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April 2018

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.

March 2018

Macau - Asia on your doorstep

What makes Macau so appealing for poker players isn’t just the non-stop poker action or local sight-seeing, it’s also Macau’s close proximity to some of Asia’s top holiday destinations.

Macau - where to eat and drink

With such a rich mix of cultures and influences, it’s no surprise that Macau is also something of a food tourism haven. The city has plenty of five-star dining options but local food is cheap and widely available.

Poker, poker - and more poker

Tournaments are now a regular fixture in Macau but three of the biggest ones on the calendar are the APT Macau Championships, the APT Finale Macau 2018 and the recent APPT Macau.

Sightseeing in Macau

Macau has all the glitter and glamour of Las Vegas but combines the high-rise glitz of the Cotai Strip with a rich culture and history going back hundreds of years. Macau was the first European settlement in the Far East and a Portuguese colony for over 300 years.

Vegas Summer 2018 Tournament Lowdown

The World Series of Poker may grab a lot of poker headlines, but it’s by no means the only big event happening in Las Vegas this summer. Tear yourself away from the Rio and get the lowdown on the tournament scene in 2018

Vegas 2018 Complete Travel Guide

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.

What’s on in April

What a bumper month of poker April promises with events all over the globe including WPT and WPTDeepstack, partypoker LIVE Grand Final, EPT Monte Carlo Unibet Deepstack Open, GUKPT Edinburgh and two great Cash Game Festival events.

Unibet UK Poker Tour launches 2018 season in Brighton

The popular Unibet UK Poker Tour is launching its 2018 season in the fab seaside resort of Brighton in less than two weeks.

Lulat wins GUKPT Manchester; great turnout despite the weather!

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

APPT Macau starting soon

If you’re Asia-bound, then don’t miss the next PokerStars LIVE event which is about to kick off in Macau

February 2018

WPTDeepstacks Brussels kicks off this week

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.

Back to defend his title: Andy Hills heads to GUKPT Manchester

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!

Norwegian student wins Unibet Open London for £56,807

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.

Brand new Cash Tour launches in Malta

A brand new poker festival aimed at both tournament and cash game players is about to host its first event in Malta.

MET Poker Guide: What’s on in March

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.

888poker and the WPT join forces for first ever WPT500 in Europe

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 Open London kicks off in eight days

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.

WPT events coming up; Fallsview this weekend

The WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Main Event takes place this weekend at the spectacular Fallsview Casino Resort.

Massive congrats to Toby Lewis

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 bumper schedule for 2018

888Live plans a huge schedule for 2018 with events right across the globe including London, Sao Paulo, Berlin and Las Vegas.

January 2018

Back to the tables for Katie Swift

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.

GUKPT Season 12 starts tomorrow

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.

PokerStars Festival London starts tomorrow

Following an epic PCA in the Bahamas, PokerStars LIVE is back in the UK this coming week with PokerStars Festival London. The event starts tomorrow at The Hippodrome Casino with 10 tournaments on the schedule, including the £500,000 guaranteed PokerStars Festival Main Event (£990 buy-in, running January 24-28).

December 2017

Countdown to WPT European Championship

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.

What’s on in January!

As the last few tournaments of 2017 wind up this weekend, poker players are already looking forward to an amazing start to 2018.

The EPT is back!

PokerStars has announced the return of the popular European Poker Tour, with its first stop in 2018 taking place in Sochi, Russia in March.