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August 2017

Ten days to go! WPT Deepstacks Portugal starts next Friday

Ten days to go! WPTDeepStacks Europe is heading to Vilamoura in Portugal for the first time. Tons of beautiful beaches & amazing championship golf courses!

Don't miss our Special Offer for Super Stack Gibraltar Aug 24-27

Our Special Offer for Super Stack Gibraltar means all MainEventTravel clients get a 5% discount on board the amazing luxury Sunborn Super Yacht with a two-day stay from just £189 - a great chance to live the high life at discount prices!

Countdown to Unibet UK Nottingham! £40k guarantee

The Unibet UK Poker Tour is back soon with a £40,000 guarantee event at Alea Casino in Nottingham from August 25-27.

Cash Game Festival Bulgaria starts today

Cash Game Festival Bulgaria starts today! Five-day of sun-drenched fun in the hugely popular Black Sea resort of Sunny Beach.

One week to go! PokerStars Championship Barcelona starts August 16

One week to go! PokerStars Championship Barcelona set for epic event in the Catalan capital with 50+ tournaments on the schedule, €13 million in guarantees - and DJ Zedd at the Player Party

Redtooth Poker Tour off to Bournemouth

Redtooth VEGAS100 2018 event comes to Bournemouth on Sunday at Grosvenor Casino Bournemouth. Tickets have sold out but RPT Malta beckons in September.

Elliott Marais wins biggest Goliath ever

Elliott Marais has won the biggest Goliath tournament ever held after beating a record-breaking field of 6,385 players. Hull in the headlines again!

All go for Super Stack in August, special offers for stays on Gibraltar super yacht

Super Stack has THREE events on this month – taking players to Scotland, Spain and Gibraltar. All Super Stack destinations are easy and cheap to get to and we have a great Special Offer for Gibraltar!

Fast and furious for Day 2 of Goliath!

This year’s Grosvenor Poker Goliath Main Event has broken records yet again with well over 6,300 entries. There were 908 players back for Day 2 including Grosvenor Ambassadors Joe Beevers, Joe Kimber and Katie Swift. There have already been more than 150 bust-outs in the first hour!

Final Day 1 at Goliath!

As the £120 buy-in Grosvenor Poker Goliath Main Event charges into the record books, doors are now open at Ricoh Arena for anyone wanting to register as an alternate for today’s final Day 1.

Last chance to play Goliath!

This year’s Goliath is set to be the biggest yet - nearly 3,700 entries already. Today and tomorrow are your last chance to play in the biggest live poker event outside of Las Vegas! Make sure you have a room!

partypoker MILLIONS heads back to Russia, guarantees $9m!

partypoker MILLIONS Russia is heading back to Russia next month for a huge event in Sochi from September 6-14.

Beevers makes history at Goliath! Doesn’t bust Day 1!

Grosvenor Ambassador Joe Beevers has achieved a personal best at this year’s mammoth Goliath event in Coventry. After years of trying – and playing over 100 Day 1 levels last year – the Hendon Mob founder has finally made Day 2.

partypoker sponsors WSOP Brazil

partypoker and the World Series of Poker are joining forces for the first time for the $1 million guaranteed WSOP Brazil in Sao Paulo, Brazil next month.

Stay on the Sunborn super yacht ! Amazing offer for Super Stack Gibraltar

Main Event Travel has a fantastic offer for stays on board the 5 star Sunborn Super Yacht Hotel, Resort and Casino for the forthcoming Super Stack Gibraltar. Rooms start from just £155, a great opportunity to live the high life at bargain prices!

Secret location revealed! Unibet Open heading to the Wynn in Vegas

Unibet Open is celebrating its tenth season with a first ever event in Las Vegas at the end of September. The European Open Special Edition will form part of the 2017 Wynn Fall Classic poker tournament series at the beautiful five-star Wynn Las Vegas.

Goliath set to break records yet again; Day 1s all week

It’s not even halfway through seven Day 1s, but this year’s Goliath Main Event is already on track to be the biggest Goliath yet. Make sure you have a room for the biggest tourney outside Vegas.

World Cup of Cards is back!

After a fantastic debut last year, the World Cup of Cards returns to Montreal’s famous Playground Poker Club with an even bigger and better edition - 36 events with $6 million in guarantees.

July 2017

What’s on in August!

There’s plenty of poker to get your teeth into in August with glamorous destinations all over the globe, as well as lots of tournaments in the UK including the Goliath!!!

Congrats to 2017 WSOP Main Event Champion Scott Blumstein

Congratulations to American Scott Blumstein who has won the 48th WSOP Main Event for $8,150,000. The New Jersey 25-year-old beat a field of 7,221 players in the 888poker-sponsored event to be awarded the coveted gold and diamond bracelet.

Goliath & Redtooth – don't miss our amazing hotel offers!

The Goliath, Europe’s biggest poker tournament, is nearly here – and we have two fantastic special offers for both weekends of the event.

Congratulations John Hesp! finishes 4th at WSOP for $2.6m

John Hesp, the Yorkshire grandad who become an overnight poker superstar after a sensational run at the WSOP, has finished fourth for $2.6 million. In his PokerNews interview after he bust, he said he hoped he had brought a “little light and happiness” in to the game … but said he has no plans to turn pro.

Devilfish and Phil Ivey make Poker Hall of Fame

The late British poker legend David “Devilfish” Ulliott and American pro Phil Ivey have just been inducted in to the Poker Hall of Fame after being nominated by the public and voted in by media and existing Hall of Famers.

Super Stack Spain starts tomorrow!

Super Stack Spain is heading to Malaga once again with a ton of fun at Casino Torrequebrada this weekend.

Just wow! Yorkshire grandad John Hesp makes final nine at WSOP

Amazing!!! John Hesp, a 64-year-old grandad from Bridlington, has made the final nine – and is second in chips – at the $10k WSOP Main Event World Championship.

64-year-old Yorkshire grandad makes final 27 at WSOP

Three Brits are still in the running at the WSOP including a 64-year-old Yorkshire grandad who normally only plays £10 tourneys in Hull

Max Silver makes it a WSOP to remember!

Only a few weeks after picking up his first ever WSOP gold bracelet, Max Silver is among the chip leaders in the $10k Main Event, with just 85 players left. Silver bagged up 8,665,000 putting him in third place in the overall chip counts.

Kelly & Gryko in top five of WSOP Main Event; 297 left

JP Kelly and Richard Gryko are both in the top five of the $10k WSOP Main Event, with just 297 players left from the 7,221 entries.

Brits thriving for Day 4 of WSOP!

Brits continue to do well at this year’s WSOP. Artan Dedusha is one of the top stacks with 1,084 players left from the 7,221 entries.

Brits are bossing the WSOP!

Britain’s Lawrence Bayley led the WSOP Main Event at the end of Day 2ab and now it’s fellow Brit Artan Dedusha in the lead with 680,000. Dedusha. Up top a first prize of over $8m

Britain’s Bayley leads giant WSOP

Britain’s Lawrence Bayley is leading the $10k WSOP Main Event with 618,000. Some 1,100 players remain from Day 2ab & will back Thursday to join those who make it through Day 2c today.

WSOP celebrates third largest event ever

With Day 1c now in the history books, the WSOP has confirmed its third largest field ever, with 7,221 players creating a massive $67,877,400 prize pool, to be shared by the top 1,084 players.

Debs the Destroyer, runner-up in the WSOP Ladies Championship

Congrats to Deborah Worley-Roberts, runner-up in the WSOP Ladies Championship for a lifetime best cash of $83,459

Bracelet hunting! Debs second in chips WSOP Ladies Champs, five left

Deborah Worley-Roberts has achieved her biggest ever live cash in the WSOP Ladies Championship – and is tantalizingly close to her first ever World Series gold bracelet.

€100k guarantee for Unibet DSO Malta!

The Unibet DeepStack Open is heading to Malta this month with a €100k guarantee for the Main Event. We're the Unibet Deepstack Open’s Official Travel partner and has lots of great and affordable hotel options close to Casino Malta. Check out our offers here: Unibet DSO Malta

Good luck Debs! second in chips, 85 left in WSOP Ladies Event

UK-based American Deborah Worley-Roberts is second in chips in the WSOP Ladies Championship.

WSOP Brits shout-out! Monster cash for Lodge

Harry Lodge has scored his biggest ever live cash with third place in the 888poker WSOP Crazy Eights tourney.

The Quad Kings Conv busts WSOP $1k in 58th

Marc “The Conv” Convey has attended plenty of World Series as a PokerNews blogger - this was his turn in the spotlight!

The Goliath is coming!!!!!

The biggest live poker event in Europe is coming soon! The Goliath at the Ricoh Arena starts July 27 and we’re offering big discounts for double and twin rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton

George Alexander takes down record-breaking GUKPT London

Well, it turns out not everyone is in Vegas! There were a staggering 449 entries to the GUKPT London £500 Main Event. Congrats to winner George Alexander

June 2017

Congrats Max Silver, wins first WSOP bracelet

Max Silver has won his first ever WSOP gold bracelet in the $3k Limit Hold’em 6-Handed event.

Tina Bandyle leads after GUKPT London Day 1a

Tina Bandyle is leading the £100k guaranteed GUKPT Main Event at the end of Day 1a. Day 1b starts at 1pm today, with players allowed one entry and two re-entries.

$9m guarantee for partypoker MILLIONS Russia

partypoker MILLIONS Russia in Sochi comes with a huge $9m guarantee. MainEventTravel has great rates at the recommended Marriott Sochi Krasnaya Polyana Hotel!

Spotlight on 888poker WSOP Crazy Eights, starts Saturday

It’s just two days until the 888poker $888 Crazy Eights event kicks off in Vegas, one of the highlights of this year’s WSOP schedule.

Max Silver leads final seven in WSOP $3k Limit 6-Handed

Irish pro Max Silver is aiming for his first ever WSOP gold bracelet as he leads the final seven in the $3k Limit Hold’em 6-Handed event.

Monster cash for Mark Reilly

Congrats to Ireland’s Mark Reilly who has scored a career-best cash – and narrowly missed winning his first WSOP bracelet – after finishing third in the $3k PLO event. Good luck Tom Hall in $1,500 NL Bounty!

No Limit for Brits - going strong at WSOP!

There’s lots to be excited for British and Irish poker fans at this year’s WSOP. $4m+ already nabbed & further great cashes coming up!

Brammer wins bracelet; brings UK total up to three

British pro Chris Brammer has won his first WSOP gold bracelet yesterday after defeating a 505-strong field to take down the $5k NL event for $527,555.

Gordonas wins partypoker Grand Prix UK

Congrats to Robertas Gordonas for winning partypoker Grand Prix UK Main Event for £150,000 after buying in for just £220.

Countdown to Redtooth at the Ricoh

Just a month to go before Redtooth Poker at The Goliath at The Ricoh Arena including flagship €25k guarantee “The Big One” July 29. Check out our special offers!

UK in #2 spot as WSOP reaches halfway

Go UK! In second place as the 48th WSOP hits the halfway mark - and well done Ireland too!

