April 2018

Need cash in Vegas this summer? Check out our Dollar Delivery service

No one wants to travel with wads of cash to Vegas and trying to transfer or exchange money once you’re there can be a real headache. MainEventTravel takes away the hassle with a bespoke, personal, on-site Dollar Delivery service.

Women set for WSOP Hall of Fame honours

888poker will be sponsoring this year’s Women in Poker Hall of Fame ceremony during the WSOP in Las Vegas.

GUKPT Edinburgh starts Sunday

Following the huge success of the last GUKPT in Manchester, GUKPT Edinburgh is next on the schedule, with a week-long festival starting this Sunday, April 22. The £100,000 guarantee, £560 buy-in Main Event kicks off next Thursday April 26.

March 2018

Poker, poker - and more poker

Tournaments are now a regular fixture in Macau but three of the biggest ones on the calendar are the APT Macau Championships, the APT Finale Macau 2018 and the recent APPT Macau.

Vegas 2018 Complete Travel Guide

The MainEventTravel team have been visiting ‘Sin City’ for more than 20 years. With more than 64 trips between us and direct experience of over 20 hotels, let us help you get the most out of your trip to Vegas in 2018 with our complete guide.

Unibet UK Poker Tour launches 2018 season in Brighton

The popular Unibet UK Poker Tour is launching its 2018 season in the fab seaside resort of Brighton in less than two weeks.

APPT Macau starting soon

If you’re Asia-bound, then don’t miss the next PokerStars LIVE event which is about to kick off in Macau

February 2018

WPTDeepstacks Brussels kicks off this week

Can Laurent Polito snag a SIXTH WPT trophy - and back-to-back victory in Brussels? WPTDeepstacks Brussels has a week-long festival with 10+ plus event starting next Monday in Europe's capital.

Back to defend his title: Andy Hills heads to GUKPT Manchester

Following a brilliant season opener in London, the GUKPT has headed north this week for GUKPT Manchester - and Andy Hills will be back to defend his title!

WPT events coming up; Fallsview this weekend

The WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Main Event takes place this weekend at the spectacular Fallsview Casino Resort.

Massive congrats to Toby Lewis

Britain’s Toby Lewis has won the biggest score of his live poker career, taking down the Aussie Millions Main Event in Melbourne for A$1,458,198 – more than £815,000.

January 2018

GUKPT Season 12 starts tomorrow

The GUKPT, the longest-running poker tour in the UK, starts its 12th season tomorrow at the Poker Room above the iconic Victoria Casino. GUKPT London runs January 28 to February 4 and includes a £200,000 guarantee Main Event starting on Thursday.

PokerStars Festival London starts tomorrow

Following an epic PCA in the Bahamas, PokerStars LIVE is back in the UK this coming week with PokerStars Festival London. The event starts tomorrow at The Hippodrome Casino with 10 tournaments on the schedule, including the £500,000 guaranteed PokerStars Festival Main Event (£990 buy-in, running January 24-28).

December 2017

Countdown to WPT European Championship

The WPT is headed for one of Europe’s most exciting cities in January with a massive poker festival at Casino Spielbank in Berlin. We are Official Travel Partner for the WPT European Championship which runs January 5 to 15 with a televised Main Event and €1,600,000 guaranteed in overall prize pools.

The EPT is back!

PokerStars has announced the return of the popular European Poker Tour, with its first stop in 2018 taking place in Sochi, Russia in March.

What’s on in January!

As the last few tournaments of 2017 wind up this weekend, poker players are already looking forward to an amazing start to 2018.

WSOP finalizes 2018 Schedule; Main Event from July 2 - 14

The 49th annual WSOP has announced its 2018 schedule with a comprehensive slate of the game’s most popular poker variations running from May 29 through to July 17.

Local hero Michael Gilbert wins Unibet UK Manchester

Local hero Michael Gilbert has won Unibet UK Poker Tour Manchester. There were 225 entries creating a guarantee-busting £45,000 prize pool. Main Event Travel is Official Travel Partner for the tour which returns next year with more fabulous stops around the UK.

SuperStack ramps up schedule for 2018

SuperStack® already plans nearly 30 events next year with events right across Spain as well as in Riga, the vibrant capital of Latvia.

Partypoker set for exciting 2018

partypoker plans a bumper 2018 with live events in North America, Russia, the Caribbean and Europe. In April, partypoker MILLIONS heads to Spain for the first time with the $10,000,000 guarantee MILLIONS Grand Final in Barcelona from April 7-15.

November 2017

GUKPT crowns Season 11 with massive Grand Final in London; Season 12 starts January 28

Season 11 of the GUKPT ended in dramatic style at the weekend when Ahmed ‘Lella’ Abdella beat Jamie ‘Boz’ O’Connor heads up for the title of Grand Final champion.

What's on in December

With a host of events in glamorous European cities, along with events in the UK and amazing destinations worldwide, there are plenty of ways to bring 2017 to an exciting end! December offers a perfect month of poker, whatever your budget; we’re looking forward to some cracking events.

