PokerListings is proud to be part of an innovative live gambling event – The Festival Series. A friendly, weeklong player meetup and celebration which combines the best of live poker, casino games and sports betting – all in one scene. Here’s all you need to know about the premiere event and more.
The Festival Series will make several stops across various cities around the globe, starting in Europe. Yes, there will be plenty of poker favorites featured inside the jam-packed 7-day schedule, including various formats. Events will be running around the clock. But this isn’t your standard live event, in fact there’s quite an original take on structure, including the following competitive games:
The last event of the year will be in Bratislava, Slovakia from October 10-17, 2022. The Festival in Tallinn was played June 13-19, 2022 and stops for 2023 will be announced shortly. Banco Casino have been confirmed as the main partner and location once again, along with a whole slew of gambling partners behind the series. Players can qualify for event packages and tickets through online satellites. There will be live coverage of the events on Twitch as well as live reporting for poker.
Sure, all participating players will be competing for big cash rewards and of course, lasting bragging rights. Yet, The Festival is all about having a good time. So, as part of the event, players can join ample celebrations and leisure activities outside the casino too. That way you can really take in the city where the event’s taking place. Join the ride and visit thefestival.com for more information and event registration.
Poker Cash Games and Tournaments
Cash games and tournaments will run throughout the event. The star of the show will be the €550 flagship Main Event (No Limit Hold'em format) with legs almost daily. And daily satellites for the main event at the start of The Festival itself. You’re in for a treat with plenty of unlimited re-entry games, some no-rake games, Knockouts, add-ons, “Win the Button” types and more. We can guarantee you’ll always be kept on your toes. At the same time, there’s a solid schedule of tournament formats you can buy-into daily, including:
This event will have a whole lot more than poker – welcome to what’s probably your first competitive roulette and blackjack series. You may be used to playing roulette and/or blackjack against the casino - but here you’ll be competing against other players. Unlike when you play against the house, your focus is not just earning money on each bet, but also racking up points and chips.
You enter with a set of rounds and a stack of chips, like every other competitor. Racing against time limits, you have to gain the biggest stack possible at the end of each round to take it all. The Main Events for roulette and blackjack will span over 4-5 days. These kinds of tournaments are a big thrill as they reward your strategic thinking and initiative above all else. So, come along with a trick or two up your sleeve and show us what you’ve got!
The Festival Series Packages and Qualifiers
You can find the full experience packages for buy-ins, accommodation, and celebrations available through the registration page. Opt for smaller packages and enter/buy-into more events on the fly. You can enter onlinequalifiers and satellites through The Festival’s poker and casino partners, like Guts, Coolbet or Paf etc and can win an all-inclusive package to The Festival Series event for just a small buy-in or entry bet. There will also be satellites to the main event at the start of The Festival. Our aim is to make this an inclusive event for players of all levels and bankrolls, from micro to high stakes.
Updates on The Festival in Bratislava scheduled at Banco Casino, Slovakia will be posted here during and after the event. Stay tuned! This event is ideal for European players because it's well-connected, with flights available from London, Tallinn, Malaga and Rome and Vienna airport (more info can be found on the Festival's main site.)