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August 2022

Goliath schedule to feature first Mystery Bounty event

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”.

Goliath puts women in the limelight for 2022

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.

Maxwell takes down UKIPT Nottingham + EPT news

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.

July 2022

Countdown to Goliath X in Coventry

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.

Champion run for Brits at the WSOP

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.

Brits and Irish players thrive in WSOP Main Event

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.

UKIPT Nottingham kicks off this Saturday

The UKIPT will be continuing its hugely successful revival this year with a massive 9-day festival starting on Saturday, July 23 at Dusk Till Dawn, the UK’s largest poker room.  

Casino Malta announces €1 million guarantee Battle of Malta in October

Casino Malta has released dates for a €1 million guarantee Battle of Malta which will take place at the luxurious InterContinental Conference Centre in St Julian’s in October this year.

June 2022

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

A ton of live events over the next few months – including a stop in Dublin – will give amateur and recreational players the chance to compete at the richest $25,000 buy-in event in poker history – the PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship in the Bahamas next January.

888poker LIVE continues its 20th-anniversary celebrations in Bucharest

888poker LIVE continues its 20th-anniversary celebrations with the 888poker LIVE Bucharest festival in one of Europe's most beautiful and bustling cities, held at the 4-Star Marriott Sheraton Hotel June 20th – 26th

The Inaugural ESPT/UKIPT Summer Festival Malta Starts in Two Weeks

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.

May 2022

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Vegas – this summer’s tournament lowdown!

The World Series of Poker grabs so many of the poker headlines that you might be forgiven for thinking it’s the only thing that happens in Vegas all summer. However, several other venues also offer exciting tournament schedules including the Aria, the Venetian, the Golden Nugget, the Wynn, MGM Grand and the Orleans.

Farrell wins UKIPT Dublin – with a hangover

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

All eyes on Chris Da-silva, Ambassador for The Hippodrome Casino

We talk to Chris Da-silva, the charismatic Ambassador for London’s Hippodrome Casino, about Battle of Malta, heading to Vegas for WSOP 2022 and his year so far!

April 2022

888poker LIVE heads to Barcelona in May

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.

UKIPT London huge success; PokerStars announces more live events starting with UKIPT Dublin

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.

March 2022

Countdown to WSOP 2022

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 keeps celebrating with a return to The Poker Room in April

888poker is hosting its first-ever High Stakes festival next month with a return visit to the Poker Room at London’s celebrated Victoria Casino. The upcoming 888poker LIVE London High Stack Festival is part of 888poker’s year-long celebration of its 20th anniversary – and London is very much in the spotlight.

Europe's Longest Running Poker Festival Returns to Dublin

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.

February 2022

Two great PokerStars London Series events set for mid-February and March at The Hippodrome

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. 

Tim Chung wins biggest GUKPT Main Event in history

The GUKPT always gets the new poker calendar off to a cracking start and GUKPT London – which ended on Sunday at the Poker Room at the Victoria Casino – certainly pulled out all the stops with the biggest ever GUKPT Main Event in the tour’s long history.

MainEventTravel.com partnering Casino Malta for two Battle of Malta festivals in 2022

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.

Alexander Yen beats Anton Wigg to win first WPT of Season XX

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

January 2022

WSOP Returns to its roots as Bally's transforms into Horseshoe Las Vegas

Legendary casino brand Horseshoe is returning to Las Vegas as Bally's begins a transformation just in time for The World Series of Poker.

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

All eyes will be on the Venetian next month when the next Deep Stack Extravaganza festival gets underway in Las Vegas. One of the flagship tournaments on the 41-event schedule is the Mid-Stakes Poker Tour’s Poker Bowl VI which not only comes with a glistening trophy but a juicy $500,000 guarantee as well.

2022 set for stellar start at GUKPT London in January!

The GUKPT always gets the new poker year off to a cracking start with their traditional “Leg 1” festival at the Poker Room at the Victoria Casino in London.

Vegas offers Brits a warm welcome

The UK government has announced the easing of restrictions on travelling for vaccinated Brits, opening the option for escapes to warmer weather possible, and making travel to Las Vegas an appealing option.

partypoker LIVE is LIVE again

partypoker LIVE are celebrating the start of 2022 with the re-introduction of LIVE Events in the UK. The first will be the flagship Grand Prix tour, to be hosted at Dusk Till Dawn Nottingham.

December 2021

888poker starts the New Year with 12-day festival in London

The popular 888poker LIVE Festival is getting 2022 off to a great start with a huge festival at the Poker Room at London’s celebrated Grosvenor Victoria Casino.

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