Fun – tick! Sun – tick! Poker – tick! It’s the Caribbean Poker Party

The eagerly-awaited Caribbean Poker Party starts today in gorgeous Playa Bavaro in Punta Cana.

GUKPT Grand Final starts Sunday

One of the best UK tourneys of the year starts on Sunday with the GUKPT Grand Final at the Poker Room above the iconic Victoria Casino. The event runs November 19 to 26 and features a £400,000 guarantee Main Event along with £25,000 guarantee Mini Main and a host of other side events.

Cash Game Festival Tallinn

Cash Game Festival Tallinn is holding its last event of the year this week with a five-day event starting Wednesday in stunning Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.

Bag a great hotel deal for WPT Berlin today – and don’t pay a penny until late December

Our incredible WPT Berlin offer is all about flexibility: book now but cancel for FREE, right up to December 22. No deposit needed – and we’ll guarantee you the best price at the time of payment

WPTDeepstacks making Brussels debut!

The first ever WPTDeepStacks Brussels event is running from now until November 12. We are the tour’s Official Travel Partner and have dozens of hotels near Grand Casino Brussels Viage.

October 2017

Master Classics of Poker Amsterdam starts November 12

The Master Classics of Poker kicks off in Amsterdam with a two-week festival running November 12-26. Amsterdam is such a fun city to visit – and we have a stack of hotels close to the MCOP tournament venue. Bag your room now for this great event.

WPT Montreal is under way

Fancy a trip to Quebec? WPT Montreal features a 17-event schedule at the Playground Poker Club running through to November 16 – including a $2 million guarantee Main Event.

Tom Hall wins 888Live London

British poker pro and commentator Tom Hall is the new 888Live London champion after a heads-up marathon on the final day. The £78,888 first prize was one of the biggest wins Hall has ever achieved on home soil and is his first major UK title.

Eames snags first GUKPT title in Luton

John Eames has won his first GUKPT title after a dominating performance on yesterday’s final table in Luton. The next GUKPT is GUKPT Blackpool from November 5-12 so bag your accommodation early!

888Live heads back to London

888Live is heading back to London this week with a giant festival at Aspers Casino offering $800,000 in guaranteed prize pools across ten events. Starts Thursday, October 5.

September 2017

What’s on in October

Yup - summer is over - but the poker calendar is only just starting to rev up! Now's a great time to check out what fun tournaments are coming up this Autumn. Feast your eyes on October's poker schedule.

Leung Cheung wins record-breaking GUKPT Leeds

Leung Cheung has won a record-breaking GUKPT in Leeds for £37,900. Next up is £200 guarantee GUKPT Luton from October 8-15.

Raphael Francisquetti wins first WPT Brasil; WPT off to Borgata!

The first-ever WPT event in South America wrapped up this week with Brazilian player Raphael Francisquetti winning on home soil. Next week, the WPT is off to Borgata!

August 2017

GUKPT makes welcome return to Leeds

As GUKPT's Official Travel Partner, we can help you find great accommodation in Leeds inc top/budget hotels. Leeds is one of the UK’s most vibrant cities: nightlife is booming and there are tons of bars, restaurants, clubs and excellent shopping.

MEGASTACK expands to Spain and Portugal

The popular MEGASTACK, PokerStars’ live poker series aimed at recreational players, is expanding to Iberia with new €40k guarantee stops in Valencia, Estoril and Madrid.

Ten days to go! WPT Deepstacks Portugal starts next Friday

Ten days to go! WPTDeepStacks Europe is heading to Vilamoura in Portugal for the first time. Tons of beautiful beaches & amazing championship golf courses!

partypoker MILLIONS heads back to Russia, guarantees $9m!

partypoker MILLIONS Russia is heading back to Russia next month for a huge event in Sochi from September 6-14.

Secret location revealed! Unibet Open heading to the Wynn in Vegas

Unibet Open is celebrating its tenth season with a first ever event in Las Vegas at the end of September. The European Open Special Edition will form part of the 2017 Wynn Fall Classic poker tournament series at the beautiful five-star Wynn Las Vegas.

July 2017

What’s on in August!

There’s plenty of poker to get your teeth into in August with glamorous destinations all over the globe, as well as lots of tournaments in the UK including the Goliath!!!

Devilfish and Phil Ivey make Poker Hall of Fame

The late British poker legend David “Devilfish” Ulliott and American pro Phil Ivey have just been inducted in to the Poker Hall of Fame after being nominated by the public and voted in by media and existing Hall of Famers.

June 2017

We have a cash! MET Vegas round-up

MainEventTravel CEO Fraser MacIntyre is on a roll at the WSOP! After finishing 237th out of a staggering 7,761 entries in the Millionaire Maker for $6,043, our hero is now on Day 2 in yet another event – the £1k Pot Limit Omaha!

