Lon McEachern, known as the Voice of Poker after commentating on the WSOP® for more than 20 years, has launched the first in a series of video clips for MainEventTravel.com.
The Unibet Open is back again this year with a giant festival planned for Bucharest. The event is taking place at the stunning JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel from November 30 to December 4 and is aiming to break records in the Romanian capital.
The return of the WPT500 at Dusk Till Dawn has been a resounding success with more than 895 entries for the £500,000 guaranteed Main Event. Aleksandrs Golubevs took down the £560 buy-in tourney for a monster first prize of £100,000 after beating Dale Hancock heads-up.
Lon McEachern, known as the Voice of Poker after commentating on the WSOP® for more than 20 years, is set to launch a series of video clips for MainEventTravel.com.
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The Goliath festival is taking place from July 27 to August 6 this year at the Coventry Building Society Arena in the Midlands. A record field is expected so we’re strongly recommending players get a good head-start on room reservations to ensure they get exactly what they want.
An absolute feast of women’s poker action is lined up in Vegas this summer culminating in a dedicated ladies’ poker week bonanza. The events offer a combined guaranteed prize pool amounting to $225,000.
The WPT500 kicks off at Dusk Till Dawn tomorrow starting with the Super High Roller! It’s been seven years since this prestigious festival was held at the Nottingham casino and players are starting to get very buoyed up about the £500,000 guaranteed Main Event.
More than 25 players have won an incredible £4,000 trip to Vegas this summer thanks to Grosvenor Poker’s “Road to Vegas” promotion.
Congrats to Tony Isaac who has won himself a WPT500 prize package worth £800 after success in today’s draw! Isaac’s £800 prize comprises the £560 entry into the Main Event plus a £240 hotel credit from MainEventTravel.com.
PokerStars has announced the rest of this year’s UKIPT schedule with stops lined up for Blackpool, Brighton, London, Edinburgh and Nottingham. It’s the biggest UKIPT schedule since 2016
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.
Ludovic Geilich has taken down the GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event at the Grosvenor Maybury Casino for £79,590. The Scottish superstar beat a field of 366 entries to win the event, his first GUKPT title and biggest ever GUKPT cash.
With GUKPT Edinburgh in full swing, players also have their eyes on Luton where one of the most popular GUKPT events of the year gets underway in less than two weeks’ time.
The return of the WPT500 at Dusk Till Dawn in a fortnight is causing a lot of excitement! It’s been seven years since this prestigious festival was held at the Nottingham casino and players are starting to get very buoyed up about the £500,000 guaranteed Main Event.
MainEventTravel.com is delighted to announce that it is now the Official Travel Partner of the UK’s celebrated Dusk Till Dawn poker club in Nottingham.
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.
Scotland’s Lewis Coffin became the latest Malta Poker Festival (MPF) Grand Event champion after defeating Lithuania’s Martynas Brazdzionis heads-up to win the mouth-watering €100,600.
Mark Patrick from Northmaptonshire has won two incredible prize packages, one for his mate Jimi Sotimehin of London and one for himself thanks to an Aspers Spring Festival Package Promotion run by MainEventTravel.com.
Londoner Dave McConachie has won the 888poker LIVE London Main Event after outlasting a huge 385-entry field at the iconic Grosvenor Victoria casino in Edgware Road.
Sunil Mistri was the star of the Mega Series at Lola’s Underground Casino located on the bottom floor of the PokerStars at the Hippodrome Casino after he defeated Dost Ghrabie head-up to win the Mega Series £1,100 Main Event title for £32,825 top prize.
With the promise of sunshine just around the corner, this is a great time of year to put a Spring in your step and spread the feel-good feeling to a friend as well.
There were 36 different tournaments during the Irish Open 2023 festival – often filling the spectacular Main Hall at the RDS to capacity and providing some very chunky prize pools for players. Nearly all the side events held this year broke records.
The 2023 Irish Open Main Event – the biggest poker tournament ever held in Ireland — ended Monday evening with young Scottish pro David Docherty taking home a first prize of €365,000.
This year’s Grosvenor Goliath festival promises to be the biggest yet after a record-breaking year in 2022. The Goliath festival is taking place slightly earlier this Summer and will run from July 27 to August 6 at the Coventry Building Society Arena in the Midlands.
We are 2 days away from the Hippodrome Casino’s next Mega Series festival running April 13 – 16 in the heart of London. With a £1,100 buy-in Main Event and several other events on the schedule, the festival promises a feast of exciting poker action in the UK capital.
Massive congrats to Colleen Wong who has won a prize package valued at £700 to compete in the Mystery Bounty event at the forthcoming Hippodrome Casino Mega Series.
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The Irish Open is in full swing at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) – a spectacular new venue in the Ballsbridge area of Dublin. The festival is running April 3-10 with the €1 million guaranteed Main Event starting on Wednesday, April 5.
Dusk Till Dawn has an exciting roster of tournaments and festivals throughout April and May, including the upcoming £500,000 guarantee WPT500.
One of players’ favourite events on the Irish Open calendar is The Hendon Mob Championship, a one-day, €250 buy-in Hold’em tournament which gets underway at 4pm on April 4.
Massive congrats to Lin Chen who has just taken down the GUKPT Blackpool Main Event for £65,310. It was a chop for the final three with runner-up Greg King from Ireland snagging £57,855 and third-placed Peter Charalambous winning £53,915.
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This year's Irish Open schedule has something for everyone with nearly 40 events.
Nottinghamshire poker player Alexandru Talica will be making his first-ever trip to Ireland next month after winning the Irish Open & MainEventTravel’s “Luck of the Irish” competition and snagging a €2,200 Irish Open Main Event prize package.
The Irish Open schedule is chock-full of exciting tournaments including 11 prestigious, trophy-awarding Championship events. One of those that invariably sells out is the Heads-Up tournament which is capped at 64 players.
Irish PokerStars Ambassador Fintan "EasyWithAces" Hand will be competing at this year’s Irish Open.
Since 2015, the Liam Flood Memorial tournament has been one of the key Championship tournaments on the Irish Open schedule. The tournament – which is always a six-max and always a turbo – is a lively affair and a favourite with players who appreciate the chance to remember the former Irish Open organiser and poker legend in an annual event.
The Ladies event is a regular fixture on the Irish Open schedule and always attracts a lot of interest. For some women, it’s a chance to try out live poker for the first time, for others it’s a chance to catch up with old mates.
Grosvenor has just announced dates for this year’s Goliath Main Event, fuelling a flurry of activity on MainEventTravel.com as people rush to book accommodation near the Coventry Building Society Arena.
MainEventTravel has teamed up with the Irish Open in a special St. Paddy’s Day promotion to give one serendipitous player the chance to win a €2,200 package for next month’s €1 million guaranteed Main Event.
The UK Poker Open has made a spectacular debut with a £1,500 buy-in Main Event that attracted more than a thousand entries and created the biggest prize pool in Grosvenor poker history.
Get ready to head to sunny Malta in style with the Malta Poker Festival returning to the luxurious Portomaso Casino from April 24 to May 1.
A veritable feast of High Roller action is on the schedule at this year’s Irish Poker Open in Dublin. The packed calendar features both a €5k tournament on April 4 and a €3k event four days later.
After a four-year hiatus, the WSOP International Circuit will be back in the UK next month with a festival at the celebrated Dusk Till Dawn casino in Nottingham.
Ian Simpson proposes moments after taking down the 2013 Irish Poker Open for €265,000!
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GUKPT regular Cal Morreale has won the Main Event at the second leg of this year’s GUKPT in Manchester.
The Aspers Stratford Winter Festival has smashed records once again with a £212,140 prize pool for the Main Event.
Barny Boatman has only missed one Irish Open in the last 22 years. Apart from a time when he was living in Madrid and couldn’t get a flight, the legendary Londoner and former Hendon Mobster has played every single live Irish Open Main Event since 2000.
The 2023 World Series of Poker schedule has been released and it’s the biggest ever with a record 95 bracelets up for grabs.
Yay to this one! The Festival is taking place in the UK for the very first time with a great event at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham starting February 12.
Legendary poker player and 2022 Irish Open champion Steve O’Dwyer will be competing at this year’s tournament to defend his Main Event title.
Jonathan McCann has scored his biggest ever live cash by taking down the £1,250 buy-in GUKPT London Main Event for £89,122. The Cumbria-based player was part of an ICM three-way deal with Cal Morreale and Devan-Kumar Patel which left the title, trophy, and £10,000 to play for.
Aspers Winter Poker Fest is taking place from January 24 to February 5 at the celebrated Stratford Casino and features a ton of satellites along with the £600 buy-in Main Event, £1,250 High Roller, Progressive Bounty, 4/5/6 PLO event and a £150 + £150 + £40 Mystery Bounty tournament.
Every year hundreds of Canadians make their way to Dublin to compete in the Irish Poker Open. It’s an annual migration that many of them wouldn’t miss for the world – and they rank the event their favourite overseas tournament.
MainEventTravel has teamed up with Aspers Casino Stratford to give one lucky player the chance to win a £500 package for the forthcoming Winter Fest Warm Up event.
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There is just over a week to go before 888poker LIVE kicks off its 2023 tour with a trip to Madrid. 888poker LIVE has announced a total of five events in Europe this year, starting with the 11-day 888poker LIVE Madrid festival at Casino Gran Madrid.
There are only a few days to go before the start of the United Kingdom Poker Championships (UKPC) at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham.
Grosvenor Poker has released the schedule for its new UK Poker Open event which is taking place in Coventry starting February 19. The £1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event – known as the UK Open – starts on March 1 and has a £1,500 buy-in with five different starting flights.
The GUKPT Grand Final has wrapped up at the Poker Room in London’s iconic Grosvenor Victoria Casino with PLO cash game player Dan Bedson scooping the top prize of £105,000.
After a spectacular year demonstrating incredible consistency and poker acumen, Matt Davenport has won the prestigious Grosvenor Player of the Year contest and a three-year sponsorship deal with Grosvenor worth £40,000.
888poker LIVE has announced dates for six festivals taking place across Europe next year, kicking off with the 11-day 888poker LIVE Madrid event at the stunning Casino Gran Madrid. The tour will also have events in London, Barcelona and Bucharest in Romania.
Irish poker player Chris Dowling has become the Irish Poker Open’s first Ambassador. His role will be to raise awareness of the Irish Poker Open in Ireland and overseas, and help promote the event to players, especially those yet to try out the Dublin festival.
The World Series of Poker has brought some early Christmas cheer by releasing the dates for next year’s event. The 2023 Series will run from May 30 - July 18 with the Main Event kicking off on July 3.
Grosvenor Ambassador Jamie Nixon is amongst the week one winners at The GUKPT Grand Final London, taking down his first-ever GUKPT Main Event for a career-best live cash of £93,970.
MainEventTravel.com has teamed up with Luxon Pay, the fast-growing e-wallet payment app, to make it easier than ever before for players to book their poker trips online.
When it comes to New Year’s Eve celebrations, there’s no better city in the world to party in than Las Vegas. Whether you’re there to play poker or simply take in the sights, the City of Sin really pulls out all the stops to make sure the last night of the year is one to remember.
Scottish player Tom Pearn was foiled in his bid to win back-to-back Mega Series titles at the Hippodrome Casino last week. The Mega Series defending champion carved his way through a record field of 203 entries but was eventually defeated heads-up by Yuval Rosenberg.
The hugely popular Grosvenor UK Poker Tour is back in London next month for its annual Christmas extravaganza at the Poker Room at the Grosvenor Victoria Casino.
Podcaster Jamie Clossick has won the GUKPT Blackpool Main Event in his home town for a bumper prize of £109,000.
Steven Spivack (pictured) has won the Main Event at Asper’s Casino Stratford in London for a bumper prize of £35,318. Spivack did a heads-up deal with Eastbourne player Chris Dirsin, with the pair splitting the remaining prize pool and playing it out for the coveted Main Event champion’s title and trophy.
PokerStars and Paddy Power today announced they are joining forces to sponsor next year’s Irish Poker Open which is being held at the Royal Dublin Society in Ballsbridge, Dublin from April 3 -10, 2023.
The countdown is on for the Hippodrome Casino’s annual Mega Series festival which kicks off in just two weeks. With a £125,000 guaranteed Main Event, the festival promises to bring Autumnal cheer to the heart of London’s West End with a schedule packed with exciting poker tournaments.
Thousands of poker players from all over the world will be making their annual pilgrimage to Dublin next April to take part in the Irish Poker Open. The €1 million guaranteed event – which is taking place at the Royal Dublin Society from April 3 to April 10 next year – is considered an absolute must on the international poker calendar and always attracts a stellar crowd.
The stats are in – and it’s clear that October’s Battle of Malta was one of the biggest yet! The festival as a whole attracted a total of 12,438 entries, creating an overall prize pool of €3,581,415.
If you’re a deep stack poker enthusiast then there’s no better place to head for in Vegas than the Venetian. The sumptuous Italian-style casino located right on the Strip has been a mecca for deep stack players for more than 15 years and, as usual, has furnished 2022 with a virtually non-stop offering of deep stack events.
One of the real stars at the GUKPT’s Luton festival last week was Macclesfield player Matt Davenport. Down to just 1.5 BBs on Day 3 with around 12 players left, he managed to recover, make the final table and finish third for £41,050.
