A bunch of British players headed home from Vegas this year with shiny new WSOP bracelets nestling in their luggage. There were four UK WSOP bracelet winners at this year’s Series along with numerous deep runs and near-misses.
British and Irish players put up a great showing in this year’s World Series of Poker! With four WSOP bracelet winners, more than 60 cashes in the Main Event and countless other victories and deep runs around Sin City, it’s been a bumper Vegas summer for home-grown talent.
It’s just over two weeks to go before Summer Festival Malta – a brand new event which is being jointly hosted by the Estrellas Poker Tour and the UKIPT.
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The World Series of Poker grabs so many of the poker headlines that you might be forgiven for thinking it’s the only thing that happens in Vegas all summer. However, several other venues also offer exciting tournament schedules including the Aria, the Venetian, the Golden Nugget, the Wynn, MGM Grand and the Orleans.
We talk to Chris Da-silva, the charismatic Ambassador for London’s Hippodrome Casino, about Battle of Malta, heading to Vegas for WSOP 2022 and his year so far!
After a tricky two years for live poker, this year’s World Series of Poker looks like being a sensational event – and the mother of all reunions for players across the globe. Amazingly it is now only nine weeks until the start of the world’s biggest poker festival so it’s definitely time to start planning your trip.
Legendary casino brand Horseshoe is returning to Las Vegas as Bally's begins a transformation just in time for The World Series of Poker.
German superstar Koray Aldemir experienced every poker player’s dream earlier this month when he won the 2021 WSOP Main Event for a staggering $8 million!
The WSOP International Circuit season continues next month with an event at King’s Casino Rozvadov from March 5-24. The festival features over 15 events including a Mini Main Event with a guaranteed €500,000 prize pool, and the flagship Main Event with a guaranteed €1,000,000 prize pool.
More than 60 players have already won full 2019 WSOP Packages on 888poker – and there’s still one more chance to win this Sunday.
MainEventTravel’s CEO Fraser MacIntyre took a break from work last week to join the fray at the first World Series of Poker circuit event in the UK. It proved a lucrative decision as the semi-pro player from Ayr in Scotland finished fifth.
With Christmas, New Year and Blue Monday now well behind us, cheer up your winter by planning your trip for the biggest poker event on the planet, the World Series of Poker! The WSOP is the world’s richest and longest-running poker series and runs at the Rio this year from May 28 to July 16, with the Main Event kicking off on July 3.
MainEventTravel CEO Fraser MacIntyre has cashed in the 2018 WSOP Main Event for the third time. Fraser reached Day 4 of the $10,000 tournament but bust in 555th place for $23,940.
Congrats to MainEventTravel CEO Fraser MacIntyre who is in the money and through to Day 4 of the $10,000 2018 WSOP Main Event.
This year’s WSOP is the second biggest in the event’s 49-year history – with 7,874 entries. Brits are the third largest contingent competing in the event with 350 players – including Main Event Travel CEO Fraser MacIntyre who will be back for Day 3 tomorrow
The countdown is now on for this year’s World Series of Poker, the largest poker event on the planet. More details here ...
With so much to do in Las Vegas itself, it can be hard to find time to explore beyond the city’s borders. However, even if you only have an afternoon spare, it’s well worth renting a car and heading out of town. Las Vegas is surrounded by stunning scenery and places like Lake Mead Hoover Dam and Red Rock Canyon are within easy driving distance.
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.
888poker will be sponsoring this year’s Women in Poker Hall of Fame ceremony during the WSOP in Las Vegas.
Of all the many attractions that have opened in Vegas in recent years, the LINQ Promenade has proved one of the most successful: an appealing, tree-lined open-air pedestrian walkway featuring tons of shops, restaurants, bars and attractions.
Main Event Travel is thrilled to announce that we are now providing a range of super-useful travel guides for top poker destinations around the world. We have the full low-down on places like Las Vegas and Macau – from advice on where to play, where to eat and drink, sight-seeing, how to get around and other top tips. With the WSOP only round the corner, and Macau events happening year-round, now is the time to start planning your trip.
The MainEventTravel team have been visiting ‘Sin City’ for more than 20 years. With more than 64 trips between us and direct experience of over 20 hotels, let us help you get the most out of your trip to Vegas in 2018 with our complete guide.
The 49th annual WSOP has announced its 2018 schedule with a comprehensive slate of the game’s most popular poker variations running from May 29 through to July 17.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
Congrats to Deborah Worley-Roberts, runner-up in the WSOP Ladies Championship for a lifetime best cash of $83,459
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.
UK-based American Deborah Worley-Roberts is second in chips in the WSOP Ladies Championship.
Harry Lodge has scored his biggest ever live cash with third place in the 888poker WSOP Crazy Eights tourney.
Marc “The Conv” Convey has attended plenty of World Series as a PokerNews blogger - this was his turn in the spotlight!
Max Silver has won his first ever WSOP gold bracelet in the $3k Limit Hold’em 6-Handed event.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Go UK! In second place as the 48th WSOP hits the halfway mark - and well done Ireland too!
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.
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.
MainEventTravel CEO Fraser MacIntyre has made it through to another Day 2 at the WSOP, with 15,300 in Event 37, the $1k NL
888poker Ambassador Chris Moorman, the most decorated tournament player in online poker history, has won his first WSOP bracelet.
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
After a two-year hiatus, PokerNews is once again partnering with the World Series of Poker as official live reporting partner.
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.
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.
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.
Fed up with cold and driving rain? A quick jaunt to Marrakech could be just the ticket for banishing post-Christmas blues.
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.
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.
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
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
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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.