What’s on in August!
Tuesday 25th July, 2017

What’s on in August!

By Mad Harper

There’s plenty of poker to get your teeth into in August with glamorous destinations all over the globe, as well as lots of tournaments in the UK.


In the UK: Goliath + more!

Europe’s biggest tourney - Grosvenor Casinos’ massive £250,000 guarantee Goliath event is taking place at the Ricoh Arena starting Thursday (July 27) and we have two fantastic special offers for both weekends of the event.


We’re celebrating Redtooth Poker’s debut at this year’s Goliath with a fantastic discount on twin rooms, offering savings of £80 for a two-night package this coming weekend. A twin room at the DoubleTree at the Ricoh will cost just £199 – checking in this Friday, July 28, and staying through to Sunday. We have the same great deal for players in the giant Goliath Main Event – with two-night twin rooms at the DoubleTree from Friday, August 4 through to Sunday August 6.


Redtooth’s Goliath debut

The flagship Redtooth Poker €25,000 guarantee, £75 + £12 buy-in “The Big One” takes place at the GUKPT Goliath on Saturday, July 29. On the Sunday there’s a £30 + £8 buy-in Win the Button tournament. The first of eight dealer-dealt legs is also taking place at The Goliath, with the £60 + £12 RPT Tag Team event.



The Goliath is a chance for players of all kinds to compete in Europe’s biggest tournament for just £100 + £20. The £250,000 guarantee Goliath Main Event comes with seven start flights and headlines 11 days of rip-roaring action – so get yourself booked in now to avoid disappointment.


Sky Poker Tour

After four years of ‘hibernation’, the Sky Poker Tour Manchester is BACK with a fantastic £40,000 guaranteed tournament at the Manchester 235 casino. The three-day event starts August 4 with a very affordable £220 buy-in. The last Sky Poker Tour event was in 2013 when Mark Chantler won £14,985 Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham.




Redtooth Poker Tour

The chance to win a seat in the Redtooth VEGAS100 2018 event comes to Bournemouth in August. Redtooth Poker Leg 2 takes place at the Grosvenor Casino Bournemouth on Sunday, August 13. Tickets are exclusively and only available via MainEventTravel.com and we have special packages for seat+hotel bookings. Check here to see full details. The Redtooth Poker Tour comprises eight dealer dealt legs taking place around the UK & Europe with the winner of each leg winning a seat into VEGAS100 2018.


The final table from EVERY leg will also win a UK National Final seat, a total of 90 seats awarded throughout the year! Redtooth Poker’s VEGAS100 competition has revolutionised pub poker in the UK with the country’s top 100 poker players – found via regional, national and online qualifiers – getting the chance to compete for the title of UK Pub Poker Champion in the poker capital of the world, Las Vegas.


Super Stack Scotland

Super Stack is heading north in August with Super Stack Scotland back at the Alea Casino in Glasgow while Super Stack Gibraltar runs August 24-28 and we have fantastic discounts for the amazing 5 star Sunborn Super Yacht Hotel, Resort and Casino.  MainEventTravel is Super Stack’s Official Travel partner and we can arrange fantastic hotel deals for all events on the tour.



Unibet UK Poker Tour

The Unibet UK Poker Tour is back in August with a great event at Alea Casino in Nottingham from August 25-27. We are the tour’s Official Travel partner and have dozens of great hotel options for Nottingham and all other stops on the tour. There are five Unibet UK Poker Tour stops this year with each boasting a £220 buy-in, £40,000 guarantee Main Event. Players get a 25,000 starting stack and it’s 40 minute blind levels with one re-entry per starting day up to a maximum of £880. You also have the option of both Day 1a and 1b and taking your biggest stack through to the Final Day.


The last event –  in Glasgow in June –  was won by Andrew MacKenzie for £11,500. He beat a 205-strong field to take down the event for the second best cash of his live poker career. Mackenzie is a regular in poker tournaments in his native Scotland and has quite a remarkable record in low buy-in events with cashes in more than 90 events in Scotland and $105,631 in winnings.


