Battle of Malta joins forces with Irish Open


Two of the biggest standalone live poker tournaments on the planet are joining forces! The Irish Open and Battle of Malta plan to collaborate by cross-promoting each other’s events – starting at this year’s Battle of Malta in ten days’ time. 

Both the Irish Open and Battle of Malta have enjoyed phenomenal growth in recent years while still remaining wholly independent. The two events are renowned for their affordable buy-ins, fantastic atmosphere and great locations – and make every effort to ensure players have a lot of fun. 

The new partnership will see the two events promote each other both online – on websites and social media – as well as at live events. At the Battle of Malta, all players will be given a business card with a QR code for the new BOM app on one side, and an advertisement for the Irish Open on the other.

The Irish Poker Open Festival will be celebrating its 40thanniversary in 2020 with an eight-day festival from April 6-13 at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin. The €1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event, coupled with legendary Dublin hospitality, makes the Irish Open a truly unmissable event. Since it was launched back in 1981, the event has become one of the world’s most prestigious poker tournaments and is now the longest-running No Limit Texas Hold’em poker tournament in Europe.

Battle of Malta, which also has a €1 million guarantee Main Event, won “Best Low Buy-in Tournament in Europe” in 2015 and is back this year for its eighth edition. The festival runs October 15-22 in the spectacular Eden Arena at the InterContinental Hotel in St Julian’s – and is set to be the biggest yet. There were 3,816 entries for the 2018 Main Event making it the largest poker tournament ever held in Malta. is Official Travel Partner for both events making it super-easy for players to sort their buy-in and all their travel needs in one place for both events. 

Battle of Malta Event Director Diane Fenech said: “Both the Irish Open and Battle of Malta offer players an exceptional experience. There’s a lot of common ground between the two events and you can’t beat Dublin and Malta as fantastic poker destinations – amazing history coupled with an abundance of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Both the Irish and the Maltese also have a reputation as very welcoming people so we’re very excited about linking up the two events in this way.”

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