Austrian triumph in Malta high roller poker event

October 30, 2016

28-year-old Austrian poker pro Stefan Jedlicka leaves the Mediterranean island of Malta this weekend with a lot more money than when he landed, thanks to some serious rewards at the poker tables of the European Malta Tour Malta just ended. In a very successful week, he won Euro 4,540 in the IPT main event; a […]

Polish victory in Malta high roller poker tourney

October 25, 2016

Congratulations are in order for Poland’s Jakub “Olorionek” Michalak (29), who has just bested 64 entrants (20 re-entries) to take down the Euro 10,300 Single-Day High Roller at the PokerStars European Poker Tour Malta. The field included a slew of top players such as Steve O’Dwyer, Scott Seiver, Pratyush Buddiga and Adrian Mateos. Michalak’s prize […]

U.S. pro wins EPT Malta one day High Roller

October 28, 2015

US professional player Steve O’Dwyer has added his thirteenth career live tournament title – and the Euro 327,030 main prize – to an already stellar c.v. by besting 99 entrants and 35 re-entrants in the Euro 10,200 turbo-driven NLHE High Roller event at European Poker Tour Malta. Although originally scheduled to run for just a […]

Big money in Malta online poker tournaments

March 29, 2015

The inaugural European Poker Tour Malta ended this weekend, concluding a successful tournament on the Mediterranean island with a Euro 5,000 NL Hold ’em main event and an exciting Euro10,000 buy-in High Roller. The main event attracted 895 entries, generating a prize pool of Euro 4,340,750, and it culminated in a 14 hour final table […]

Malta is the place to be for poker fans next year

December 20, 2014

The charming and historic Mediterranean island of Malta is becoming a popular venue for live poker tournaments, with the Pokerstars European Poker Tour the latest to select the island for an event. EPT has unveiled a 67-tournament schedule titled the EPT Malta Festival that looks set to appeal to a wide range of players, with […]

Malta Poker tournament a success

November 11, 2014

The success of this week’s 2014 Battle of Malta poker tournament can be gauged by the impressive 1,447 entries for the main event, which was effectively a heads up draw in a finale ultimately terminated by the clock…the tourney simply ran out of time at 5am the next day. Local player James Brincat and Bulgarian […]

Fireworks at ICE over everleaf poker situation?

August 7, 2014

The apparent failure of the Malta regulator Lotteries and Gaming Authority to ensure that player funds are segregated from operational finances at licensee operators, and the consequent prejudice to players when these operators fail, is likely to be front-and-centre at next year’s International Casino Expo if player activists have their way. Discussions on several player […]

Another Malta-licensed online poker disaster

November 28, 2013

Add the PokerinVenice online poker network to the sad and deeply worrying list of supposedly well-regulated online poker operators licensed by Malta’s Lotteries and Gaming Authority that have closed their doors, leaving players unpaid with their account balances unshielded. Posts on the twoplustwo forum indicate that the operator shut down in June this year after […]