Love's (Not So) Young Dream

EPT founder/partypokerLive President John Duthie and WSOP bracelet winner Barny Boatman joined forces in the WSOP $1k Tag Team event, finishing 105th place for $750 apiece.

Cash Game Festival Malta huge success; next stop Bulgaria

Cash Game Festival is heading to Bulgaria from August 9-13. We're Official Travel Partner with lots of hotels and lovely apartments available close to the Platinum Casino venue.

Third cash for Fraser! WSOP update

MainEventTravel CEO Fraser MacIntyre has cashed for the third time at the WSOP, finishing 214th out of 2,020 players in the $1k NL for $1,678.

Fraser through to another Day 2! WSOP update

MainEventTravel CEO Fraser MacIntyre has made it through to another Day 2 at the WSOP, with 15,300 in Event 37, the $1k NL

What’s on in July

It’s not all about the WSOP! If you don’t fancy Vegas, there are still several great poker events going on elsewhere in July

Moorman wins first bracelet

888poker Ambassador Chris Moorman, the most decorated tournament player in online poker history, has won his first WSOP bracelet.

Fraser cashes again! + WSOP update

MainEventTravel CEO Fraser MacIntyre has cashed for the second time at the WSOP, finishing 50th in the £1k Pot Limit Omaha.

GUKPT heads to London next weekend

The GUKPT hits London at the end of this month with a £100k guaranteed Main Event running June 25 to July 2

Unibet DSO off to Spain

Unibet DeepStack Open is off to Spain next week with a return visit to Lloret de Mar for the first summer festival of the season.

WSOP Circuit & 888poker debut event in Argentina

Don’t miss the chance to see Iguazu Falls, one of the seven wonders of the world, with WSOP Circuit & 888poker debut in Argentina

We have a cash! MET Vegas round-up

MainEventTravel CEO Fraser MacIntyre is on a roll at the WSOP! After finishing 237th out of a staggering 7,761 entries in the Millionaire Maker for $6,043, our hero is now on Day 2 in yet another event – the £1k Pot Limit Omaha!

MPN heads to Manchester!

The third MPN Poker Tour festival of 2017 takes place in Manchester next month offering players a £150,000 guarantee on the £550 MPN Manchester Main Event.

Cracking PokerStars Festival in Marbella next week

It’s less than a week to go before the start of PokerStars Festival Marbella in the South of Spain. This highly anticipated stop, running June 19-25, promises to be another massive festival with €1 Million guaranteed for the total prize pool.

Grand Prix UK beckons at Dusk Till Dawn

With online Day 1s already underway, we’re looking forward to the partypokerLive Grand Prix UK at Dusk Till Dawn.

Excitement building for Redtooth at the Ricoh in July!

Excitement is building for Redtooth Poker's debut at The Goliath at The Ricoh Arena in July. Tickets exclusively available via MainEventTravel.

WPT off to Brasil for first time

The WPT has announced its first ever stop in Brasil this August. WPT Brasil will take place near the major beach resort of Camobriú near Santa Caterina.

Cash Game Festival announces Bulgaria stop

Following a record-breaking Festival in Gibraltar, and with Malta coming up soon, Cash Game Festival has announced a return visit to Bulgaria.

Five new events for WPTDeepStacks in Europe

The WPT World Poker Tour has announced further expansion for its popular WPTDeepStacks tour in Europe, with five events added to the 2017 schedule.

May 2017

GUKPT Reading £100k Main Event starts today

The GUKPT Reading Main Event starts today with a £100k guarantee. Among those set to compete is Grosvenor-sponsored pro Jeff Kimber and GUKPT Passport winner Andy “LogJam” Hills who won GUKPT Manchester in March.

Luigi Shehadeh wins 888Live Barcelona; next up: the WSOP!

Italian online pro Luigi Shehadeh has won 888Live Barcelona for €110,000. Next 888 stop is Vegas! MainEventTravel is the Official Travel Partner for all 888’s WSOP qualifiers with fantastic hotels awaiting hundreds of players

GUKPT Reading Mini Main on Day 2; Main Event Thursday

There are 34 players through to Day 2 of the GUKPT Reading Mini Main Event – and playing down to a winner today; the £100,000 guarantee Main Event starts Thursday.

Super Stack Spain is back! Starts June 1

Following the huge success of the last Super Stack Spain event, with 398 entries & €57,312 prize pool, we're gearing up for next Malaga stop at Casino Torrequebrada from June 1-4.

Unibet UK Poker Tour off to Glasgow

Following the amazing event at Unibet UK Poker Tour Brighton – with three women making the final table – the Unibet UK Poker Tour is off to Glasgow.

Congrats to Mike Sexton, new chairman of partypoker

Congrats to veteran WPT commentator and WPT champion Mike Sexton who is leaving his longtime role at the World Poker Tour to become the new Chairman of partypoker

GUKPT Reading underway!

GUKPT Reading is underway. We sponsor GUKPT’s all-in triangles so look out for them on the Reading live stream; the £100,000 Main Event starts on Thursday.

Cash Game Festival beats records in Gib; next stop Malta

The 2017 Cash Game Festival Gibraltar at Sunborn Casino was a huge success with records being set and tied. Not long to wait until the next Cash Game Festival Gibraltar: next month with Cash Game Festival Malta from June 14-18.

Cate Hall leads for final day of 888Live Barcelona; next up is 888 at WSOP!

Cate Hall is leading the final 24 in the 888Live Barcelona Main Event. MainEventTravel continues its partnership with 888poker and is the Official Travel Partner for all 888’s qualifiers with fantastic hotel packages awaiting players in Vegas.

WSOP – all you need to know about this year’s changes!

There’s a ton of new changes for this year’s WSOP including live coverage every day and the final being played out in July rather than waiting for November. We're Official Travel Partner for all 888's WSOP qualifiers!

Vegas is on! – Planet Hollywood Phamous underway!!!!!

The very first major festival of this summer’s Vegas poker action is underway with the popular Planet Hollywood poker series kicking off May 25.

Alec Torelli and Will Kassouf bag big for Day 2 of 888Live Barcelona

Alec Torelli, Will Kassouf and defending champion Catalin Pop all through to Day 2 of 888Live Barcelona Main Event. 610 entries so far - eclipsing €500k gurantee

Congrats Fraser! Runner-up in 888Live Barcelona High Roller

MainEventTravel CEO Fraser MacIntyre is runner-up in the 888Live Make It Big Festival €2,200 High Roller in Barcelona. We're the Official Travel Partner for the festival and, if you fancy some sun, there’s still lots of time to enter the €500k guaranteed Main Event. Day 1b today at 6pm; 1c on Saturday at 3pm.

Day 2 of Cash Game Festival Gibraltar ties Sunborn Casino record

Day 2 of the debut Cash Game Festival Gibraltar has tied a new record on the Sunborn Casino luxury superyacht. We’re the Official Travel Partner for Cash Game Festival; join us on the Rock!

Fraser MacIntyre in top five in 888Live Barcelona High Roller

MainEventTravel.com’s Fraser MacIntyre is fourth in chips after bagging up 426,000 at the end of Day 1 of the 888Live Make It Big Festival €2,200 High Roller. Play resumes 5pm local time. MainEventTravel is 888Live’s Official Travel Partner for the festival offering great hotel deals in Barcelona.

Genting hosts fab £100k Main Event event in Westcliff

The popular Genting Poker Series is on now with a £100k guarantee Main Event in Westcliff-on-Sea on the Essex coast.

Flying the flag for Scotland and MainEventTravel: Fraser MacIntyre joint chip leader in 888Live Barcelona High Roller

MainEventTravel.com’s CEO Fraser MacIntyre is joint chip leader in the 888Live Make It Big Festival €2,200 High Roller in Barcelona.

Sonny Franco wins Unibet DSO Marrakech

French pro Sonny Franco has won the Unibet DeepStack Open Marrakech. The next Unibet Deepstack Open is in popular Spanish resort of Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava in Spain from June 22-25.

888Live Make It Big Barcelona High Roller starts tomorrow

Alejandro Vazquez Gomez won the 888Live Poker Festival opening event after the final table players cut a nine-way ICM deal. We’re the Official Travel Partner so join us for the €50k guarantee High Roller tomorrow and €500k Main Event on Thursday

Daniyar wins WPT Amsterdam; Salter runner-up

Daniel Daniyar has beaten British pro Louis Salter heads-up to win WPT Amsterdam for €152,600. Next event: WPTDeepstacks Cannes

Huge field for 888Live Make It Big Barcelona opening event

The opening event of the first ever 888Live Make It Big Festival in Barcelona has attracted a massive field of 720 entries.

Cash Game Festival off to Gibraltar

Cash Game Festival is headed to Gibraltar next week with five days of non-stop, round-the-clock poker at the amazing 5**** Sunborn Super Yacht Hotel, Resort and Casino.

Bridge champ Jansma leads WPT Amsterdam final table

Champion bridge player Jan Jansma is leading the final six in the WPT Amsterdam Main Event. Up top is a €152,600 first prize along with a €15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions package.

Andreas Klatt thrives for WPT Main Event Day 3

MonteDam Swing leader Andreas Klatt is fourth in chips for WPT Main Event Day 3 with 504,000. WPT Travel "frequent flyer" Shyngis Satubayen is chip leader on 570,500.

Georgios Zisimopoulos leads for Day 2 of WPT Amsterdam

Master Classics runner-up Georgios Zisimopoulos is leading the 96 players through to Day 2 of WPT Amsterdam.

Savard wins partypoker Million North America for CAD$1m!

Local hero Jean-Pascal Savard has won the partypoker Million North America Main Event for CAD$1m – after qualifying for just C$500! More partypoker LIVE events coming up soon include Grand Prix UK in June, partypoker Millions Russia in Sochi in September & the Caribbean Poker Party in November with a total $5m guaranteed prize pool.

Hollink wins WPT Amsterdam High Roller

EPT Grand Final champion Rob Hollink has won the WPT Amsterdam €6,000 High Roller. Players can enter the WPT Amsterdam Main Event up until start of play on Day 2 tomorrow so there’s still time to join in the fun.

He’s still in! Farrell keeps Scottish hopes alive at partypoker Million North America

WPT Caribbean champion Niall Farrell is still in the running for the CAD$1m first prize at the record-breaking partypoker Million North America Main Event.

Thijs Menco wins WPTDeepStacks Amsterdam for €73,239

Thijs Menco has won the first ever €1,500 WPTDeepstacks Amsterdam for €73,239. The €3,300 WPT Amsterdam Main Event starts today and we’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so let us help you find great accommodation in beautiful Amsterdam.

Ivan Moreno Garcia wins Super Stack Spain, Ana Marquez 20th

Ivan Moreno Garcia wins mega-entry Super Stack Spain, Ana Marquez 20th. The next event is Super Stack Scotland in Glasgow starting on Thursday and running all weekend.

