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Kara Scott to Host PokerListings Battle of Malta
Poker player and TV presenter Kara Scott has signed on to host PokerListings.com’s first-ever live poker tournament, happening in Malta this November.
The Battle of Malta features a €500+50 buy-in, a €150,000 guarantee and will play out at the Portomaso Casino in Malta November 22-25.
Scott has lent her talent to TV broadcasts like the World Series of Poker on ESPN, the European Poker Tour and the World Poker Tour and she'll be on location in Malta playing in the tournament and presenting the action via videos and updates on PokerListings.com.
“Malta is one of my favorite places in the world to play poker,” Scott told PokerListings.com. “I love it.”
The tournament kicks off with a VIP player party at the Level 22 nightclub at the Portomaso Casino followed by four days of poker tournament and side-game action.
Players who qualify at one of our partner sites will stay at the 5-star Hilton Malta which boasts four outdoor pools, spa and extensive athletic facilities, as well as priceless views of the Mediterranean.
“November is like the longest month of the year,” said Scott, a Canadian who has lived all over the world.
“It’s so cold and grey and it’s not so nice depending on where you live so to get away to Malta where the weather is beautiful and the sky is blue, it’s basically going to be a holiday.”
Malta an Ideal Venue for Poker
Battle of Malta Host Kara Scott has plenty of experience playing poker in Malta, and she’s looking forward to returning this November.
“Not only is the casino and staff and everything like that great but the place itself is incredible,” said Scott of the Mediterranean island.
“And it’s got my absolute favorite reggae bar that makes the best strawberry mohitos I’ve ever had,” she said.
“They were very kind to us the last time we were there and they let us stay and party well past when they were supposed to kick us out.”
Players can expect plenty of extra-curricular activities, but the tournament and side-game action will take center stage.
With just a €500+50 buy-in, and online qualifiers as low as $5, the Battle of Malta is tailored to players who seek affordable stakes and an excellent return on investment.
The event carries a €150,000 guarantee and is expected to attract players from all over Europe.
Low Buy-In, Large Prizes, Relaxed Structure
Two Day 1 flights will give everyone a chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of Malta and those lucky enough to make the final table will be treated to substantial cash prizes.
And with a relatively low buy-in PokerListings hopes to create a social, low-pressure atmosphere while giving players a shot at some real money.
“I love the idea of a smaller buy-in,” said Scott. “I like to play poker in a fun way and I love the idea of sitting down with people with a smaller buy-in than some of these big tournaments.”
“And I think playing in that part of the world really suits my style. It’s kind of exciting at the tables and there’s a lot of action and for me it’s always been really profitable.
“Also it’s not quiet and it’s not boring. When you sit down at the table there’s a lot of conversation. There’s a lot of chat,” she said.
“No one’s sitting with their hoodies up and their sunglasses on being uber-serious about it and I like that.”
Check out our How to Qualify for the Battle of Malta page for all the details.