MPN heads to Manchester!

The third MPN Poker Tour festival of 2017 takes place in Manchester next month offering players a £150,000 guarantee on the £550 MPN Manchester Main Event.

Cracking PokerStars Festival in Marbella next week

It’s less than a week to go before the start of PokerStars Festival Marbella in the South of Spain. This highly anticipated stop, running June 19-25, promises to be another massive festival with €1 Million guaranteed for the total prize pool.

Grand Prix UK beckons at Dusk Till Dawn

With online Day 1s already underway, we’re looking forward to the partypokerLive Grand Prix UK at Dusk Till Dawn.

WPT off to Brasil for first time

The WPT has announced its first ever stop in Brasil this August. WPT Brasil will take place near the major beach resort of Camobriú near Santa Caterina.

Five new events for WPTDeepStacks in Europe

The WPT World Poker Tour has announced further expansion for its popular WPTDeepStacks tour in Europe, with five events added to the 2017 schedule.

May 2017

Luigi Shehadeh wins 888Live Barcelona; next up: the WSOP!

Italian online pro Luigi Shehadeh has won 888Live Barcelona for €110,000. Next 888 stop is Vegas! MainEventTravel is the Official Travel Partner for all 888’s WSOP qualifiers with fantastic hotels awaiting hundreds of players

WSOP – all you need to know about this year’s changes!

There’s a ton of new changes for this year’s WSOP including live coverage every day and the final being played out in July rather than waiting for November. We're Official Travel Partner for all 888's WSOP qualifiers!

April 2017

WPT and PokerStars join forces for MonteDam Swing

The World Poker Tour and PokerStars have teamed up to create the first ever PokerStars Championship/WPT MonteDam Swing involving three weeks of spectacular poker in Monaco and Amsterdam.

Weinman wins WPT Tournament of Champions; next stops Beijing & Amsterdam

Daniel Weinman has won the WPT Tournament of Champions for $381,500. We’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so check out our great hotels for for the first stops of Season XVI: Amsterdam in May and Beijing starting April 15.

Elliot Smith wins first PokerStars Championship Macau

Canadian poker pro Elliot Smith beat a 536-strong field in the debut PokerStars Championship Macau Main Event to win HK$2,877,500. Next up is PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo on the French Riviera from April 25 to May 5.

888poker guarantees $10m to WSOP Main Event winner

As the official sponsor of this year’s WSOP, 888poker is granting all its qualifiers the chance of winning BIG in its special “Supersize ME” promotion.

Mercier wins WPT SHRP High Roller; Sinishtaj wins Showdown

Tony Sinishtaj has won the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown for $661,283 while Jason Mercier beat Justin Bonomo heads-up to take the $25k High Roller for $749,600

Unibet Deepstack Open Saint Amand starts today

The Unibet Deepstack Open tour is at beautiful Saint Amand les Eaux near Lille this weekend with a four-day event starting today.

GUKPT: Next stop Walsall

With barely time to take a breath following last weekend’s fantastic event in Edinburgh, the GUKPT is off to the West Midlands the £100k guarantee GUKPT Walsall from April 23-30.

Alan Sternberg leads final of WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale

Former WPT champion Alan Sternberg is leading the last six players in the $10k, $2m guarantee Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale. We’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so let us help you find great accommodation for the first stops of WPT Season XVI including WPT Amsterdam and WPT Beijing.

Benger wins Irish Open for €200k

November Niner Griffin Benger has won the 2017 Irish Poker Open Main Event and €200,000, outlasting a record-breaking field of 1,129 – the largest ever seen at the Irish Open. 

Alan Sternberg leads last 27 in WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale

Former WPT champion Alan Sternberg is leading the last 27 players in the $10k, $2m guarantee Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale. We’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so let us help you find great accommodation for the first stops of WPT Season XVI including WPT Amsterdam and WPT Beijing.

Steve O'Dwyer wins PokerStars Championship Macau Super High Roller

Steve O'Dwyer has won yet another Super High Roller event, taking down the HK$400k Super High Roller at PokerStars Championship Macau.

PokerStars MEGASTACK London

PokerStars has once again joined forces with the Hippodrome to create the new PokerStars MEGASTACK event. The next one is this weekend with PokerStars MEGASTACK London running April 7 to 9

Not long now! World Series of Poker 2017

The World Series of Poker is – quite simply – the biggest poker festival on the planet and runs this year from May 30 to July 17 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. This year’s WSOP - the 48th edition – features a total of 74 events and, as always, MainEventTravel will help you make the most of your stay.

Edinburgh player Paul Green wins GUKPT on home ground

Scottish player Paul Green has won GUKPT Edinburgh on home ground for £17,500 after cutting a four-way deal. now sponsors GUKPT’s all-in triangles so look out for them on next stop: the £100k guarantee GUKPT Walsall from April 23-30

WPT announces Amsterdam as first European stop of Season XVI

The WPT has announced WPT Amsterdam as the first European event of Season XVI, taking place May 5-13 at Holland Casino Amsterdam. We’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so let us arrange your stay in Amsterdam!

