Autumn is a great time to visit Vegas when more comfortable temperatures mean you can combine playing poker with other activities like sightseeing, shopping, al fresco dining and trips out of town. There are now more than 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas, however, so choosing the ideal spot for your poker holiday can be tricky!
As Summer draws to a close, many poker players are eyeing up Las Vegas for their next poker vacation. Autumn in Las Vegas means comfortable temperatures – around the mid-70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit – making it the ideal time to explore the iconic Las Vegas Strip, lounge by the pool without getting totally sunburnt, discover the city's hidden gems, or even head out of town to stunning places such as Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and Red Rock Canyon.
Barcelona is known as one of the best places to play poker in Europe – and the Catalan capital frequently hosts some of the biggest tournaments on the continent. This August it’s time for EPT Barcelona, a giant festival featuring more than 60 different tournaments. The huge scale of the EPT Barcelona schedule – which combines the EPT with the national Estrellas Poker Tour – features events to suit budgets and bankrolls of all kinds.
Of all the many newish attractions in Vegas, the Caesars-owned LINQ Promenade has proved one of the most successful: an appealing, tree-lined open-air pedestrian walkway featuring tons of shops, restaurants, bars and attractions.
It's said that there are more hotel rooms in Las Vegas than in any other city in the world –130,000 and counting – so regardless of your budget you’ll be spoilt for choice when you head to Sin City this summer!
For a city full of so much glitz and glam, there are a surprising number of things you can do totally for free in Las Vegas, as there are plenty of free attractions dotted throughout the city.
With so much to do in Las Vegas itself, it can be hard to find time to explore beyond the city’s borders. However, even if you only have an afternoon spare, it’s well worth renting a car and heading out of town. Las Vegas is surrounded by stunning scenery and places like Lake Mead Hoover Dam and Red Rock Canyon are within easy driving distance.
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Don't miss our comprehensive new travel guide to Malta. We have the full low-down on all the best places to visit, eat, drink and party – as well as when and where to play poker. With great events coming up in Malta like the Unibet Open, Unibet Deepstack Open and the Battle of Malta, now is the perfect time to start planning your trip to this beautiful Mediterranean island.
May has a bunch of poker events around the world including 888Live Barcelona, Unibet Open in Malta, Grosvenor Casino’s Goliath in Coventry, SuperStack and WPTs – and that’s before the World Series of Poker gets under way at the end of the month. Don't forget ! you can now book flights online at MainEventTravel.com as well as your accommodation.
There’s certainly no shortage of places to drink and dance in Malta; from cosy family-run wine bars to giant nightclubs, Malta has it all. Highly recommended is Café del Mar where you can enjoy a fab day lazing by the pool in the sun before hotting it up in the evening with top DJs mixing it up.
The heart of Malta's thriving nightlife scene is St Julians which lies about half hour north of the capital city of Valletta. This is where the three main casinos are all located – Casino Malta, Portomaso and Dragonara – and the area is heaving with great places to eat out.
There has never been a better time to visit Malta. Not only is this gorgeous Mediterranean island full of beautiful beaches, world-famous historic sites and a thriving poker scene, but this year Malta is celebrating its role as European Capital Of Culture 2018.
With its superbly sunny weather (more than 300 days a year), expansive beaches, thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of incredible history – including some of the oldest human structures in the world, there is a huge amount to see and do in Malta. It is also a place of stunning natural beauty.
Malta is a near perfect destination for a poker holiday – for starters, there’s lots of poker but there are also tons of other things to do. Whether it’s strolling around the gorgeous capital city of Valletta, clubbing all night in Paceville or chilling out at Golden Bay beach, Malta really does have something for everyone.
Of all the many attractions that have opened in Vegas in recent years, the LINQ Promenade has proved one of the most successful: an appealing, tree-lined open-air pedestrian walkway featuring tons of shops, restaurants, bars and attractions.
Main Event Travel is thrilled to announce that we are now providing a range of super-useful travel guides for top poker destinations around the world. We have the full low-down on places like Las Vegas and Macau – from advice on where to play, where to eat and drink, sight-seeing, how to get around and other top tips. With the WSOP only round the corner, and Macau events happening year-round, now is the time to start planning your trip.
Macau has all the glitter and glamour of Las Vegas but combines the high-rise glitz of the Cotai Strip with a rich culture and history going back hundreds of years. Macau was the first European settlement in the Far East and a Portuguese colony for over 300 years.
Tournaments are now a regular fixture in Macau but three of the biggest ones on the calendar are the APT Macau Championships, the APT Finale Macau 2018 and the recent APPT Macau.
With such a rich mix of cultures and influences, it’s no surprise that Macau is also something of a food tourism haven. The city has plenty of five-star dining options but local food is cheap and widely available.
What makes Macau so appealing for poker players isn’t just the non-stop poker action or local sight-seeing, it’s also Macau’s close proximity to some of Asia’s top holiday destinations.
Fancy a top-notch poker weekend? Well, you’re spoiled for choice next week with some truly amazing poker events starting Thursday February 23. Treats include Unibet Open London, Grand Prix Cork, Super Stack Spain, WPT Fallsview and WSOP Circuit in Vegas!
MainEventTravel is thrilled to announce that early in 2017 we’ll be introducing both online flight booking and car rental on the MET website – making us truly a one-stop shop for poker players, wherever in the world you’re competing.
January is always an exciting month for poker players with two major destinations on offer plus a host of other exciting stops. The flagship events next month are the PokerStars Championship Bahamas from January 6-14 and the Aussie Millions from Jan 11 to 30.
December is a really great time to visit Vegas with the Strip aglitter with holiday spirit. All the casinos try to better each other with millions of decorations, lights and mega-Christmas trees – and there’s nowhere better than Bellagio.
British pro Jake Cody has proved he’s not just a whizz at poker, he’s also a dab hand when it comes to making video blogs as well. The EPT Deauville champion recently relocated to Florida with girlfriend Alex and daughter Ariana and has been documenting his progress over there with a series of funny and informative video posts.
It’s a packed month of poker in November – with events to whet your appetite right across the globe. Take your pick from sun-drenched events in the Caribbean to some super-lively events in the UK, across Europe, North America and beyond!
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