A warm subtropical climate, excellent airport links, several casinos within a short distance, friendly English-speaking people, and low taxes. These are just a few reasons why hundreds of poker players have relocated to the Mediterranean island of Malta in the past few years, including Team PokerStars Pro Isaac Haxton.
The World Poker Tour (WPT) visited the small island a few years ago, and now it's finally time for another major live tournament to make a stop there! According to a press release, European Poker Tour (EPT) Malta will take place March 18-28, as a part of the Season 11 schedule. The tournament will join forces with the Italian Poker Tour (IPT) and 40-45 events, including the €5,300 Main Event, will be played over 11 days.
Edgar Stuchly, EPT President said: "After discussions with players and fellow colleagues, we decided it was time to add a fresh and exciting stop to the EPT schedule. Malta is a great destination for an EPT and we expect strong participation numbers. With excellent connections to all major European cities, a warm Mediterranean climate, delicious local cuisine and lots of great tourist activities, Malta is the perfect place for players to come with their friends and family next spring."
Michael Holmberg, PokerStars General Manager in Malta, added: "Malta is where PokerStars.eu is based, so we are very happy to bring the EPT home to what is the perfect combination of a 24/7 poker offering, as well as the chance to escape the grind and discover everything that Malta has to offer."
There are daily satellites to EPT Malta for only €1.1 or 50 FPPs on PokerStars. Good luck!