MainEventTravel.com announce a £500 value package giveaway promotion with Aspers Casino Stratford to kick off the Autumn Festival starting next week!
Jamie Le won a fiercely-contested battle in Luton on Sunday night to become the latest GUKPT champion. Along with his trophy, the father-of-two from Birmingham has snagged a giant cash prize of £96,630 in the £1,100 buy-in event after beating a 353-entry field.
Aspers Casino Stratford in London kicks off Autumn Fest next week with a packed schedule including a £120,000 guaranteed Main Event as well as 15 other tournaments.
The hugely popular International Poker Open is back again later this month with a six-day festival at Dublin’s Bonnington Hotel from October 26-31.
The second Battle of Malta of 2022 kicks off tomorrow (October 4) in the lively seaside resort of St Julian’s. Thousands of players are expected to take part in the tenth-anniversary edition with record numbers predicted for the flagship €1 million guaranteed Main Event.
888 will be joining forces with Spain’s popular Circuito Nacional de Poker once again in November with an 11-day festival in Madrid featuring two Main Events and 14 other tournaments.
A generous starting stack, unlimited re-entries and a Big Blind Ante from Level 2 are just some of the features of next month’s €1 million guaranteed Battle of Malta Main Event.
Event host Laura Cornelius is returning to her role as the “face” of the Battle of Malta for next month’s tournament. The former PokerNews presenter will play a leading role at the festival – introducing the action in the Eden Arena each day as well interviewing players, chatting to event winners, and reporting on all the fun and excitement at Battle of Malta’s tenth anniversary celebrations.
British players are not the only poker fans who are thrilled by the return of next month’s EPT festival in London. After a break of nearly seven years, the popular event will be attracting players from all over the world to its new home at the spectacular Park Lane Hilton.
The Irish Open is headed to pastures new for 2023 and an exclusive partnership with MainEventTravel.com will be providing players with special rates at three different hotels close to the new venue.
MainEventTravel has some great special offers for October’s Battle of Malta giving players the chance to stay at the luxurious 5* Intercontinental Hotel right where the festival is being held.
Dusk till Dawn star Wadey Ashraf has won a Platinum Pass worth $30k to next January’s PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship in the Bahamas. Ashraf scooped his massive prize after taking down the Road to PSPC event held at the Nottingham card room last weekend.
Excitement is building for the Hippodrome Casino’s “Super Super Series” which is being held at the celebrated central London venue next week.
The third live edition of The Festival is taking place in the Slovak capital of Bratislava this October. The Festival is a hugely entertaining, week-long event which offers players the chance to compete in a €500,000 guarantee Main Event. some two dozen other poker tournaments, plus a whole lot more besides.
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Casino Malta has put a massive guarantee on the Ladies Event when Battle of Malta celebrates its tenth anniversary in October. For the first time, there will be a €25,000 guaranteed prize pool in the Ladies Event.
The WPT has added a whole new tour to its live tournament offer this year with the launch of WPT Prime. WPT Prime made its debut with festivals in Vietnam and Australia and its most recent event in Cambodia – a 12-day event in the spectacular Nagaworld resort casino in Phnom Penh – was a resounding success featuring more than 20 different tournaments.
Italian player Giuliano Bendinelli defeated a record-breaking field of 2,294 entries in the EPT Barcelona Main Event on Sunday to win a gigantic first prize of €1,491,133. It was an incredible comeback for the 31-year-old, who had been down to just one big blind on the final table with six players remaining.
The full schedule for the October edition of the Battle of Malta has now been released and it’s pretty spectacular. The popular festival features a total of 37 different tournaments at the InterContinental Conference Centre in St Julian’s and runs from October 4 to October 12.
Dusk Till Dawn, the celebrated poker room in Nottingham, has a host of great events coming up over the next few months including the Road to PSPC and Grand Prix UK.
There is extra excitement in store at Grosvenor’s giant Goliath festival later this month with the addition of the first ever Mystery Bounty tournament to the schedule. The three-day tournament starts on Sunday, August 28 with a £220 + £200 + £40 buy-in and is one of the highlights of the Goliath’s tenth anniversary festival, which runs from August 25 to September 4 and has been aptly dubbed “Goliath X”.
For the first time ever, the Goliath Women’s Championship will be a two-day event giving all those who make the final the chance to relax before competing again PLUS Day 2 of the event will be the TV feature table on the live stream – making sure women really take centre stage.
British cash game pro Adam Maxwell has won nearly £100,000 after taking down PokerStars’ UKIPT Nottingham Main Event in his home town. There were a total of 582 entries in the £1,100 buy-in Main Event, creating a guarantee-busting prize pool of £564,540.
After a two-year hiatus, a massive turnout is expected for this year’s Goliath festival which is kicking off at the end of August at the Coventry Building Society Arena in the Midlands.
A bunch of British players headed home from Vegas this year with shiny new WSOP bracelets nestling in their luggage. There were four UK WSOP bracelet winners at this year’s Series along with numerous deep runs and near-misses.
British and Irish players put up a great showing in this year’s World Series of Poker! With four WSOP bracelet winners, more than 60 cashes in the Main Event and countless other victories and deep runs around Sin City, it’s been a bumper Vegas summer for home-grown talent.
Casino Malta has released dates for a €1 million guaranteed Battle of Malta which will take place at the luxurious InterContinental Conference Centre in St Julian’s in October this year.
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
It’s just over two weeks to go before Summer Festival Malta – a brand new event which is being jointly hosted by the Estrellas Poker Tour and the UKIPT.
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888poker is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with an exciting roster of live events. The year kicked off with two festivals in London, and the High Stakes festival London starts today April 20. Now the company has announced dates for the 888poker LIVE Barcelona festival in May.
PokerStars has kicked off a run of exciting live events with a hugely successful revival of the UK & Ireland Poker Tour in London. The UKIPT was a mainstay of the European poker calendar for five years and got back into action in early April with a massive ten-day festival at The Hippodrome Casino.
After a tricky two years for live poker, this year’s World Series of Poker looks like being a sensational event – and the mother of all reunions for players across the globe. Amazingly it is now only nine weeks until the start of the world’s biggest poker festival so it’s definitely time to start planning your trip.
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.
After a two-year hiatus, the Irish Poker Open, one of Europe’s most popular poker tournaments, will be back in April with an eight-day festival at CityWest in Dublin.
London’s celebrated Hippodrome Casino is gearing up for a busy few months with two great PokerStars-branded tournaments lined up in February and March.
For the first time ever, Casino Malta will be hosting two Battle of Malta festivals this year with the first event in April, followed by a second in the Autumn.
The WPT’s 20th season has got off to a cracking start in Hollywood with a fiercely-contested battle at the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open. Alexander Yen beat Swedish tournament crusher and EPT champion Anton Wigg heads-up for his first major title and a $975,240 first prize
Legendary casino brand Horseshoe is returning to Las Vegas as Bally's begins a transformation just in time for The World Series of Poker.
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.
The WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic has become a massive Winter tradition in the States as the biggest poker festival to close out the calendar year.
The hugely popular Grosvenor UK Poker Tour is making the Poker Room at the Victoria Casino in London an absolute must-visit destination for poker players right now.
Scottish poker pro Niall Farrel will be back in Tallinn next week to defend his title at the Tallinn Poker Festival Summer Showdown.
After a 16-month hiatus, the GUKPT will be back in force next week with Leg 1 of a brand new 2021 season.
Organisers cancel this year’s Battle of Malta Live Event, promising exciting replacement online
Following the huge success of GUKPT Manchester which ended in a spectacular heads-up Ben Dobson and Ben Winsor, GUKPT Edinburgh is next on the schedule
The first stop of the 2020 Unibet UK Poker Tour is underway at Aspers Stratford, London – with Day 1b starting at 6pm tonight.
ibet Open Dublin – the first event of the 2020 season – starts next Wednesday (February 26) while the Unibet UK tour kicks off in London on March 5.
Leg 2 of the 2020 GUKPT Tour starts tomorrow (Saturday, February 22) with the ever-popular £200 + £25 Mini Main event.
The first Cash Game Festival event of 2020 takes place next week at Aspers Stratford in London.
The WSOP International Circuit season continues next month with an event at King’s Casino Rozvadov from March 5-24. The festival features over 15 events including a Mini Main Event with a guaranteed €500,000 prize pool, and the flagship Main Event with a guaranteed €1,000,000 prize pool.
The first WPT in Europe this year is WPT Germany, a massive festival starting February 14 at Kings Casino Rozvadov. With a total of €2.5 million in guarantees, and nearly 20 different tournaments on the schedule, WPT Germany promises to be a spectacular event to get 2020 really underway.
Three fab WPTDeepstacks events are lined up – starting this week – including stops in Brussels, the Philippines and Paris.
888poker LIVE is planning a full schedule of live events for 2020, including the 888poker Live London Weekend in February, the first-ever stop in Madrid which started today (January 23) with a €100k guarantee Opening Event and 888poker LIVE Bucharest in March.
The MPN Poker Tour is headed to Madrid in two weeks’ time for the very last stop on the tour. The MPNPT Grand Finale will see the popular tour go out in style in the heart of the Spanish capital at Casino Gran Casino Colon from February 6-9.
British poker pro Ben Winsor has become the first-ever two-time GUKPT Grand Final champion after defeating a 273-entry field in last weekend’s €2,500 event.
As the last few tournaments of 2019 wind down, poker players are already looking forward to an amazing start to 2020 including MILLIONS UK, WPT Russia & the Aussie Millions.
The WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic has become a December tradition as the biggest poker tournament to close out the calendar year. The $10,400 Main Event starts December 16.
888poker LIVE is underway at Aspers Casino in London – with the flagship £500,000 guaranteed Main Event starting next Thursday (November 28).
The GUKPT Grand Final, one of the UK’s standout poker events of the year, is under way at the Poker Room above the iconic Grosvenor Victoria Casino. The £30k guarantee Mini Main starts Sunday and the £500k Main Event next Thursday - November 28.
The GUKPT Grand Final, one of the UK’s standout poker events of the year, starts next week at the Poker Room above the iconic Grosvenor Victoria Casino.
partypoker’s annual jaunt to the Bahamas has firmly established itself as one of the most amazing poker festivals of the year. The Caribbean Poker Party gives you the holiday of a lifetime in a spectacular, sun-drenched location AND the chance to win millions and millions of dollars.
The WSOP International Circuit has three fantastic locations lined up this month - in Rotterdam, Aruba and Sydney.
A chance to visit one of Europe’s most amazing capital cities is coming up next week with the Grand Final of the 888poker.es-sponsored Circuito Nacional de Poker in Madrid.
There’s still time to get to Blackpool for the penultimate leg of this year’s amazing GUKPT season. The £200k guarantee GUKPT Blackpool Main Event gets underway tomorrow with hundreds of entrants expected.
The popular Unibet Open tour is heading to Paris this month with a €1,100 Main Event topping the schedule. The final event of the 2019 season is taking place at Club Circus Paris from November 28 to December 2.
The popular European Poker Tour Prague event kicks off next month with PokerStars’ annual blockbuster running December 7-17.
The final chance to win a €26k Platinum Pass on the Moneymaker's Road to PSPC tour takes place in London next week.
888poker LIVE is heading to the celebrated Aspers Casino in London for the second time this year with a huge 888poker LIVE festival starting November 21.
An amazing chance to win a €26k Platinum Pass for the 2020 PokerStars Players Championship is up for grabs in Newcastle this week.
The penultimate leg of this year’s amazing GUKPT season is GUKPT Blackpool which gets underway at the town’s Grosvenor Casino from November 3.
The second GUKPT Luton of the year gets underway at the Grosvenor Casino on Thursday. This is Leg 7 of the GUKPT’s 13th season and features a £200,000 guarantee Main Event along with a £20,000 guarantee Mini Main.
The EPT is heading back to Sochi this week with an unmissable poker event in this gorgeous Black Sea resort. One of the highlights of the festival will be the special “Moneymaker’s Road to PSPC” tournament awarding the winner a coveted Platinum Pass to the Pokerstars Players Championship next August in Barcelona.
It’s a packed schedule for WPT fans this Autumn with a ton of great events happening all over the world including Season 18 of the Asia-Pacific series.
After yet another record-breaking Goliath in Coventry, Grosvenor Casino’s popular GUKPT is back on the road this weekend with Leg 6 of the tour - the £100,000 guarantee GUKPT Leeds running from Sunday to September 15.
The Unibet Open is heading to Malta for the fourth time next week with a five-day festival at the InterContinental Hotel in St. Julian’s.
Unibet UK is heading back to Brighton this month, one of the tour’s most popular stops. The tour is now in its fourth year and this will be its sixth trip to the South Coast.
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September is a busy month for WPT fans with two great events happening in the UK and Vilamoura, Portugal.
Leg 5 of the 2019 GUKPT has gone down in history as the biggest £500 GUKPT Main Event ever held. Next stop: Goliath from July 25 to August 4.
The popular European Poker Tour Barcelona event kicks off in just six weeks with mouth-watering prize pools up for grabs from August 20 to September 1.
The second GUKPT London of 2019 is under way with the flagship £100,000 guarantee Main Event starting tomorrow.
The popular MPN Poker Tour heads to London this month for its first visit in five years. The third MPNPT festival of 2019 takes place at Aspers Casino Stratford from July 17 to 21 and features a £480 buy-in Main Event with £200,000 guarantee.
