UKIPT heads north to Edinburgh in just 2 short weeks! This will be the UKIPT’s first visit to the Scottish capital since 2015 when Spanish player David Gomez took down the Main Event for nearly £50k.
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.
August offers a real feast of poker worldwide. Whether you fancy somewhere close to home or a truly exotic destination like Panama or Taiwan, MainEventTravel’s global reach and innovative calendar feature make it easy to choose both when and where you’d like to play.
This year’s giant 11-day Goliath extravaganza features more than 20 tournaments with the £150 buy-in Main Event set to attract over 12,000 entries.
With the 2023 World Series drawing to a close, it’s time to celebrate one of the most successful British players at this year’s Series, Grosvenor Ambassador Euan McNicholas.
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.
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.
It’s an oft-quoted aphorism that true happiness is planning a trip to somewhere new, with someone you love. But whether you’re loved up this Valentine’s Day or not, MainEventTravel and Luxon Pay are making a fabulous trip away even more affordable with a very special travel offer.
After a three-year hiatus, PokerStars’ sun-drenched flagship festival, the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, was resurrected in the brand new setting of Baha Mar Resort in the Bahamas.
888poker LIVE hits London next month with the first of a series of events it’s hosting at the Poker Room at the Victoria Casino.
For Hendon Mob co-founder Joe Beevers, the Irish Poker Open is not only his favourite tournament of the year, it’s also his favourite victory. Joe has won more than $2.5 million in live poker tournaments over the years but it’s his win in Dublin back in 2003 that means the most to him.
The UKIPT will be continuing its hugely successful revival this year with a massive 9-day festival starting on Saturday, July 23 at Dusk Till Dawn, the UK’s largest poker room.
A ton of live events over the next few months – including a stop in Dublin – will give amateur and recreational players the chance to compete at the richest $25,000 buy-in event in poker history – the PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship in the Bahamas next January.
888poker LIVE continues its 20th-anniversary celebrations with the 888poker LIVE Bucharest festival in one of Europe's most beautiful and bustling cities, held at the 4-Star Marriott Sheraton Hotel June 20th – 26th
888poker is hosting its first-ever High Stakes festival next month with a return visit to the Poker Room at London’s celebrated Victoria Casino. The upcoming 888poker LIVE London High Stack Festival is part of 888poker’s year-long celebration of its 20th anniversary – and London is very much in the spotlight.
All eyes will be on the Venetian next month when the next Deep Stack Extravaganza festival gets underway in Las Vegas. One of the flagship tournaments on the 41-event schedule is the Mid-Stakes Poker Tour’s Poker Bowl VI which not only comes with a glistening trophy but a juicy $500,000 guarantee as well.
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.
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.
2018 was certainly one of the most exciting years that Main Event Travel has experienced since its launch in 2011 – with new clients, new events and fantastic new functionality on our amazing one-stop-shop website.
More than 200 players have already won their way to this year’s Battle of Malta via MPN. The popular network has already sold out its €1,500 packages and is now on track to sell out its special €1,800 packages as well.
British pro Adam Owen scored a unique double at GUKPT Leeds this weekend, taking down both the Main Event – for £41,950 – and the Mini Main. It’s the first time any player has ever won both tournaments at the same event. The next GUKPT is Luton, October 7-14.
Belgian poker pro and TV personality Christophe De Meulder has won the award-winning Unibet Poker Belgian Championship Main Event for a career-best cash of €42,020.
It’s just a few weeks to go before 888poker arrives in the beautiful city of Barcelona with another great event. Barcelona is the perfect poker destination so get your culture fix and soak in the sights in between some great poker tournaments.
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.
The biggest live poker event in Europe is just a few months away! The Goliath at the Ricoh Arena starts July 26 and is a chance for players of all kinds to compete in the mammoth Main Event for just £100 + £25.
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.
What a bumper month of poker April promises with events all over the globe including WPT and WPTDeepstack, partypoker LIVE Grand Final, EPT Monte Carlo Unibet Deepstack Open, GUKPT Edinburgh and two great Cash Game Festival events.
Following an epic PCA in the Bahamas, PokerStars LIVE is back in the UK this coming week with PokerStars Festival London. The event starts tomorrow at The Hippodrome Casino with 10 tournaments on the schedule, including the £500,000 guaranteed PokerStars Festival Main Event (£990 buy-in, running January 24-28).
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