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Blogs

February 2024

Win back up to 100% of your MET Tournament Travel in the #FinalTableFreeroll next month!

March presents an exciting lineup of dozens of poker tournaments featured in MainEventTravel's exclusive promotion – #FinalTableFreeroll!

January 2024

Coventry Sight Seeing

Coventry is sometimes overlooked as a tourist destination but this historic city has a lot going for it. Legend has it that Coventry was the birthplace of St. George – dragon slayer and patron saint of England. However, perhaps Coventry’s most enduring legend is the tale of Lady Godiva.

Sightseeing in Dublin

Dublin is an ideal destination for a city break – there is tons to do and your main problem will be how to cram it all in! However, Dublin is a very manageable city and it’s easy to get around on foot, or you can get a day ticket for the hop-on hop-off buses which pass by most of the main attractions.

Hippodrome Casino London

The Hippodrome Casino is home to PokerStars LIVE, a partnership that ensures exemplary standards when it comes to hosting cash games and tournaments.

The Poker Room at the Vic

The Vic has legendary status for poker players with one of the longest-running and busiest card rooms in the capital. The Poker Room, which officially opened in 2013 after a full renovation.

Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford City

Aspers’ prestigious Stratford casino in London’s East End goes from strength to strength as a top poker destination. It’s the biggest card room in London with warm and friendly staff.

Empire Casino, Leicester Square

The Empire Casino offers a busy roster of daily tournaments including a £108 tournament with unlimited re-entries which kicks off at noon every Sunday (apart from the first of the month.)

Things to do in Malta

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.

Bars and Clubs in Malta

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.

Eating out in Malta

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.

Beyond the Strip – day trips from Vegas

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.

Main Event Travel's Vegas Guide: The Linq Promenade

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.

October 2023

UKIPT Edinburgh is just over 2 weeks away!

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.

August 2023

EPT Barcelona is just 10 days away

We are just 10 days away from one of the most exciting tournaments of the year taking place in the Catalan capital, EPT Barcelona.

July 2023

Worldwide Poker this August

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.

Getting to Grips with Goliath: Essential Info for this Month’s Festival

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. 

Vegas Hero Euan McNicholas sets sights on Goliath

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.

February 2023

Feel the love with MainEventTravel and Luxon Pay this Valentine’s Day - #LiveLoveTravel

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.

Triumphant Return for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure at Baha Mar

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.

January 2023

Countdown on for 888poker LIVE’s first UK event of 2023

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.

How the Hendon Mob set up the world’s first poker tournament live stream at the 2003 Irish Open

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.

July 2022

UKIPT Nottingham kicks off this Saturday

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.  

June 2022

PokerStars gives hundreds of grassroots players the chance to win a $30k Platinum Pass

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 in Bucharest

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

May 2022

Farrell wins UKIPT Dublin – with a hangover

Scottish pro Niall Farrell has netted his first UKIPT trophy after taking down the €1,100 Dublin Main Event on Sunday for €54,940.

March 2022

888poker keeps celebrating with a return to The Poker Room in April

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.

January 2022

MSPT Poker Bowl VI is a highlight of Venetian Deepstack Extravaganza schedule

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.

July 2021

Farrell back to defend his title at Tallinn Summer Showdown

Scottish poker pro Niall Farrel will be back in Tallinn next week to defend his title at the Tallinn Poker Festival Summer Showdown.

April 2019

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.

February 2019

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.

December 2018

Epic year for Main Event Travel

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.

September 2018

More than 200 MPN qualifiers headed to Battle of Malta

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.

Adam Owen wins GUKPT Leeds; next stop Luton October 7-14

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.

Christophe De Meulder wins Unibet Poker Belgian Championship

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.

May 2018

Countdown to 888Live Barcelona

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.

April 2018

New: Malta travel guide

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.

What's on in May

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.

Malta

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.

Poker in Malta

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.

Goliath set for July 26 kick off at Ricoh Arena

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.

MainEventTravel’s Vegas Guide: The LINQ Promenade

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.

New: destination guides to Vegas and Macau

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.

March 2018

Sightseeing in Macau

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.

Poker, poker - and more poker

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.

Macau - where to eat and drink

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.

Macau - Asia on your doorstep

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’s on in April

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.

January 2018

PokerStars Festival London starts tomorrow

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).

March 2016

Dear Deadman Part 2

Simon Deadman, MET Brand Ambassador, answers another question regarding a tournament situation.

January 2016

Dear Deadman - Part 1

Our brand ambassador Simon Deadman answers your questions on specific hands in our new 'Dear Deadman' series if articles.

June 2015

Dear Deadman - Ask The Pro

Simon Deadman the MainEventTravel.com ambassador wants to hear from you! Our team of pro players are waiting to help and advise you. Ask us about a hand you have played recently that you think we would like to hear about.

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