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The Malta Poker Open 2010 has just picked up a title sponsor from Danish betting site and e-sport bo

The Malta Poker Open – Powered by is taking place on the island of Malta between the 29th and the 31st October 2010 and features a main event buy-in of €1,100. The annual Poker tournament will also offer poker players a variety of side events and cash games to keep them busy throughout their week-end stay in the warm Maltese climate.

Martin Sanggard Hilstrup, Poker Manager at commented that ‘We are very excited about our collaboration for the Malta Poker Open 2010. The organisers delivered a fantastic event in 2009 and with our collaboration we’ll ensure that this trend will follow in 2010”

‘ is offering our esteemed players the opportunity of winning an all-inclusive poker package for the Malta Poker Open 2010. It’s also an open invitation for new Poker Players to join our Poker room and play against numerous European who also make part of the Ipoker network”

“This is the second time we’re offering an all inclusive package for a live Poker tournament in Malta. A few months ago, in May 2010, we sent 10 players to Malta to participate at the Malta Summer Face/Off. The event was well attended and helped us interact on a more social level with our players. We had the opportunity to get to know the people who are loyal to our brand and create a stronger relationship, which will help us to build stronger player retention in the long term.”

“We are achieving a stronger presence in the poker industry with frequent promotions of this kind. By bridging the gap between online and live play, we can further develop the healthy relationship we maintain with our players.”

“Malta Poker Events - The event organisers of the Malta Poker Open 2010 - have been responsible for a big part of the poker activity in Malta and since we already collaborated in the past, we were more than happy to take it to the next level and offer them a title sponsorship for their annual Malta Poker Open”

At €1,100 the Malta Poker Open, has been created with the European Poker player in mind. The buy-in favours those aspiring poker players who would like to participate at a live poker tournament in a top European Poker destination. The expected prize-pool is also sizeable enough to attract pro players who would like a week-end break with a mix of live tournament poker and a selection of social activities & events.

Malta Poker Events are also hosting a series of live satellite events which started at the beginning of August 2010. The live satellites have already proven a great success and reached full capacity in their second week alone.

Etienne Licari, spokes-person for Malta Poker Events released this statement “The Malta Poker Open’s debut was in April 2009 and the event attracted 150 players from Malta and some other European countries. Players competed for a €45,000 prize pool after registering for the €330 live Hold’em tourney. This year, with the MPO2010, we’re taking it up a notch by hosting a €1,100 event which is a far more attractive entry for most European players”

“Great emphasis is being placed on the player experience. Poker players can expect the VIP treatment they deserve and will have enough activities to keep them on the go during their stay in Malta, whether they make it to the final table or not. Apart from the usual side tournaments and poker games, some of the social activities we’re hosting for the players include a go-karting tournament, paintball battles, wine-tasting sessions, spa treatments, and more. Players will also have a 24 hour concierge at their service who will act as a reference point to meet any of their requirements”

“We’re excited about our collaboration with Our friends at the fast growing Danish poker room will be sending numerous players from the Danish Poker community to participate in the tournament. Together with these players, we expect to see several Danish Poker Pros as well as some female fashion Celebrities who will be participating in the ‘Girls tournament’ – A side event which will take place on Friday the 29th October 2010 on the eve of the Malta Poker Open Day 1”

Entry to the ‘Malta Poker Open – Powered by’ may be accessed through live or online satellites at very low entry fees, as well as direct buy-in at the Portomaso Casino. European Poker players may also purchase an all inclusive package through


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About Malta Poker Events

‘Malta Poker Events’ is the longest established Poker event agency on the Maltese islands. The agency is registered with the Malta Financial Services Authority and has been in operation since 2008. Since their earliest events which were hosted in 2009, Malta Poker Events have been responsible for the majority of the Poker activities taking place on the Maltese Islands. They also partnered with some of the major media channels in the international poker industry with the intention of portraying Malta as a top destination on the international Poker circuit.

Players who would like to know more about the booming Poker scene in Malta are invited to visit the Malta Poker Events web portal at

About the Malta Poker Open

The Malta Poker Open Poker Tournament made its debut in April 2009 and was co-ordinated by Malta Poker Events, a Maltese Poker event agency. The tournament was Malta’s first Poker tournament to feature a live camera table, as well as the first Maltese Poker tournament to be televised and broadcast on a Maltese television station. The Malta Poker Open was aired locally on the Melita TV network, and internationally on the Poker Channel TV station.


Malta Poker Events

Etienne Licari

Marketing & PR

5, Triq ir-Raheb Kurradu,

San Pawl Tat-Targa,

Nxr2318, Malta

+356 7942 3033

info @

Malta Poker Events

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