WPT Season XV season-ender at Seminole

The WPT is reaching the climax of its 2016-2017 season with a trio of events at Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida. We are the tour’s Official Travel Partner so do check for hotel deals here.

March 2017

Killeen wins Irish Open High Roller; Main Event starts today

Dublin pro Kevin Killeen got his Irish Open festival off to a great start early this morning when he took down the €2k High Roller. The €500k guarantee Main Event starts today. You can book your accommodation direct with MainEventTravel.

PokerStars Championship Macau underway

The first-ever global PokerStars event to be held in Macau, the former home of the popular Asia Pacific Poker Tour events, is underway at the spectacular City of Dreams. has great hotel options in Macau including The Venetian, Conrad Cotai Central and Sheraton

World Poker Tour launches Season XVI in Beijing

The WPT will be kicking off its 16th season in April with a brand new event in Beijing, China, from April 15-19. We’re the tour’s Official Travel Partner so let us arrange your stay in the stunning NUO Hotel Beijing – or help you find other options close to the venue.

Student alert - and Easter Beast!

UK poker stars of the future will be vying for top prizes at the Grosvenor UK Student Poker Championship from April 18-23.

PokerStars Championship Macau starts March 30

The first-ever PokerStars Championship Macau kicks off on March 30. The 11-day festival promises bright lights, unique culture, glamour and a host of big-money poker tournaments. has great hotel options including The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, the Conrad Cotai Central and the Sheraton.

GUKPT Edinburgh starts Sunday

Following the huge success of the last GUKPT in Manchester, GUKPT Edinburgh is next on the schedule, with a week-long festival starting Sunday (March 26). The £100,000 guarantee, £550 buy-in Main Event kicks off March 30.

What’s on in April

What a bumper month of poker April promises with events all over the globe including WPTs, partypoker LIVE, GUKPT, Unibet Deepstack Open, Super Stack and Cash Game Festival.

Bruno Tynd wins Super Stack Gibraltar

Congrats to Bruno Tynd who has taken down the Super Stack Gibraltar tournament after battling through 223 players for a the title and £1742.50 prize, the lion's share of the £33,450 prize pool! Next stop: Murcia

MainEventTravel joins forces with 888Live Make It Big Festival in Barcelona! has become the Official Travel Partner of 888poker for the forthcoming 888Live Make It Big Festival in Barcelona. Join us in the Catalan capital for 12 days of non-stop poker in May.

Girl power! Three women make Unibet UK Poker Tour Brighton final

There was a sizeable rail for last night’s final table at Unibet UK Poker Tour Brighton as - very unusually - three women made the final table: Deborah Worley-Roberts, Renata Jack and Charlie Godwin. Next Unibet UK Poker Tour stop: Glasgow!

Ortiz keeps up the pressure in Panama

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz is fourth out of 78 players through to Day 3 of the PokerStars Championship Panama Main Event. Watch the live stream here.

All in a day’s work: Stephen Chidwick wins $366,500 in Panama $25k

British pro Stephen "stevie444" Chidwick rallied from a six-blind short stack to win $366,500 in just one day yesterday after beating a 44-entry field in the PokerStars Championship Panama $25k Single-Day Single Re-Entry tournament.

Mike Del Vecchio wins WPT Rolling Thunder

Mike Del Vecchio was in tears last night after winning his first World Poker Tour title in the Rolling Thunder Main Event. He said: “I’m just so overcome, ten years of blood, sweat, and tears. I always dreamed of something like this.” Next WPT event: Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown starting March 31

Super Stack adds amazing new locations in Spain

Spain’s premier Super Stack® tour has added two new exciting destinations to the schedule for 2017. Super Stack Costa Brava will take place at Gran Casino Costa Brava in the popular Spanish resort of Lloret del Mar from July 27-31 while Super Stack Castellon is from November 2-5.

WPT heads for a season-ender showdown

The WPT is reaching the climax of its 2016-2017 season with a trio of events in Hollywood, Florida. The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown festival is followed by the $2m guarantee Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale from April 2-6. We are the tour’s Official Travel Partner so do check for hotel deals here.

UFC champ Tito Ortiz second in chips at PokerStars Championship Panama

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz is second in chips in the PokerStars Championship Panama Main Event. Ortiz, who reportedly has eight figures in career earnings from his UFC career, is now embarking on a new career at the poker tables.

Ben Tollerene wins PokerStars Championship Panama $50k Super High Roller

American pro Ben Tollerene has enjoyed a landslide victory in the PokerStars Championship Panama $50k Super High Roller, winning $538,715. There’s still time to join the action in Panama: PokerStars Championship Panama runs through to March 20.