Goliath is Europe’s biggest poker tournament and it’s staggering to see how much it’s grown since its launch in 2011 – especially compared to the World Series or Aussie Millions.
Accommodation and buy-in packages are available now for this year’s Battle of Malta giving players the chance to sort out all their travel and tournament requirements at the same time.
888poker LIVE is heading to Sochi in Russia for the very first time in August with an unmissable poker event in this gorgeous Black Sea resort.
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, 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.
More than 60 players have already won full 2019 WSOP Packages on 888poker – and there’s still one more chance to win this Sunday.
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.
GUKPT Luton – Leg 4 of the GUKPT’s 13th season – is now underway with the £100,000 Main Event starting on Thursday.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PokerStars will be back on the French Riviera at the end of this month with EPT Monte Carlo from April 25 to May 4.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Main Event is kicking off soon at the spectacular Fallsview Casino Resort.
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.
MainEventTravel (MET) is delighted to be adding the popular MPN Poker Tour to its roster of valued clients for 2019. The partnership with MainEventTravel gets underway at the MPN Poker Tour’s next stop in stunning Prague in May.
For many poker players from all over the world, the Irish Open is their favourite tournament of the year. Now MainEventTravel is making it easier than ever for players to sort out all their travel needs for the longest running NLHE tournament in Europe as the Irish Open's Official Travel Partner.
888poker LIVE events is launching its 2019 season in style with a £120,000 guaranteed Kickoff Event in London this week.
If you fancy a quick weekend city break, then do check out poker’s premier mid-major tournament circuit which is back in Belgium this week with the WPTDeepStacks Brussels festival.
The WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship gets underway tomorrow at the celebrated Atlantic City casino. The WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship has a $3 million guaranteed prize pool and $3,200 buy-in, with two starting days: 11am tomorrow (Sunday, January 27) and Monday.
With Christmas, New Year and Blue Monday now well behind us, cheer up your winter by planning your trip for the biggest poker event on the planet, the World Series of Poker! The WSOP is the world’s richest and longest-running poker series and runs at the Rio this year from May 28 to July 16, with the Main Event kicking off on July 3.
Unibet Open is hosting its first ever winter sports festival in Sinaia – one of the most beautiful ski resorts in Romania. Unibet Open Sinaia takes place February 12-18 with a six-day festival giving ski and snowboard enthusiasts plenty of opportunities to take to the slopes.
The first MPNPT festival of 2019 will see the popular tour make a return visit to beautiful Tallinn from 24-27 January.
Grosvenor Casinos has another packed year of live poker events coming up in 2019 including the ever-popular Grosvenor UK Poker Tour, new side events – such as a GUKPT High Roller – and the all new Deepstack tour!
2019 gets off to a flying start for the World Poker Tour which is heading to Sochi Casino for the first-ever WPT Russia in January.
The first WPT Deepstacks festival of 2019 starts in Berlin next Tuesday at Casino Spielbank Berlin. With a Main Event guarantee of €500,000 and a total of 16 tournaments on the schedule, the event seems set to draw a large and stellar crowd.
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.
One of the best UK tourneys of the year starts Sunday with the GUKPT Grand Final Main Event at the Poker Room above the iconic Victoria Casino.
partypoker LIVE have made some fantastic Caribbean Poker Party hotel rooms available to all MainEventTravel customers so if you want to save some money while staying in the lap of luxury and super close to the tournament venue, now’s your chance.
With a €1m guarantee for the flagship Main Event, Battle of Malta 2018 certainly set a high bar for success! But the giant 3,816-entry field for the Main Event and 13,000 tournament entries overall made this year’s Battle of Malta a spectacular success. If you were there, we hope you had fun! If you weren't, well you know what to do next year!!!
There is no doubt that this year’s Battle of Malta has been a runaway success. With 3,815 players, the €1 million guarantee event at Casino Malta didn’t just top last year’s record-breaking field, it came pretty close to doubling it.
Mad Harper, MainEventTravel's content writer, is doing Dry October to raise money for MacMillan. We thought staying sober for a month wasn't tough enough - so we've brought her out to Battle of Malta where the beer is flowing and there's a party every 20 minutes ...
A trio of former World Series champions will be competing at 888Live London Festival next month at Aspers Casino.
Poker’s premier mid-major tournament circuit is making a return visit to Belgium next month with the WPTDeepStacks Brussels festival running November 6-11 at Casino Brussels Viage.
With MILLIONS UK now done and dusted, poker players are eagerly awaiting the next big date as partypoker heads back to the Bahamas for the Caribbean Poker Party next month.
The Battle of Malta is starting in just over a fortnight and we’re celebrating with great discounts for players selecting MainEventTravel’s special offer hotel+buy-in packages.
Grosvenor Casino’s popular GUKPT is off to Luton next month with a packed festival running October 7-14.
partypoker is back at Dusk Till Dawn Poker Club in Nottingham tomorrow for the partypoker MILLIONS UK – with a massive £8,500,000 in guaranteed prize pools across the whole festival.
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.
Patrik Antonius, one of the best poker players in the world, is set to compete at this year’s Battle of Malta. Antonius, who has won more than $11 million at live poker tournaments and many more millions online, will be taking part in the €550 Battle of Malta Main Event in October.
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.
Players can now buy in direct for the forthcoming Battle of Malta at the Casino Malta cash desk. The new facility makes it even easier for locals to secure their seat in the award-winning event.
888Live will be heading back to London in November with a giant 888Live London Festival at Aspers Casino offering 12 days of non-stop poker action from November 22 to December 3.
The third Unibet Poker Belgian Championship kicks off next week in the buzzing seaside resort of Blankenberge. Hundreds of players are expected to attend the popular tournament, which won Event of the Year at the Belgian Poker Awards in April.
MainEventTravel has secured a great deal for Battle of Malta players planning to compete in either the €550 Main Event or the €1,320 High Roller.
Next month’s eagerly-awaited partypoker MILLIONS UK boasts a staggering £8,500,000 in guaranteed prize pools, including a £5,000,000 guaranteed Main Event.
The countdown is on for next month’s 888Poker CNP Festival De Barcelona which is taking place at Casino Barcelona in Port Olimpic from September 24 to 30.
After a rip-roaring festival of fun in April, Cash Game Festival will be back in Bratislava in September for another epic stop
After yet another record-breaking Goliath in Coventry, Grosvenor Casino’s popular GUKPT is back on the road with the £100k guarantee GUKPT Leeds running September 9-16.
It’s back! The popular European Poker Tour Barcelona event kicks off next week with ten Platinum Passes up for grabs – along with mouth-watering prize pools in dozens of tournaments from August 21 to September 2.
The Unibet DeepStack Open is heading to Malta next month with a four-day festival at Casino Malta from September 6-9.
WPTDeepStacks is heading to Portugal for its next stop – and the spectacular golf haven of Vilamoura. WPTDeepStacks Portugal runs September 1-9 at Casino Vilamoura.
The sumptuous Casino de Marrakech Es Saadi Gardens & Resort is the venue for next month’s WPTDeepstacks Marrakech tournament. This stunning property is truly world-class and has helped make WPTDeepStacks Marrakech one of the most popular stops on the WPTDeeepstacks European tour.
MainEventTravel has some great special offers available for the forthcoming Battle of Malta. This year’s event is set to be the biggest yet and is being held in a spacious new location at the InterContinental Arena Conference Centre running October 25-30.
This year’s Goliath Main Event is nearly at the halfway stage for Day 1s and is already set to break all records. Perhaps it’s the mouth-watering £100,000 guarantee for first place, but numbers are already massively up on last year with more than 2,600 players so far.
It’s less than a week before the start of Unibet Open Bucharest which is taking place at the stunning JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel from August 2-5.
This year’s Battle of Malta in October looks set to break all records thanks to a hugely successful pan-Europe promotional road trip by Casino Malta organisers Telly Bartolo and Diane Fenech.
A brand new tournament is taking place at this year’s Goliath at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry – with the first ever Grosvenor UK Women’s Poker Championship.
Grosvenor Ambassador Katie Swift is just one of thousands of players who are getting excited about Goliath, Europe’s biggest poker tournament, which starts in one week's time at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry
MainEventTravel CEO Fraser MacIntyre has cashed in the 2018 WSOP Main Event for the third time. Fraser reached Day 4 of the $10,000 tournament but bust in 555th place for $23,940.
Congrats to MainEventTravel CEO Fraser MacIntyre who is in the money and through to Day 4 of the $10,000 2018 WSOP Main Event.
This year’s WSOP is the second biggest in the event’s 49-year history – with 7,874 entries. Brits are the third largest contingent competing in the event with 350 players – including Main Event Travel CEO Fraser MacIntyre who will be back for Day 3 tomorrow
Molly Bloom, whose Hollywood high stakes poker game was the subject of the Oscar-nominated and critically acclaimed film Molly’s Game will be the star guest at this summer’s Unibet Open, taking place in Bucharest from August 2 – 5.
In just a few days, Cash Game Festival will be back in London for another epic stop in the UK capital after an amazing event here in January. Cash Game Festival London runs for five days from July 11-15 at Aspers Casino in Westfield, Stratford
Goliath, Europe’s biggest poker tournament, is nearly here – and we have some fantastic special offers for the final weekend of the event.
There’s just a week to go before the World Series of Poker Main Event, the largest poker event on the planet – kicks off at the Rio in Las Vegas.
MainEventTravel.com is joining forces with the award-winning Battle of Malta for its eagerly awaited 2018 event. The Battle of Malta – which was awarded “Best Low Buy-in Tournament in Europe” in 2015 – is back this year with a €1 million guarantee.
The countdown is now on for this year’s World Series of Poker, the largest poker event on the planet. More details here ...
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.
No one wants to travel with wads of cash to Vegas and trying to transfer or exchange money once you’re there can be a real headache. MainEventTravel takes away the hassle with a bespoke, personal, on-site Dollar Delivery service.
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.
888poker will be sponsoring this year’s Women in Poker Hall of Fame ceremony during the WSOP in Las Vegas.
Following the huge success of the last GUKPT in Manchester, GUKPT Edinburgh is next on the schedule, with a week-long festival starting this Sunday, April 22. The £100,000 guarantee, £560 buy-in Main Event kicks off next Thursday April 26.
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.
The MainEventTravel team have been visiting ‘Sin City’ for more than 20 years. With more than 64 trips between us and direct experience of over 20 hotels, let us help you get the most out of your trip to Vegas in 2018 with our complete guide.
The popular Unibet UK Poker Tour is launching its 2018 season in the fab seaside resort of Brighton in less than two weeks.
Despite the awful weather, last weekend’s GUKPT Manchester still attracted a substantial field of 241 entries. Adam Lulat was the champion, winning his first trophy and £68,930, by far the biggest cash of his live poker career. Next GUKPT: Edinburgh
If you’re Asia-bound, then don’t miss the next PokerStars LIVE event which is about to kick off in Macau
Can Laurent Polito snag a SIXTH WPT trophy - and back-to-back victory in Brussels? WPTDeepstacks Brussels has a week-long festival with 10+ plus event starting next Monday in Europe's capital.
Andreas Wiborg got every student’s dream on Sunday – a massive cash windfall when he took down the Unibet Open London 2018 Main Event for £56,807.
Following a brilliant season opener in London, the GUKPT has headed north this week for GUKPT Manchester - and Andy Hills will be back to defend his title!
A brand new poker festival aimed at both tournament and cash game players is about to host its first event in Malta.
There’s a ton of poker on in March with events right across Europe and beyond. Many have luscious guarantees, with buy-ins to sort players of all levels.
Small buy-ins, life-changing money and multiple chances to cash in the same event – that’s what 888poker and the World Poker Tour are bringing to Europe for the first time with the WPT500.
Unibet is kicking off Season 11 with a fantastic event at The Poker Room at London’s iconic Victoria Casino. Unibet Open London is hoping to break records for the £990 Main Event which last year attracted 419 entries, creating a £377,100 prize pool.
The WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Main Event takes place this weekend at the spectacular Fallsview Casino Resort.
Britain’s Toby Lewis has won the biggest score of his live poker career, taking down the Aussie Millions Main Event in Melbourne for A$1,458,198 – more than £815,000.
888Live plans a huge schedule for 2018 with events right across the globe including London, Sao Paulo, Berlin and Las Vegas.
Grosvenor Ambassador Katie Swift has had a busy Christmas and New Year but she is now gearing up for an exciting return to live poker at GUKPT London this week.
The GUKPT, the longest-running poker tour in the UK, starts its 12th season tomorrow at the Poker Room above the iconic Victoria Casino. GUKPT London runs January 28 to February 4 and includes a £200,000 guarantee Main Event starting on Thursday.
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).
The WPT is headed for one of Europe’s most exciting cities in January with a massive poker festival at Casino Spielbank in Berlin. We are Official Travel Partner for the WPT European Championship which runs January 5 to 15 with a televised Main Event and €1,600,000 guaranteed in overall prize pools.
PokerStars has announced the return of the popular European Poker Tour, with its first stop in 2018 taking place in Sochi, Russia in March.
As the last few tournaments of 2017 wind up this weekend, poker players are already looking forward to an amazing start to 2018.
The 49th annual WSOP has announced its 2018 schedule with a comprehensive slate of the game’s most popular poker variations running from May 29 through to July 17.