Scott Montgomery leads partypoker Million North America, Farrell second

Scott Montgomery is leading the partypoker Million North America Main Event with just 37 left; WPT Caribbean champion Niall Farrell is currently second – and the only Brit left.

WPTDeepstacks Amsterdam final underway

The final table of the €1,500 inaugural WPTDeepstacks event at WPT Amsterdam at Holland Casino is underway. WPT Main Event starts tomorrow.

Trickett thriving for Day 3 of partypoker Million North America

Partypoker Ambassador Sam Trickett is through to Day 3 of the partypoker Million North America Main Event with just 176 players left.

Live poker – what’s coming up!!

Tons of great poker coming up this week including 888Live Make It Big Festival in Barcelona, Super Stack Scotland, Unibet Deepstack Open in Morocco and MEGASTACK.

Mike McDonald wins partypoker Million North America High Roller

Mike McDonald won the $10,300 High Roller, earning $200,000 along with a Playground Poker Spring Classic Champion’s Trophy.

Johan Strijbis leads WPTDeepstacks in Amsterdam

Johann Strijbis is leading 43 players through to Day 2 in the €1,500 inaugural WPTDeepstacks event at WPT Amsterdam at Holland Casino. The WPT Amsterdam Main Event starts May 9.

Raffaele Sorrentino wins PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo; Sochi next!

Congrats to Italian poker pro Raffaele Sorrentino who has won the PokerStars Championship Monte-Carlo Main Event. PokerStars Championship Sochi is up next, running May 20-31. We have great hotels in this stunning Russian mountain resort.

WPT Amsterdam starts today!

One of the most exciting events this year kicks off today with WPT Amsterdam at Holland Casino through to May 13. Events include €3,300 WPT Main, €1,500 WPT Deepstacks & €6k High Roller. We're the tour's Official Travel Partner.

partypoker Million North America underway

At least CAD$5 million is guaranteed to be won at partypoker Million North America event which is underway at the Playground Poker Club in Montreal.

Top weekend of poker all over Europe – and Canada!

This weekend promises a load of top-notch poker action in places as far flung as Blackpool in the UK, WPT Amsterdam in the Netherlands, a Malaga stop for Super Stack Spain– plus the start of the mighty partypoker Million North America event in Montreal.

April 2017

Celebrate the holiday weekend with tons of live poker

With the promise of the first bank holiday of the summer, there’s plenty of poker action this weekend all over Europe – and in Canada!

WPTDeepstacks is off to Cannes

WPTDeepStacks is teaming up with PMU.fr for the WPTDeepStacks Cannes festival at Le Croisette Casino Barriere. We’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so let us help you find great accommodation for WPTDeepStacks Cannes as well as the forthcoming WPT Amsterdam from May 5.

partypoker Million North America starts May 5

Following the phenomenal success of the partypoker MILLIONS event at Dusk Till Dawn, there’s another massive prize pool up for grabs at the CAD$5m guarantee partypoker Million North America running May 6-11

Maria Lampropulos wins partypoker MILLIONS for £1m

Argentina’s Maria Lampropulos has won the inaugural partypokerLIVE MILLIONS at Dusk Till Dawn for £1,000,000 after outlasting a giant field.

What’s on in May

May is chock full of poker events all over Europe and North America including 888 Make It Big Barcelona, WPTs, Unibet, partypoker LIVE, GUKPT, Genting & Super Stack, not to mention the World Series of Poker.

Welsford takes down Grosvenor UKSPC; £100k Walsall up next

Law student Dan Welsford has won the Grosvenor UK Student Poker Championship. Next up is the £100k guarantee GUKPT Walsall Main Event

Cash Game Festival heads home to Tallinn

Cash Game Festival is heading home this week with a five-day event in stunning Tallinn, the beautiful capital of Estonia

Countdown to 888Live Make It Big Festival in Barcelona

It's just over two weeks until the debut 888Live Make It Big Festival in Barcelona: 12 days of non-stop poker from May 11-22 and total guaranteed prize pool of over €700,000. We're the Official Travel Partner

Working mum Katie chases £1m top prize at partypoker MILLIONS

Working mum Katie Swift from Kent won her seat in to partypoker MILLIONS via a £550 Phase 1 Online qualifier and is now second in chips

partypoker MILLIONS hits £6m guarantee; Hoivold in great shape

EPT Dortmund champion Andreas Hoivold is in great shape as Day 3 of the partypoker MILLIONS Main Event kicks off today at Nottingham’s Dusk Till Dawn cardroom.

PokerStars MEGASTACK launches new events across Europe

PokerStars new MEGASTACK series is expanding to four new regions in Europe after a successful debut at The Hippodrome Casino in London.

WPT and PokerStars join forces for MonteDam Swing

The World Poker Tour and PokerStars have teamed up to create the first ever PokerStars Championship/WPT MonteDam Swing involving three weeks of spectacular poker in Monaco and Amsterdam.

November Niner Ruzicka wins partypoker MILLIONS High Roller

Former November Niner Vojetch Ruzicka has made history at the partypoker MILLIONS at Dusk Till Dawn by winning the UK’s first £1m guaranteed £10k High Roller for £284,210.

November Niner Ruzicka leads partypoker MILLIONS High Roller

November Niner Vojtech Ruzicka is leading the final four in the partypoker MILLIONS £10,300 High Roller at Dusk Till Dawn. Day 1e of the Main Event is today and we have hotels in Nottingham - so don't miss one of the most exciting events of the year!

Partypoker MILLIONS underway; Farrell leads High Roller

Glaswegian pro Niall Farrell is leading the £1million guaranteed partypokerLIVE £10,300 High Roller, one of the flagship events at the eagerly-awaited partypoker MILLIONS at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham.

Student alert! Grosvenor UK Student Poker Championship starts today

UK poker stars of the future will be vying for top prizes at the Grosvenor UK Student Poker Championship which starts today. We have hotels near Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

Vegas 2017: 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 this summer.

888poker aiming to break records with 2017 WSOP qualifiers

For the third year running, 888poker will partner with the World Series of Poker, making it the exclusive provider of WSOP online satellites and promotions. We’re 888poker’s main travel partner for the WSOP but can help all players who are Vegas-bound this summer.

Vegas summer 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 there’s a ton of other tourney offerings around the city.

PokerNews back as WSOP official reporting partner

After a two-year hiatus, PokerNews is once again partnering with the World Series of Poker as official live reporting partner.

Big names set for partypoker MILLIONS

A roll call of some of the best poker players in the world are already confirmed for the £6m guaranteed partypoker MILLIONS including Sam Trickett, Tobias Reinkemeier and Phillip Gruissem. MainEventTravel has numerous great hotel options in Nottingham and the city is easy to get to with trains from all over the UK as well as some direct flights.

Two weeks till Monte Carlo

It’s less than two weeks until the first PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo on the French Riviera. We have several fantastic hotel options for your stay in Monaco including the beautiful 5* Hotel Metropole

Andrej Desset wins Grand Prix Austria for €92,530

Congrats to Andrej Desset, Grand Prix Austria champion. All eyes are now on Nottingham where the £6m guaranteed partypoker MILLIONS at Dusk Till Dawn takes place April 18-23.

Need US Dollars 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.

Weinman wins WPT Tournament of Champions; next stops Beijing & Amsterdam

Daniel Weinman has won the WPT Tournament of Champions for $381,500. We’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so check out our great hotels for for the first stops of Season XVI: Amsterdam in May and Beijing starting April 15.

Simon leads for final day of Grand Prix Austria

Spain's Jose Simon leads final 65 at Grand Prix Austria. Don’t worry if you’ve missed this fab Vienna stop, there are tons of partypoker LIVE events coming up.

Elliot Smith wins first PokerStars Championship Macau

Canadian poker pro Elliot Smith beat a 536-strong field in the debut PokerStars Championship Macau Main Event to win HK$2,877,500. Next up is PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo on the French Riviera from April 25 to May 5.

Rodrigues wins Unibet DSO Saint Amand; Marrakech starts May 11

Congrats to Anthony Rodrigues who has won the Unibet Deepstack Open St Amand stop for €19,000. UDSO will be back in Marrakech in May at the amazing Casino Mamounia.

Riess wins WPT SHR Finale for $716,088

Ryan Riess has won his first WPT title after taking down the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale for $716,088. After a short break, the 2017/2018 season kicks off with events in Beijing and Amsterdam

888poker guarantees $10m to WSOP Main Event winner

As the official sponsor of this year’s WSOP, 888poker is granting all its qualifiers the chance of winning BIG in its special “Supersize ME” promotion.

Mercier wins WPT SHRP High Roller; Sinishtaj wins Showdown

Tony Sinishtaj has won the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown for $661,283 while Jason Mercier beat Justin Bonomo heads-up to take the $25k High Roller for $749,600

Unibet Deepstack Open Saint Amand starts today

The Unibet Deepstack Open tour is at beautiful Saint Amand les Eaux near Lille this weekend with a four-day event starting today.

GUKPT: Next stop Walsall

With barely time to take a breath following last weekend’s fantastic event in Edinburgh, the GUKPT is off to the West Midlands the £100k guarantee GUKPT Walsall from April 23-30.

Alan Sternberg leads final of WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale

Former WPT champion Alan Sternberg is leading the last six players in the $10k, $2m guarantee Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale. We’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so let us help you find great accommodation for the first stops of WPT Season XVI including WPT Amsterdam and WPT Beijing.

Benger wins Irish Open for €200k

November Niner Griffin Benger has won the 2017 Irish Poker Open Main Event and €200,000, outlasting a record-breaking field of 1,129 – the largest ever seen at the Irish Open. 

Alan Sternberg leads last 27 in WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale

Former WPT champion Alan Sternberg is leading the last 27 players in the $10k, $2m guarantee Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale. We’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so let us help you find great accommodation for the first stops of WPT Season XVI including WPT Amsterdam and WPT Beijing.

Steve O'Dwyer wins PokerStars Championship Macau Super High Roller

Steve O'Dwyer has won yet another Super High Roller event, taking down the HK$400k Super High Roller at PokerStars Championship Macau.

PokerStars MEGASTACK London

PokerStars has once again joined forces with the Hippodrome to create the new PokerStars MEGASTACK event. The next one is this weekend with PokerStars MEGASTACK London running April 7 to 9

Super Stack going wild for 2017!

The popular Super Stack® tour is reaching new heights in 2017 with a ton of new destinations added to the schedule – including events in the UK and Cyprus! We’re the tour’s Official Travel partner and can help find you great hotels for all destinations.

Not long now! World Series of Poker 2017

The World Series of Poker is – quite simply – the biggest poker festival on the planet and runs this year from May 30 to July 17 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. This year’s WSOP - the 48th edition – features a total of 74 events and, as always, MainEventTravel will help you make the most of your stay.

Edinburgh player Paul Green wins GUKPT on home ground

Scottish player Paul Green has won GUKPT Edinburgh on home ground for £17,500 after cutting a four-way deal. MainEventTravel.com now sponsors GUKPT’s all-in triangles so look out for them on next stop: the £100k guarantee GUKPT Walsall from April 23-30

Benger leads Irish Open for final day

The unofficial final table is set in the Irish Poker Open €1,150 Main Event with November Niner Griffin Benger in the lead.  The record-breaking1,129 entries for this year’s event generated a total prize pool of €1,128,295 – more than double its guarantee.

