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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.

KEY DATES & EVENT INFO

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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
Portomaso
Paceville
Saint Julian’s PTM01
Malta

E-mail: info@ept-travel.com
For accommodation information: www.ept-travel.com

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.

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TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

EPT Travel is offering a wide range of accommodation options at special rates specifically for EPT players. Please visit www.ept-travel.com 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 www.ept-travel.com 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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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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CASH GAMES

Click here for more information about EPT Malta cash games.

NO LIMIT HOLD’EM CASH GAME RAKE:

BLINDS MIN BUY-IN MAX BUY-IN RAKE*
€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

POT LIMIT OMAHA:

BLINDS MIN BUY-IN (NO MAX) RAKE*
€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

STUD:

LIMITS ANTE BRING IN RAKE*
€10 / €20 €1 €3 3% capped at €20

Additional blinds spread upon request

DRAW:

LIMITS BLINDS BRING IN RAKE*
€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 & QUALIFICATION

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 - TBC
PokerStars.IT - August 25, 2016
PokerStars.FR – TBC

IPT Main Event

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

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POKERSTARS PLAYER INFORMATION

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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