Each year of its existence the Battle of Malta has shattered its record for both entries and prize pool set the year before.
Expect the same (and more) for 2018.
We're still six months out from the shuffle up and deal for the 2018 Battle of Malta but it's already shaping up to smash its all-time records for entries and buy-ins yet again - the 7th consecutive time that would happen.
Pre-sales of all-inclusive packages have boomed and the 2018 BoM is on track to hit enormous heights. And it now has the space to do it in.
New Guarantee, New Space, New Dates!
If you're not up to speed on the latest developments for the 2018 Battle of Malta, here's a quick run-through:
€1m Guarantee! The 2018 BoM Main Event has doubled its guarantee to a full €1 million!
Last year's main event prize pool topped out at over €1m and players can likely expect the same to hold true. Unlimited rebuys are also now on the table to further boost the prize pool.
Massive New Space! With the sale of the BoM brand to Eden Leisure Group (ELG) the location will shift to the massive new Casino Malta and Hotel InterContinental (Malta’s largest 5-star hotel).
The 3000m2 conference center can hold over 140 tables and 1,000 players every day!
With smoother registration and more room to breathe expect the experience of Europe's best low buy-in destination poker festival to get even better.
New Dates! The 2018 Battle of Malta Festival will now take place Oct. 25-30 - a week before its usual dates. A €55+5 Super Satellite runs the night before (Oct. 24) at 6 pm for anyone looking for a last-minute entry.
Nine Events, Massive Potential!
With the boosted guarantee and massive new space the potential for the 2018 BoM Festival to hit unthinkable highs is, well, high.
Package pre-sales are already at a record high and no slow down appears in sight with a broader new casino network to draw on and live satellites running across the continent already.
While the €1 million guarantee Main Event is the centerpiece 2018 BoM attendees will have at least 9 events to partake in. The full 2018 Battle of Malta schedule has now been released here but here's a quick overview of the events and dates:
Thursday, October 25th
- Battle of Malta Main Event Day 1a - Buy-in €550
Friday, October 26th
- Battle of Malta Main Event Day 1b - Buy-in €550
- NLH Bounty - Buy-in €100+100+20
Saturday, October 27th
- Battle of Malta Main Event Day 1c - Buy-in €550
- BoM Ladies Event - Buy-in €100+10
- PLO Double Chance - Buy-in €150+15
Sunday, October 28th
- BOM Main Event Day 2
- NLH Siege Of Malta Day 1 - Buy-in €220+25
- NLH BoM High Roller Day 1 - Buy-in €1200+120
- NLH Deep Stack Day 1 - Buy-in €300+30
Monday, October 29th
- BoM Main Event Day 3
- NLH Siege of Malta Day 2
- NLH BoM High Roller DAY 2
- NLH Deep Stack Day 2
- NLH Battle Turbo Buy-in €200+20
- TBD Side Event Buy-in €130+20
Tuesday, October 30th
- BoM High Roller Final Table
- Siege of Malta Final Table
- BoM Main Event Final Table
For a full rundown of the start times, starting stacks, level times, entry limits and satellites during the festival check the full 2018 Battle of Malta Calendar.
2018 Battle of Malta Tournament Structures
See the full structures for the 2018 Battle of Malta Main Event and side events here. A quick overview:
Battle of Malta Main Event
- Starting Stack: 25k
- Day 1 Level Time: 40 mins
- Day 2 (& Onward) Level Times: 60 mins
- Re-Entry: Unlimited
Additional Terms & Conditions:
- Tournament played with big blind ante. BB will be posted prior to the ante in all-in situations
- Day 1s end w/ 15% of the field remaining (all remaining players ITM)
- Player can forfeit his or her stack at the end of Day 1a or 1b but must announce before sealing chips in bag
- Day 2 will play 8 levels with no dinner break
- Day 3 will play down to the Final Table
- Levels will be 45 min when down to 6 players; 30 min when down to 3 players
Battle of Malta Side Events
Are You Ready for Battle?
Early bird packages for the 2018 Battle of Malta are already available via the Battle of Malta website. Learn more about the hotel, casino and BoM venue there.
Online satellites for 2018 BoM packages begin soon! Check our Battle of Malta Facebook page for updates and to ask any questions! Check the video to see the gigantic new space for BoM 2018!