Organisers have cancelled this year’s Battle of Malta live event, Europe’s leading mid-sized buy-in live poker festival, with a promise to announce an online replacement.
Slawomir Switalski, Manager of Casino Malta by Olympic Casino the organisers of the Battle of Malta, said, “Due to the public health emergency involving COVID-19 the much anticipated live festival that was supposed to take place in October, will now be cancelled. The health and safety of the players is our top concern now, which is why we will not be able to meet all our players face to face this year. As you cannot come to the Battle of Malta in 2020, we will come to you. We will have huge news which we will announce in September about a replacement of the live festival with something amazing online. We can then look forward to welcoming everyone back to break some more records in 2021.”
Designed for low to mid-stakes poker players, Battle of Malta has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2012 and has been one of the most popular stand-alone live poker events in Europe. The award-winning festival has been smashing records for eight years in a row, running the €555 Main Event last year with 4,657 entries, generating a gigantic prize pool of €2,258,645. The 2019 Battle of Malta had 35 events on the schedule and more than 13,000 tournament entries; with the Eden Arena packed every day of the seven-day festival.
Eden Leisure Group and Casino Malta by Olympic Casino operate Battle of Malta – part of the Olympic Entertainment Group.
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