About Tallinn & the Olympic Park Casino – “The Best Place for Poker”
This June 27-July 3, The Festival will be descending on Olympic Park Casino in Estonia’s beautiful capital city, Tallinn. Here’s a little bit of info about what players can expect.
The Olympic flagship casino is located in the very centre of the city, within the luxurious Hilton Tallinn Park hotel. Comprising a vast 1,600 square metres, the casino complex includes multiple gaming spaces, as well as an excellent sushi bar and the loveliest cocktail lounge in town (where, incidentally, your writer previously experienced the best Bloody Mary of her life). The casino operates 24/7 for a proper Vegas-like experience, and its location inside the Hilton complex with its sprawling conference facilities means that there’s plenty of floor space for even the biggest tournaments, as well as access to the excellent restaurants and spa facilities in the hotel. Player packages include accommodation onsite, so you can just roll straight out of bed on to the tournament floor, with an optional stop at one of the hotel’s lovely bars or restaurants on your way down.
The team behind Olympic Park Casino have an impressive pedigree when it comes to running this kind of event. General manager Jaan Vaabel is also the poker manager for the entire Olympic Casino group. Poker marketing manager Karev Tralla has racked up previous stints as a poker blogger as well as a recreational player, and other members of their team have previously been involved in organising major events including Kings of Tallinn and the EPT. In Karev’s words, “Tallinn is the best place for the poker!”
Poker is not all that Tallinn does exceptionally well. Located on the edge of the old town, right in the heart of the city, the Hilton Tallinn Park is an ideal base from which to explore all that Tallinn has to offer. One of Europe’s most vibrant capital cities, Tallinn is bursting with tourist options for when you feel like taking a break from the tables, many of them just a short stroll away from the casino. During the day, there are any number of museums and other activities dotting the old town that will allow you to immerse yourself in this mediaeval city’s history, including the ever-popular archery school in case you feel like letting off some steam after a bad beat. At night, the city transforms into a playground, with a myriad options for both fine and casual dining, live music, clubs - every kind of entertainment you could desire. You can read more about what Tallinn has to offer the visitor here.
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