PokerListings to Debut €150k Battle of Malta Tourney

malta sunset is proud to announce the launch of the first-ever "Battle of Malta” live tournament to be held at the Portomaso Casino in St. Julian’s, Malta, from Nov. 22-25, 2012.

With €150,000 in guaranteed prize money and just a €550 buy-in, PokerListings’ debut event on the live tournament scene is already set to be one of the most high-value, player-friendly destination tournaments on the market.

“After almost a decade of providing live poker tournament coverage,” PokerListings CEO Martin Carlesund said, “we have a good idea what poker players look for in a live event and this one hits those elements.

“With the perfect setting, easy and cheap flights, a stacked lineup of celebrities and poker pros plus built-in media exposure, this is an easy win for mid-stakes players across Europe and especially for the booming poker market in Italy."

Packages are now available to poker site operators for just €1,400. Each includes:

  • €500+€50 buy-in to the Main Event
  • Four nights’ stay in a deluxe suite at the Five-Star Hilton Malta
  • Daily breakfast and dinner buffet
  • VIP opening cocktail party at Malta’s renowned Club Twenty Two

Expect a high-profile celebrity host, dozens of giveaways and daily side events, making it a guaranteed win for operators looking to further their brand and poker players looking for a big return on a low-range bankroll.

“I’ve toured the world covering poker tournaments,” says Matthew Showell, Editor-in-Chief of, “and this event combines the best of the best for the low- to mid-stakes tournament player.”

“The climate’s perfect, beers are cheap, the hospitality will be first-rate and, without a doubt, the side games are the softest you’ll find anywhere. If I wasn’t covering it, I’d be playing it for sure.”

On top of offering packages via online qualifiers or their VIP stores, operators will also have access to exclusive branding opportunities onsite including on the final-table felt and on the high-traffic tournament coverage section.

Five packages are already available via freeroll and five $10 Battle of Malta tournaments at Titan Poker. For more info and to be eligible to play, check here..

For more information about the Battle of Malta, check out the full Operators information kit or Players information kit.

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Thomas 2012-11-21 18:52:05

I won a seat for this tourney at wm hill
But the package only gave me €300 as
Flight and spending money.
But the flight alone cost almost £700gbp.
Not enough for the flights alone never mind
Spending money.
Such is life.
Hope everyone has a good time and the two guys who also won they're seats with me do well.

Ilene Springer 2012-09-14 07:39:10

Wish I knew how to play. Sounds fun!

Ivonne 2012-05-21 12:33:09

Reserve your package, so you will enjoy the Hilton as it is starting to get booked :)
We will bring an excellent tournament!

Ivan Strömberg 2012-05-10 04:57:23

Woooha. Sounds amazing, great stuff guys!

Thomas Vedel 2012-05-10 02:09:33

I'll be there for sure. Great idea.