Congrats to Lauren – and off to Luton for Grosvenor Casino’s 25/25

Leeds-based Lauren Render took down the 2017 Grosvenor Casinos 25/25 Series Stockton event for £11,000 last weekend. The Series is now heading to Luton with a great event from March 16-19. The £220 buy-in event has a £25,000 guarantee and a 25,000 chip starting stack.

Tollerene leads the PokerStars Championship Panama Super High Roller

American pro Ben Tollerene leads the last six players in the PokerStars Championship Panama $50k Super High Roller with a commanding lead of 2,914,000. There’s still time to join the action in Panama: PokerStars Championship Panama runs through to March 20.

GUKPT Edinburgh starts March 26

Following the huge success of the last GUKPT in Manchester, GUKPT Edinburgh is next on the schedule, with a week-long festival starting March 26.

It’s Irish Open time!

For many, the Irish Open is their favourite tournament of the year! A €500,000 guarantee and legendary atmosphere make this a really unmissable event. Head over to Dublin for the craic!

O'Dwyer leads PokerStars Championship Panama $50k Super High Roller

Steve O’Dwyer is leading 19 surviving players at the end of Day 1 of the $50,000 Super High Roller which has attracted 26 players and a total of 30 entries so far.

PokerStars Championship Panama starts today

PokerStars Championship Panama starts today with an 11-day festival running until March 20 at Sortis Casino in Panama City. It’s the second ever PokerStars Championship after a debut event in the Bahamas in January.

GPS off to Sheffield

Genting Poker Series is heading to Sheffield from March 16-19 with a £100,000 guarantee for the re-entry £440 Main Event and guaranteed first prize of £25,000.

The Sochi battle is on! PokerStars announces “biggest ever tournament in Russia” in May

The Sochi battle is on! With partypoker’s eagerly-awaited Sochi debut starting March 23, PokerStars has now announced that it too will be heading to the popular Russian tourism hotspot with the 12-day PokerStars Championship Sochi taking place in late May.

GUKPT Passport winner Andy Hills takes down GUKPT Manchester

GUKPT Passport winner Andy “LogJam” Hills has won the GUKPT Manchester Main Event for £46,987. The next event is GUKPT Edinburgh with a £100,000 guarantee Main Event from March 30 – April 2.

Guillaume Poncheral wins Unibet DSO Cannes; next event Saint Amand les Eaux

Guillaume Poncheral has won Unibet DSO Cannes for €35,690 after beating two-time UDSO champion Alexandre Réard heads-up. Next Unibet DSO: Saint Amand les Eaux in April.

What’s on in March

There’s tons of poker on in March with events across Europe and beyond, with luscious guarantees and buy-ins to sort players of all kinds. MainEventTravel can help with all your travel needs, wherever you’re headed!!!

UDSO Bratislava crowns first champion; tour now heads to Cannes

Slovakian player Matuš Gabzdil has won the first Unibet DeepStack Open in Bratislava. Now the UDSO is heading to the French Riviera with a four-day event in Cannes, starting tomorrow.

Niall McAree wins partypoker Grand Prix Cork; more tour dates announced

Irish player Niall McAree took down last weekend’s partypoker Grand Prix Cork Main Event. His €25,000 prize was a career-best live cash and more than six times his total live tourney winnings to date.

Can Mike Sexton do it again?

For the first 14 seasons of the World Poker Tour, Mike Sexton watched from the commentary booth as other players won titles. Last November he beat a field of 648 players to claim his first WPT title in Montreal and a prize of $425,980.

February 2017

Guerrero battles her way to victory in first Super Stack Spain of 2017

Maria Del Mar Guerrero certainly put her fighting skills to good use over the weekend to take down the epic Super Stack Spain event at Casino Torrequebrada near Malaga. Next Super Stack stop is Gibraltar from March 16-20

Darren Elias wins third WPT title at Fallsview

American pro Darren Elias won his third WPT trophy last night – and a C$449,484 first prize – after taking down the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic in Canada. Elias, who beat a record-breaking 489 entry field, is now off to LA Poker Classic for Main Event Day 1

WPT LA Poker Classic Main Event starts tomorrow

A host of big names have headed to LA this week to compete in the WPT LA Poker Classic at the Commerce Casino. The prestigious $10K buy-in Main Event starts tomorrow (through to March 2) and is set to attract the biggest players in the world. Among those who have jetted off to California are Scottish pros Niall Farrell and Ludovic Geilich.

World Poker Tour event in Beijing announced

The WPT will be kicking off Season XVI of the WPT in April 2017 with running a brand nw event and location. Following the second annual WPT Tournament of Champions concluding Season XV, WPT Beijing will take place April 15-19 at the stunning NUO Hotel Beijing as part of the 2017 Ourgame Chess & Card Festival.

Mercier, Stapes and Matt Savage among winners at American Poker Awards

Congrats to all the winners at last night's American Poker Awards - including WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage – a member of MainEventTravel’s “Ask the TD” panel

Ema Zajmovic makes WPT history in Canada

Congrats to Canada's Ema Zajmovic who has become the first woman to win an open WPT Championship event in the tour's 15-year history. Zajmovic outlasted a 380-entry field to win the partypoker WPT Playground Main Event for C$241,500.