Local hero Michael Gilbert has won Unibet UK Poker Tour Manchester. There were 225 entries creating a guarantee-busting £45,000 prize pool. Main Event Travel is Official Travel Partner for the tour which returns next year with more fabulous stops around the UK.
SuperStack® already plans nearly 30 events next year with events right across Spain as well as in Riga, the vibrant capital of Latvia.
The Unibet UK Poker Tour is back this week with the fifth and final stop of the year - a £40,000 guarantee event in Manchester
partypoker plans a bumper 2018 with live events in North America, Russia, the Caribbean and Europe. In April, partypoker MILLIONS heads to Spain for the first time with the $10,000,000 guarantee MILLIONS Grand Final in Barcelona from April 7-15.
Season 11 of the GUKPT ended in dramatic style at the weekend when Ahmed ‘Lella’ Abdella beat Jamie ‘Boz’ O’Connor heads up for the title of Grand Final champion.
With a host of events in glamorous European cities, along with events in the UK and amazing destinations worldwide, there are plenty of ways to bring 2017 to an exciting end! December offers a perfect month of poker, whatever your budget; we’re looking forward to some cracking events.
GUKPT celebrates "best year ever" with £400k guarantee Grand Final Main Event from tomorrow at the Poker Room above the Victoria Casino in London
The eagerly-awaited Caribbean Poker Party starts today in gorgeous Playa Bavaro in Punta Cana.
One of the best UK tourneys of the year starts on Sunday with the GUKPT Grand Final at the Poker Room above the iconic Victoria Casino. The event runs November 19 to 26 and features a £400,000 guarantee Main Event along with £25,000 guarantee Mini Main and a host of other side events.
Cash Game Festival Tallinn is holding its last event of the year this week with a five-day event starting Wednesday in stunning Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.
Our incredible WPT Berlin offer is all about flexibility: book now but cancel for FREE, right up to December 22. No deposit needed – and we’ll guarantee you the best price at the time of payment
Daniel Corbett has won GUKPT Blackpool for £87,280 after defeating a 314-entry field. The next GUKPT is the London Grand Final starting next week - so bag your accommodation now.
After a very well-attended GUKPT Luton a month ago, GUKPT Blackpool is now under way. For many GUKPT fans – including Grosvenor Ambassador Joe Beevers – this is their favourite event of the year!
The first ever WPTDeepStacks Brussels event is running from now until November 12. We are the tour’s Official Travel Partner and have dozens of hotels near Grand Casino Brussels Viage.
Niall Farrell brought the WSOP home to Scotland last night, winning the country’s first ever WSOP gold bracelet, as well as becoming the latest player to complete poker’s live Triple Crown.
The Master Classics of Poker kicks off in Amsterdam with a two-week festival running November 12-26. Amsterdam is such a fun city to visit – and we have a stack of hotels close to the MCOP tournament venue. Bag your room now for this great event.
Fancy a trip to Quebec? WPT Montreal features a 17-event schedule at the Playground Poker Club running through to November 16 – including a $2 million guarantee Main Event.
The GUKPT heads off to Blackpool next month for one of the most popular events of the year. For many GUKPT fans, GUKPT Blackpool is their favourite event – it’s party time in a party town!
We're supporting a massive charity night in Edinburgh in December featuring top DJ Jack Eye Jones. Not one to be missed!
One of Europe’s most successful and popular poker events kicks off next week with the pokerlistings.com 2017 Battle of Malta.
Jazz up your November with a fun poker event! It’s all sparkle, glitz and glamorous trips abroad next month with a raft of great poker events in the UK, Europe and worldwide.
British poker pro and commentator Tom Hall is the new 888Live London champion after a heads-up marathon on the final day. The £78,888 first prize was one of the biggest wins Hall has ever achieved on home soil and is his first major UK title.
John Eames has won his first GUKPT title after a dominating performance on yesterday’s final table in Luton. The next GUKPT is GUKPT Blackpool from November 5-12 so bag your accommodation early!
MainEventTravel CEO Fraser MacIntyre is among the big stacks at the end of Day 1c of the 888Live London Festival. MacIntyre has 107,600 – just above WSOP hero John Hesp who bagged up 86,600 last night after a day on the feature table.
Ebullient Grosvenor Ambassador Will “Like A Boss” Kassouf is chip leader for Day 2 of GUKPT Luton with 202,000.
Smain Mamouni saw off a field of 433 players to take down the WPTDeepStacks Marrakech Main Event for a million Moroccan Dirham and become the fourth winner on the inaugural WPTDeepStacks Europe season. Next up: Brussels!
The 888Live London Festival is well underway with Christopher Kyriacou winning the Opening Event for a career-best cash of £26,000. MainEventTravel is the Official Travel Partner for 888Live London offering great hotel deals near Aspers – including the Holiday Inn, Ibis and Westbridge.
After a record-breaking GUKPT Leeds, the GUKPT is now off to Luton with Leg 8 of the 2017 tour. GUKPT Luton starting tomorrow (October 8) so bag your accommodation now!
888Live is heading back to London this week with a giant festival at Aspers Casino offering $800,000 in guaranteed prize pools across ten events. Starts Thursday, October 5.
Let the Guinness flow! Cash Game Festival is heading to Ireland for the first time next week. Cash Game Festival Dublin easily promises to be one of the liveliest events of the year.
Get yourself some last-minute sun this weekend at WPTDeepStacks Marrakech. We have tons of gorgeous riads and hotels close to the Casino so book now for your trip to Morocco.
MainEventTravel CEO Fraser MacIntyre has notched another big cash after finishing second in the €2,200 PokerStars Festival Dublin National High Roller.
The €700,000 guarantee PokerStars Festival Dublin is well underway attracting 137 entries for Day 1a of the €1,100 event yesterday.
Yup - summer is over - but the poker calendar is only just starting to rev up! Now's a great time to check out what fun tournaments are coming up this Autumn. Feast your eyes on October's poker schedule.
Leung Cheung has won a record-breaking GUKPT in Leeds for £37,900. Next up is £200 guarantee GUKPT Luton from October 8-15.
The WPT is heading to some beautiful and exotic locations this Autumn with a return visit to South Korea, the PMU.fr WPTDeepstacks festival in Marrakech and historic first trips to Uruguay and India.
MainEventTravel CEO Fraser MacIntyre is one of the big stacks for Day 2 at GUKPT Leeds after accumulating 108,800 yesterday.
Grosvenor Ambassador Jeff Kimber is in the top ten at the end of GUKPT Leeds Day 1a; also still in is GUKPT Passport winner Andy Hills. Day 1b starts at 1pm.
There is still plenty of time to get to Leeds for what promises to be one of the best GUKPT events of the year: Day 1a of £100k Main Event today
Amid a sea of largely Eastern European names, British players Paul Jackson and Jack Sinclair are still in contention for the $1,000,000 top prize at partypoker MILLIONS Russia.
It’s another one for the history books as PokerStars’ popular new grassroots MEGASTACK tour has broken France’s all-time record for a live poker tournament.
GUKPT Passport winner Andy Hills will be heading to Leeds this week following a fantastic runner-up finish in Blackpool at the Grosvenor Casino 25/25 Series.
After a sell-out Leg 2 in Bournemouth in August, the Redtooth Poker Tour is off to Malta next week. This debut European stop takes place at Casino Malta in the bustling resort of St Julians from September 15-18.
Congrats to Portuguese player Francisco Lopes who has won the very first WPTDeepstacks Portugal event after beating a 250-entry field in gorgeous Vilamoura. Don’t miss forthcoming WPTDeepstacks Morocco: stunning city, beautiful hotels & riads and LOTS of poker, running September 30 to October 8.
Super Stack Spain is heading to Malaga once again this month with a ton of sun and fun at Casino Torrequebrada.
The first-ever WPT event in South America wrapped up this week with Brazilian player Raphael Francisquetti winning on home soil. Next week, the WPT is off to Borgata!
As GUKPT's Official Travel Partner, we can help you find great accommodation in Leeds inc top/budget hotels. Leeds is one of the UK’s most vibrant cities: nightlife is booming and there are tons of bars, restaurants, clubs and excellent shopping.
A 27-year-old warehouse worker from Sweden has won one of the biggest poker tournaments of the year at PSC Barcelona while FC Barcelona star Gerard Pique scored biggest ever cash.
The debut WPTDeepStacks Portugal Main Event starts this Thursday at the spectacular golf haven of Vilamoura. If you haven’t been to Vilamoura, we strongly recommend this gorgeous resort.
British player Usman Siddique is in the top three for Day 2 of the €7 million guarantee PokerStars Championship Barcelona Main Event.
After a relatively quiet August, poker really gets going next month with events right across Europe plus many more poker tournaments worldwide. Highlights include GUKPT Leeds, Redtooth Poker Tour Malta, the first Super Stack High Roller in Spain, WPTDeepstacks Vilamoura and Unibet Deepstack Open Vienna.
MainEventTravel CEO Fraser MacIntyre cashes largest-ever live tournament in PokerStars history, Geilich 25th. €7m guarantee Main Event starts tomorrow.
The popular MEGASTACK, PokerStars’ live poker series aimed at recreational players, is expanding to Iberia with new €40k guarantee stops in Valencia, Estoril and Madrid.
Ten days to go! WPTDeepStacks Europe is heading to Vilamoura in Portugal for the first time. Tons of beautiful beaches & amazing championship golf courses!
Our Special Offer for Super Stack Gibraltar means all MainEventTravel clients get a 5% discount on board the amazing luxury Sunborn Super Yacht with a two-day stay from just £189 - a great chance to live the high life at discount prices!
The Unibet UK Poker Tour is back soon with a £40,000 guarantee event at Alea Casino in Nottingham from August 25-27.
Cash Game Festival Bulgaria starts today! Five-day of sun-drenched fun in the hugely popular Black Sea resort of Sunny Beach.
One week to go! PokerStars Championship Barcelona set for epic event in the Catalan capital with 50+ tournaments on the schedule, €13 million in guarantees - and DJ Zedd at the Player Party
Redtooth VEGAS100 2018 event comes to Bournemouth on Sunday at Grosvenor Casino Bournemouth. Tickets have sold out but RPT Malta beckons in September.
Elliott Marais has won the biggest Goliath tournament ever held after beating a record-breaking field of 6,385 players. Hull in the headlines again!
Super Stack has THREE events on this month – taking players to Scotland, Spain and Gibraltar. All Super Stack destinations are easy and cheap to get to and we have a great Special Offer for Gibraltar!
This year’s Grosvenor Poker Goliath Main Event has broken records yet again with well over 6,300 entries. There were 908 players back for Day 2 including Grosvenor Ambassadors Joe Beevers, Joe Kimber and Katie Swift. There have already been more than 150 bust-outs in the first hour!
As the £120 buy-in Grosvenor Poker Goliath Main Event charges into the record books, doors are now open at Ricoh Arena for anyone wanting to register as an alternate for today’s final Day 1.
This year’s Goliath is set to be the biggest yet - nearly 3,700 entries already. Today and tomorrow are your last chance to play in the biggest live poker event outside of Las Vegas! Make sure you have a room!
partypoker MILLIONS Russia is heading back to Russia next month for a huge event in Sochi from September 6-14.
Grosvenor Ambassador Joe Beevers has achieved a personal best at this year’s mammoth Goliath event in Coventry. After years of trying – and playing over 100 Day 1 levels last year – the Hendon Mob founder has finally made Day 2.
partypoker and the World Series of Poker are joining forces for the first time for the $1 million guaranteed WSOP Brazil in Sao Paulo, Brazil next month.
Main Event Travel has a fantastic offer for stays on board the 5 star Sunborn Super Yacht Hotel, Resort and Casino for the forthcoming Super Stack Gibraltar. Rooms start from just £155, a great opportunity to live the high life at bargain prices!
Unibet Open is celebrating its tenth season with a first ever event in Las Vegas at the end of September. The European Open Special Edition will form part of the 2017 Wynn Fall Classic poker tournament series at the beautiful five-star Wynn Las Vegas.
It’s not even halfway through seven Day 1s, but this year’s Goliath Main Event is already on track to be the biggest Goliath yet. Make sure you have a room for the biggest tourney outside Vegas.
After a fantastic debut last year, the World Cup of Cards returns to Montreal’s famous Playground Poker Club with an even bigger and better edition - 36 events with $6 million in guarantees.
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 including the Goliath!!!
Congratulations to American Scott Blumstein who has won the 48th WSOP Main Event for $8,150,000. The New Jersey 25-year-old beat a field of 7,221 players in the 888poker-sponsored event to be awarded the coveted gold and diamond bracelet.
The Goliath, Europe’s biggest poker tournament, is nearly here – and we have two fantastic special offers for both weekends of the event.
John Hesp, the Yorkshire grandad who become an overnight poker superstar after a sensational run at the WSOP, has finished fourth for $2.6 million. In his PokerNews interview after he bust, he said he hoped he had brought a “little light and happiness” in to the game … but said he has no plans to turn pro.
The late British poker legend David “Devilfish” Ulliott and American pro Phil Ivey have just been inducted in to the Poker Hall of Fame after being nominated by the public and voted in by media and existing Hall of Famers.
Super Stack Spain is heading to Malaga once again with a ton of fun at Casino Torrequebrada this weekend.
