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12 Days, 69 Events, 24h Cash Games: Malta Set for Biggest EPT Ever
The Portomaso Casino on the island of Malta proved it could take on a teeming poker crowd at the 4-day, 1,447-player Battle of Malta last year.
It's less than two weeks away from its next challenge - hosting the largest European Poker Tour event ever planned.
Set to begin March 17 and run until March 28, the Season 11 EPT Malta stop will feature 69 events, 24/7 cash games across 30 tables and several ambitious new events.
The entire festival will be capped off by the showcase €5,300 EPT Malta Main Event, webcast live March 24-28.
Spectacular Locale, Spectacular Schedule
PokerStars and the EPT will hold a stop in Malta for the first time in its history and anticipation is high for what the major poker tour is preparing to roll out.
Among the record-breaking 69 events planned are €10,000 and €25,000 High Roller bookends, a Seniors (50+) Event, a Juniors (21 and under) event, a €200 Ladies Event and a €200 Malta Megastack.
Flipouts, Turbos, Hyperturbos, Deepstacks and Stud, Razz and Omaha Championship events are also on the slate. In sync with the Italian Poker Tour the €1,100 IPT Main Event and IPT Malta Cup will also be held. Check the full schedule of events here.
“It’s with great pleasure," General Manager of PokerStars Europe, Michael Holmberg, says, "that we bring the EPT to Malta.
"We’ve been working behind the scenes for many months to make this event happen, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome poker players from all over the world to the home of PokerStars Europe.
“Our biggest tournament schedule ever, combined with one of the most favourable climates on the planet, will make EPT Malta a truly memorable event.”
Among the Official Sponsors of the first-ever EPT Malta are the island’s official tourism board, VisitMalta, the host Hilton Hotel Malta and Suesswaren Grasel.
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