Colman leads WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown final

Dan Colman is leading for the final of the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown with 9,975,000 in chips. We’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so let us help you find great accommodation for the first stops of WPT Season XVI including WPT Amsterdam and WPT Beijing.

Conaty leads 113 players into Irish Open Day 3

2016 runner-up Michael Conaty leads the way for Day 3 of the Irish Open on 1,040,000. Marty Smyth, Andy Black, Griffin Benger & Will Kassouf all still in contention for €200k first prize.

Wu leads final 20 at GUKPT Edinburgh

Colin Wu has a massive lead for final day of GUKPT Edinburgh. Not long to wait for the next GUKPT: the £100k guarantee GUKPT Walsall takes place April 23-30

Irish Open hits record €1m prize pool

The oldest NL poker tournament in Europe has just broken another record – with the biggest prize pool in the event’s illustrious 26-year history. With at least 1,067 entries on Day 1a and 1b, there's now more than €1m up for grabs, more than double the event’s €500k guarantee.

GUKPT Edinburgh goes in to Day 2

Day 1b of the GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event garnered a huge crowd, with 227 entries in total, smashing the guarantee with a prize pool of £113,500.

WPT announces Amsterdam as first European stop of Season XVI

The WPT has announced WPT Amsterdam as the first European event of Season XVI, taking place May 5-13 at Holland Casino Amsterdam. We’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so let us arrange your stay in Amsterdam!

WPT Season XV season-ender at Seminole

The WPT is reaching the climax of its 2016-2017 season with a trio of events at Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida. We are the tour’s Official Travel Partner so do check for hotel deals here.

March 2017

MainEventTravel.com announces new partnership with Redtooth Poker

MainEventTravel.com and Redtooth Poker Tour (RPT) are joining forces, with a unique deal for players competing at official stops for their popular pub poker league around the UK and overseas.

Irish Open Day 1a in the bag

Day 1a is done and dusted at the 2017 Irish Poker Open Main Event, with 367 entries in total. There’s still time to join the craic in Dublin! You can book your accommodation direct with MainEventTravel.

GUKPT Edinburgh Day 1b starts at 1pm

Scottish player Patrick Doonan is leading the way in the £100,000 guarantee GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event after bagging up 140,000 at the end of Day 1a.

Killeen wins Irish Open High Roller; Main Event starts today

Dublin pro Kevin Killeen got his Irish Open festival off to a great start early this morning when he took down the €2k High Roller. The €500k guarantee Main Event starts today. You can book your accommodation direct with MainEventTravel.

Stage set for GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event

The eagerly-awaited £100,000 guarantee GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event starts today with a guaranteed £25k for the winner. MainEventTravel.com now sponsors GUKPT’s all-in triangles so look out for them on the live stream!

PokerStars Championship Macau underway

The first-ever global PokerStars event to be held in Macau, the former home of the popular Asia Pacific Poker Tour events, is underway at the spectacular City of Dreams. MainEventTravel.com has great hotel options in Macau including The Venetian, Conrad Cotai Central and Sheraton

World Poker Tour launches Season XVI in Beijing

The WPT will be kicking off its 16th season in April with a brand new event in Beijing, China, from April 15-19. We’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so let us arrange your stay in the stunning NUO Hotel Beijing – or help you find other options close to the venue.

Irish Open up and running in Dublin

The popular Irish Open is underway in Dublin with a host of events at CityWest. Yesterday’s action included a guarantee-busting satellite for the €500,000 guarantee Main Event, the partypoker MILLIONS Day 1 and the €350 Deepstack 6-Max Championship.

Mini Main smashes it at GUKPT Edinburgh

Ian Swain has won the record-breaking £110 Mini Main Event at GUKPT Edinburgh. The tournament came with a £10k guarantee but totally smashed it with 231 entries. MainEventTravel is the tour’s Official Travel Partner so let us help you find a great hotel in Edinburgh. The £100,000 guarantee Main Event starts tomorrow

Student alert - and Easter Beast!

UK poker stars of the future will be vying for top prizes at the Grosvenor UK Student Poker Championship from April 18-23.

Chop wins Sochi; countdown begins for partypoker MILLIONS at Dusk Till Dawn

After taking part in Russia's biggest live poker tournament, Dmitry Chop has won the record-breaking partypoker LIVE Sochi. It’s now only three weeks until the £6m guaranteed partypoker MILLIONS at Dusk Till Dawn

Players flock to GUKPT Edinburgh

GUKPT Edinburgh has got off to a cracking start with a record 231 entries for the £10k guarantee Mini Main which kicked off Sunday. The £100k gte Main Event starts tomorrow.

GUKPT Edinburgh underway

The popular GUKPT Edinburgh stop is well underway with 99 players taking part on Day 1a of the £10k guarantee Mini Main yesterday. There are 15 who have made it through with Iain Martin currently leading on 276,900. The £100,000 guarantee Main Event starts Thursday.

GPS off to Liverpool and Reading

You can take your pick for the Genting Poker Series this weekend; the tour has two Mini events in Liverpool and Reading running March 30 to April 2 with a £35,000 guarantee for each of the two £220 Main Events.

Unibet Deepstack Open tour off to beautiful Saint Amand in France

The Unibet Deepstack Open tour is heading to beautiful Saint Amand les Eaux near Lille with a four-day event running April 6-9. We're the tour's Official Travel Partner so join us there!

Bubble looms at partypoker LIVE Sochi

With just 132 players still in contention at partypoker LIVE Million, they’re close to the money in Sochi. There were 1,170 entries for the event including online Day 1s, and 116 players are vying for a share of the $1,134,900 prize pool.

GUKPT Edinburgh starts today

GUKPT Edinburgh starts today! First up is the £10k guarantee Mini Main event starting at noon. Watch out for the new all-in triangles sponsored by MainEventTravel.com!

$1.1m prize pool up for grabs at partypoker LIVE Sochi

With over 1,000 players competing in person on Day 1 of the first partypoker LIVE Million in Russia – plus hundreds of players for the two online Day 1s, the event’s $1m guarantee has been easily smashed.

partypoker LIVE Sochi set to beat $1m guarantee

The first partypoker LIVE Million is underway in Russia with a total of 389 players taking part on the first live Day 1 at the spanking new and ultra-glamorous Sochi Casino and Resort.

PokerStars Championship Macau starts March 30

The first-ever PokerStars Championship Macau kicks off on March 30. The 11-day festival promises bright lights, unique culture, glamour and a host of big-money poker tournaments. MainEventTravel.com has great hotel options including The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, the Conrad Cotai Central and the Sheraton.

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 Sunday (March 26). The £100,000 guarantee, £550 buy-in Main Event kicks off March 30.

What’s on in April

What a bumper month of poker April promises with events all over the globe including WPTs, partypoker LIVE, GUKPT, Unibet Deepstack Open, Super Stack and Cash Game Festival.

Off to Bournemouth for Grosvenor Casino’s 25/25

The Grosvenor Casinos’ 25/25 Series is heading to Bournemouth with a great event from March 23-26. The £220 buy-in event has a £25,000 guarantee and a 25,000 chip starting stack.

partypoker LIVE Sochi starts tomorrow

The first partypoker LIVE Million to take place in Russia is starting March 23 in Sochi.

Smaron wins PokerStars Championship Panama Main Event, O’Dwyer wins High Roller

American Kenneth Smaron took down the debut PokerStars Championship Panama Main Event while Steve O'Dwyer won the High Roller. Next stop: PokerStars Championship Macau, March 30 – April 9.

Bruno Tynd wins Super Stack Gibraltar

Congrats to Bruno Tynd who has taken down the Super Stack Gibraltar tournament after battling through 223 players for a the title and £1742.50 prize, the lion's share of the £33,450 prize pool! Next stop: Murcia

MainEventTravel joins forces with 888Live Make It Big Festival in Barcelona!

MainEventTravel.com has become the Official Travel Partner of 888poker for the forthcoming 888Live Make It Big Festival in Barcelona. Join us in the Catalan capital for 12 days of non-stop poker in May.

Girl power! Three women make Unibet UK Poker Tour Brighton final

There was a sizeable rail for last night’s final table at Unibet UK Poker Tour Brighton as - very unusually - three women made the final table: Deborah Worley-Roberts, Renata Jack and Charlie Godwin. Next Unibet UK Poker Tour stop: Glasgow!

Unibet UK Poker Tour Brighton off to great start

Hippodrome dealer Ryan Crane is leading the 31 players who have made it through Day 1a of Unibet Brighton, the first Unibet UK Poker Tour event of 2017.

Ortiz keeps up the pressure in Panama

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz is fourth out of 78 players through to Day 3 of the PokerStars Championship Panama Main Event. Watch the live stream here.

All in a day’s work: Stephen Chidwick wins $366,500 in Panama $25k

British pro Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick rallied from a six-blind short stack to win $366,500 in just one day yesterday after beating a 44-entry field in the PokerStars Championship Panama $25k Single-Day Single Re-Entry tournament.

Mike Del Vecchio wins WPT Rolling Thunder

Mike Del Vecchio was in tears last night after winning his first World Poker Tour title in the Rolling Thunder Main Event. He said: “I’m just so overcome, ten years of blood, sweat, and tears. I always dreamed of something like this.” Next WPT event: Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown starting March 31

Super Stack adds amazing new locations in Spain

Spain’s premier Super Stack® tour has added two new exciting destinations to the schedule for 2017. Super Stack Costa Brava will take place at Gran Casino Costa Brava in the popular Spanish resort of Lloret del Mar from July 27-31 while Super Stack Castellon is from November 2-5.

WPT heads for a season-ender showdown

The WPT is reaching the climax of its 2016-2017 season with a trio of events in Hollywood, Florida. The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown festival is followed by the $2m guarantee Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale from April 2-6. We are the tour’s Official Travel Partner so do check for hotel deals here.

Mizzi, Busquet, Drinan all make final of WPT Rolling Thunder

Poker heavyweights Olivier Busquet, Sorel Mizzi and Connor Drinan all make final of WPT Rolling Thunder. Next WPT: Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown. Watch live stream here.

UFC champ Tito Ortiz second in chips at PokerStars Championship Panama

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz is second in chips in the PokerStars Championship Panama Main Event. Ortiz, who reportedly has eight figures in career earnings from his UFC career, is now embarking on a new career at the poker tables.

Niall Farrell is WPT Rolling Thunder Day 3 chip leader

WPT Caribbean champion Niall Farrell has a substantial lead at WPT Rolling Thunder after eliminating his friend and fellow WPT champion Chris Moorman in a massive pot late on Day 2. Next WPT events: Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown starting March 31, followed by the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale from April 2.