Amazing!!! John Hesp, a 64-year-old grandad from Bridlington, has made the final nine – and is second in chips – at the $10k WSOP Main Event World Championship.
Three Brits are still in the running at the WSOP including a 64-year-old Yorkshire grandad who normally only plays £10 tourneys in Hull
Only a few weeks after picking up his first ever WSOP gold bracelet, Max Silver is among the chip leaders in the $10k Main Event, with just 85 players left. Silver bagged up 8,665,000 putting him in third place in the overall chip counts.
JP Kelly and Richard Gryko are both in the top five of the $10k WSOP Main Event, with just 297 players left from the 7,221 entries.
Brits continue to do well at this year’s WSOP. Artan Dedusha is one of the top stacks with 1,084 players left from the 7,221 entries.
Britain’s Lawrence Bayley led the WSOP Main Event at the end of Day 2ab and now it’s fellow Brit Artan Dedusha in the lead with 680,000. Dedusha. Up top a first prize of over $8m
Britain’s Lawrence Bayley is leading the $10k WSOP Main Event with 618,000. Some 1,100 players remain from Day 2ab & will back Thursday to join those who make it through Day 2c today.
With Day 1c now in the history books, the WSOP has confirmed its third largest field ever, with 7,221 players creating a massive $67,877,400 prize pool, to be shared by the top 1,084 players.
Congrats to Deborah Worley-Roberts, runner-up in the WSOP Ladies Championship for a lifetime best cash of $83,459
Deborah Worley-Roberts has achieved her biggest ever live cash in the WSOP Ladies Championship – and is tantalizingly close to her first ever World Series gold bracelet.
The Unibet DeepStack Open is heading to Malta this month with a €100k guarantee for the Main Event. We're the Unibet Deepstack Open’s Official Travel partner and has lots of great and affordable hotel options close to Casino Malta. Check out our offers here: Unibet DSO Malta
UK-based American Deborah Worley-Roberts is second in chips in the WSOP Ladies Championship.
Harry Lodge has scored his biggest ever live cash with third place in the 888poker WSOP Crazy Eights tourney.
Marc “The Conv” Convey has attended plenty of World Series as a PokerNews blogger - this was his turn in the spotlight!
The biggest live poker event in Europe is coming soon! The Goliath at the Ricoh Arena starts July 27 and we’re offering big discounts for double and twin rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton
Well, it turns out not everyone is in Vegas! There were a staggering 449 entries to the GUKPT London £500 Main Event. Congrats to winner George Alexander
Max Silver has won his first ever WSOP gold bracelet in the $3k Limit Hold’em 6-Handed event.
Tina Bandyle is leading the £100k guaranteed GUKPT Main Event at the end of Day 1a. Day 1b starts at 1pm today, with players allowed one entry and two re-entries.
partypoker MILLIONS Russia in Sochi comes with a huge $9m guarantee. MainEventTravel has great rates at the recommended Marriott Sochi Krasnaya Polyana Hotel!
It’s just two days until the 888poker $888 Crazy Eights event kicks off in Vegas, one of the highlights of this year’s WSOP schedule.
Irish pro Max Silver is aiming for his first ever WSOP gold bracelet as he leads the final seven in the $3k Limit Hold’em 6-Handed event.
Congrats to Ireland’s Mark Reilly who has scored a career-best cash – and narrowly missed winning his first WSOP bracelet – after finishing third in the $3k PLO event. Good luck Tom Hall in $1,500 NL Bounty!
There’s lots to be excited for British and Irish poker fans at this year’s WSOP. $4m+ already nabbed & further great cashes coming up!
British pro Chris Brammer has won his first WSOP gold bracelet yesterday after defeating a 505-strong field to take down the $5k NL event for $527,555.
Congrats to Robertas Gordonas for winning partypoker Grand Prix UK Main Event for £150,000 after buying in for just £220.
Just a month to go before Redtooth Poker at The Goliath at The Ricoh Arena including flagship €25k guarantee “The Big One” July 29. Check out our special offers!
Go UK! In second place as the 48th WSOP hits the halfway mark - and well done Ireland too!
EPT founder/partypokerLive President John Duthie and WSOP bracelet winner Barny Boatman joined forces in the WSOP $1k Tag Team event, finishing 105th place for $750 apiece.
Cash Game Festival is heading to Bulgaria from August 9-13. We're Official Travel Partner with lots of hotels and lovely apartments available close to the Platinum Casino venue.
MainEventTravel CEO Fraser MacIntyre has cashed for the third time at the WSOP, finishing 214th out of 2,020 players in the $1k NL for $1,678.
MainEventTravel CEO Fraser MacIntyre has made it through to another Day 2 at the WSOP, with 15,300 in Event 37, the $1k NL
It’s not all about the WSOP! If you don’t fancy Vegas, there are still several great poker events going on elsewhere in July
888poker Ambassador Chris Moorman, the most decorated tournament player in online poker history, has won his first WSOP bracelet.
MainEventTravel CEO Fraser MacIntyre has cashed for the second time at the WSOP, finishing 50th in the £1k Pot Limit Omaha.
The GUKPT hits London at the end of this month with a £100k guaranteed Main Event running June 25 to July 2
Unibet DeepStack Open is off to Spain next week with a return visit to Lloret de Mar for the first summer festival of the season.
Don’t miss the chance to see Iguazu Falls, one of the seven wonders of the world, with WSOP Circuit & 888poker debut in Argentina
MainEventTravel CEO Fraser MacIntyre is on a roll at the WSOP! After finishing 237th out of a staggering 7,761 entries in the Millionaire Maker for $6,043, our hero is now on Day 2 in yet another event – the £1k Pot Limit Omaha!
The third MPN Poker Tour festival of 2017 takes place in Manchester next month offering players a £150,000 guarantee on the £550 MPN Manchester Main Event.
It’s less than a week to go before the start of PokerStars Festival Marbella in the South of Spain. This highly anticipated stop, running June 19-25, promises to be another massive festival with €1 Million guaranteed for the total prize pool.
With online Day 1s already underway, we’re looking forward to the partypokerLive Grand Prix UK at Dusk Till Dawn.
Excitement is building for Redtooth Poker's debut at The Goliath at The Ricoh Arena in July. Tickets exclusively available via MainEventTravel.
The WPT has announced its first ever stop in Brasil this August. WPT Brasil will take place near the major beach resort of Camobriú near Santa Caterina.
Following a record-breaking Festival in Gibraltar, and with Malta coming up soon, Cash Game Festival has announced a return visit to Bulgaria.
The WPT World Poker Tour has announced further expansion for its popular WPTDeepStacks tour in Europe, with five events added to the 2017 schedule.
The GUKPT Reading Main Event starts today with a £100k guarantee. Among those set to compete is Grosvenor-sponsored pro Jeff Kimber and GUKPT Passport winner Andy “LogJam” Hills who won GUKPT Manchester in March.
Italian online pro Luigi Shehadeh has won 888Live Barcelona for €110,000. Next 888 stop is Vegas! MainEventTravel is the Official Travel Partner for all 888’s WSOP qualifiers with fantastic hotels awaiting hundreds of players
There are 34 players through to Day 2 of the GUKPT Reading Mini Main Event – and playing down to a winner today; the £100,000 guarantee Main Event starts Thursday.
Following the huge success of the last Super Stack Spain event, with 398 entries & €57,312 prize pool, we're gearing up for next Malaga stop at Casino Torrequebrada from June 1-4.
Following the amazing event at Unibet UK Poker Tour Brighton – with three women making the final table – the Unibet UK Poker Tour is off to Glasgow.
Congrats to veteran WPT commentator and WPT champion Mike Sexton who is leaving his longtime role at the World Poker Tour to become the new Chairman of partypoker
GUKPT Reading is underway. We sponsor GUKPT’s all-in triangles so look out for them on the Reading live stream; the £100,000 Main Event starts on Thursday.
The 2017 Cash Game Festival Gibraltar at Sunborn Casino was a huge success with records being set and tied. Not long to wait until the next Cash Game Festival Gibraltar: next month with Cash Game Festival Malta from June 14-18.
Cate Hall is leading the final 24 in the 888Live Barcelona Main Event. MainEventTravel continues its partnership with 888poker and is the Official Travel Partner for all 888’s qualifiers with fantastic hotel packages awaiting players in Vegas.
There’s a ton of new changes for this year’s WSOP including live coverage every day and the final being played out in July rather than waiting for November. We're Official Travel Partner for all 888's WSOP qualifiers!
The very first major festival of this summer’s Vegas poker action is underway with the popular Planet Hollywood poker series kicking off May 25.
Alec Torelli, Will Kassouf and defending champion Catalin Pop all through to Day 2 of 888Live Barcelona Main Event. 610 entries so far - eclipsing €500k gurantee
MainEventTravel CEO Fraser MacIntyre is runner-up in the 888Live Make It Big Festival €2,200 High Roller in Barcelona. We're the Official Travel Partner for the festival and, if you fancy some sun, there’s still lots of time to enter the €500k guaranteed Main Event. Day 1b today at 6pm; 1c on Saturday at 3pm.
Day 2 of the debut Cash Game Festival Gibraltar has tied a new record on the Sunborn Casino luxury superyacht. We’re the Official Travel Partner for Cash Game Festival; join us on the Rock!
MainEventTravel.com’s Fraser MacIntyre is fourth in chips after bagging up 426,000 at the end of Day 1 of the 888Live Make It Big Festival €2,200 High Roller. Play resumes 5pm local time. MainEventTravel is 888Live’s Official Travel Partner for the festival offering great hotel deals in Barcelona.
The popular Genting Poker Series is on now with a £100k guarantee Main Event in Westcliff-on-Sea on the Essex coast.
MainEventTravel.com’s CEO Fraser MacIntyre is joint chip leader in the 888Live Make It Big Festival €2,200 High Roller in Barcelona.
French pro Sonny Franco has won the Unibet DeepStack Open Marrakech. The next Unibet Deepstack Open is in popular Spanish resort of Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava in Spain from June 22-25.
Alejandro Vazquez Gomez won the 888Live Poker Festival opening event after the final table players cut a nine-way ICM deal. We’re the Official Travel Partner so join us for the €50k guarantee High Roller tomorrow and €500k Main Event on Thursday
Daniel Daniyar has beaten British pro Louis Salter heads-up to win WPT Amsterdam for €152,600. Next event: WPTDeepstacks Cannes
The opening event of the first ever 888Live Make It Big Festival in Barcelona has attracted a massive field of 720 entries.
Cash Game Festival is headed to Gibraltar next week with five days of non-stop, round-the-clock poker at the amazing 5**** Sunborn Super Yacht Hotel, Resort and Casino.
Champion bridge player Jan Jansma is leading the final six in the WPT Amsterdam Main Event. Up top is a €152,600 first prize along with a €15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions package.
MonteDam Swing leader Andreas Klatt is fourth in chips for WPT Main Event Day 3 with 504,000. WPT Travel "frequent flyer" Shyngis Satubayen is chip leader on 570,500.
Master Classics runner-up Georgios Zisimopoulos is leading the 96 players through to Day 2 of WPT Amsterdam.
Local hero Jean-Pascal Savard has won the partypoker Million North America Main Event for CAD$1m – after qualifying for just C$500! More partypoker LIVE events coming up soon include Grand Prix UK in June, partypoker Millions Russia in Sochi in September & the Caribbean Poker Party in November with a total $5m guaranteed prize pool.
EPT Grand Final champion Rob Hollink has won the WPT Amsterdam €6,000 High Roller. Players can enter the WPT Amsterdam Main Event up until start of play on Day 2 tomorrow so there’s still time to join in the fun.
WPT Caribbean champion Niall Farrell is still in the running for the CAD$1m first prize at the record-breaking partypoker Million North America Main Event.
Thijs Menco has won the first ever €1,500 WPTDeepstacks Amsterdam for €73,239. The €3,300 WPT Amsterdam Main Event starts today and we’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so let us help you find great accommodation in beautiful Amsterdam.
Ivan Moreno Garcia wins mega-entry Super Stack Spain, Ana Marquez 20th. The next event is Super Stack Scotland in Glasgow starting on Thursday and running all weekend.
Scott Montgomery is leading the partypoker Million North America Main Event with just 37 left; WPT Caribbean champion Niall Farrell is currently second – and the only Brit left.
The final table of the €1,500 inaugural WPTDeepstacks event at WPT Amsterdam at Holland Casino is underway. WPT Main Event starts tomorrow.
Partypoker Ambassador Sam Trickett is through to Day 3 of the partypoker Million North America Main Event with just 176 players left.
Tons of great poker coming up this week including 888Live Make It Big Festival in Barcelona, Super Stack Scotland, Unibet Deepstack Open in Morocco and MEGASTACK.
Mike McDonald won the $10,300 High Roller, earning $200,000 along with a Playground Poker Spring Classic Champion’s Trophy.
Johann Strijbis is leading 43 players through to Day 2 in the €1,500 inaugural WPTDeepstacks event at WPT Amsterdam at Holland Casino. The WPT Amsterdam Main Event starts May 9.
Congrats to Italian poker pro Raffaele Sorrentino who has won the PokerStars Championship Monte-Carlo Main Event. PokerStars Championship Sochi is up next, running May 20-31. We have great hotels in this stunning Russian mountain resort.
