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Heritage Malta Brings Original Battle to Life at BoM 2016

10 November 2016, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: Battle of Malta Blog
Heritage Malta Brings Original Battle to Life at BoM 2016
Over the first four editions of the PokerListings Battle of Malta, from 2012-2015, our focus has been on "making" history. Breaking the record for biggest poker tournament ever held on the island in each event, we did that. In 2016, for our fifth edition, we again broke our records for biggest tournament ever held on Malta and our largest collective prize pool at €1,295,853.15. But this time around, we also spent some time bringing some of Malta's fascinating and important history to our players.

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Souvenirs of Malta: What to Bring Home (Besides $) from BOM

31 October 2016, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: Battle of Malta Blog
Souvenirs of Malta: What to Bring Home (Besides $) from BOM
Besides a pile of cash and loads of unforgettable moments, you'll also want to bring some souvenirs home from the Battle of Malta. Souvenirs form the backbone of every world travellers’ portfolio and if you haven’t got a rack (or a box in the back of the closet) full of worthless junk from everywhere you've been, you should start now.

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I Love Luzzu: 11 Ways to Spend Your BoM Winnings in Malta

18 October 2016, Created By: Dirk Oetzmann
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I Love Luzzu: 11 Ways to Spend Your BoM Winnings in Malta
“Congratulations, you’re all in the money!” Once you’ve heard those beautiful words at the Battle of Malta this year, it’s time to head back to this page because we've got some tips on how to spend your prize money. Sure. Bankroll management is important. Then again; you’re also on a spectacular Mediterranean island. And having fun is an integral part of the Battle of Malta. If you do get past the money bubble (which you well might), and you’re beginning to like Malta (which you totally will), have a look at what it has to offer to make your trip a real highlight.

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10 Things You (More Than Likely) Don’t Know About Malta

27 October 2015, Created By: Fred Guillemot
Posted in: Battle of Malta Blog
10 Things You (More Than Likely) Don’t Know About Malta
How can you really know a place if you don’t know all of its anecdotes and secrets? For the first few Battles of Malta we took you around the island to discover a lot of Malta’s attractions: sightseeing, beaches, water sports, boat trips, spas, shopping, restaurants, bars, clubs. This year we'll shed a light on some lesser-known facts about the archipelago which will hopefully both amaze and amuse you.

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Getting Inked for the Battle of Malta: Poker Tattoo Art

28 September 2015, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: Battle of Malta Blog
Getting Inked for the Battle of Malta: Poker Tattoo Art
November is drawing closer and we’ve got our hands full preparing for this year’s greatest poker tournament - the one and only Battle of Malta. Australian artist Jamie Molin has designed a couple of BoM-themed tattoos which perfectly encapsulate the tournament's competitive spirit and the exciting history around which it is based.

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Get Together and Feel Alright: A Quick Guide to Malta Bars & Nightlife

3 November 2014, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: Battle of Malta Blog , Tournament Trail
Get Together and Feel Alright: A Quick Guide to Malta Bars & Nightlife
If you've been to the Battle of Malta before you know it's not only about coming to the Portomaso Casino to play poker. For some that's even just the side dish to the REAL centerpiece of the BOM - the parties off the tables. With a spectacular setting and the kind of climate that demands regular stops at each seaside kiosk for a quick sip it's very hard not to get in the spirit of good times. After a hard day at the tables - and with the new Betting Connections bar and lounge within arm's reach - a cocktail is also usually just the ticket. If you want to carry on into the wee hours Malta's second-to-none nightlife offers you no shortage of options. Here are a few to keep in mind:

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Get Your Feet Wet: Malta's Best Sand Beaches

27 October 2014, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: Battle of Malta Blog , Tournament Trail
Get Your Feet Wet: Malta's Best Sand Beaches
You might be surprised to know that there are only a handful of sandy beaches on Malta. Most of the coastline is actually covered by rocks and only in a few bays will you find short stretches of sand.  During the summer then, as you might expect, the few beaches to be found are pretty packed -- even on weekdays. In the beginning of November though, with the weather still plenty warm enough to enjoy the sun and sand, those beaches are almost all yours for the taking. Especially early in the morning. And if you're a swimmer the opportunities are everywhere.

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Top Five Nearby Spas for Unwinding During the Battle of Malta

22 October 2014, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: Battle of Malta Blog , Tournament Trail
Top Five Nearby Spas for Unwinding During the Battle of Malta
One of the less-appreciated but key things you need to succeed in a long poker tournament is a state of relaxation in both body and mind. Getting some exercise definitely helps but there's nothing quite like a massage, sauna or bath to ease yourself off the adrenaline high of a big pot or prepare you for a long day. In short: the spa is the best option to unwind from stress and maintain your relaxed state either before or after the cards hit the air. Thankfully the Portomaso Casino and Hilton Hotel, where the 2014 Battle of Malta festival will be held, is very close to five of the best spas on the island.

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Sailing, Diving, Cruising: Battle of Malta Makes Perfect Poker Holiday

21 October 2014, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: Battle of Malta Blog , Tournament Trail
Sailing, Diving, Cruising: Battle of Malta Makes Perfect Poker Holiday
The Battle of Malta is much more than just a poker tournament. Even though the main purpose of your stay is to play poker you’ll soon find out that there are many more things to do on the island. That’s why we actually dare to say that the Battle of Malta is the perfect poker holiday. So before you board your flight make sure to bring your positive attitude, your poker skills, a pair of sunglasses and swimwear.

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25+ Things to Do in Malta Outside of the Battle of Malta

20 October 2014, Created By: Fred Guillemot
Posted in: Battle of Malta Blog , Tournament Trail
25+ Things to Do in Malta Outside of the Battle of Malta
With the 2017 Battle of Malta fast approaching it's time to start planning some of the potential side activities you can try on your trip. PokerListings is here to guide you through the multitude of excursions and activities available outside of the casino and the more traditional tourist activities. While Malta is a relatively small island there are an amazing number of things to do on this little rock in the middle of the Mediterranean. Last year we gave you an overview of the main attractions on the island: monuments, beaches, boat trips, restaurants, bars & clubs, shops, etc. This year we'll take you off the beaten track a bit and show you what other activities and events you can find.

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