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PokerNews on board as an official media partner!

Jason “JaxonPoker” Glatzer The Festival Series is delighted to welcome PokerNews on board as an official media partner! I spoke to one-man live reporting powerhouse Jason “JaxonPoker” Glatzer about the PokerNews partnership, and his plans for coverage of The Festival in Tallinn. “PokerNews has been involved in the past in…

March 16, 2021 | 5 minutes to read News
Highroller.com on board for The Festival in Tallinn

Just a week or so after announcing CasinoRoom’s partnership with The Festival Series, we are delighted to welcome on board its big sister brand, Highroller. We spoke to Mery Blomqvist, Group CMO of both sites’ parent company Ellmount Group, about what players can expect. As Blomqvist sums it up: “Highroller…

March 13, 2021 | 3 minutes to read
Rod Stirzaker - “What is this anyway?”

Keen to get back on the road “What is this anyway?” asks Rod Stirzaker: poker player, industry professional, veteran tournament reporter and long-time associate of yours truly. His extreme suspicion is not merely because I’ve called him up out of the blue after many months of government-mandated lack of live…

March 11, 2021 | 7 minutes to read News
Mauritz Altikardes - "It’s going to be a lot of fun"

Mauritz Altikardes, newly appointed social media star for The Festival Series, starts by reeling off his credentials. He’s racked up over a decade of experience at every level of the game, and is nothing short of evangelical about poker as a life skill. 10+ years experience with live events “I’ve…

March 10, 2021 | 7 minutes to read
Martin Trang: "Roulette is a combination of skills"

It is the very crack of lunchtime in London, but it’s already 9pm for Martin Trang, who is speaking to me from his home in the Philippines. He is telling me about how he ended up halfway across the world from his birthplace in Norway. From Sweden to Finland to…

March 9, 2021 | 7 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…

March 6, 2021 | 3 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…

March 5, 2021 | 4 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…

March 4, 2021 | 5 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…

March 3, 2021 | 3 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…

March 1, 2021 | 4 minutes to read News