Ben Tollerene wins PokerStars Championship Panama $50k Super High Roller

American pro Ben Tollerene has enjoyed a landslide victory in the PokerStars Championship Panama $50k Super High Roller, winning $538,715. There’s still time to join the action in Panama: PokerStars Championship Panama runs through to March 20.

Congrats to Lauren – and off to Luton for Grosvenor Casino’s 25/25

Leeds-based Lauren Render took down the 2017 Grosvenor Casinos 25/25 Series Stockton event for £11,000 last weekend. The Series is now heading to Luton with a great event from March 16-19. The £220 buy-in event has a £25,000 guarantee and a 25,000 chip starting stack.

Tollerene leads the PokerStars Championship Panama Super High Roller

American pro Ben Tollerene leads the last six players in the PokerStars Championship Panama $50k Super High Roller with a commanding lead of 2,914,000. There’s still time to join the action in Panama: PokerStars Championship Panama runs through to March 20.

Ting Ho leads WPT Rolling Thunder end of Day 1b

Ting Ho is leading the 111 players who made it through Day 1b of WPT Rolling Thunder yesterday with 181,300. There were a total of 210 players in the field. The combined total field is 376 and counting.

Get some sun this weekend at Super Stack Gibraltar

Super Stack Gibraltar is back this weekend with a four-day event running March 16-20. MainEventTravel is Super Stack’s Official Travel partner and has managed to secure an exclusive deal for players to stay onboard the amazing 5 star Sunborn Super Yacht Hotel as well as hotels just across the border in Spain.

GUKPT Edinburgh starts March 26

Following the huge success of the last GUKPT in Manchester, GUKPT Edinburgh is next on the schedule, with a week-long festival starting March 26.

It’s Irish Open time!

For many, the Irish Open is their favourite tournament of the year! A €500,000 guarantee and legendary atmosphere make this a really unmissable event. Head over to Dublin for the craic!

O'Dwyer leads PokerStars Championship Panama $50k Super High Roller

Steve O’Dwyer is leading 19 surviving players at the end of Day 1 of the $50,000 Super High Roller which has attracted 26 players and a total of 30 entries so far.

Dhaval Joshi and Jon Borenstein lead WPT Rolling Thunder at end of Day 1a

There were a total of 166 players for Day 1A of the $3,500 WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event 86 are through to Day 2 on Monday. The chip leader at the end of play was Dhaval Joshi.

Panzica wins WPT Bay 101

American pro Sam Panzica has won his second WPT title, taking down the biggest WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star field in history for $1,373,000. The 24-year-old from Michigan is now off to WPT Rolling Thunder which starts today. We are the tour’s Official Travel Partner so do check our great hotel deals.

PokerStars Championship Panama starts today

PokerStars Championship Panama starts today with an 11-day festival running until March 20 at Sortis Casino in Panama City. It’s the second ever PokerStars Championship after a debut event in the Bahamas in January.

Rheem leads for final of WPT Bay 101

Three-time WPT champion Chino Rheem is chip leader for the final of the WPT Bay 101 Main Event.

Ana Marquez to play Super Stack Spain in May

Spanish pro Ana Marquez will be competing at Super Stack Spain at Casino Torrequebrada near Malaga in May. All eyes will be on Ana who is ranked ninth on Spain’s all-time money list!

Volpe leads for Day 3 of WPT Bay 101

American pro Paul Volpe is leading the last 44 players in the WPT Bay 101 Main Event. Volpe was pretty short-stacked on the bubble but took advantage of bubble play and post-bubble action to end the day with 1,749,000. His nearest rival is Dan O’Brien, who bagged up 1,339,000.

Graner crowns “exceptional” day at WPT Bay 101, leads for Day 2

American pro Stephen Graner spent the whole of Day 1b of the $7,500 WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Main Event in the middle of the feature table – and remains in the spotlight as he now goes through to Day 2 with a commanding chip lead.

WPTDeepstacks Reno starts March 24

It’s not long now until WPTDeepstacks Reno gets underway at the beautiful Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. The festival runs March 16-27 with the $200,000 guarantee Main Event starting March 24. We are the tour’s Official Travel Partner so do check out our great hotel deals.

GPS off to Sheffield

Genting Poker Series is heading to Sheffield from March 16-19 with a £100,000 guarantee for the re-entry £440 Main Event and guaranteed first prize of £25,000.

Sabat leads WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star

APPT Macau champion Eddy Sabat is chip leader at the end of Day 1a of the $7,500 WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Main Event. Sabat bust Shooting Star Todd Brunson yesterday to collect Brunson’s bounty - and coveted t-shirt.

The Sochi battle is on! PokerStars announces “biggest ever tournament in Russia” in May

The Sochi battle is on! With partypoker’s eagerly-awaited Sochi debut starting March 23, PokerStars has now announced that it too will be heading to the popular Russian tourism hotspot with the 12-day PokerStars Championship Sochi taking place in late May.

Off to Stockton for Grosvenor Casino’s 25/25

The Grosvenor Casinos’ 25/25 Series is heading to Stockton on Thursday with a great event from March 9-12. The £220 buy-in event has a £25,000 guarantee and a 25,000 chip starting stack.

GUKPT Passport winner Andy Hills takes down GUKPT Manchester

GUKPT Passport winner Andy “LogJam” Hills has won the GUKPT Manchester Main Event for £46,987. The next event is GUKPT Edinburgh with a £100,000 guarantee Main Event from March 30 – April 2.

Guillaume Poncheral wins Unibet DSO Cannes; next event Saint Amand les Eaux

Guillaume Poncheral has won Unibet DSO Cannes for €35,690 after beating two-time UDSO champion Alexandre Réard heads-up. Next Unibet DSO: Saint Amand les Eaux in April.

WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star and WPT Rolling Thunder

The $7,500 WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star is underway and will be swiftly followed by WPT Rolling Thunder next week – stages 2 and 3 in the new “WPT California Swing” that includes last week’s WPT LA Poker Classic – won by Daniel Strelitz.

Daniel Charlton leads for final day of GUKPT Manchester

British player Daniel Charlton is leading for the final day of the £1,100 GUKPT Manchester Main Event. Charlston, who studied Astrophysics at Liverpool University, has 706,500, ahead of Tuan Le on 683,500.

Akin Tuna leads for final of UDSO Cannes

German player Akin Tuna is leading the final 16 players at Unibet DeepStack Open Cannes. The EPT Dublin High Roller runner-up, who already has more than $400k in live tournament winnings, has 4,085,000

GUKPT Manchester – Day 2 underway

The final day one of GUKPT Manchester is in the books. There were 268 entries in total creating a monster prize pool of £268,000 - the biggest GUKPT Manchester has had in years. Check here for who's still in!

Vámonos! PokerStars Championship Panama starts March 10

The first PokerStars Championship event in Latin America takes place this month with a 11-day festival in Panama City. PokerStars Championship Panama, at Casino Sortis Hotel, Spa & Casino, features 56 events from March 10-20

Sochi party time! First partypoker LIVE event in Russia, with $1m guaranteed

With EPT founder John Duthie now at the helm, excitement is building for the first partypoker LIVE Million event in Sochi, Russia starting March 23. The spanking new and ultra-glamorous Sochi Casino and Resort is set to host the biggest live poker tournament in CIS history with a whopping $1m guaranteed prize pool – and $200k for first place.

Daniel Strelitz wins the WPT L.A. Poker Classic

Daniel Strelitz has won the WPT LA Poker Classic for $1 million after dominating the event for days. Next up are: WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star, Rolling Thunder, Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown and Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale

Brighton first stop for Unibet UK Poker Tour 2017

The Unibet UK Poker Tour is heading to the beautiful city of Brighton on the South Coast for its first event of 2017: March 17-19

2017 GUKPT Manchester underway

GUKPT Manchester  Main Event is underway with a monster £200,000 guarantee for the £1,100 buy-in Main Event ; 245 entries so far and late reg open until 8.30pm. Among those competing on Day 1b are Grosvenor-sponsored Hendon Mobster Joe Beevers who won last night’s Omaha event.

Join in the action: PokerStars new London Series at The Hippodrome Casino

Still time to join new PokerStars London Series event at The Hippodrome Casino. Flight 2 of the £40k guarantee event tonight at 8pm; two flights tomorrow: Flight 1C at 2pm and a 15-minute level turbo 1D at 8pm. The final is on Sunday.

What’s on in March

There’s tons of poker on in March with events across Europe and beyond, with luscious guarantees and buy-ins to sort players of all kinds. MainEventTravel can help with all your travel needs, wherever you’re headed!!!

WPT LA Poker Classic - Strelitz leads, Mike Sexton still in

Daniel Strelitz has masssive chip lead for the final of the WPT LA Poker Classic today. But won't be easy - the final table includes veteran WPT commentator and WPT Montreal champion Mike Sexton who's now in with a shot at winning WPT titles in the same season.

Super Stack heading to Gibraltar March 16

Following last week’s fantastic 445-entry event at Casino Torrequebrada near Malaga, all eyes are now on “the rock” where Super Stack Gibraltar starts March 16.

GUKPT Manchester Main Event tomorrow

The eagerly-awaited GUKPT Manchester £1,100 buy-in Main Event starts tomorrow with a monster £200,000 guarantee. MainEventTravel still has some great deals on hotels near the casino.

UDSO Bratislava crowns first champion; tour now heads to Cannes

Slovakian player Matuš Gabzdil has won the first Unibet DeepStack Open in Bratislava. Now the UDSO is heading to the French Riviera with a four-day event in Cannes, starting tomorrow.

Niall McAree wins partypoker Grand Prix Cork; more tour dates announced

Irish player Niall McAree took down last weekend’s partypoker Grand Prix Cork Main Event. His €25,000 prize was a career-best live cash and more than six times his total live tourney winnings to date.

Can Mike Sexton do it again?

For the first 14 seasons of the World Poker Tour, Mike Sexton watched from the commentary booth as other players won titles. Last November he beat a field of 648 players to claim his first WPT title in Montreal and a prize of $425,980.

February 2017

Guerrero battles her way to victory in first Super Stack Spain of 2017

Maria Del Mar Guerrero certainly put her fighting skills to good use over the weekend to take down the epic Super Stack Spain event at Casino Torrequebrada near Malaga. Next Super Stack stop is Gibraltar from March 16-20

Castelluccio wins WPT Brussels for €105,000

Sergio Castelluccio, one of Italy’s top live tournament players, has won the record-breaking WPT National Brussels for €105,000. There were 489 entries in the £1,100 Main Event, a record for the Brussels stop, generating a €521,760 prize pool with 55 players getting a share.

Darren Elias wins third WPT title at Fallsview

American pro Darren Elias won his third WPT trophy last night – and a C$449,484 first prize – after taking down the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic in Canada. Elias, who beat a record-breaking 489 entry field, is now off to LA Poker Classic for Main Event Day 1

WPT LA Poker Classic Main Event starts tomorrow

A host of big names have headed to LA this week to compete in the WPT LA Poker Classic at the Commerce Casino. The prestigious $10K buy-in Main Event starts tomorrow (through to March 2) and is set to attract the biggest players in the world. Among those who have jetted off to California are Scottish pros Niall Farrell and Ludovic Geilich.