WPT National Brussels High Roller starts today

A stellar field is expected for the WPTN Brussels €2k High Roller which starts today at 6pm. Brussels is the last WPT National event of 2016/2107 with a 10-event festival taking place at Grand Casino Brussels Viage in the heart of the city.

Countdown to GUKPT Manchester

The eagerly-awaited GUKPT Manchester event kicks off next Sunday with an eight-day festival at Grosvenor Casino Manchester. The £1,100 buy-in Main Event, which starts March 2, carries a monster £200,000 guarantee.

Top weekend of poker starting next Thursday - in Britain, Europe & North America!

Fancy a top-notch poker weekend? Well, you’re spoiled for choice next week with some truly amazing poker events starting Thursday February 23. Treats include Unibet Open London, Grand Prix Cork, Super Stack Spain, WPT Fallsview and WSOP Circuit in Vegas!

Nando special! November Niner Fernando Pons at next week’s Super Stack Spain

Super Stack® is sponsoring November Niner Fernando Pons at next week’s Super Stack Spain event at glamorous Torrequebrada Casino and Resort near Málaga. Pons – known as “Nando” to his friends – finished ninth out of 6,737 players in the WSOP 2016 November final, netting $1 million after qualifying online in a €30 satellite.

888poker to sponsor WSOP 'for the long haul'

888poker has just announced a long-term deal with the World Series of Poker (WSOP). The site will be sponsoring poker’s largest annual event for the third year running, operating as the exclusive online provider of all WSOP qualifier satellites and promotions.

Unibet Open London schedule released

Unibet Open London 2017 kicks off in just two weeks’ time with a fantastic four-day festival at The Poker Room above the iconic Grosvenor Victoria Casino in Edgware Road. The schedule has just been released and features 11 different tournaments including the £990 Main Event

Farrell and Geilich narrowly miss victory at 888Live Rozvadov

Romania’s Catalin Pop won the 888Live Rozvadov Main Event at Kings Casino yesterday despite fierce competition from top Scottish pros Niall Farrell and Ludovic Geilich.

New Grand Prix events in April in Austria and Canada

April 2017 sees two new events added to the partypoker LIVE calendar. The first ever Grand Prix event in Vienna, Austria comes with a €500,000 guarantee and runs April 6-10 while Grand Prix Canada in Montreal takes place at the end of April.

Countdown to WPT National Brussels

In less than a week, the last WPT National event of 2016/2107 takes place with WPTN Brussels running February 21-26. We are the WPT’s official Travel Partner so can offer you the very best rates for your accommodation and travel needs.

Zhang wins record-breaking GUKPT London

Michael Zhang has beaten Javier Gomez Zapatero heads up to take down the record-breaking GUKPT London Main Event for a staggering £113,000. The tour now heads north for GUKPT Manchester which runs February 26 to March 5.

Ten days till Genting Poker Series hits Newcastle

It’s just ten days until the start of Genting Poker Series’ next stop in Newcastle. The GPS Newcastle Mini runs February 16 to 19 with a £35,000 guarantee for the £220 Main Event.

Gomez Zapatero leads final day of GUKPT London

Javier Gomez Zapatero, one of Spain’s most successful players, has a massive chip lead going in to the final day of this year’s record-breaking GUKPT London event

Birthday boy Daniel Weinman wins WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open for $892,433

American player Daniel Weinman from Atlanta has won the record-breaking WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open event on his 29th birthday.

Loving poker players is really fundamental – Duthie describes his new role at partypoker LIVE

New partypoker LIVE President John Duthie has talked to partypoker about his new role and outlined his approach to rejuvenating live events. Duthie, who founded the EPT in 2004, will be leading the helm as the new partypoker LIVE tour heads off around Europe and beyond.

WPT Borgata Poker Open final table is set

Californian poker pro Nathan Bjerno is leading for the final of the WPT Borgata Poker Open. Bjerno, who has $783,141 in live tournament winnings, has 12,415,000 in chips giving him a massive lead over the other five players.

John Duthie appointed President of partypoker LIVE

John Duthie, founder and former CEO of the European Poker Tour, is to become President of the new “partypoker LIVE” tour

Kilian Kramer wins MPN Poker Tour Vienna 2017

German poker pro Kilian Kramer has won the MPN Poker Tour Vienna Main Event for £50,000 after beating a 543-entry field in the popular event.

Jack Duong leads WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open for Day 3

American player Jack Duong is leading for Day 3 of the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open with 168 players remaining from the record-breaking field of 1,312 entries.

WPT’s February “triple bill”!

