The World Poker Tour in Malta

September 14, 2012

For the second consecutive year, the World Poker Tour will be held in Malta’s Casino at Portomaso. Events will take place between the 16th and 20th of September, which will witness 600 players flocking the casino venue.

A sneak peek into the event

The re-entry main event is a €3,300 event. Numerous poker pros are expect to grace the event and even compete namely, Tony G, Phil Hellmuth, Vanessa Selbst, Marvin Rettenmaier, Jason Mercier and Jonathan Duhamel to name a few. Apart from the World Poker Tour that is attracting hundreds of players there is a lot to do in Malta, which will also be indulged in for sure.

Malta has been the place for online poker for quite some time now. Apart from internet poker, Malta is also becoming quite popular for the live version of the game. In season ten, the WPT was introduced to Malta, where a player field of 240 players worked up a prize pool of €698,400. The event in that year was won by American player Matt Giannetti.

So what can you expect this year in season eleven? The field this year is expected to not only be larger, but also comprise of more well known players. Phil Hellmuth and Tony G are players with some strong history and will be competing with each other through the week.

Activities to enjoy in Malta while taking time off from poker

Malta is home to 1.2 million tourists annually, so the infrastructure is simply brilliant and things to do are plenty. You could start with the Mosta Church, which is known to have one of the world’s largest domes or spend time swimming at Golden Bay. If food is your thing, visit Victoria Market.

Swimming the Blue Lagoon is also a popular tourist activity in Comino, which is pretty close by. Comino is a breathtaking island where movies like Count of Monte Cristo, Troy and Swept Away have been filmed. The water is crystal clear and the sandy beach is absolutely white. Although your journey from the WTP venue will entail some effort and time, if you enjoy swimming, marine life and snorkelling, the Blue Lagoon is a must visit.

If you like to party it up, there is a lot of night life pretty close to the WTP venue. Quarterdeck Cocktail & Wine Bar and Level 22 are just two hotspots for people who enjoy nights out. Malta has a lot to offer to all you poker fans who need a break from the game.

About the World Poker Tour

The World Poker Tour is among the most established names in television gaming and gaming. It is recognized globally and exhibits brand presence online, on television, in land-based tournaments and on mobile gaming.

The tour has been a pioneer in innovation in the game of poker for almost a decade. The global poker boom was ignited by the WTP with its unique television show that was based on poker tournaments that were played with high stakes. The World Poker Tour has been broadcast in more than 150 countries.