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April 2019

Six weeks to go to World Series

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.

888 CNP Malaga starts April 23

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.

Fraser MacIntyre cashes big at WSOP-C UK at Dusk Till Dawn

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.

Countdown to PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo

PokerStars will be back on the French Riviera at the end of this month with EPT Monte Carlo from April 25 to May 4.

UKSPC gets underway in a few days!

Students all over the country are preparing for the biggest dedicated event on their poker calendar with the return of the Grosvenor Casinos UK Student Poker Championship (UKSPC). The event takes place at Grosvenor Casino Coventry in the prestigious Ricoh Arena, with the week-long festival starting Monday, April 22 and the Main Event on April 24.

March 2019

WSOP International Circuit event taking place at Dusk Till Dawn

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.

Ten days to go until GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event

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.

WPTDeepstacks Amsterdam starts March 23

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.

February 2019

Heading to Barcelona for the WPT? Here’s some travel tips

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.

Countdown to EPT Sochi

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.

WPT Barcelona set to be Europe’s biggest poker festival

In less than two weeks, The World Poker Tour will be making its way to the glorious city of Barcelona in Spain, for a fortnight of sun, sand, poker and maybe the odd sangria! This year’s WPT Barcelona is set to be the largest poker festival Europe has ever seen.

Congrats to Mateusz Moolhuizen, winner of MPN’s popular UCOP Passport series

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.

Ten days to go before GUKPT Manchester

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.

Spotlight on Liam Flood Memorial Championship at the Irish Poker Open

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.

Countdown to 888poker Live Bucharest

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.

WPT Fallsview coming up February 23

The WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Main Event is kicking off soon at the spectacular Fallsview Casino Resort.

One week to go to Olybet Kings of Tallinn

There's just one week to go before the start of this year’s Olybet Kings of Tallinn festival in Estonia, dubbed the “greatest poker week in the Nordics.” The event is taking place February 18-24 at the Olympic Park Casino.

MPN Poker Tour hosting debut stop in beautiful Prague

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 to partner legendary Irish Open as Official Travel Partner

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.

MainEventTravel to partner the MPN Poker Tour as Official Travel Partner

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.

WPTDeepstacks Brussels starts Thursday

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.

888poker LIVE back to London this week with 2019 Kickoff Event

888poker LIVE events is launching its 2019 season in style with a £120,000 guaranteed Kickoff Event in London this week.

January 2019

WPT Borgata starts tomorrow

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.

Time to start planning your World Series!

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 takes to the slopes for first ever Ski-Edition in Romania

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.

MPN Poker Tour kicks off 2019 in Tallinn

The first MPNPT festival of 2019 will see the popular tour make a return visit to beautiful Tallinn from 24-27 January.

First WPT Deepstacks of 2019 in Berlin next week

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.

WPT makes debut in Sochi in January

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.

GUKPT 2019 kicks off with trip to London

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!

December 2018

Epic year for Main Event Travel

2018 was certainly one of the most exciting years that Main Event Travel has experienced since its launch in 2011 – with new clients, new events and fantastic new functionality on our amazing one-stop-shop website.

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