One of the most exciting events this year kicks off today with WPT Amsterdam at Holland Casino through to May 13. Events include €3,300 WPT Main, €1,500 WPT Deepstacks & €6k High Roller. We're the tour's Official Travel Partner.
At least CAD$5 million is guaranteed to be won at partypoker Million North America event which is underway at the Playground Poker Club in Montreal.
This weekend promises a load of top-notch poker action in places as far flung as Blackpool in the UK, WPT Amsterdam in the Netherlands, a Malaga stop for Super Stack Spain– plus the start of the mighty partypoker Million North America event in Montreal.
With the promise of the first bank holiday of the summer, there’s plenty of poker action this weekend all over Europe – and in Canada!
WPTDeepStacks is teaming up with PMU.fr for the WPTDeepStacks Cannes festival at Le Croisette Casino Barriere. We’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so let us help you find great accommodation for WPTDeepStacks Cannes as well as the forthcoming WPT Amsterdam from May 5.
Following the phenomenal success of the partypoker MILLIONS event at Dusk Till Dawn, there’s another massive prize pool up for grabs at the CAD$5m guarantee partypoker Million North America running May 6-11
Argentina’s Maria Lampropulos has won the inaugural partypokerLIVE MILLIONS at Dusk Till Dawn for £1,000,000 after outlasting a giant field.
May is chock full of poker events all over Europe and North America including 888 Make It Big Barcelona, WPTs, Unibet, partypoker LIVE, GUKPT, Genting & Super Stack, not to mention the World Series of Poker.
Law student Dan Welsford has won the Grosvenor UK Student Poker Championship. Next up is the £100k guarantee GUKPT Walsall Main Event
Cash Game Festival is heading home this week with a five-day event in stunning Tallinn, the beautiful capital of Estonia
It's just over two weeks until the debut 888Live Make It Big Festival in Barcelona: 12 days of non-stop poker from May 11-22 and total guaranteed prize pool of over €700,000. We're the Official Travel Partner
Working mum Katie Swift from Kent won her seat in to partypoker MILLIONS via a £550 Phase 1 Online qualifier and is now second in chips
EPT Dortmund champion Andreas Hoivold is in great shape as Day 3 of the partypoker MILLIONS Main Event kicks off today at Nottingham’s Dusk Till Dawn cardroom.
PokerStars new MEGASTACK series is expanding to four new regions in Europe after a successful debut at The Hippodrome Casino in London.
The World Poker Tour and PokerStars have teamed up to create the first ever PokerStars Championship/WPT MonteDam Swing involving three weeks of spectacular poker in Monaco and Amsterdam.
Former November Niner Vojetch Ruzicka has made history at the partypoker MILLIONS at Dusk Till Dawn by winning the UK’s first £1m guaranteed £10k High Roller for £284,210.
November Niner Vojtech Ruzicka is leading the final four in the partypoker MILLIONS £10,300 High Roller at Dusk Till Dawn. Day 1e of the Main Event is today and we have hotels in Nottingham - so don't miss one of the most exciting events of the year!
Glaswegian pro Niall Farrell is leading the £1million guaranteed partypokerLIVE £10,300 High Roller, one of the flagship events at the eagerly-awaited partypoker MILLIONS at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham.
UK poker stars of the future will be vying for top prizes at the Grosvenor UK Student Poker Championship which starts today. We have hotels near Ricoh Arena, Coventry.
For the third year running, 888poker will partner with the World Series of Poker, making it the exclusive provider of WSOP online satellites and promotions. We’re 888poker’s main travel partner for the WSOP but can help all players who are Vegas-bound this summer.
After a two-year hiatus, PokerNews is once again partnering with the World Series of Poker as official live reporting partner.
A roll call of some of the best poker players in the world are already confirmed for the £6m guaranteed partypoker MILLIONS including Sam Trickett, Tobias Reinkemeier and Phillip Gruissem. MainEventTravel has numerous great hotel options in Nottingham and the city is easy to get to with trains from all over the UK as well as some direct flights.
It’s less than two weeks until the first PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo on the French Riviera. We have several fantastic hotel options for your stay in Monaco including the beautiful 5* Hotel Metropole
Congrats to Andrej Desset, Grand Prix Austria champion. All eyes are now on Nottingham where the £6m guaranteed partypoker MILLIONS at Dusk Till Dawn takes place April 18-23.
Daniel Weinman has won the WPT Tournament of Champions for $381,500. We’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so check out our great hotels for for the first stops of Season XVI: Amsterdam in May and Beijing starting April 15.
Spain's Jose Simon leads final 65 at Grand Prix Austria. Don’t worry if you’ve missed this fab Vienna stop, there are tons of partypoker LIVE events coming up.
Canadian poker pro Elliot Smith beat a 536-strong field in the debut PokerStars Championship Macau Main Event to win HK$2,877,500. Next up is PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo on the French Riviera from April 25 to May 5.
Congrats to Anthony Rodrigues who has won the Unibet Deepstack Open St Amand stop for €19,000. UDSO will be back in Marrakech in May at the amazing Casino Mamounia.
Ryan Riess has won his first WPT title after taking down the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale for $716,088. After a short break, the 2017/2018 season kicks off with events in Beijing and Amsterdam
As the official sponsor of this year’s WSOP, 888poker is granting all its qualifiers the chance of winning BIG in its special “Supersize ME” promotion.
Tony Sinishtaj has won the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown for $661,283 while Jason Mercier beat Justin Bonomo heads-up to take the $25k High Roller for $749,600
The Unibet Deepstack Open tour is at beautiful Saint Amand les Eaux near Lille this weekend with a four-day event starting today.
With barely time to take a breath following last weekend’s fantastic event in Edinburgh, the GUKPT is off to the West Midlands the £100k guarantee GUKPT Walsall from April 23-30.
Former WPT champion Alan Sternberg is leading the last six players in the $10k, $2m guarantee Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale. We’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so let us help you find great accommodation for the first stops of WPT Season XVI including WPT Amsterdam and WPT Beijing.
November Niner Griffin Benger has won the 2017 Irish Poker Open Main Event and €200,000, outlasting a record-breaking field of 1,129 – the largest ever seen at the Irish Open.
Former WPT champion Alan Sternberg is leading the last 27 players in the $10k, $2m guarantee Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale. We’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so let us help you find great accommodation for the first stops of WPT Season XVI including WPT Amsterdam and WPT Beijing.
Steve O'Dwyer has won yet another Super High Roller event, taking down the HK$400k Super High Roller at PokerStars Championship Macau.
PokerStars has once again joined forces with the Hippodrome to create the new PokerStars MEGASTACK event. The next one is this weekend with PokerStars MEGASTACK London running April 7 to 9
The popular Super Stack® tour is reaching new heights in 2017 with a ton of new destinations added to the schedule – including events in the UK and Cyprus! We’re the tour’s Official Travel partner and can help find you great hotels for all destinations.
The World Series of Poker is – quite simply – the biggest poker festival on the planet and runs this year from May 30 to July 17 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. This year’s WSOP - the 48th edition – features a total of 74 events and, as always, MainEventTravel will help you make the most of your stay.
Scottish player Paul Green has won GUKPT Edinburgh on home ground for £17,500 after cutting a four-way deal. MainEventTravel.com now sponsors GUKPT’s all-in triangles so look out for them on next stop: the £100k guarantee GUKPT Walsall from April 23-30
The unofficial final table is set in the Irish Poker Open €1,150 Main Event with November Niner Griffin Benger in the lead. The record-breaking1,129 entries for this year’s event generated a total prize pool of €1,128,295 – more than double its guarantee.
Dan Colman is leading for the final of the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown with 9,975,000 in chips. We’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so let us help you find great accommodation for the first stops of WPT Season XVI including WPT Amsterdam and WPT Beijing.
2016 runner-up Michael Conaty leads the way for Day 3 of the Irish Open on 1,040,000. Marty Smyth, Andy Black, Griffin Benger & Will Kassouf all still in contention for €200k first prize.
Colin Wu has a massive lead for final day of GUKPT Edinburgh. Not long to wait for the next GUKPT: the £100k guarantee GUKPT Walsall takes place April 23-30
The oldest NL poker tournament in Europe has just broken another record – with the biggest prize pool in the event’s illustrious 26-year history. With at least 1,067 entries on Day 1a and 1b, there's now more than €1m up for grabs, more than double the event’s €500k guarantee.
Day 1b of the GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event garnered a huge crowd, with 227 entries in total, smashing the guarantee with a prize pool of £113,500.
The WPT has announced WPT Amsterdam as the first European event of Season XVI, taking place May 5-13 at Holland Casino Amsterdam. We’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so let us arrange your stay in Amsterdam!
The WPT is reaching the climax of its 2016-2017 season with a trio of events at Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida. We are the tour’s Official Travel Partner so do check for hotel deals here.
MainEventTravel.com and Redtooth Poker Tour (RPT) are joining forces, with a unique deal for players competing at official stops for their popular pub poker league around the UK and overseas.
Day 1a is done and dusted at the 2017 Irish Poker Open Main Event, with 367 entries in total. There’s still time to join the craic in Dublin! You can book your accommodation direct with MainEventTravel.
Scottish player Patrick Doonan is leading the way in the £100,000 guarantee GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event after bagging up 140,000 at the end of Day 1a.
Dublin pro Kevin Killeen got his Irish Open festival off to a great start early this morning when he took down the €2k High Roller. The €500k guarantee Main Event starts today. You can book your accommodation direct with MainEventTravel.
The eagerly-awaited £100,000 guarantee GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event starts today with a guaranteed £25k for the winner. MainEventTravel.com now sponsors GUKPT’s all-in triangles so look out for them on the live stream!
The first-ever global PokerStars event to be held in Macau, the former home of the popular Asia Pacific Poker Tour events, is underway at the spectacular City of Dreams. MainEventTravel.com has great hotel options in Macau including The Venetian, Conrad Cotai Central and Sheraton
The WPT will be kicking off its 16th season in April with a brand new event in Beijing, China, from April 15-19. We’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so let us arrange your stay in the stunning NUO Hotel Beijing – or help you find other options close to the venue.
The popular Irish Open is underway in Dublin with a host of events at CityWest. Yesterday’s action included a guarantee-busting satellite for the €500,000 guarantee Main Event, the partypoker MILLIONS Day 1 and the €350 Deepstack 6-Max Championship.
Ian Swain has won the record-breaking £110 Mini Main Event at GUKPT Edinburgh. The tournament came with a £10k guarantee but totally smashed it with 231 entries. MainEventTravel is the tour’s Official Travel Partner so let us help you find a great hotel in Edinburgh. The £100,000 guarantee Main Event starts tomorrow
UK poker stars of the future will be vying for top prizes at the Grosvenor UK Student Poker Championship from April 18-23.
After taking part in Russia's biggest live poker tournament, Dmitry Chop has won the record-breaking partypoker LIVE Sochi. It’s now only three weeks until the £6m guaranteed partypoker MILLIONS at Dusk Till Dawn
GUKPT Edinburgh has got off to a cracking start with a record 231 entries for the £10k guarantee Mini Main which kicked off Sunday. The £100k gte Main Event starts tomorrow.
The popular GUKPT Edinburgh stop is well underway with 99 players taking part on Day 1a of the £10k guarantee Mini Main yesterday. There are 15 who have made it through with Iain Martin currently leading on 276,900. The £100,000 guarantee Main Event starts Thursday.
You can take your pick for the Genting Poker Series this weekend; the tour has two Mini events in Liverpool and Reading running March 30 to April 2 with a £35,000 guarantee for each of the two £220 Main Events.
The Unibet Deepstack Open tour is heading to beautiful Saint Amand les Eaux near Lille with a four-day event running April 6-9. We're the tour's Official Travel Partner so join us there!
With just 132 players still in contention at partypoker LIVE Million, they’re close to the money in Sochi. There were 1,170 entries for the event including online Day 1s, and 116 players are vying for a share of the $1,134,900 prize pool.
GUKPT Edinburgh starts today! First up is the £10k guarantee Mini Main event starting at noon. Watch out for the new all-in triangles sponsored by MainEventTravel.com!
With over 1,000 players competing in person on Day 1 of the first partypoker LIVE Million in Russia – plus hundreds of players for the two online Day 1s, the event’s $1m guarantee has been easily smashed.
The first partypoker LIVE Million is underway in Russia with a total of 389 players taking part on the first live Day 1 at the spanking new and ultra-glamorous Sochi Casino and Resort.
The first-ever PokerStars Championship Macau kicks off on March 30. The 11-day festival promises bright lights, unique culture, glamour and a host of big-money poker tournaments. MainEventTravel.com has great hotel options including The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, the Conrad Cotai Central and the Sheraton.
Following the huge success of the last GUKPT in Manchester, GUKPT Edinburgh is next on the schedule, with a week-long festival starting Sunday (March 26). The £100,000 guarantee, £550 buy-in Main Event kicks off March 30.
What a bumper month of poker April promises with events all over the globe including WPTs, partypoker LIVE, GUKPT, Unibet Deepstack Open, Super Stack and Cash Game Festival.
The Grosvenor Casinos’ 25/25 Series is heading to Bournemouth with a great event from March 23-26. The £220 buy-in event has a £25,000 guarantee and a 25,000 chip starting stack.
The first partypoker LIVE Million to take place in Russia is starting March 23 in Sochi.
