Malta Poker Festival Spring Edition on the Horizon
A telltale sign of winter’s end is the return of the Malta Poker Festival Spring edition. In just over a month the annual festival will kick off at its home at Portomaso Casino. The festival runs from April 24th to May 1st. Some 25 events are scheduled which feature The Hendon Mob Championship (THMC) and a €300,000 guaranteed MPF Grand Event powered by Unibet DeepStacks Open (UDSO).
The festival will also bring together other European live poker brands including the return of the APAT, Bounty Hunter Days, and Ladies First!
MPF Grand Event Powered by UDSO
The headline event of the Malta Poker Festival Spring edition is the MPF Grand Event powered by UDSO. The event carries a €300,000 guarantee and will cost €550 to enter. Play gets underway on April 26th with the third and final day on May 1st.
Players will have five Day 1 flights to make Day 2 and may re-enter up to two times. Starting stacks are 50,000 with 40-min blinds and late registration for eight levels.
The Hendon Mob Championship
THMC returns as a premier side event for the MPF and slots in its usual spot on the weekend. Day 1 begins at 4 pm local time on April 28th with a buyin of €230. Players start with 30,000 chips and 30-minute levels. Late registration is available for the first eight levels and two re-entries are permitted.
Roland Boothby, Head of Partnerships for GPITHM is eager to get back to Malta. “We’re delighted to be partnered once again with Malta Poker Festival, Spring Edition. We’ve been by the side of the Malta Poker Festival from day one and the spring edition is another opportunity to showcase this beautiful island to the poker community in what has become one of the friendliest and most atmospheric events on the poker calendar.”
Side Events & Main Event Travel Packages
There won’t be any shortage of variety for this year’s MPF Spring. From Omaha to Pineapple, to HORSE, Win the Button, and Bounty events, players of all skills and bankrolls will find something to their liking. The APAT Maltese Championship returns along with the Ladies First! women’s event hosted by Chris Read. Bounty Hunter Days will host two events and Betsson also sponsors an event.
The full schedule can be found here.
Main Event Travel has signed on to be the official hotel provider of the MPF with stay-and-play packages available. MPF partners with the Hilton Malta and Cavalieri Art Hotel both of which are within walking distance of Portomaso Casino.
A pricing guide and full breakdown can be found here: https://www.maineventtravel.com/event/malta-poker-festival-spring-2023-#special-offers.