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February 2019

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.

GUKPT heads to Manchester after record-breaking season opener in London

Following a smash hit season opener in London in January, the GUKPT is headed north in March for GUKPT Manchester. Highlights of Leg 2 of the popular UK tour will include £200,000 guarantee Main Event and the £20,000 guarantee Mini Main which features on online Day C.

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.

November 2018

GUKPT Grand Final starts Sunday

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.

Caribbean Party Poker hotel bargains up for grabs!

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.

Battle of Malta celebrates new champion & biggest Malta poker tournament ever

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!!!

October 2018

Battle of Malta obliterates records at Casino Malta

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.

MainEventTravel stalwart Mad Harper braves Battle of Malta SOBER to raise money for MacMillan

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 ...

WPTDeepstacks back in Brussels next month

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.

WSOP champs set to attend 888Live London next month

A trio of former World Series champions will be competing at 888Live London Festival next month at Aspers Casino.

Battle of Malta is coming! 5 Nights from €600

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.

partypoker heads to spectacular new venue in the Bahamas for Caribbean Poker Party 2018

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.

September 2018

GUKPT all set for amazing Luton festival

Grosvenor Casino’s popular GUKPT is off to Luton next month with a packed festival running October 7-14.

£8.5 million guaranteed partypoker MILLIONS UK starts tomorrow

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.

Adam Owen wins GUKPT Leeds; next stop Luton October 7-14

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.

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