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EPT Malta


The EPT will return to the stunning Mediterranean island of Malta in October 2016, once again in partnership with the Italian Poker Tour. The action will take place in the lively seaside resort of St Julian’s - known as the unofficial ‘capital’ of Maltese nightlife. Enjoy dozens of clubs, bars, cafes and restaurants, and the perfect setting for an epic EPT festival.

EPT Malta will run October 18-29, 2016, at the elegant Portomaso Casino. The world-renowned venue has hosted numerous major events - including the first edition of EPT Malta in 2014 - and lies just a stone’s throw away from the Hilton Malta, the official EPT hotel.


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  • NL - Hold’em (October 18-20, 2016) - €10,000 + €300
  • IPT Main Event (October 19-23, 2016) - €1,000 + €100
  • PokerStars Cup (October 19-23, 2016) - €300 + €30
  • €25K High Roller (October 21-23, 2016) - €25,000 + €750
  • IPT High Roller (October 22-23, 2016) - €2,000 + €200
  • EPT Main Event (October 23-29, 2016) - €5,000 + €300
  • NL - Hold’em - Single Day (October 24, 2016) - €10,000 + €200
  • EPT High Roller (October 27-29, 2016) - €10,000 + €300
  • PokerStars Open (October 27-29, 2016) - €200 + €20

Portomaso Casino
Saint Julian’s PTM01

For accommodation information:

Dress code: Smart casual (sportswear is allowed).
Minimum age: 18 years+. Maltese nationals 25 years+.
NB: A valid ID must be shown at the entrance of the casino.


The license holder and operator of this event is Casino Portomaso Casino.

Address: Portomaso, Paceville, Saint Julian’s, PTMO1, Malta

Contact telephone: +356 2138 3777

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EPT Travel is offering a wide range of accommodation options at special rates specifically for EPT players. Please visit for all available options. Further information will be emailed to all full package qualifiers within seven days of winning the satellite.

EPT full package qualifiers will be staying at the Hilton Hotel Malta, while IPT full package qualifiers will be staying at the Le Méridien Malta. Further information will be emailed to all full package qualifiers within seven days of winning the satellite.

By air: There are direct flights from most European including some budget airlines such as Easyjet. Air Malta has flights to and from all the major airports in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

By ferry: There are scheduled ferry services to Malta from several Mediterranean ports.

Getting to St Julian's: Malta airport is about 20 minutes' drive from St Julian's. You can book your private airport transfer via at a preferential rate to take you to your EPT Travel hotel:
1-4 people: €19
5-7 people: €25
8-12 people: €35

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During EPT Malta, onsite registration will be available at the following hours:

Date Open Close Date Open Close
October 18 - Tuesday 17:00 0:00 October 24 - Monday 10:00 0:00
October 19 - Wednesday 10:00 0:00 October 25 - Tuesday 10:00 0:00
October 20 - Thursday 10:00 0:00 October 26 - Wednesday 10:00 0:00
October 21 - Friday 10:00 0:00 October 27 - Thursday 10:00 0:00
October 22 - Saturday 10:00 0:00 October 28 - Friday 11:00 0:00
October 23 - Sunday 10:00 0:00 October 29 - Saturday 11:00 18:40

Ticket collection for preregistered players, onsite registrations using accounts, PSLive accounts and cash will be available onsite from 17:00 the day before the tournament starts.

Ticket collect and registration for the EPT Main Event and EPT High Rollers (T#17 and T#69) will be available from 10:00 on October 19.


Buy-in into EPT Malta Main Event and side events using funds from your account by following these tabs within your client: ‘Events’ > ‘EUROPE’ > ‘EPT Malta’ > ‘Event Schedule’.

Buy-in into IPT Malta Main Event using funds from your account by following these tabs within your client: ‘Events’ > ‘EUROPE’ > ‘IPT Malta’ > ‘Event Schedule’.

Buy-in for Main Events is available now. Buy-in for side events will be available from October 1.

Online Registration will be available until the end of the late registration period, which will be displayed in the EPT App.

Want to skip the queues at EPT Malta? Download the PokerStars Mobile app for iOS or Android and reserve seats for your favorite events. When you’re ready to play, collect your tickets from our Ticket Collection desk.

For more on the PokerStars Mobile app click here.


Pre-registration is also available via PSLive wallet.

If you have funds available, simply visit the “Reserve a Ticket” section of the PSLive Portal, choosing the tournament you want to play, and click “Reserve”.

To deposit funds in your PSLive wallet or if you need help to pre-register using your PSLive wallet please email us for details at

More information and a guide to PSLive wallet are available here.


Registration is available at the Registration Desk using Euros only. We do not offer registration via credit/debit cards, nor different currencies at the Registration Desk.

Chips can be withdrawn using credit/debit cards at the cashier of Casino Portomaso and used at the Registration Desk.

Casino Portomaso does not accept Diners Club nor American Express cards. Nor does Casino Portomaso accept business cards showing only the name of a company, even if the player is the sole director of said company.

ATMs are also located around the casino.

Casino Portomaso offers a currency exchange service. The exchange rate will be the same supplied by the exchange bureau. Currencies offered include: EUR, US$, AUD, CAD, CHF, DKK, NOK, JPY, GBP, ILS, and SEK.

Casino Portomaso cannot sell foreign currency. Players can redeem their foreign currency with the same rate, so long as it would still be in the possession of Casino Portomaso.

A valid passport is required.


Players can send funds to Casino Portomaso and withdraw chips. Funds can be used only for gaming purposes and any remaining balance can only be wired back to the same account.

Please email Casino Portomaso directly at for wire details.


You can only unregister before a chosen tournament starts.

