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The Festival Series 2024 Countdown #4: Return to Bratislava Nov. 18-24

The Festival Series 2024 Countdown #4: Return to Bratislava Nov. 18-24

The Festival Series during 2023 has been nothing short of spectacular with three stops at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham, Portomaso Casino in Malta, and Banco Casino, located in the heart of the Slovakian capital of Bratislava. All three stops offered a €550 Main Event with a juicy guarantee, tons of mixed games, package giveaway competitions, and casino championships including Slots, Roulette, and Blackjack events.

Next year will be even bigger and better at The Festival Series with three stops planned. The dates for next year's The Festival Series stops were announced last week and The Festival Series plans to release the locations one-by-one over the next week or two from the latest to the earliest.

Without further ado, the first stop will be back where it all began at Banco Casino in Bratislava from Nov. 18-24. Banco Casino. The Festival Series is already looking forward to returning after just completing an amazing third trip to Banco Casino. Our partners at Banco Casino share this sentiment.

"The third edition has been extremely successful in many ways, for which I am grateful and I would like to thank all the players for finding their way to Banco Casino again," shared Banco Casino Marketing Director Jan Packa. "I hope we have fulfilled their expectations. A huge thank you to everyone involved in the organization - the colleagues at this amazing casino who performed superhumanly throughout the duration of the festival as well as The Festival team who delivered an amazing third edition. Thank you and I am already looking forward to the next edition, which will take place in Banco Casino Bratislava in November 2024."

The Festival Series debuted at Banco Casino in 2021 when Martin Mauthner defeated a field of 621 players to win in the €550 Main Event to win the €59,000 top prize as part of a three-way deal. Things only got bigger and better from there with The Festival Series establishing a new Slovakian record with the first €500,000 guaranteed event. The event proved to be the largest in The Festival's two-year history with Netherlands's Michel Molenaar defeating a field of 1,261 entries in the €550 Main Event to win a €126,650 top prize. Gabriel Rymar made history of his own this year at Banco Casino after winning both the Main Event for €80,000 and the Bratislava Deepstack for €14,400, however, The Festival Series also established the first ever known HORSES Mixed Main Event that incorporates all the games of HORSE along with the popular Sviten Special. The Festival Series founder Martin "Franke" von Zweigbergk and its organization aren't the only ones thrilled about the trendsetting taking place at The Festival Series as Banco Casino also couldn't be more proud.

Gabriel Rymar Wins TFS Bratislava Main Event

"I am very happy and proud that The Festival Series, led by legend himself Franke, started its journey in Banco Casino two years ago, and during this period The Festival Series created several records in Slovakia, including the first €500,000 guaranteed event in Slovakia ever or the largest Mixed Games event held in our region," Packa said. "I must say that this joint journey of The Festival and Banco Casino brings joy to every poker player, as once a year it will bring a constellation of tournaments in which everyone will find what they are looking for. After all, such an event, in which you can play a unique tournament or format at any moment, is not often seen these days, and we enjoy organizing it all the more. Of course, The Festival is full of great tournament poker and brutal action in the cash game zone, but we mustn't forget the great atmosphere and fun throughout the week, as that's what it should be all about."

So reserve the dates and don't forget to join us back where it all began. It only gets bigger and better so be sure to block your calendars and join us for the 2024 The Festival Series Bratislava at Banco Casino from Nov. 18-24, 2024 and stay tuned as we release the secret locations of the first two The Festival Series stops of the year.

The 2024 The Festival Series Calendar

  • May 31 to June 9, 2024
  • September 9-15, 2024
  • November 18-24, 2024