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“I Believe!” Casino Game Twitch Streamer Teukka Announces Partnership With CasinoRoom & The Festival Series
March 6th, 2021 | 3 minutes to read News “I Believe!” Casino Game Twitch Streamer Teukka Announces Partnership With CasinoRoom & The Festival Series

“I do streaming on Twitch, I stream online, casino games overall – and I am starting to work together with The Festival and we will have this partnership with CasinoRoom. With their help, we are able to give away big packages to my audience.” So Teukka, one of the most prominent online casino game streamers […]

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Meet Martin ’Franke’ von Zweigbergk – the driving force behind The Festival Series
March 5th, 2021 | 4 minutes to read News Meet Martin ’Franke’ von Zweigbergk – the driving force behind The Festival Series

Entrepreneur, poker player, beer connoisseur. Alleged farmer, loudest man in any given card room, and all-round force of nature. Whatever you choose to call him, there is only one Martin “Franke” von Zweigbergk – creator and driving force behind The Festival Series. For Franke, it’s all about the live experience – the party is as […]

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More Partners join The Festival Series
March 4th, 2021 | 5 minutes to read News More Partners join The Festival Series

Only a week since the official The Festival Series announcement and there has already been an overwhelming response from the community on social channels. Many have already declared this “great news” and are now ensuring they can make it to the event, and still more claiming they “need to start practising” – no doubt a bit rusty after a […]

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CasinoRoom’s Announces Dates for The Festival In Tallinn Qualifiers
March 3rd, 2021 | 3 minutes to read News CasinoRoom’s Announces Dates for The Festival In Tallinn Qualifiers

Mery Blomqvist, recently appointed CMO of Ellmount Group, introduces herself over the phone from her home in Stockholm. “Main reasons I joined Ellmount Group as CMO in Jan this year was due to several facts. CasinoRoom.com was a true pioneer when they launched early in 1999 as one of the first online casinos; plus the […]

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Jeff Sarwer Weighs In On Corona, The Queen’s Gambit Effect & Life After Lockdown
March 1st, 2021 | 4 minutes to read News Jeff Sarwer Weighs In On Corona, The Queen’s Gambit Effect & Life After Lockdown

Jeff Sarwer sounds as though his last year was quite pleasant overall, if a little quiet. “Oh, you know, just keeping things simple, a little bit of online chess and poker, nothing much,” is his response to my now-standard ‘how’s lockdown treating you?’ opener. “Not much live or anything.” I remind him that no-one’s played […]

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Arved Klöhn
Meet The Partners: Olybet’s Head Of Poker, Herli Olop
February 28th, 2021 | 4 minutes to read News Meet The Partners: Olybet’s Head Of Poker, Herli Olop

We are delighted this week to welcome Olybet to The Festival family as an online partner. We spoke to Olybet’s head of poker Herli Olop about working with us to deliver live events after what’s been an exceptionally grim year for the bricks-and-mortar industry. “As you know, the Olympic Entertainment Group is both land-based and […]

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Jesper Hougaard Looks Forward To Live Poker Returning
February 27th, 2021 | 1 minutes to read News Jesper Hougaard Looks Forward To Live Poker Returning

We caught up with the two-time bracelet winner, Jesper “Kipster” Hougaard, who is currently escaping European lockdown in Dubai. He is excited to hear about The Festival. “I have been told that the organizers will be setting up some big PLO cash games in Tallinn, so in that case I am very likely to come […]

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Juha Helppi: “I’m looking forward to playing live poker.”
February 25th, 2021 | 2 minutes to read News Juha Helppi: “I’m looking forward to playing live poker.”

Juha Helppi, on the phone at home in Finland, is summing up his plague year in characteristically understated style. After two decades of A-list prominence on the international tournament circuit, it took a global pandemic to push Helppi back to playing online, and his results have been impressive. He racked up 13 cashes in last […]

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Paf Poker becomes partner of The Festival
February 23rd, 2021 | 2 minutes to read News Paf Poker becomes partner of The Festival

The Ålandic gaming company has a long history of involvement in Europe’s liveliest and most player-focused poker and gaming tournaments, and is excited about partnering with The Festival to bring their players the best live event experience – especially after a long period of enforced online-only activity has left everyone chomping at the bit to […]

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