World Poker Tour event in Beijing announced

The WPT will be kicking off Season XVI of the WPT in April 2017 with running a brand nw event and location. Following the second annual WPT Tournament of Champions concluding Season XV, WPT Beijing will take place April 15-19 at the stunning NUO Hotel Beijing as part of the 2017 Ourgame Chess & Card Festival.

Mercier, Stapes and Matt Savage among winners at American Poker Awards

Congrats to all the winners at last night's American Poker Awards - including WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage – a member of MainEventTravel’s “Ask the TD” panel

Ema Zajmovic makes WPT history in Canada

Congrats to Canada's Ema Zajmovic who has become the first woman to win an open WPT Championship event in the tour's 15-year history. Zajmovic outlasted a 380-entry field to win the partypoker WPT Playground Main Event for C$241,500.

WPT National Brussels High Roller starts today

A stellar field is expected for the WPTN Brussels €2k High Roller which starts today at 6pm. Brussels is the last WPT National event of 2016/2107 with a 10-event festival taking place at Grand Casino Brussels Viage in the heart of the city.

Cailly, Melin among big names at Cash Game Festival London

Cash Game Festival London drew to a close early this morning after five days of non-stop, action-packed poker at Aspers Casino in Stratford, London. Next stop: Slovenia March 8-12

Stirling gain at Genting Poker Series Newcastle

Scottish player John Stirling is the new Genting Poker Series Newcastle champion after carving his way through a field of 287 players to win £11,490. Next stop Sheffield in March

Countdown to GUKPT Manchester

The eagerly-awaited GUKPT Manchester event kicks off next Sunday with an eight-day festival at Grosvenor Casino Manchester. The £1,100 buy-in Main Event, which starts March 2, carries a monster £200,000 guarantee.

Viktor Blom competing at Unibet Open London

Unibet Open London is back at The Poker Room this week - and hoping to break records for the £990 Main Event. Among the star players set to compete is online legend Viktor “Isuldur1” Blom.

Genting Poker Series Newcastle under way

Genting Poker Series Newcastle is under way with Day1b of the £35,000 guarantee Main Event starting at 7pm tonight, and Day 1c kicking off tomorrow evening at 5pm. Players are entitled to one entry and one re-entry per Day 1 so you’ve plenty of chances left to get involved.

Cash Game Festival London under way

Cash Game Festival is back in London for another epic stop in the UK capital. The Festival runs non-stop for five days until next Monday (February 20) at Aspers Casino in Westfield, Stratford.

Top weekend of poker starting next Thursday - in Britain, Europe & North America!

Fancy a top-notch poker weekend? Well, you’re spoiled for choice next week with some truly amazing poker events starting Thursday February 23. Treats include Unibet Open London, Grand Prix Cork, Super Stack Spain, WPT Fallsview and WSOP Circuit in Vegas!

Nando special! November Niner Fernando Pons at next week’s Super Stack Spain

Super Stack® is sponsoring November Niner Fernando Pons at next week’s Super Stack Spain event at glamorous Torrequebrada Casino and Resort near Málaga. Pons – known as “Nando” to his friends – finished ninth out of 6,737 players in the WSOP 2016 November final, netting $1 million after qualifying online in a €30 satellite.

888poker to sponsor WSOP 'for the long haul'

888poker has just announced a long-term deal with the World Series of Poker (WSOP). The site will be sponsoring poker’s largest annual event for the third year running, operating as the exclusive online provider of all WSOP qualifier satellites and promotions.

Unibet Open London schedule released

Unibet Open London 2017 kicks off in just two weeks’ time with a fantastic four-day festival at The Poker Room above the iconic Grosvenor Victoria Casino in Edgware Road. The schedule has just been released and features 11 different tournaments including the £990 Main Event

Farrell and Geilich narrowly miss victory at 888Live Rozvadov

Romania’s Catalin Pop won the 888Live Rozvadov Main Event at Kings Casino yesterday despite fierce competition from top Scottish pros Niall Farrell and Ludovic Geilich.

New Grand Prix events in April in Austria and Canada

April 2017 sees two new events added to the partypoker LIVE calendar. The first ever Grand Prix event in Vienna, Austria comes with a €500,000 guarantee and runs April 6-10 while Grand Prix Canada in Montreal takes place at the end of April.

Countdown to WPT National Brussels

In less than a week, the last WPT National event of 2016/2107 takes place with WPTN Brussels running February 21-26. We are the WPT’s official Travel Partner so can offer you the very best rates for your accommodation and travel needs.

Zhang wins record-breaking GUKPT London

Michael Zhang has beaten Javier Gomez Zapatero heads up to take down the record-breaking GUKPT London Main Event for a staggering £113,000. The tour now heads north for GUKPT Manchester which runs February 26 to March 5.

Ten days till Genting Poker Series hits Newcastle

It’s just ten days until the start of Genting Poker Series’ next stop in Newcastle. The GPS Newcastle Mini runs February 16 to 19 with a £35,000 guarantee for the £220 Main Event.

Gomez Zapatero leads final day of GUKPT London

Javier Gomez Zapatero, one of Spain’s most successful players, has a massive chip lead going in to the final day of this year’s record-breaking GUKPT London event

Paul Romain leads for Day 2 of record-breaking GUKPT

GUKPT London has smashed all records with a total of 435 entries for this year’s tourney making it the biggest Main Event in GUKPT history. Paul Romain leads for Day 2

Birthday boy Daniel Weinman wins WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open for $892,433

American player Daniel Weinman from Atlanta has won the record-breaking WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open event on his 29th birthday.

Loving poker players is really fundamental – Duthie describes his new role at partypoker LIVE

New partypoker LIVE President John Duthie has talked to partypoker about his new role and outlined his approach to rejuvenating live events. Duthie, who founded the EPT in 2004, will be leading the helm as the new partypoker LIVE tour heads off around Europe and beyond.

Chi Zhang leads after Day 1a at GUKPT London

London turned out in force for Day 1a of GUKPT London yesterday, the first leg of the 11th season. There were 161 entries yesterday and leading the field is Chi Zhang who bagged up 175,500, just ahead of British pro Simon Deadman who has 165,000.

WPT Borgata Poker Open final table is set

Californian poker pro Nathan Bjerno is leading for the final of the WPT Borgata Poker Open. Bjerno, who has $783,141 in live tournament winnings, has 12,415,000 in chips giving him a massive lead over the other five players.

John Duthie appointed President of partypoker LIVE

John Duthie, founder and former CEO of the European Poker Tour, is to become President of the new “partypoker LIVE” tour

Kilian Kramer wins MPN Poker Tour Vienna 2017

German poker pro Kilian Kramer has won the MPN Poker Tour Vienna Main Event for £50,000 after beating a 543-entry field in the popular event.

Super Stack appoints MainEventTravel.com as Official Travel Partner

MainEventTravel.com is delighted to announce its appointment as Official Travel Partner for the Super Stack poker tour, complete with exclusive deals for Super Stack players. Super Stack is a world-renowned live poker series featuring deep stack poker tournaments at fabulous locations and already has 10 events lined up for 2017 – in Gibraltar and on the Costa del Sol near Malaga – with more events in the pipeline.

Jack Duong leads WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open for Day 3

American player Jack Duong is leading for Day 3 of the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open with 168 players remaining from the record-breaking field of 1,312 entries.

WPT’s February “triple bill”!

The WPT is tripling the action this month with three major events going on between now and February 28: the partypoker WPT Playground Winter Festival, WPT Fallsview Poker Classic and WPT LA Poker Classic

Countdown to Cash Game Festival London

In just two weeks, Cash Game Festival will be back in London for another epic stop in the UK capital after two great events here last year. Cash Game Festival London runs for five days from February 15-20 at Aspers Casino in Westfield, Stratford, with cash games running round the clock.

January 2017

Dan Samson leads GUKPT London Mini Main

GUKPT regular Dan Samson is chip leader for Day 2 of the GUKPT London Mini Main tourney which kicks off this evening at 6pm. There were 318 entries in this year’s event with 62 players still in contention for the £17,650 first prize.

Genting Poker Series 2017 heading to Newcastle

After a great season opener in Luton two weeks ago, the Genting Poker Series 2017 tour is heading up north to Newcastle next month with the GPS Newcastle Mini running February 16 to 19.

Off to Scotland for Grosvenor Casino’s 25/25 series

The Grosvenor Casinos’ 25/25 Series is heading north of the border this month with a great event planned in Aberdeen from February 9 – 12. The £220 buy-in event has a £25,000 guarantee and a 25,000 chip starting stack.

Student wins first PokerStars Festival London Main Event

Law student Rehman Kassam took down the £990 PokerStars Festival London Main Event for £89,320 yesterday after qualifying in a live satellite for just £120.

Pub poker player wins Aussie Millions for $1.6m

Pub poker fan Shurane Vijayaram has taken down the 2017 Aussie Millions Main Event for AUD$1.6 million after a stunning victory against some of the best players in the world.

Unibet Deep Stacks Open to host debut Bratislava event

The first Unibet DeepStack Open in Bratislava is taking place next month with an unforgettable poker-packed weekend in one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.

partypoker WPT Playground Main Event starts February 10

The partypoker WPT Playground Winter Festival is already underway at the Playground Poker Club – and it’s less than two weeks before the start of the C$1,000,000 guarantee Main Event.

Holz, Heath & Rossiter among final seven at Aussie Millions

After six days of scintillating action in the Crown Poker Room, the 2017 Aussie Millions Main Event final table is set with just seven of the 725-strong field still in contention for the AUD$1.6 million first prize.

It’s cash all the way at Cash Game Festival London

Cash Game Festival is heading back to London for another epic stop in the UK capital after its great two events there last year. Next month’s Cash Game Festival London runs for five days from February 15-20 at Aspers Casino in Westfield, Stratford, with cash games running 24 hours a day in addition to a TV table, great food, fierce partying and much more!

Genting Poker Series 2017 is underway

The Genting Poker Series 2017 tour is well underway with a great 334-entry event in Luton last weekend, and stops coming up soon in Newcastle and Sheffield.

Countdown to partypoker WPT Playground Winter Classic

The partypoker WPT Playground Winter Festival kicks off at the Playground Poker Club at the end of this month with a fantastic 16-event schedule running January 29 to February 15.

WPT National heads to Brussels next month

The last WPT National event of 2016/2107 to take place in Europe is WPTN Brussels next month. The 10-event festival will be held at Casino Grand Casino Brussels in the heart of the city from February 21-26.

First ever partypoker LIVE event in Russia with $1m guaranteed

Following the launch of the new partypoker LIVE tour, partypoker has just announced the first partypoker Million National event in Sochi, Russia taking place in March.

Grand Prix 2017 kicks off in Cork, Ireland

partypoker’s Grand Prix series is heading to Ireland for the first stop of the 2017 season. Grand Prix Cork will be running February 23 – 26 at Macau Sporting Club Cork on St Patricks Quay.

