers for the final weekend of the event.

Rain getting you down? EPT Open Madrid just around the corner

It’s less than two weeks until the start of EPT Open Madrid, PokerStars’ flagship event in the gorgeous Spanish capital. Warm weather and sunshine is virtually guaranteed for this great event at Casino Gran Madrid in Torrelodones from June 22-30.

On their way to Vegas! More than 60 players win 2019 WSOP Packages on 888poker

More than 60 players have already won full 2019 WSOP Packages on 888poker – and there’s still one more chance to win this Sunday.

GUKPT Luton underway; Main Event starts Thursday

GUKPT Luton – Leg 4 of the GUKPT’s 13th season – is now underway with the £100,000 Main Event starting on Thursday.

May 2019

888poker LIVE Barcelona €550,000 guarantee Main Event starts tomorrow

888poker LIVE Barcelona, one of the most exciting tournaments on the European calendar, is underway at Casino Barcelona – with the €550,000 guarantee Main Event kicking off tomorrow.

World Series of Poker starts Tuesday

It's nearly here!!! The 50th Annual World Series of Poker starts next Tuesday, May 28, with the Main Event kicking off on July 3.

Countdown to GUKPT Luton – June 2

The countdown is on for Leg 4 of the GUKPT’s 13th season which gets underway in Luton in just ten days’ time. The overall festival starts June 2 and the £100,000 guarantee, £500 + £60 buy-in Main Event takes place June 6-9.

Unibet Open London Main Event starts tomorrow

Unibet Open London is underway at the iconic Grosvenor Victoria Casino in Edgware Road with Day 1a of the £900 + £90 Main Event kicking off tomorrow. This is the tour’s eighth visit to the UK capital and Unibet expects this year’s festival to be one of the biggest Unibet Opens ever held in the city. The event ends Sunday, May 26.

Vegas baby! MET's full summer tournament lowdown

The World Series of Poker may grab most of the poker headlines, but it’s certainly not the only big event happening in Las Vegas this summer. Overall, there are more than 1,500 tournaments in Vegas during the WSOP including big series at ARIA, the Venetian, Planet Hollywood, Golden Nugget, Binions and the Wynn

Countdown to partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America

partypoker LIVE’s eagerly-awaited MILLIONS North America festival is now underway with the CA$5 million guarantee Main Event kicking off next Tuesday, May 21. After a hugely successful 2018 event – which saw Taylor Black triumph for $1.4 million – MILLIONS North America is certain to prove wildly popular once again.

April 2019

Less than a month until 888poker LIVE Barcelona

One of the most exciting tournaments on the European calendar is set to kick off at the end of May when 888poker LIVE Barcelona begins. The event is running May 22 through to June 3 at Casino Barcelona, now recognised as one of the best poker hotspots in the world.

Six weeks to go to World Series

With just six weeks to go before the start of the biggest poker event on the planet, it’s time to start booking your flights and accommodation. The World Series of Poker is the world’s richest and longest-running poker series and runs at the Rio this year from May 28 to July 16.

888 CNP Malaga starts April 23

Spain’s most exciting poker series – the Circuito Nacional de Poker – is off to Malaga this month with the 888.es-sponsored stop taking place at Casino Torrequebrada.

Fraser MacIntyre cashes big at WSOP-C UK at Dusk Till Dawn

MainEventTravel’s CEO Fraser MacIntyre took a break from work last week to join the fray at the first World Series of Poker circuit event in the UK. It proved a lucrative decision as the semi-pro player from Ayr in Scotland finished fifth.

Countdown to PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo

PokerStars will be back on the French Riviera at the end of this month with EPT Monte Carlo from April 25 to May 4.

UKSPC gets underway in a few days!

Students all over the country are preparing for the biggest dedicated event on their poker calendar with the return of the Grosvenor Casinos UK Student Poker Championship (UKSPC). The event takes place at Grosvenor Casino Coventry in the prestigious Ricoh Arena, with the week-long festival starting Monday, April 22 and the Main Event on April 24.

March 2019

WSOP International Circuit event taking place at Dusk Till Dawn

The World Series of Poker is heading to the UK’s premier poker venue in a few days’ time with an international circuit event at the celebrated Dusk Till Dawn casino in Nottingham.

Ten days to go until GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event

Following the huge success of the last GUKPT in Manchester, GUKPT Edinburgh is next on the schedule, with an eight-day festival starting on March 31. The flagship £100,000 guarantee Main Event kicks off in ten days’ time – on Thursday, April 4.

WPTDeepstacks Amsterdam starts March 23

One of the WPT Deepstacks’s most exciting events in Europe takes place this month when the tour heads to Amsterdam for an eight-day festival at Holland Casino.

February 2019

Heading to Barcelona for the WPT? Here’s some travel tips

With a great beach and fabulous restaurants, bars and nightclubs right on the doorstep at Port Olimpic, Barcelona has become known as one of the best poker destinations in Europe. No wonder that the WPT has chosen the Catalan capital to host the biggest poker festival Europe has ever seen.

Countdown to EPT Sochi

Excitement is building for the EPT’s return to the amazing Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. The festival runs March 20-29 – with the flagship Main Event starting on March 24.

WPT Barcelona set to be Europe’s biggest poker festival

In less than two weeks, The World Poker Tour will be making its way to the glorious city of Barcelona in Spain, for a fortnight of sun, sand, poker and maybe the odd sangria! This year’s WPT Barcelona is set to be the largest poker festival Europe has ever seen.

Congrats to Mateusz Moolhuizen, winner of MPN’s popular UCOP Passport series

Popular Dutch pro Mateusz Moolhuizen has claimed his second Universal Championship of Poker (UCOP) victory – giving him prize packages for all MPNPT's remaining stops this year. First up: MPNPT Prague in May.

Ten days to go before GUKPT Manchester

There's just 10 days to go before GUKPT Manchester kicks off, the second event of the 2019 season. Highlights are set to include the £200,000 guarantee Main Event and the £20,000 guarantee Mini Main.

Spotlight on Liam Flood Memorial Championship at the Irish Poker Open

Every year a special tournament is held in honour of the late Liam Flood who took over running the Irish Poker Open in 1999 and turned into one of the largest and most prestigious poker tournaments in the world. This year's Liam Flood Memorial is on April 21 at Citywest Hotel, one of the flagship events of the Festival.

Countdown to 888poker Live Bucharest

Following a highly successful start to 2019 with the season-opening Kickoff event at Aspers in London, 888poker LIVE is off to Bucharest next month for the first full-blown festival of the year.

WPT Fallsview coming up February 23

The WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Main Event is kicking off soon at the spectacular Fallsview Casino Resort.

One week to go to Olybet Kings of Tallinn

There's just one week to go before the start of this year’s Olybet Kings of Tallinn festival in Estonia, dubbed the “greatest poker week in the Nordics.” The event is taking place February 18-24 at the Olympic Park Casino.

MPN Poker Tour hosting debut stop in beautiful Prague

The popular MPN Poker Tour is heading to stunning Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, for the first time this May. The festival is taking place May 2-5 at Casino Rebuy Stars in the beautiful Baroque-era, 18thcentury Savarin Palace.

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