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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 10, 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 1, 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 19, 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 11, 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 5, 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 28, 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 27, 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 20, 2021 | 4 minutes to read
Meet Gargamies, the disc golf pro

Tommi Heimonen I’ve been trying to get hold of Twitch streamer Tommi Heimonen, better known online as Gargamies, for half an hour before I manage to get through. “We rented a villa - yeah, this is a very nice place, in Malaga, in Spain. We are so high here, so…

April 16, 2021 | 4 minutes to read
Slots.io’s Tauri Tiitsaar: “It has to be fun, it has to be fast, and it has to be fair”

Tauri Tiitsaar We are delighted to welcome Slots.io to The Festival Series family as our newest partners! Tauri Tiitsaar spoke to us about what makes Slots.io unique, and why they’re a perfect fit for The Festival in Tallinn. “What are we offering?” says Tauri in response to my question, “Only…

April 14, 2021 | 5 minutes to read