Unibet Open hits London in February

Unibet Open returns to London on 23-26 February 2017 for another round of world-class tournaments attracting players from all over the world. The Unibet Open London 2017 event will feature tourneys, great parties and exclusive events for qualifiers.

Off to Panama for PokerStars Championship in March

After the recent season opener in the Bahamas, the new PokerStars Championship tour will be heading to Latin American in March with its first event in Panama City.

MPN Poker Tour Vienna starts Jan 26

MPN Poker Tour Vienna is the first stop of 2017 with a four-day festival at Montesino in the beautiful Austrian capital from January 26 to 29. There’s a €200,000 guarantee for the €550 Main Event. MainEventTravel has a host of great accommodation options including the official event hotel, Roomz Hotel Vienna.

Tread lightly! Aaron Paul in the house at PokerStars Championship Bahamas

Breaking Bad fans had a real treat at the year’s PokerStars Championship Bahamas event with the attendance of American actor Aaron Paul, who played Jesse Pinkman in the critically-acclaimed crime series. Check out the video here ...

Harder wins first PokerStars Championship Bahamas

The first PokerStars Championship event in the Bahamas ended on a high last night when well-known American pro Christian Harder took down the $5,000 Main Event for $429,664.

GUKPT 2017 kicks off in London end of January

The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour, the longest running poker tour in the UK, is kicking off a packed 2017 season with a first stop in London at the famous Vic Casino at the end of the month.

WPT acquires WPTDeepStacks; first event at Seminole HRH, Florida

WPT Enterprises has just announced full acquisition of the WPTDeepStacks brand and kicks off Season 4 of the tour with WPTDeepStacks Hollywood at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Florida. The flagship $1,100 Main Event has a $1 million guarantee and runs January 19-24.

First PokerStars Festival London starts next weekend

The first ever PokerStars Festival on European soil kicks off next weekend with an eight-day festival starting Sunday, January 22 at The Hippodrome Casino in London's West End.

Padraig Parkinson joins partypoker as Irish ambassador

Popular Irish pro Padraig Parkinson is joining the roster of partypoker’s sponsored players ahead of the €100,000 guaranteed €300 + €40 buy-in Grand Prix Cork event which is running February 23– 26 at Macau Sporting Club.

December 2016

Debut PokerStars Championship Bahamas starts January 6

It may have a new name but PokerStars’s annual trip to the Bahamas has been on the schedule for over a decade. The PokerStars Championship Bahamas is running at Atlantis resort on Paradise Island from January 6-14 – check out all MainEventTravel’s hotel options here.

Aussie Millions beckons – festival starts January 11

The biggest event “down under” kicks off on January 11. The Aussie Millions is the marquee event on the Asian-Pacific poker calendar. Since its launch in 1998, the tournament has grown into a major stop on the international poker circuit for the world’s greatest poker players.

Million guarantee for partypoker WPT Playground Winter Classic

Fancy a trip to Quebec? The partypoker WPT Playground Winter Festival kicks off at the Playground Poker Club next month with a 16-event schedule running January 29 to February 15.

Head to the sun for WSOP Marrakech

Fed up with cold and driving rain? A quick jaunt to Marrakech could be just the ticket for banishing post-Christmas blues.

Goodbye to the EPT

The European Poker Tour came to an emotional end in Prague when Jasper Meijer van Putten was crowned the final Main Event champion. Relive many of the greatest moments in EPT history, and hear from the people behind the scenes that made the EPT the greatest festival series in poker history.

World Series of Poker dates set for 2017

The World Series of Poker has announced the dates for next summer’s festival which will run from May 30 to July 17 at the All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The 48th Edition of the WSOP will concludes with the $10,000 Main Event starting July 8.

MET takes off in 2017

MainEventTravel is thrilled to announce that early in 2017 we’ll be introducing both online flight booking and car rental on the MET website – making us truly a one-stop shop for poker players, wherever in the world you’re competing.

And it’s over! EPT crowns its last champion in Prague

The last ever EPT ended on a high note last night when Dutch poker player Jasper Meijer van Putten took down the €5,300 Main Event in Prague.

GUKPT 2017 kicks off in London in January

The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour, the longest running poker tour in the UK, is heading in to its 11th season next month. If you want to be the next GUKPT champion, then head to London for the first stop of the new season which is in the Poker Room at the famous Vic casino from January 29 to February 5.

Exciting WPT events planned for early 2017

The WPT gets off to a great start next year with a slew of exciting events taking place in the first two months of 2017.

Genting kicks off 2017 series in Luton

The Genting Poker Series kicks off the 2017 tour in Luton next month with a £100,000 guarantee €440 buy-in Main Event.

Stars scooping all the trophies at last ever EPT

A host of top pros have been scooping up the trophies in Prague as they seize their final chance at EPT glory.

Festive fun at Dusk Till Dawn

Dusk Till Dawn is keeping the fun going right through the Christmas period with the Christmas Grand Prix running now and the Dusk Till Dawn Club Championships starting the day after Boxing Day.

Caroline Fauvel wins PMU.fr WPTN Deauville

French player Caroline Fauvel took down the €1,200 PMU.fr WPTN Deauville 2016 Main Event on Sunday after beating Samir Abbar heads-up for the €87,000 prize.

All go at last EPT!

It’s been an action-packed few days at the very last EPT in Prague as thousands of players have descended on the Czech capital in a last bid to seize a bit of EPT glory! There are 100 events on the schedule and MainEventTravel still has a ton of fantastic hotel options for the EPT as well as apartments.

MPN launching 2017 Poker Tour in Vienna in January

MPN Poker Tour Vienna is the first stop of the 2017 tour taking place at Montesino in the beautiful Austrian capital from January 26 to 29 – with a €200,000 guarantee for the €550 Main Event. MainEventTravel has a host of great accommodation options including the official event hotel, Roomz Hotel Vienna.

Tennis legend Boris Becker is new partypoker ambassador

partypoker has announced that German tennis legend Boris Becker is to be the newest ambassador for the brand

Oleg Vasylchenko wins WPT Prague

Ukrainian player Oleg Vasylchenko has won the partypoker WPT Prague €3,300 Main Event for $145,420. The event, held at the Grandior Hotel Prague, attracted 167 entries creating a $551,100 prize pool.

Last chance to be an EPT champion

The last ever European Poker Tour event kicks off on Thursday. The event features 100 tournaments at the Hilton Prague running December 8-19. EPT Prague always provides plenty of highlights – and this is your very last chance to get your hands on a coveted EPT Trophy.

partypoker WPT Prague down to final six

The partypoker WPT Prague Festival of Poker €3,300 Main Event is down to the final six. The popular Christmas stop at the Grandior Hotel Prague attracted 167 entries creating a $551,100 prize pool with $145,420 for first.

Congrats to Traian Bostan, winner of the biggest Unibet Open ever held

Romanian player Traian Bostan has won the biggest ever Unibet Open Main Event ever held on home soil in Bucharest.

300+ take part in epic Unibet Open Bucharest Mannequin Challenge

Hundreds of players, dealers and staff have celebrated the start of the first Unibet Open in Bucharest by taking part in the latest craze to sweep the internet.

Marc Wright takes down 2016 GUKPT Grand Final

Congrats to Marc Wright who has won the 2016 GUKPT Grand Final in London for £132,380.

Heading east for the first WPT National Cambodia event

There’s a novel new stop from the WPT next year with the inaugural WPT National Cambodia in January.

London-bound for first PokerStars Festival in Europe

The first PokerStars Festival event of 2017 will take place in the heart of London’s West End from January 22-29 at The Hippodrome Casino. The event boasts an eight-day schedule of 22 tournaments , including the flagship £400,000 guaranteed, £990 PokerStars Festival London Main Event

Exotic destinations for January!

January is always an exciting month for poker players with two major destinations on offer plus a host of other exciting stops. The flagship events next month are the PokerStars Championship Bahamas from January 6-14 and the Aussie Millions from Jan 11 to 30.

November 2016

Fancy a trip to Vegas? December is perfect!

December is a really great time to visit Vegas with the Strip aglitter with holiday spirit. All the casinos try to better each other with millions of decorations, lights and mega-Christmas trees – and there’s nowhere better than Bellagio.

November winners around the globe!

November's major winners at live poker events around the world ... congrats to all!

Hakim Zoufri wins Master Classics of Poker in Amsterdam

Congrats to Hakim Zoufri who has given his live poker career a major boost after taking down the Silver Edition of the Master Classics in Amsterdam yesterday.

Don’t miss exclusive chance to stay in one of Deauville’s top hotels!

Don’t miss the exclusive chance to stay in one of Deauville’s top hotels! The PMU.fr WPT National Deauville is offering players an amazing promotion during its WPT festival next month. During the €1,200 WPT National Main Event, the Barriere Group is offering players an exclusive experience and opening the doors of the glamorous Royal Hotel - at reduced cost.

Congrats to Niall Farrell, the “two tour champ”

EPT Malta champion Niall Farrell has added another heavyweight title to his CV after taking down the Season XV partypoker World Poker Tour Caribbean Main Event in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

PokerStars announces key Championship and Festival dates for 2017

PokerStars has announced key dates and schedules for its new PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival stops in 2017

Unibet UK Poker Tour heads to Manchester

The final event of the inaugural season of the Unibet UK Poker Tour takes place at the Manchester235 casino from December 9-11. MainEventTravel has some great hotel options for your visit to the event including the Innside by Melia, Britannia Manchester and Macdonald Manchester.

Jake Cody vlogs go viral!

British pro Jake Cody has proved he’s not just a whizz at poker, he’s also a dab hand when it comes to making video blogs as well. The EPT Deauville champion recently relocated to Florida with girlfriend Alex and daughter Ariana and has been documenting his progress over there with a series of funny and informative video posts.

Unibet Open set for biggest event ever in Bucharest

If you’ve never been to the beautiful Romanian capital of Bucharest, now’s your chance!!! The Unibet Open is about to make its debut there with a five-day festival from November 30 through to December 4.

It’s nearly Aussie Millions time!

In less than seven weeks, poker’s elite will be packing up ready for their annual pilgrimage “down under” for the Aussie Millions.

Congrats to Sam Trickett, partypoker’s new Global Ambassador

Sam Trickett, the UK’s winningest live tournament player, is joining partypoker as the site’s newest Global Ambassador.

Thimothy Cavallin wins WSOP debut circuit event in the Caribbean

Congrats to Thimothy Cavallin who has won the WSOP’s first circuit event in the Caribbean - at Casino Royale in Sonesta Maho Beach Resort on the beautiful island of Sint Maarten

PokerStars Championship event debuts in the Bahamas in January

The first ever PokerStars Championship event takes place in January with an action-packed nine-day extravaganza at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas.

GUKPT celebrates spectacular tenth year with final in London

The GUKPT wraps up a bumper year with the 14-event GUKPT Grand Final at the famous Grosvenor Victoria Casino in London from November 20-27.

All about Prague this December!