American Kenneth Smaron took down the debut PokerStars Championship Panama Main Event while Steve O'Dwyer won the High Roller. Next stop: PokerStars Championship Macau, March 30 – April 9.
Congrats to Bruno Tynd who has taken down the Super Stack Gibraltar tournament after battling through 223 players for a the title and £1742.50 prize, the lion's share of the £33,450 prize pool! Next stop: Murcia
MainEventTravel.com has become the Official Travel Partner of 888poker for the forthcoming 888Live Make It Big Festival in Barcelona. Join us in the Catalan capital for 12 days of non-stop poker in May.
There was a sizeable rail for last night’s final table at Unibet UK Poker Tour Brighton as - very unusually - three women made the final table: Deborah Worley-Roberts, Renata Jack and Charlie Godwin. Next Unibet UK Poker Tour stop: Glasgow!
Hippodrome dealer Ryan Crane is leading the 31 players who have made it through Day 1a of Unibet Brighton, the first Unibet UK Poker Tour event of 2017.
Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz is fourth out of 78 players through to Day 3 of the PokerStars Championship Panama Main Event. Watch the live stream here.
British pro Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick rallied from a six-blind short stack to win $366,500 in just one day yesterday after beating a 44-entry field in the PokerStars Championship Panama $25k Single-Day Single Re-Entry tournament.
Mike Del Vecchio was in tears last night after winning his first World Poker Tour title in the Rolling Thunder Main Event. He said: “I’m just so overcome, ten years of blood, sweat, and tears. I always dreamed of something like this.” Next WPT event: Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown starting March 31
Spain’s premier Super Stack® tour has added two new exciting destinations to the schedule for 2017. Super Stack Costa Brava will take place at Gran Casino Costa Brava in the popular Spanish resort of Lloret del Mar from July 27-31 while Super Stack Castellon is from November 2-5.
The WPT is reaching the climax of its 2016-2017 season with a trio of events in Hollywood, Florida. The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown festival is followed by the $2m guarantee Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale from April 2-6. We are the tour’s Official Travel Partner so do check for hotel deals here.
Poker heavyweights Olivier Busquet, Sorel Mizzi and Connor Drinan all make final of WPT Rolling Thunder. Next WPT: Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown. Watch live stream here.
Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz is second in chips in the PokerStars Championship Panama Main Event. Ortiz, who reportedly has eight figures in career earnings from his UFC career, is now embarking on a new career at the poker tables.
WPT Caribbean champion Niall Farrell has a substantial lead at WPT Rolling Thunder after eliminating his friend and fellow WPT champion Chris Moorman in a massive pot late on Day 2. Next WPT events: Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown starting March 31, followed by the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale from April 2.
American pro Ben Tollerene has enjoyed a landslide victory in the PokerStars Championship Panama $50k Super High Roller, winning $538,715. There’s still time to join the action in Panama: PokerStars Championship Panama runs through to March 20.
Leeds-based Lauren Render took down the 2017 Grosvenor Casinos 25/25 Series Stockton event for £11,000 last weekend. The Series is now heading to Luton with a great event from March 16-19. The £220 buy-in event has a £25,000 guarantee and a 25,000 chip starting stack.
American pro Ben Tollerene leads the last six players in the PokerStars Championship Panama $50k Super High Roller with a commanding lead of 2,914,000. There’s still time to join the action in Panama: PokerStars Championship Panama runs through to March 20.
Ting Ho is leading the 111 players who made it through Day 1b of WPT Rolling Thunder yesterday with 181,300. There were a total of 210 players in the field. The combined total field is 376 and counting.
Super Stack Gibraltar is back this weekend with a four-day event running March 16-20. MainEventTravel is Super Stack’s Official Travel partner and has managed to secure an exclusive deal for players to stay onboard the amazing 5 star Sunborn Super Yacht Hotel as well as hotels just across the border in Spain.
Following the huge success of the last GUKPT in Manchester, GUKPT Edinburgh is next on the schedule, with a week-long festival starting March 26.
For many, the Irish Open is their favourite tournament of the year! A €500,000 guarantee and legendary atmosphere make this a really unmissable event. Head over to Dublin for the craic!
Steve O’Dwyer is leading 19 surviving players at the end of Day 1 of the $50,000 Super High Roller which has attracted 26 players and a total of 30 entries so far.
There were a total of 166 players for Day 1A of the $3,500 WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event 86 are through to Day 2 on Monday. The chip leader at the end of play was Dhaval Joshi.
American pro Sam Panzica has won his second WPT title, taking down the biggest WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star field in history for $1,373,000. The 24-year-old from Michigan is now off to WPT Rolling Thunder which starts today. We are the tour’s Official Travel Partner so do check our great hotel deals.
PokerStars Championship Panama starts today with an 11-day festival running until March 20 at Sortis Casino in Panama City. It’s the second ever PokerStars Championship after a debut event in the Bahamas in January.
Three-time WPT champion Chino Rheem is chip leader for the final of the WPT Bay 101 Main Event.
Spanish pro Ana Marquez will be competing at Super Stack Spain at Casino Torrequebrada near Malaga in May. All eyes will be on Ana who is ranked ninth on Spain’s all-time money list!
American pro Paul Volpe is leading the last 44 players in the WPT Bay 101 Main Event. Volpe was pretty short-stacked on the bubble but took advantage of bubble play and post-bubble action to end the day with 1,749,000. His nearest rival is Dan O’Brien, who bagged up 1,339,000.
American pro Stephen Graner spent the whole of Day 1b of the $7,500 WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Main Event in the middle of the feature table – and remains in the spotlight as he now goes through to Day 2 with a commanding chip lead.
It’s not long now until WPTDeepstacks Reno gets underway at the beautiful Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. The festival runs March 16-27 with the $200,000 guarantee Main Event starting March 24. We are the tour’s Official Travel Partner so do check out our great hotel deals.
Genting Poker Series is heading to Sheffield from March 16-19 with a £100,000 guarantee for the re-entry £440 Main Event and guaranteed first prize of £25,000.
APPT Macau champion Eddy Sabat is chip leader at the end of Day 1a of the $7,500 WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Main Event. Sabat bust Shooting Star Todd Brunson yesterday to collect Brunson’s bounty - and coveted t-shirt.
The Sochi battle is on! With partypoker’s eagerly-awaited Sochi debut starting March 23, PokerStars has now announced that it too will be heading to the popular Russian tourism hotspot with the 12-day PokerStars Championship Sochi taking place in late May.
The Grosvenor Casinos’ 25/25 Series is heading to Stockton on Thursday with a great event from March 9-12. The £220 buy-in event has a £25,000 guarantee and a 25,000 chip starting stack.
GUKPT Passport winner Andy “LogJam” Hills has won the GUKPT Manchester Main Event for £46,987. The next event is GUKPT Edinburgh with a £100,000 guarantee Main Event from March 30 – April 2.
Guillaume Poncheral has won Unibet DSO Cannes for €35,690 after beating two-time UDSO champion Alexandre Réard heads-up. Next Unibet DSO: Saint Amand les Eaux in April.
The $7,500 WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star is underway and will be swiftly followed by WPT Rolling Thunder next week – stages 2 and 3 in the new “WPT California Swing” that includes last week’s WPT LA Poker Classic – won by Daniel Strelitz.
British player Daniel Charlton is leading for the final day of the £1,100 GUKPT Manchester Main Event. Charlston, who studied Astrophysics at Liverpool University, has 706,500, ahead of Tuan Le on 683,500.
German player Akin Tuna is leading the final 16 players at Unibet DeepStack Open Cannes. The EPT Dublin High Roller runner-up, who already has more than $400k in live tournament winnings, has 4,085,000
The final day one of GUKPT Manchester is in the books. There were 268 entries in total creating a monster prize pool of £268,000 - the biggest GUKPT Manchester has had in years. Check here for who's still in!
The first PokerStars Championship event in Latin America takes place this month with a 11-day festival in Panama City. PokerStars Championship Panama, at Casino Sortis Hotel, Spa & Casino, features 56 events from March 10-20
With EPT founder John Duthie now at the helm, excitement is building for the first partypoker LIVE Million event in Sochi, Russia starting March 23. The spanking new and ultra-glamorous Sochi Casino and Resort is set to host the biggest live poker tournament in CIS history with a whopping $1m guaranteed prize pool – and $200k for first place.
Daniel Strelitz has won the WPT LA Poker Classic for $1 million after dominating the event for days. Next up are: WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star, Rolling Thunder, Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown and Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale
The Unibet UK Poker Tour is heading to the beautiful city of Brighton on the South Coast for its first event of 2017: March 17-19
GUKPT Manchester Main Event is underway with a monster £200,000 guarantee for the £1,100 buy-in Main Event ; 245 entries so far and late reg open until 8.30pm. Among those competing on Day 1b are Grosvenor-sponsored Hendon Mobster Joe Beevers who won last night’s Omaha event.
Still time to join new PokerStars London Series event at The Hippodrome Casino. Flight 2 of the £40k guarantee event tonight at 8pm; two flights tomorrow: Flight 1C at 2pm and a 15-minute level turbo 1D at 8pm. The final is on Sunday.
There’s tons of poker on in March with events across Europe and beyond, with luscious guarantees and buy-ins to sort players of all kinds. MainEventTravel can help with all your travel needs, wherever you’re headed!!!
Daniel Strelitz has masssive chip lead for the final of the WPT LA Poker Classic today. But won't be easy - the final table includes veteran WPT commentator and WPT Montreal champion Mike Sexton who's now in with a shot at winning WPT titles in the same season.
Following last week’s fantastic 445-entry event at Casino Torrequebrada near Malaga, all eyes are now on “the rock” where Super Stack Gibraltar starts March 16.
The eagerly-awaited GUKPT Manchester £1,100 buy-in Main Event starts tomorrow with a monster £200,000 guarantee. MainEventTravel still has some great deals on hotels near the casino.
Slovakian player Matuš Gabzdil has won the first Unibet DeepStack Open in Bratislava. Now the UDSO is heading to the French Riviera with a four-day event in Cannes, starting tomorrow.
Irish player Niall McAree took down last weekend’s partypoker Grand Prix Cork Main Event. His €25,000 prize was a career-best live cash and more than six times his total live tourney winnings to date.
For the first 14 seasons of the World Poker Tour, Mike Sexton watched from the commentary booth as other players won titles. Last November he beat a field of 648 players to claim his first WPT title in Montreal and a prize of $425,980.
Maria Del Mar Guerrero certainly put her fighting skills to good use over the weekend to take down the epic Super Stack Spain event at Casino Torrequebrada near Malaga. Next Super Stack stop is Gibraltar from March 16-20
Sergio Castelluccio, one of Italy’s top live tournament players, has won the record-breaking WPT National Brussels for €105,000. There were 489 entries in the £1,100 Main Event, a record for the Brussels stop, generating a €521,760 prize pool with 55 players getting a share.
American pro Darren Elias won his third WPT trophy last night – and a C$449,484 first prize – after taking down the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic in Canada. Elias, who beat a record-breaking 489 entry field, is now off to LA Poker Classic for Main Event Day 1
A host of big names have headed to LA this week to compete in the WPT LA Poker Classic at the Commerce Casino. The prestigious $10K buy-in Main Event starts tomorrow (through to March 2) and is set to attract the biggest players in the world. Among those who have jetted off to California are Scottish pros Niall Farrell and Ludovic Geilich.
The WPT will be kicking off Season XVI of the WPT in April 2017 with running a brand nw event and location. Following the second annual WPT Tournament of Champions concluding Season XV, WPT Beijing will take place April 15-19 at the stunning NUO Hotel Beijing as part of the 2017 Ourgame Chess & Card Festival.
Congrats to all the winners at last night's American Poker Awards - including WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage – a member of MainEventTravel’s “Ask the TD” panel
Congrats to Canada's Ema Zajmovic who has become the first woman to win an open WPT Championship event in the tour's 15-year history. Zajmovic outlasted a 380-entry field to win the partypoker WPT Playground Main Event for C$241,500.
A stellar field is expected for the WPTN Brussels €2k High Roller which starts today at 6pm. Brussels is the last WPT National event of 2016/2107 with a 10-event festival taking place at Grand Casino Brussels Viage in the heart of the city.
Cash Game Festival London drew to a close early this morning after five days of non-stop, action-packed poker at Aspers Casino in Stratford, London. Next stop: Slovenia March 8-12
Scottish player John Stirling is the new Genting Poker Series Newcastle champion after carving his way through a field of 287 players to win £11,490. Next stop Sheffield in March
The eagerly-awaited GUKPT Manchester event kicks off next Sunday with an eight-day festival at Grosvenor Casino Manchester. The £1,100 buy-in Main Event, which starts March 2, carries a monster £200,000 guarantee.
Unibet Open London is back at The Poker Room this week - and hoping to break records for the £990 Main Event. Among the star players set to compete is online legend Viktor “Isuldur1” Blom.
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Genting Poker Series Newcastle is under way with Day1b of the £35,000 guarantee Main Event starting at 7pm tonight, and Day 1c kicking off tomorrow evening at 5pm. Players are entitled to one entry and one re-entry per Day 1 so you’ve plenty of chances left to get involved.
Cash Game Festival is back in London for another epic stop in the UK capital. The Festival runs non-stop for five days until next Monday (February 20) at Aspers Casino in Westfield, Stratford.
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!
