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Latest News & Blogs

August 2018

Fantastic MainEventTravel special offers for Battle of Malta

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.

July 2018

Goliath update: breaking records at the Ricoh

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.

Battle of Malta set for record numbers

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.

Countdown on for Unibet Open Bucharest

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.

Biggest UK Ladies Event to take place at Goliath

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.

One week to go to Goliath

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

Fraser cashes in WSOP Main Event

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.

Fraser in the money at WSOP

Congrats to MainEventTravel CEO Fraser MacIntyre who is in the money and through to Day 4 of the $10,000 2018 WSOP Main Event.

Goliath is coming ! Check out our great hotel offer!

Goliath, Europe’s biggest poker tournament, is nearly here – and we have some fantastic special offers for the final weekend of the event.

Countdown to Cash Game Festival London

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

Molly Bloom to star at Unibet Open Bucharest

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.

2018 WSOP 2nd biggest in event history

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

June 2018

One week to go to WSOP Main 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.

May 2018

WSOP starting soon!

The countdown is now on for this year’s World Series of Poker, the largest poker event on the planet. More details here ...

MainEventTravel in new partnership with Battle of Malta 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.

Countdown to 888Live Barcelona

It’s just a few weeks to go before 888poker arrives in the beautiful city of Barcelona with another great event. Barcelona is the perfect poker destination so get your culture fix and soak in the sights in between some great poker tournaments.

Beyond the Strip – day trips from Vegas

With so much to do in Las Vegas itself, it can be hard to find time to explore beyond the city’s borders. However, even if you only have an afternoon spare, it’s well worth renting a car and heading out of town. Las Vegas is surrounded by stunning scenery and places like Lake Mead Hoover Dam and Red Rock Canyon are within easy driving distance.

April 2018

Need cash in Vegas this summer? Check out our Dollar Delivery service

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.

What's on in May

May has a bunch of poker events around the world including 888Live Barcelona, Unibet Open in Malta, Grosvenor Casino’s Goliath in Coventry, SuperStack and WPTs – and that’s before the World Series of Poker gets under way at the end of the month. Don't forget ! you can now book flights online at as well as your accommodation.

New: Malta travel guide

Don't miss our comprehensive new travel guide to Malta. We have the full low-down on all the best places to visit, eat, drink and party – as well as when and where to play poker. With great events coming up in Malta like the Unibet Open, Unibet Deepstack Open and the Battle of Malta, now is the perfect time to start planning your trip to this beautiful Mediterranean island.

Eating out in Malta

The heart of Malta's thriving nightlife scene is St Julians which lies about half hour north of the capital city of Valletta. This is where the three main casinos are all located – Casino Malta, Portomaso and Dragonara – and the area is heaving with great places to eat out.

Bars and Clubs in Malta

There’s certainly no shortage of places to drink and dance in Malta; from cosy family-run wine bars to giant nightclubs, Malta has it all. Highly recommended is Café del Mar where you can enjoy a fab day lazing by the pool in the sun before hotting it up in the evening with top DJs mixing it up.

Poker in Malta

Malta is a near perfect destination for a poker holiday – for starters, there’s lots of poker but there are also tons of other things to do. Whether it’s strolling around the gorgeous capital city of Valletta, clubbing all night in Paceville or chilling out at Golden Bay beach, Malta really does have something for everyone.

Things to do in Malta

With its superbly sunny weather (more than 300 days a year), expansive beaches, thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of incredible history – including some of the oldest human structures in the world, there is a huge amount to see and do in Malta. It is also a place of stunning natural beauty.


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.

Goliath set for July 26 kick off at Ricoh Arena

The biggest live poker event in Europe is just a few months away! The Goliath at the Ricoh Arena starts July 26 and is a chance for players of all kinds to compete in the mammoth Main Event for just £100 + £25.

Women set for WSOP Hall of Fame honours

888poker will be sponsoring this year’s Women in Poker Hall of Fame ceremony during the WSOP in Las Vegas.

GUKPT Edinburgh starts Sunday

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.

MainEventTravel’s Vegas Guide: The LINQ Promenade

Of all the many attractions that have opened in Vegas in recent years, the LINQ Promenade has proved one of the most successful: an appealing, tree-lined open-air pedestrian walkway featuring tons of shops, restaurants, bars and attractions.

New: destination guides to Vegas and Macau

Main Event Travel is thrilled to announce that we are now providing a range of super-useful travel guides for top poker destinations around the world. We have the full low-down on places like Las Vegas and Macau – from advice on where to play, where to eat and drink, sight-seeing, how to get around and other top tips. With the WSOP only round the corner, and Macau events happening year-round, now is the time to start planning your trip.

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