Prague is all set to become the poker capital of Europe next month with the partypoker WPT Prague Festival of Poker kicking off next Tuesday (through to December 8), followed by the very last EPT which is running December 8-19.

WSOP Circuit adds six more stops including Sydney, Marrakech and Brussels

The WSOP Circuit has added six more stops to its growing schedule in Europe and beyond. As always, MainEventTravel is your one-stop shop for accommodation in any of the new destinations.

WPTDeepStacks announces first half of S4 schedule, kicking off at Seminole HRH in Florida

WPTDeepStacks (WPTDS) has announced the first half of its schedule for Season 4, and players can now start booking plane tickets, planning hotel reservations, and gathering their bankrolls for the first batch of highly anticipated events. MainEventTravel is the WPT’s official travel partner so make sure to check out our hotel options

Congratulations to Sebastien Compte, winner of MPN Morocco

French Moroccan player Sebastien Compte has continued his run of big cashes in Marrakech, taking down the MPN Poker Tour Morocco Main Event at beautiful Mazagan Beach Resort for a total of 280,000 Dirham (approximately €26,000).

Tom Middleton takes down GUKPT Blackpool

British pro Tom Middleton has taken down the GUKPT Blackpool Main Event after a three-way chop with Tom Hall and Richard Kellett.

The last ever EPT is in Prague next month!

It seems impossible but it’s really happening – the last ever EPT is being held in Prague next month from December 8-19, 2016. With its stunning architecture and fab Yuletide atmosphere, EPT13 Prague always provides plenty of highlights – and this is your very last chance to get your hands on a coveted EPT Trophy.

Off to the Caribbean with partypoker and WPT!

Partypoker WPT’s Caribbean Poker Party is taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic with a week of tropical excitement, beach sports, and massive poker tournaments from November 19-26.

Berglund wins Battle of Malta Main Event for €160k

Swedish player Robert Berglund has won the Battle of Malta Main Event for €160,000, the single biggest payout in the event’s history.

Farewell UKIPT! Last series event at The Hippodrome Casino in November

The very last UKIPT event will be taking place at at PokerStars LIVE at The Hippodrome Casino in late November with the three-day €250 + £25 UKIPT Series.

Off to the Czech Republic for partypoker WPT Prague Festival of Poker!

Prague is set to become the poker capital of Europe next month with the partypoker WPT Prague Festival of Poker kicking off in less than three weeks. This year’s Festival has a packed schedule at its new home, Grandior Hotel Prague, in the heart of the city.

Rodriguez Cruz wins WPT UK Main Event

Luis Rodriguez Cruz won the World Poker Tour UK Main Event at Dusk Till Dawn yesterday for career-best £200,000. He became the WPT Champions Club member, beating Christopher Yong after an utterly dominant heads-up performance.

Farewell UKIPT! Last series event at The Hippodrome Casino in November

The very last UKIPT event will be taking place at at PokerStars LIVE at The Hippodrome Casino in late November with the three-day €250 + £25 UKIPT Series.

Never-give-up Yuan Li wins ACOP Super High Roller

Chinese high-stakes cash game player Yuan Li has won the HKD$500,000 Super High Roller at the 2016 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) in Macau after making a heads-up deal with American pro Justin Bonomo.

GUKPT Blackpool under way!

The GUKPT Blackpool festival is underway with a week-long event at Grosvenor Casino Blackpool, right on the city’s famous seafront. There’s still plenty of time to get up there for the £1,100 Main Event which has a £200,000 guarantee: Day 1a is on Thursday, Day 1b on Friday.

Acosta wins PokerStars Festival New Jersey

Jason Acosta, 30, has secured a spot in the record books as the winner of the inaugural $1,100 PokerStars Festival Main Event in New Jersey. Next Festival stop is in London in January.

Lucas Blanco wins first Devilfish Cup tournament at Dusk Till Dawn for £250,000.

Congrats to Spanish player Lucas Blanco who has won the first Devilfish Cup tournament at Dusk Till Dawn for £250,000. Also in the money were our very own MainEventTravel ambassador Simon Deadman, Ben Heath, Manig Loeser and Barny Boatman.

25 left in WPT £5,300 Devilfish Cup at Dusk Till Dawn

Just 25 players remain in the WPT Devilfish Cup at Dusk Till Dawn. There were 161 entries with the top 20 getting a share of the £1,020,000 prize pool.

Qui Nguyen wins 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event for $8m

Qui Nguyen is the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event champion, earning his first WSOP bracelet. The 39-year-old beat Gordon Vayo heads-up to secure a $8,005,310 payday.

WSOP Circuit debuts in Paris !!

The World Series of Poker Circuit Events makes its Parisian debut in November with a 17-day festival at beautiful Clichy Montmartre from November 11 to 27.

October winners around the globe!

October was a packed month of poker with players winning large sums large all over the world! Here's a selection from this Autumn's champions

Ben Winsor wins WPT500 at WPT UK Festival of Poker

Congrats to Ben Winsor, who has taken down the WPT500 at Dusk Till Dawn, the inaugural event of the partypoker WPT UK Festival of Poker in Nottingham.

Moneymaker wins at PokerStars Festival New Jersey

Chris Moneymaker won the $560 PL Omaha Hi-Lo Turbo Event at the first PokerStars Festival New Jersey

October 2016

WSOP Circuit debuts Caribbean Festival on Sint Maarten

Head to the Caribbean in November with the new WSOP Circuit stop at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort on the beautiful island of Sint Maarten!

RedKings heads to the sun with MPN Poker Tour

MPN Poker Tour is heading to the sun on November 10 for the final festival of 2016 at the beautiful Mazagan Beach Resort in Morocco

Master Classics celebrates Silver Edition in Amsterdam

The Master Classics is back in Amsterdam in November with a “Silver Edition” to celebrate the event’s 25th anniversary. The 15-day event features 16 events from November 12-26 at Holland Casino and includes the €4,000 Main Event, a €1,250 Silver Edition freezeout and €25,000 High Roller.

What's on in November!

It’s a packed month of poker in November – with events to whet your appetite right across the globe. Take your pick from sun-drenched events in the Caribbean to some super-lively events in the UK, across Europe, North America and beyond!

Ka Him Li wins 888Poker London Live Main Event

Ka Him Li won the 888Poker London Live Main Event at Aspers yesterday after beating Shah Raza heads-up for £45,300 and his first trophy.

Off to the seaside for GUKPT Blackpool

The GUKPT heads to the UK's favourite seaside resort on November 6 with a week-long event at Grosvenor Casino Blackpool.

Canada-bound for partypoker and WPT

partypoker's WPT Montreal event is about to kick off. The Playground Poker Fall Classic festival runs from October 30 –November 17 with the $2 million guarantee WPT Montreal $3,850 Main Event starting November 11.

Battle of Malta 2016

Gearing up for Battle of Malta 2016! Say goodbye to whatever you'd usually be doing and take a trip to Malta for warm weather, good times and a shot at a massive €500,000 guaranteed prize pool.

PokerStars Festival events debut in New Jersey

The first ever PokerStars Festival is taking place later this month at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. The debut PokerStars Festival New Jersey will run from October 29 until November 6, and feature over 50 gaming events.

WPT Festival of Poker at Dusk Till Dawn starts October 22

The WPT heads to the celebrated Dusk Till Dawn club on October 22 for the partypoker WPT UK Festival of Poker. The festival features three marquee events each with a £1 million guarantee.

Elton Tsang Wins €1 Million One Drop in Monte Carlo

Canadian-born, Hong Kong-dwelling Elton Tsang has won the amateurs-only €1 million buy-in “Big One for One Drop Invitational” in Monte Carlo for €11,111,111

Less Than A Week To Go Before Hippodrome Autumn Classic

There's less than a week to go before the £250 + £25 Autumn Classic kicks off at The Hippodrome Casino in London.

Penultimate EPT Features 84-Event Schedule in Malta

The European Poker Tour will be heading to Malta for its penultimate event this month

35+ Players Signed up for One Drop in Monte Carlo

More than 35 players are already signed up for this week’s €1 million buy-in “Big One for One Drop Invitational” in Monte Carlo

Cash Game Festival Heads to Tallinn

Cash Game Festival is heading back to the city where it all got started – beautiful Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.

Grand Prix Poker Tour Heads Home to Nottingham

The Grand Prix Poker Tour is heading home to Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham

888Poker London Festival

888poker will be launching its first 888Live Festival in London this month with an 11-day event running October 13-23 at Aspers Casino.

Ted Jackson-Spivack wins UKIPT Birmingham

Ted Jackson-Spivack wins UKIPT Birmingham for £35,000

August 2016

PokerStars announces global Championship and Festival events

Today, PokerStars announced that beginning in 2017, its global live events will fall under one of two tours, the PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival.

May 2016

The MainEventTravel Guide to Las Vegas

We thought that you would like a quick summary of what is new and different to do in Las Vegas

MainEventTravel Dollar Delivery

At MainEventTravel we have an easy and cost effective solution that can help you remove the difficulties of getting your bankroll in cash.

New US Immigration Laws on Biometric Passports

As of April 1st 2016, only tourists who carry a biometric passport are allowed to travel to the USA.

February 2016

WSOP Announce 2016 Schedule

Non-stop poker action returns to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from May 31 to July 18, 2016 as the 47th running of the poker's longest-running tournament series returns for its annual summer pilgrimage.

Vladas Tamasauskas wins UKIPT Dublin

After nearly seven levels of exciting play, Vladas Tamasauskas from Lithuania became the latest champion UKIPT Winner in Dublin.

Ask the TD - Part 2

First or Last Card off the Deck? We ask the TD's

January 2016

Three Trophies in Three Weeks

Team Main Event pick up 3 Trophies in Three Weeks

December 2015

Ask the Tournament Director

A pair of Aces and a Misdeal

November 2015
October 2015

Faraz Jaka Shares Some Travel Tips for Berlin

Faraz Jaka share some 'Travel Tips' if your are travelling to the WSOPE in Berlin

September 2015

WPT Road Trips

We take a look at a couple of short Road Trips coming up on the World Poker Tour™ schedule.

MainEventTravel.com News - Steve Warburton

2nd place in EPT Barcelona while proudly wearing the MET logo

July 2015

Off The Felt Activites at UKIPT Bristol

There is so much more to do aside from poker at UKIPT Bristol

2015 WSOP November Nine Set with Neuville, McKeehen, and Steinberg; Negreanu 11th

The summer portion of the 2015 WSOP closes with the 'November Nine'

June 2015

Dear Deadman - Ask The Pro

Simon Deadman the MainEventTravel.com ambassador wants to hear from you! Our team of pro players are waiting to help and advise you. Ask us about a hand you have played recently that you think we would like to hear about.

May 2015

WSOPE Berlin Schedule Announced

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) announced the schedule for WSOP Europe in Berlin

EPT President Edgar Stuchly Announces Season 12

Season 12 of the PokerStars EPT was announced at the Monte Carlo Grand Final

April 2015

PokerStars announce Marbella Festival Schedule

PokersStars announce the schedule for their Marbella Festival