The WPT is tripling the action this month with three major events going on between now and February 28: the partypoker WPT Playground Winter Festival, WPT Fallsview Poker Classic and WPT LA Poker Classic

Countdown to Cash Game Festival London

In just two weeks, Cash Game Festival will be back in London for another epic stop in the UK capital after two great events here last year. Cash Game Festival London runs for five days from February 15-20 at Aspers Casino in Westfield, Stratford, with cash games running round the clock.

January 2017

Dan Samson leads GUKPT London Mini Main

GUKPT regular Dan Samson is chip leader for Day 2 of the GUKPT London Mini Main tourney which kicks off this evening at 6pm. There were 318 entries in this year’s event with 62 players still in contention for the £17,650 first prize.

Genting Poker Series 2017 heading to Newcastle

After a great season opener in Luton two weeks ago, the Genting Poker Series 2017 tour is heading up north to Newcastle next month with the GPS Newcastle Mini running February 16 to 19.

Off to Scotland for Grosvenor Casino’s 25/25 series

The Grosvenor Casinos’ 25/25 Series is heading north of the border this month with a great event planned in Aberdeen from February 9 – 12. The £220 buy-in event has a £25,000 guarantee and a 25,000 chip starting stack.

Student wins first PokerStars Festival London Main Event

Law student Rehman Kassam took down the £990 PokerStars Festival London Main Event for £89,320 yesterday after qualifying in a live satellite for just £120.

Pub poker player wins Aussie Millions for $1.6m

Pub poker fan Shurane Vijayaram has taken down the 2017 Aussie Millions Main Event for AUD$1.6 million after a stunning victory against some of the best players in the world.

Unibet Deep Stacks Open to host debut Bratislava event

The first Unibet DeepStack Open in Bratislava is taking place next month with an unforgettable poker-packed weekend in one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.

partypoker WPT Playground Main Event starts February 10

The partypoker WPT Playground Winter Festival is already underway at the Playground Poker Club – and it’s less than two weeks before the start of the C$1,000,000 guarantee Main Event.

It’s cash all the way at Cash Game Festival London

Cash Game Festival is heading back to London for another epic stop in the UK capital after its great two events there last year. Next month’s Cash Game Festival London runs for five days from February 15-20 at Aspers Casino in Westfield, Stratford, with cash games running 24 hours a day in addition to a TV table, great food, fierce partying and much more!

Genting Poker Series 2017 is underway

The Genting Poker Series 2017 tour is well underway with a great 334-entry event in Luton last weekend, and stops coming up soon in Newcastle and Sheffield.

Countdown to partypoker WPT Playground Winter Classic

The partypoker WPT Playground Winter Festival kicks off at the Playground Poker Club at the end of this month with a fantastic 16-event schedule running January 29 to February 15.

WPT National heads to Brussels next month

The last WPT National event of 2016/2107 to take place in Europe is WPTN Brussels next month. The 10-event festival will be held at Casino Grand Casino Brussels in the heart of the city from February 21-26.

First ever partypoker LIVE event in Russia with $1m guaranteed

Following the launch of the new partypoker LIVE tour, partypoker has just announced the first partypoker Million National event in Sochi, Russia taking place in March.

Grand Prix 2017 kicks off in Cork, Ireland

partypoker’s Grand Prix series is heading to Ireland for the first stop of the 2017 season. Grand Prix Cork will be running February 23 – 26 at Macau Sporting Club Cork on St Patricks Quay.

Unibet Open hits London in February

Unibet Open returns to London on 23-26 February 2017 for another round of world-class tournaments attracting players from all over the world. The Unibet Open London 2017 event will feature tourneys, great parties and exclusive events for qualifiers.

Off to Panama for PokerStars Championship in March

After the recent season opener in the Bahamas, the new PokerStars Championship tour will be heading to Latin American in March with its first event in Panama City.

MPN Poker Tour Vienna starts Jan 26

MPN Poker Tour Vienna is the first stop of 2017 with a four-day festival at Montesino in the beautiful Austrian capital from January 26 to 29. There’s a €200,000 guarantee for the €550 Main Event. MainEventTravel has a host of great accommodation options including the official event hotel, Roomz Hotel Vienna.

Tread lightly! Aaron Paul in the house at PokerStars Championship Bahamas

Breaking Bad fans had a real treat at the year’s PokerStars Championship Bahamas event with the attendance of American actor Aaron Paul, who played Jesse Pinkman in the critically-acclaimed crime series. Check out the video here ...

Harder wins first PokerStars Championship Bahamas

The first PokerStars Championship event in the Bahamas ended on a high last night when well-known American pro Christian Harder took down the $5,000 Main Event for $429,664.

GUKPT 2017 kicks off in London end of January

The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour, the longest running poker tour in the UK, is kicking off a packed 2017 season with a first stop in London at the famous Vic Casino at the end of the month.

WPT acquires WPTDeepStacks; first event at Seminole HRH, Florida

WPT Enterprises has just announced full acquisition of the WPTDeepStacks brand and kicks off Season 4 of the tour with WPTDeepStacks Hollywood at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Florida. The flagship $1,100 Main Event has a $1 million guarantee and runs January 19-24.

