Battle of Malta history
Designed for low- to mid-stakes poker players, Battle of Malta has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2012 and is now one of the most popular stand-alone events in Europe. Battle of Malta won the 2014 European Poker Awards “Event of the Year” title in the category for buy-ins up to €2,000.
In 2018, the Main Event was given a €1 million guarantee for the first time but massively exceeded the expected turnout.
Battle of Malta was launched by PokerListings and is now operated by Eden Leisure Group which also owns Casino Malta, the Hotel InterContinental (Malta’s largest 5* hotel), the Holiday Inn Express, and the InterContinental Arena Conference Centre. Not only is the Eden Leisure Group one of the biggest players in Malta’s hotel and casino industry in Malta, but its sister company the Olympic Entertainment Group also owns more than 100 gaming operations in seven different countries, giving players all over Europe the chance to win their Battle of Malta seat in live satellites to be held throughout Italy, the Baltics and other countries.
For the second year running, MainEventTravel.com will be the event’s Official Travel Partner.
In 2019, the Main Event was again a €1 million guarantee and it was massively exceeded the expected turnout. The event was staged in the Eden Arena at the InterContinental Conference Centre in St Julian’s and smashed records with 4,657 entries for the Main Event and a €2,258,645 prize pool that was more than double the €1 million guarantee. Battle of Malta 2019 was by far the biggest poker tournament ever held in Malta. With 35 events on the schedule and more than 13,000 tournament entries overall, the Eden Arena was packed throughout the seven-day festival.
IN 2022 For the first time ever, Casino Malta will be hosting two Battle of Malta festivals within one year. The first one will take place from April 20-26, while the date of the second one is yet to be announced.
The Spring edition of the Battle of Malta features a €500,000 guarantee and will be held from April 20th to 26th at the InterContinental Conference Centre in St Julian’s.
April is a nice time to visit Malta as it’s already warm, so you have the chance to combine the tournament with a holiday in the Mediterranean Sea.
The Battle of Malta Main Event offers a massive €500 guarantee for a very reasonable buy-in of €555.
In addition to that, the festival will also feature a High Roller tournament, bounty tournaments, turbos, PLO and much more.
in 2023 The Battle of Malta is back in 2023 and like previous events expects to set a new level of success for low buy-in poker tournaments.
With additional space providing more room for tables. players, side events, and cash games, 2023 promises to be bigger than ever!