The Malta Poker Festival kicks off next week and players can qualify via PartyPoker for a complete tournament package. The series runs Oct. 24-31 at the Portomaso Casino and is one of Europe’s premier low-stakes festivals.
Players will find a range of events with the €550 Grand Event running Oct. 26-31 with a €500,000 guarantee. The championship event offers players five starting flights.
Along with major tournament action, there is even more planned for the series. Luxon Pay serves as the official payment partner and has partnered with the World Poker Tour for a special bonus for the Grand Main Event winner.
The champion earns a WPT Prime tournament package for the WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas, which runs from Dec. 8-12. The prize includes a $1,100 buy-in for the $2 million guaranteed event.
“We are happy to welcome Luxon Pay to the Malta Poker Festival as official payment partner,” event director Ivonne Montealegre said in a news release. “Our well-established community, a magical location, and all the professionalism of a five-star poker experience at Casino Portomaso conjures a very special vibe.
“We are also happy to offer the Grand Event winner, powered by PartyPoker, the amazing opportunity to play the WPT Prime Championship event at Wynn Las Vegas.”
Malta Poker Festival highlights
Those heading to Malta, including PartyPoker online qualifiers, are in store for a nice poker experience. Along with the Grand Event, some other great tournaments await players.
That includes the €225 Hendon Mob Championship kicking off on Oct. 28. The €120 Amateur Poker Association and Tour Maltese Championship also begins on Oct. 29.
The €1,100 CasinoCoin Cup should also be a popular event, with Day 1 starting on Oct. 30. Along with the action on the poker table, several off-the-felt entertainment activities are also planned. That includes the All-In Friday player party at Club Level 22. Here’s a look at the complete tournament schedule.
Malta Poker Festival 2022 powered by PartyPoker
Date Event Tournament Buy-in Chips
Oct. 24 Opening Satellite to MPF Grand Event €55+5 ($54+5) 15K
Oct. 25 #1 HORSE 5 Game Mix Powered by Cardplayer Lifestyle €200+30 ($197+30) 25K
Oct. 25 Satellite to MPF Grand Event €55+5 ($54+5) 15K
Oct. 26 MPF GRAND EVENT DAY 1A Powered by Party Poker : €500K GTD €500+50 ($493+49) 50K
Oct. 26 Satellite to MPF Grand Event €55+5 ($54+5) 15K
Oct. 27 MPF GRAND EVENT DAY 1B Powered by Party Poker : €500K GTD €500+50 ($493+49) 50K
Oct. 27 #3 Bounty Hunter Days Malta €200+30 ($197+30) 30K
Oct. 28 MPF GRAND EVENT DAY 1C Powered by Party Poker : €500K GTD €500+50 ($493+49) 50K
Oct. 28 #4 The Hendon Mob Championship Day1 €200+25 ($197+25) 30K
Oct. 29 #4 The Hendon Mob Championship Day2 and FT €200+25 ($197+25) 30K
Oct. 29 MPF GRAND EVENT DAY 1D Powered by Party Poker : €500K GTD €500+50 ($493+49) 50K
Oct. 29 #5 Ladies First! Hosted by Katie Swift €90+10 ($89+10) 20K
Oct. 29 #6 APAT Maltese Championship Day 1 €100+20 ($99+20) 100K
Oct. 29 CasinoCoin Cup Satellite €130+20 ($128+20) 20K
Oct. 29 MPF GRAND EVENT DAY 1E TURBO Powered by Party Poker : €500K GTD €500+50 ($493+49) 50K
Oct. 30 MPF GRAND EVENT DAY 2 Powered by Party Poker : €500K GTD €500+50 ($493+49) 50K
Oct. 30 #6 APAT Maltese Championship Day2 and FT €100+20 ($99+20) 100K
Oct. 30 CasinoCoin Cup Satellite Turbo €130+20 ($128+20) 15K
Oct. 30 #7 CasinoCoin Cup Day 1 €1,000+100 ($986+99) 30K
Oct. 30 #8 PLO Knight Crusaders €180+20 ($178+20) 30K
Oct. 31 MPF GRAND EVENT Day 3 and Final Table : €500K GTD €500+50 ($493+49) 50K
Oct. 31 #7 CasinoCoin Cup Day2 and FT €1,000+100 ($986+99) 30K
Oct. 31 #9 Bounty Hunter Days Progressive Closer €100+20 ($99+20) 20K
Oct. 31 #10 Win the Spooky CROSS Hosted by Ivonne Montealegre €130+20 ($128+20) 20K
— The Malta Poker Festival (@maltapokerfest) October 18, 2022
Qualifying online at PartyPoker
Players looking to win a seat online still have some opportunities at PartyPoker. Complete €2,000 VIP packages are up for grabs via satellites on the .EU platform. Tournament packages include:
- five nights’ accommodation for two at the Hilton (Oct. 26-31)
- €550 Grand Event buy-in
- All-In Friday player party admission
- casino buffet meals during tournament play
- VIP concierge service
Luxon Pay officials pleased to join the festival
Along with qualifying online, players can also buy into events via Luxon Pay. The company is also offering bubble insurance for players buying into any events. Players using Luxon Pay will get their buy-in back if they are eliminated on the bubble.
Company officials are glad to be joining the festivities in Malta and also teaming up with the WPT.
“We are pleased to be partnering with the Malta Poker Festival for the very first time as official payment partner,” Luxon Pay business development director Neil Barrett said.
“Ivonne Montealegre and her team, in conjunction with Portomaso Casino, put on a great event and we hope players take advantage of the bubble insurance on all events and the Luxon Pay simple and seamless buy-in experience. We are also delighted to partner with the WPT to offer the Main Event winner a very special bonus.”
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