The Hendon Mob and The Festival Partner in Bratislava

Two of the fastest growing brands in live poker, The Festival and The Hendon Mob Championship, have announced a special partnership for the upcoming series in Bratislava. The Festival in Bratislava will run from October 10-16 at Banco Casino Bratislava. Returning to the Slovakian capital after successfully launching there in 2021. One of the opening events of the series will be The Hendon Mob Championship (THMC) Grand Final Warm Up. Kicking off a schedule that features 50 events across a ground-breaking range of gambling verticals.

Banco Casino Bratislava is the home of the largest THMC event to date. Less than a year ago, THMC Bratislava drew a field of 820 entries creating a prize pool of €175,275. The THMC Grand Final Warm Up gets underway on October 10th. Running on days 1 and 2 of the festival, with a €250 buy-in. Most notably, the event will also award six seats to the THMC Grand Final at Banco Casino, November 21-27.

Excitement is Brewing For the Teams Involved

The teams at The Festival, Banco Casino Bratislava, and GPI/THM are eager to present this opportunity to poker fans across Europe. “We are excited to finally be partnered with The Festival and look forward to nurturing and developing that partnership into 2023 and beyond. The team behind The Festival has big plans and we look forward to using our user base of millions of poker fans to support those ambitions in a way that enhances our own projects at the same time. The THM Grand Final Warm Up is a perfect example of this, and will just be the start of the continuing collaboration,” said Head of Partnerships for GPI/THM, Roland Boothby.

Martin “Franke” von Zweigbergk, Founder of The Festival echoed the sentiment; “As a poker player, there is no other site I return to as often as THM when it comes to checking data of persons or players I meet. Have they cashed a lot before? How long has he or she played? Did the person place better than me in the Irish Open 2019? Questions are plentiful, and THM delivers the answers. But also, what THM has made, is enabling the flag collection hobby for us players, do you have a flag from Slovakia yet? Or better do you have the special branded THM flag from Slovakia? I am very excited to see the fruits of the work we do now together with Roland Boothby and his team. See you in Bratislava, both in October and in November!”

What Else to Expect at The Festival in Bratislava

The Festival in Bratislava will be headlined by a €500+€50 Main Event, featuring a €500,000 guarantee. Other notable events include a €20,000 guaranteed Pot Limit Omaha High Roller and €30,000 guaranteed No-Limit Hold’em High Roller. Various other events will also be available. Open Face Chinese, Sviten Special, mixed games, and of course around the clock cash game tables. The full schedule is online at THM.

The Festival Series has been sweeping across Europe providing memorable player experiences on and off the felt. The team at The Festival doesn’t just focus on poker, they also invest time in the destination. The Festival is the first live circuit to run Roulette, Blackjack & Sportsbook Tournaments in parallel with the poker action. Players will also enjoy various activities outside of the poker room including player parties, nightlife, fine dining, and local tours.