Super Stack® is sponsoring November Niner Fernando Pons at next week’s Super Stack Spain event at glamorous Torrequebrada Casino and Resort near Málaga. Pons – known as “Nando” to his friends – finished ninth out of 6,737 players in the WSOP 2016 November final, netting $1 million after qualifying online in a €30 satellite.
888poker has just announced a long-term deal with the World Series of Poker (WSOP). The site will be sponsoring poker’s largest annual event for the third year running, operating as the exclusive online provider of all WSOP qualifier satellites and promotions.
Unibet Open London 2017 kicks off in just two weeks’ time with a fantastic four-day festival at The Poker Room above the iconic Grosvenor Victoria Casino in Edgware Road. The schedule has just been released and features 11 different tournaments including the £990 Main Event
Romania’s Catalin Pop won the 888Live Rozvadov Main Event at Kings Casino yesterday despite fierce competition from top Scottish pros Niall Farrell and Ludovic Geilich.
April 2017 sees two new events added to the partypoker LIVE calendar. The first ever Grand Prix event in Vienna, Austria comes with a €500,000 guarantee and runs April 6-10 while Grand Prix Canada in Montreal takes place at the end of April.
In less than a week, the last WPT National event of 2016/2107 takes place with WPTN Brussels running February 21-26. We are the WPT’s official Travel Partner so can offer you the very best rates for your accommodation and travel needs.
Michael Zhang has beaten Javier Gomez Zapatero heads up to take down the record-breaking GUKPT London Main Event for a staggering £113,000. The tour now heads north for GUKPT Manchester which runs February 26 to March 5.
It’s just ten days until the start of Genting Poker Series’ next stop in Newcastle. The GPS Newcastle Mini runs February 16 to 19 with a £35,000 guarantee for the £220 Main Event.
Javier Gomez Zapatero, one of Spain’s most successful players, has a massive chip lead going in to the final day of this year’s record-breaking GUKPT London event
GUKPT London has smashed all records with a total of 435 entries for this year’s tourney making it the biggest Main Event in GUKPT history. Paul Romain leads for Day 2
American player Daniel Weinman from Atlanta has won the record-breaking WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open event on his 29th birthday.
New partypoker LIVE President John Duthie has talked to partypoker about his new role and outlined his approach to rejuvenating live events. Duthie, who founded the EPT in 2004, will be leading the helm as the new partypoker LIVE tour heads off around Europe and beyond.
London turned out in force for Day 1a of GUKPT London yesterday, the first leg of the 11th season. There were 161 entries yesterday and leading the field is Chi Zhang who bagged up 175,500, just ahead of British pro Simon Deadman who has 165,000.
Californian poker pro Nathan Bjerno is leading for the final of the WPT Borgata Poker Open. Bjerno, who has $783,141 in live tournament winnings, has 12,415,000 in chips giving him a massive lead over the other five players.
John Duthie, founder and former CEO of the European Poker Tour, is to become President of the new “partypoker LIVE” tour
German poker pro Kilian Kramer has won the MPN Poker Tour Vienna Main Event for £50,000 after beating a 543-entry field in the popular event.
MainEventTravel.com is delighted to announce its appointment as Official Travel Partner for the Super Stack poker tour, complete with exclusive deals for Super Stack players. Super Stack is a world-renowned live poker series featuring deep stack poker tournaments at fabulous locations and already has 10 events lined up for 2017 – in Gibraltar and on the Costa del Sol near Malaga – with more events in the pipeline.
American player Jack Duong is leading for Day 3 of the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open with 168 players remaining from the record-breaking field of 1,312 entries.
The WPT is tripling the action this month with three major events going on between now and February 28: the partypoker WPT Playground Winter Festival, WPT Fallsview Poker Classic and WPT LA Poker Classic
In just two weeks, Cash Game Festival will be back in London for another epic stop in the UK capital after two great events here last year. Cash Game Festival London runs for five days from February 15-20 at Aspers Casino in Westfield, Stratford, with cash games running round the clock.
GUKPT regular Dan Samson is chip leader for Day 2 of the GUKPT London Mini Main tourney which kicks off this evening at 6pm. There were 318 entries in this year’s event with 62 players still in contention for the £17,650 first prize.
After a great season opener in Luton two weeks ago, the Genting Poker Series 2017 tour is heading up north to Newcastle next month with the GPS Newcastle Mini running February 16 to 19.
The Grosvenor Casinos’ 25/25 Series is heading north of the border this month with a great event planned in Aberdeen from February 9 – 12. The £220 buy-in event has a £25,000 guarantee and a 25,000 chip starting stack.
Law student Rehman Kassam took down the £990 PokerStars Festival London Main Event for £89,320 yesterday after qualifying in a live satellite for just £120.
Pub poker fan Shurane Vijayaram has taken down the 2017 Aussie Millions Main Event for AUD$1.6 million after a stunning victory against some of the best players in the world.
The first Unibet DeepStack Open in Bratislava is taking place next month with an unforgettable poker-packed weekend in one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.
The partypoker WPT Playground Winter Festival is already underway at the Playground Poker Club – and it’s less than two weeks before the start of the C$1,000,000 guarantee Main Event.
After six days of scintillating action in the Crown Poker Room, the 2017 Aussie Millions Main Event final table is set with just seven of the 725-strong field still in contention for the AUD$1.6 million first prize.
Cash Game Festival is heading back to London for another epic stop in the UK capital after its great two events there last year. Next month’s Cash Game Festival London runs for five days from February 15-20 at Aspers Casino in Westfield, Stratford, with cash games running 24 hours a day in addition to a TV table, great food, fierce partying and much more!
The Genting Poker Series 2017 tour is well underway with a great 334-entry event in Luton last weekend, and stops coming up soon in Newcastle and Sheffield.
The partypoker WPT Playground Winter Festival kicks off at the Playground Poker Club at the end of this month with a fantastic 16-event schedule running January 29 to February 15.
The last WPT National event of 2016/2107 to take place in Europe is WPTN Brussels next month. The 10-event festival will be held at Casino Grand Casino Brussels in the heart of the city from February 21-26.
Following the launch of the new partypoker LIVE tour, partypoker has just announced the first partypoker Million National event in Sochi, Russia taking place in March.
partypoker’s Grand Prix series is heading to Ireland for the first stop of the 2017 season. Grand Prix Cork will be running February 23 – 26 at Macau Sporting Club Cork on St Patricks Quay.
Unibet Open returns to London on 23-26 February 2017 for another round of world-class tournaments attracting players from all over the world. The Unibet Open London 2017 event will feature tourneys, great parties and exclusive events for qualifiers.
After the recent season opener in the Bahamas, the new PokerStars Championship tour will be heading to Latin American in March with its first event in Panama City.
MPN Poker Tour Vienna is the first stop of 2017 with a four-day festival at Montesino in the beautiful Austrian capital from January 26 to 29. There’s a €200,000 guarantee for the €550 Main Event. MainEventTravel has a host of great accommodation options including the official event hotel, Roomz Hotel Vienna.
Breaking Bad fans had a real treat at the year’s PokerStars Championship Bahamas event with the attendance of American actor Aaron Paul, who played Jesse Pinkman in the critically-acclaimed crime series. Check out the video here ...
The first PokerStars Championship event in the Bahamas ended on a high last night when well-known American pro Christian Harder took down the $5,000 Main Event for $429,664.
The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour, the longest running poker tour in the UK, is kicking off a packed 2017 season with a first stop in London at the famous Vic Casino at the end of the month.
WPT Enterprises has just announced full acquisition of the WPTDeepStacks brand and kicks off Season 4 of the tour with WPTDeepStacks Hollywood at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Florida. The flagship $1,100 Main Event has a $1 million guarantee and runs January 19-24.
The first ever PokerStars Festival on European soil kicks off next weekend with an eight-day festival starting Sunday, January 22 at The Hippodrome Casino in London's West End.
Popular Irish pro Padraig Parkinson is joining the roster of partypoker’s sponsored players ahead of the €100,000 guaranteed €300 + €40 buy-in Grand Prix Cork event which is running February 23– 26 at Macau Sporting Club.
It may have a new name but PokerStars’s annual trip to the Bahamas has been on the schedule for over a decade. The PokerStars Championship Bahamas is running at Atlantis resort on Paradise Island from January 6-14 – check out all MainEventTravel’s hotel options here.
The biggest event “down under” kicks off on January 11. The Aussie Millions is the marquee event on the Asian-Pacific poker calendar. Since its launch in 1998, the tournament has grown into a major stop on the international poker circuit for the world’s greatest poker players.
Fancy a trip to Quebec? The partypoker WPT Playground Winter Festival kicks off at the Playground Poker Club next month with a 16-event schedule running January 29 to February 15.
Fed up with cold and driving rain? A quick jaunt to Marrakech could be just the ticket for banishing post-Christmas blues.
The European Poker Tour came to an emotional end in Prague when Jasper Meijer van Putten was crowned the final Main Event champion. Relive many of the greatest moments in EPT history, and hear from the people behind the scenes that made the EPT the greatest festival series in poker history.
The World Series of Poker has announced the dates for next summer’s festival which will run from May 30 to July 17 at the All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The 48th Edition of the WSOP will concludes with the $10,000 Main Event starting July 8.
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.
The last ever EPT ended on a high note last night when Dutch poker player Jasper Meijer van Putten took down the €5,300 Main Event in Prague.
The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour, the longest running poker tour in the UK, is heading in to its 11th season next month. If you want to be the next GUKPT champion, then head to London for the first stop of the new season which is in the Poker Room at the famous Vic casino from January 29 to February 5.
The WPT gets off to a great start next year with a slew of exciting events taking place in the first two months of 2017.
The Genting Poker Series kicks off the 2017 tour in Luton next month with a £100,000 guarantee €440 buy-in Main Event.
A host of top pros have been scooping up the trophies in Prague as they seize their final chance at EPT glory.
Dusk Till Dawn is keeping the fun going right through the Christmas period with the Christmas Grand Prix running now and the Dusk Till Dawn Club Championships starting the day after Boxing Day.
French player Caroline Fauvel took down the €1,200 PMU.fr WPTN Deauville 2016 Main Event on Sunday after beating Samir Abbar heads-up for the €87,000 prize.
It’s been an action-packed few days at the very last EPT in Prague as thousands of players have descended on the Czech capital in a last bid to seize a bit of EPT glory! There are 100 events on the schedule and MainEventTravel still has a ton of fantastic hotel options for the EPT as well as apartments.
MPN Poker Tour Vienna is the first stop of the 2017 tour taking place at Montesino in the beautiful Austrian capital from January 26 to 29 – with a €200,000 guarantee for the €550 Main Event. MainEventTravel has a host of great accommodation options including the official event hotel, Roomz Hotel Vienna.
partypoker has announced that German tennis legend Boris Becker is to be the newest ambassador for the brand
Ukrainian player Oleg Vasylchenko has won the partypoker WPT Prague €3,300 Main Event for $145,420. The event, held at the Grandior Hotel Prague, attracted 167 entries creating a $551,100 prize pool.
The last ever European Poker Tour event kicks off on Thursday. The event features 100 tournaments at the Hilton Prague running December 8-19. EPT Prague always provides plenty of highlights – and this is your very last chance to get your hands on a coveted EPT Trophy.
The partypoker WPT Prague Festival of Poker €3,300 Main Event is down to the final six. The popular Christmas stop at the Grandior Hotel Prague attracted 167 entries creating a $551,100 prize pool with $145,420 for first.
Romanian player Traian Bostan has won the biggest ever Unibet Open Main Event ever held on home soil in Bucharest.
Hundreds of players, dealers and staff have celebrated the start of the first Unibet Open in Bucharest by taking part in the latest craze to sweep the internet.
Congrats to Marc Wright who has won the 2016 GUKPT Grand Final in London for £132,380.
There’s a novel new stop from the WPT next year with the inaugural WPT National Cambodia in January.
The first PokerStars Festival event of 2017 will take place in the heart of London’s West End from January 22-29 at The Hippodrome Casino. The event boasts an eight-day schedule of 22 tournaments , including the flagship £400,000 guaranteed, £990 PokerStars Festival London Main Event
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.
November's major winners at live poker events around the world ... congrats to all!
Don’t miss the exclusive chance to stay in one of Deauville’s top hotels! The PMU.fr WPT National Deauville is offering players an amazing promotion during its WPT festival next month. During the €1,200 WPT National Main Event, the Barriere Group is offering players an exclusive experience and opening the doors of the glamorous Royal Hotel - at reduced cost.
PokerStars has announced key dates and schedules for its new PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival stops in 2017
The very last UKIPT event will be taking place at at PokerStars LIVE at The Hippodrome Casino in late November with the three-day €250 + £25 UKIPT Series.
Dave Colclough, co-founder of the mould-breaking BlondePoker online poker community, has died of cancer aged 52. He was a European Hall of Famer, two-time WSOP runner-up and hugely respected in the industry far and wide.
Today, PokerStars announced that beginning in 2017, its global live events will fall under one of two tours, the PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival.
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As of April 1st 2016, only tourists who carry a biometric passport are allowed to travel to the USA.
Non-stop poker action returns to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from May 31 to July 18, 2016 as the 47th running of the poker's longest-running tournament series returns for its annual summer pilgrimage.
After nearly seven levels of exciting play, Vladas Tamasauskas from Lithuania became the latest champion UKIPT Winner in Dublin.