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PokerStars teams up with The Festival Series

The Festival in Bratislava is less than two months away and today we can announce the next big partner aboard: PokerStars joins our ranks and will offer satellites to The Festival Series in Bratislava starting in August. Details regarding the satellite structure will be ironed out in the next week.…

July 22nd, 2021 | 2 minutes to read News
Guts Poker partners with The Festival Series

Welcome to the newest addition to The Festival family - Guts Poker! Jostein Grødum, head of poker at Guts, filled me in on what players can expect from the partnership. Strong partnership with other live events “Guts is a gaming brand offering more than poker - we have casino and…

July 5th, 2021 | 3 minutes to read News
Welcome to the Festival in Bratislava - Gun Täljö

Gun Täljö Today we shine the spotlight on Gun Täljö who is the winner of Mau's qualifier to The Festival in Bratislava which will take place at Banco Casino. Gun has had poker as a hobby since she was a child and has gone from playing points poker at home…

June 10th, 2021 | 2 minutes to read
The Gambling Cabin - "We try to bring both quality and entertainment to our different channels."

We’re the biggest Twitch channel in northern Europe for poker Bengt Sonnert Bengt “Bengan” Sonnert is on the move when I call him - there’s an odd crackle on the line, which for some reason sounds remarkably like chip-riffling. My soul is instantly soothed - it’s been well over a…

June 1st, 2021 | 4 minutes to read
Pokio Poker App Partners with The Festival Series

A real money social poker experience? Why does that sound familiar? The first regulated real money poker app Today I am talking to Manuel Lopes, CEO of Pokio, a European-based real money poker app about their brand new partnership with The Festival Series. In Lopes’ own words: “There are a…

May 19th, 2021 | 4 minutes to read News
Things to do in Bratislava

Good old Covid may have pushed back The Festival in Tallinn to 2022, but 2021 is far from a write-off - the inaugural Festival in Bratislava is very much on this September 20-26, and there are few better cities to provide a backdrop to the return of live events in…

May 11th, 2021 | 3 minutes to read News
​“Every time we organize something we try to push a level higher”

Jan Packa We all wanted to believe that The Festival in Tallinn was going to go ahead in June, but of course Covid had other ideas. On to Bratislava! The new dates for your diaries are September 20-26 when we will descend on one of Europe’s best casinos, in one…

May 5th, 2021 | 4 minutes to read
“I’m really bad at that sort of thing - I have no idea what to say!”

Today’s interview subject: Sami Pulliainen, poker player and representative for Finnish gambling community Uhmapelaajat. Despite the modesty, Sami actually has quite a lot to say about himself and the organisation he’s representing. What is Uhmapelaajat? Sami Pulliainen “It’s sort of like a gambling society,” he goes on. “We give tips,…

April 28th, 2021 | 3 minutes to read News
First Event of The Festival now set for September in Bratislava

1st Stop: Bratislava Malta - April 27, 2021: The Festival Series is now set to begin in Bratislava, Slovakia from September 20-26, 2021, instead of Tallinn in June. The same level of excitement and fun is guaranteed, just with a slight delay (and more build-up). The decision comes following careful…

April 27th, 2021 | 1 minutes to read News
Gerard Serra
Meet our Tournament Director Gerard Serra

“Bored with this shit! But what can we do?” Gerard Serra Thus legendary tournament director Gerard Serra replies when I ask him how he’s been; pleasingly, he doesn’t seem to have changed a bit in the 14 months or so since I last saw him, and I’m very much looking…

April 20th, 2021 | 4 minutes to read