Further afield: WPTDeepstacks heads to Vilamoura - and much more


WPTDeepstacks Vilamoura

WPTDeepStacks Europe is heading to Portugal for its next stop – and the spectacular golf haven of Vilamoura. As the tour's Official Travel Partner, we have fantastic deal for WPT players offering a discount of more than €160 for a five-night stay (with breakfast) in the Dom Pedro Vilamoura Hotel. Don't miss this incredible offer for WPTDeepStacks Portugal which is taking place August 25 to September 3 at Casino Solverde.

This is the tour’s first trip to Portugal and one that plans to deliver an incredible experience. Located close to numerous championship golf courses, Vilamoura is a haven for golf players; other attractions include a great marina full of bars and restaurants as well as beautiful white sand beaches stretching for miles along the coast. The €200,000 guaranteed Main Event starts August 31 with a €1,100 buy-in. The WPT is also off to Choctaw and then Brazil in August. There’s also the WPT Legends of Poker taking place at Los Angeles’ famous Bicycle Casino from August 26-31.



Cash Game Festival Bulgaria

Cash Game Festival is off to Bulgaria next month with a five-day festival from August 9-13 in the hugely popular Black Sea resort of Sunny Beach. MainEventTravel is the Official Travel Partner for Cash Game Festival Bulgaria with dozens of fabulous hotels and lovely apartments all within very easy reach of the Platinum Casino venue. Check out the Cash Game Bulgaria promo video.

Unibet DSO
Unibet Deepstack Open is hosting a fantastic event in Gujan Mestras from August 24-27. The yearly rendezvous, just one hour away from Bordeaux in the amazing area of Bassin d’Arcachon, offers players fantastic food and a beautiful location in the “oyster capital” of France. Previous editions of the event have attracted an average 400 players ewwith the Main Event awarding a first prize last year of €30,000! Other events on the UDSO Gujan-Mestras schedule includes a €1,000 High Roller, the €200 DSO Classic and €200 Omaha tourney.




WSOP International

For the first time in World Series of Poker history, the WSOP Circuit will be heading to Argentina with 888poker as official WSOPC sponsors for the second year running. This is a great chance to see fabulous Iguazu Falls, one of the seven wonders of the world! Check out MainEventTravel’s great hotel options in this amaazing location with rooms from as little as $390 for the full duration of the festival. The seven-day poker festival will be held at Casino Iguazú from August 2-8 close to both the majestic Iguazú Falls and the border with Brazil. There are six championship ring events including the Crazy Eights Side Event and $1k Main Event. Players will be able to qualify for events online at 888poker via satellites and feeder tournaments starting at just $0.01.


The WSOP is back in Europe for WSOP International Circuit Rotterdam which is running August 25 to September 2. The biggest and oldest poker event in the world is coming to the Netherlands! From Friday 25 August until Saturday 2 September 2017, poker enthusiasts can take part in the WSOP at Holland Casino's venue in the city centre of Rotterdam. Holland Casino has entered into a unique agreement with Caesars which will see the prestigious event run annually as part of the WSOP International Circuit Series.



PokerStars is popping up all over the place next month: PokerStars Festival Manila runs through to August 7 at the stunning City of Dreams in the Philippines while the PokerStars Festival Bucharest Main Event comes with a €500,000 guarantee and starts August 2. Further PokerStars Festivals this year include PokerStars Festival Uruguay September 16-23 and PokerStars Festival Dublin at the end of September.


Two of the most popular former European Poker Tour stops are still on the PokerStars schedule with PokerStars Championship Barcelona starting August 16 (and Prague in its normal December slot). PokerStars Championship Barcelona features a whopping 51 events and there’s a giant €7 million guarantee on the €5,300 Main Event (August 21-27).

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