First PokerStars Festival London starts next weekend

The first ever PokerStars Festival on European soil kicks off next weekend with an eight-day festival starting Sunday, January 22 at The Hippodrome Casino in London's West End.

Padraig Parkinson joins partypoker as Irish ambassador

Popular Irish pro Padraig Parkinson is joining the roster of partypoker’s sponsored players ahead of the €100,000 guaranteed €300 + €40 buy-in Grand Prix Cork event which is running February 23– 26 at Macau Sporting Club.

December 2016

Debut PokerStars Championship Bahamas starts January 6

It may have a new name but PokerStars’s annual trip to the Bahamas has been on the schedule for over a decade. The PokerStars Championship Bahamas is running at Atlantis resort on Paradise Island from January 6-14 – check out all MainEventTravel’s hotel options here.

Aussie Millions beckons – festival starts January 11

The biggest event “down under” kicks off on January 11. The Aussie Millions is the marquee event on the Asian-Pacific poker calendar. Since its launch in 1998, the tournament has grown into a major stop on the international poker circuit for the world’s greatest poker players.

Million guarantee for partypoker WPT Playground Winter Classic

Fancy a trip to Quebec? The partypoker WPT Playground Winter Festival kicks off at the Playground Poker Club next month with a 16-event schedule running January 29 to February 15.

Head to the sun for WSOP Marrakech

Fed up with cold and driving rain? A quick jaunt to Marrakech could be just the ticket for banishing post-Christmas blues.

World Series of Poker dates set for 2017

The World Series of Poker has announced the dates for next summer’s festival which will run from May 30 to July 17 at the All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The 48th Edition of the WSOP will concludes with the $10,000 Main Event starting July 8.

Exciting WPT events planned for early 2017

The WPT gets off to a great start next year with a slew of exciting events taking place in the first two months of 2017.

Caroline Fauvel wins WPTN Deauville

French player Caroline Fauvel took down the €1,200 WPTN Deauville 2016 Main Event on Sunday after beating Samir Abbar heads-up for the €87,000 prize.

Exotic destinations for January!

January is always an exciting month for poker players with two major destinations on offer plus a host of other exciting stops. The flagship events next month are the PokerStars Championship Bahamas from January 6-14 and the Aussie Millions from Jan 11 to 30.

November 2016

Fancy a trip to Vegas? December is perfect!

December is a really great time to visit Vegas with the Strip aglitter with holiday spirit. All the casinos try to better each other with millions of decorations, lights and mega-Christmas trees – and there’s nowhere better than Bellagio.

November winners around the globe!

November's major winners at live poker events around the world ... congrats to all!

Don’t miss exclusive chance to stay in one of Deauville’s top hotels!

Don’t miss the exclusive chance to stay in one of Deauville’s top hotels! The WPT National Deauville is offering players an amazing promotion during its WPT festival next month. During the €1,200 WPT National Main Event, the Barriere Group is offering players an exclusive experience and opening the doors of the glamorous Royal Hotel - at reduced cost.

PokerStars announces key Championship and Festival dates for 2017

PokerStars has announced key dates and schedules for its new PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival stops in 2017

Farewell UKIPT! Last series event at The Hippodrome Casino in November

The very last UKIPT event will be taking place at at PokerStars LIVE at The Hippodrome Casino in late November with the three-day €250 + £25 UKIPT Series.

October 2016

Dave Colclough, 'one of the good guys', dies aged 52

Dave Colclough, co-founder of the mould-breaking BlondePoker online poker community, has died of cancer aged 52. He was a European Hall of Famer, two-time WSOP runner-up and hugely respected in the industry far and wide.

August 2016

PokerStars announces global Championship and Festival events

Today, PokerStars announced that beginning in 2017, its global live events will fall under one of two tours, the PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival.

May 2016

The MainEventTravel Guide to Las Vegas

We thought that you would like a quick summary of what is new and different to do in Las Vegas

New US Immigration Laws on Biometric Passports

As of April 1st 2016, only tourists who carry a biometric passport are allowed to travel to the USA.

February 2016

WSOP Announce 2016 Schedule

Non-stop poker action returns to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from May 31 to July 18, 2016 as the 47th running of the poker's longest-running tournament series returns for its annual summer pilgrimage.

Vladas Tamasauskas wins UKIPT Dublin

After nearly seven levels of exciting play, Vladas Tamasauskas from Lithuania became the latest champion UKIPT Winner in Dublin.

January 2016

Luske and Lau launch the FiDPA Website and Official Poker Rules

The FIDPA has released the International Poker rules to unite and strengthen the poker industry

FIDPA Introduces 'The International Poker Rules' at Bellagio

Marcel Luske, “The Flying Dutchman,” Takes Flight With FIDPA And Introduces “The International Poker Rules” at Bellagio