You can unregister by visiting the client and un-registering yourself from the tournament, by emailing at least 48 hours before the tournament starts, or by visiting the onsite Registrations Desk before your tournament starts.

If you have already collected your ticket for the tournament, you will need to visit the Registrations Desk with both copies of your ticket.

Un-registration and receiving a refund is not permitted after the start of a given tournament.

For any other enquiries regarding EPT Malta, please contact

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Click for the full Tournament Schedule, including starting stacks and level times

  • We reserve the right to change, amend or alter any portion of the above schedule
  • All tournaments will have 3% of the tournament prize pool withheld to cover the costs of floor staff and dealers with the exception of events 17. Event 17 has a 2% withholding.
  • All Events with a buyin of less than €1,000 plus the IPT Main Event and the IPT High Roller, with the exception of Super Satellites or Entry Exclusive Events, are part of the IPT and qualify for the IPT Player of the Year Leaderboards
  • All tournaments may have their structure adjusted (including but not limited to) levels, level length and days added or subtracted at Tournament Director discretion

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Players who qualify or buy-in with their accounts are subject to a cash maximum payout of double the buy-in, any remainder winnings will be credited to their Stars accounts.

Only players can receive winnings credited to their account.

Payment will be made within 48 hours, and can only be made to the winning player’s account.

Players can receive winnings to their PSLive account, which can then be subsequently wired to a bank account held in the player’s name.

Players can receive up to a maximum of €10,000 in cash, and payments can only be made in Euros.

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€1 / €2 €100 €500 3% capped at €15
€2 / €5 €200 €1,000 3% capped at €15
€5 / €10 €500 N/A 3% capped at €15
€25 / €50 €2,500 N/A 3% capped at €25
€100 / €200 €10,000 N/A 3% capped at €25

Additional blinds spread upon request


€2 / €5 €200 3% capped at €15
€5 / €10 €500 3% capped at €20
€25 / €50 €2,500 3% capped at €25

Additional blinds spread upon request


€10 / €20 €1 €3 3% capped at €20

Additional blinds spread upon request


€10 / €20 €1 €3 3% capped at €20

Additional blinds spread upon request

Cash games will from 12:00 until 06:00 during EPT Malta.
Chinese: €100 (€85 + €15 dealer tip) per table, every 30 minutes.

*No flop, no drop

All games can be played No Limit, Pot Limit or Limit, and as part of a mixed game:
2-7 Draw, 5-Card Draw, A-5 Draw, Badacey, Badeucy, Badugi, Chinese (and variants), Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, Pineapple, Pineapple Hi/Lo, Razz, Stud, Stud Hi/Lo
Each pot will also be raked €1 for the dealer.

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Satellites to the EPT & IPT Malta Main Events commence on the following dates:

EPT Main Event

PokerStars.COM / .EU / .BE / .BG / .DK / .EE / .UK – July 31, 2016
PokerStars.ES - October 11, 2016
PokerStars.IT - August 25, 2016
PokerStars.FR - October 1, 2016

IPT Main Event

PokerStars.COM / .EU / .BE / .BG / .DK / .EE / .UK – July 31, 2016
PokerStars.ES - Players’ Choice tickets can be used to enter
PokerStars.IT - August 25, 2016
PokerStars.FR - ‘A la Carte’ tickets can be used to enter

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PokerStars runs a wide range of online satellites to the EPT and IPT Malta Main Events.

A full EPT Main Event prize package is worth €7,300 and consists of the following:

  • Main Event seat: €5,300
  • Eight nights’ accommodation at the Hilton Hotel Malta: €1,512
  • Travel expenses: €488

‘Seat Only’ satellites are also available, as are ‘Seat & Expenses’ to the value of €6,000 (Main Event seat + €700 cash).

A full IPT Main Event prize package is worth €2,200 and consists of the following:

  • Main Event seat: €1,100
  • Six nights’ accommodation at the Le Méridien Malta: €780
  • Travel expenses: €320

‘Seat Only’ satellites are also available, as are ‘Seat & Expenses’ to the value of €1,500 (Main Event seat & €400 cash).

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Check out the great poker and off-the-felt activities you can enjoy in Malta with StarsFun! For more information about each event, just speak with one of our team at the Portomaso Casino.

Casino Climber Blackjack Tournament

Exciting Blackjack tournaments held on October 20 and 28. Click here for more details.

Live Spin & Go

Are you a Spin & Go shark? We’re relaunching the popular live 3-handed tournaments at EPT Malta with buy-ins from €55 up to €550. Play from October 20- 28, 14:00 until 20:00. Click here for more details.

Player Lounge

Unwind away from the tables at the official EPT Malta Player Lounge, open daily throughout the festival.

Escape Room / Laser Tag

Get your adrenalin rush outside the poker room on October 20 & 24 as we lay on exclusive ‘Escape Room’ and ‘Laser Tag’ activities for EPT Malta players. Email to reserve your place.

Player Party

The exclusive Level 22 club will once again host the ever-popular Player Party on October 22, from 22:00 onwards.

Right To Play Charity Tournament

Come mix it with the pros and have some fun at EPT Malta’s Charity Event at 19:30 on October 23, with the host of usual top prizes on offer.

Ideas Hub

Got an idea for PokerStars? Come chat to our company reps onsite on October 19, 20, 23, 24 & 25 from 16:00-22:00.

Ideas Play

We’ll be trialling some new and exciting poker games for you to try out with Ideas Play from 17:00-19:00 on October 21-26.

Work for PokerStars:

Fancy working for the world’s largest poker site? Come find out about job openings with our HR reps onsite at EPT Malta from October 19-21, 15:00-19:00.

Visits to Valletta

Join us on a four-hour walk around the historic Maltese capital on October 20 & 24, at 13:00. Sign up via

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