Instant table service and wireless phone charging for players at Battle of Malta


There’s nothing more frustrating at a major poker tournament than trying to hail a waiter while simultaneously working out what to do with pocket Jacks. Battle of Malta is going to solve all that!

Casino Malta, which is hosting Battle of Malta next month, has teamed up with Malta-based Servizo Wireless Technology Solutions to provide wireless “calling buttons” for every poker table as well as wireless mobile phone charging hotspots across the event location.

On every table at Battle of Malta, which runs October 25-30 at the InterContinental Arena Conference Centre, the dealer will have access to an innovative device called “Gee-Bell”,  enabling players to call for food & drinks at any time, or even to request a masseuse. Waiters and massage girls will receive an instant signal on their watch  and rush to the player’s rescue!

Servizo Wireless will also be providing wireless phone chargers throughout the venue. The  charging hotspots will ensure that all players with QI certified mobile phones can keep topped up at all times.

Telly Bartolo, Special Events Coordinator for Casino Malta, said: “This year we want players at Battle of Malta to have the best service ever. We will have buttons on all the poker tables to call for service or for a massage and also a corner in the arena where players can go and charge their phones for free.”

Servizo CEO Gernot Schmid added: “We’re extremely proud to become the wireless technology partner for such a fantastic event as Battle of Malta. We know that the players will appreciate getting a more instant catering and massage service while sitting at the poker tables for long and tiring sessions.

“The new BOM organisers have put a lot of effort to accommodate players’ needs and we’ll be supporting the event by providing modern and discreet devices to call for service. We have no doubt that this will add value and provide a great experience for players.”

As a special event memento, players will also have the chance to buy a limited edition “Battle of Malta” wireless mobile phone charger near the Servizo wireless charging hotspot.

Schmid added: “We’re convinced that this technology will become an industry standard for poker tournaments, especially for big international events with long table sessions. Battle of Malta is pleased to set another benchmark for the event industry by using this technology.“

This year’s Battle of Malta is set to be the biggest yet and a huge turnout is expected. The six-day festival is being held in a spacious new location at the InterContinental Arena Conference Centre from October 25-30. As well as the €1,000,000 guarantee Main Event and prestigious €1,320 High Roller, this year’s Battle of Malta schedule includes a €110 Ladies event, €165 PLO Double Chance, two-day €330 Deepstack Turbo and the €150 “MPNPT Battle” side event on the penultimate day of the festival.

Last year, Battle of Malta broke its own records with a staggering 2,074 entries, making it the largest poker tournament ever held in Malta.

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