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The Hendon Mob & The Festival: A Winning Combo in Bratislava

The Hendon Mob & The Festival: A Winning Combo in Bratislava

Holmes and Watson, Laurel and Hardy, Simon and Garfunkel, C-3PO and R-2D2 … history has had its fair share of great double acts. Introducing The Hendon Mob and The Festival, the poker world’s latest partnership that aims to prove the old adage that something is greater than the sum of its parts. Two of poker’s most ‘happening’ brands are teaming up for the return of The Festival to the excellent Banco Casino Bratislava, 10-16 October.     

When Slovakia’s capital once again plays host to this exciting series, which features both casino and sports betting competitions running alongside the poker offerings, one of the early events in what promises to be an action-packed schedule will be The Hendon Mob Championship (THMC) Grand Final Warm Up.

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Roland Boothby

Last year’s THMC Bratislava attracted 820 entries in the battle for a €175,275 prize pool. This time around, the €250 to buy-in THMC Grand Final Warm Up will serve as more than a tasty appetiser, with six seats being awarded to the THMC Grand Final, which will take place at the same venue (21-27 November). Roland Boothby, Head of Partnerships for GPI/THM, had this to say about poker’s latest co-operation between the respective teams of The Festival, Banco Casino Bratislava and GPI/THM: "The whole team at The Hendon Mob is excited to see where this partnership with The Festival can take us. Bratislava is just the start. Having run into Franke at many poker events throughout Europe, I knew as soon as I heard he was involved in a brand new live event series that it was something that would be a good fit with The Hendon Mob. Bringing together players from all nations, all backgrounds and all levels of poker experience is at the heart of what we do at THM/GPI,  and this is central to what Franke and his team are doing with The Festival; that’s why we’re delighted to be on board as a partner."

The Festival is much more than a poker series

While poker is a great game, five minutes listening to typical conversations at the tables will confirm that poker players also like to enjoy casino games and sports betting. And herein lies the thinking behind The Festival – in addition to the packed poker schedule there will be Blackjack and Roulette tournaments (where players compete against each other rather than the House) as well as a sports betting competition.

And the poker offering couldn’t be more interesting and varied. The megabucks €550 buy-in €500K GTD Main Event is the most ‘conventional’ aspect, with a Sviten Special, PLO Masters, Knockout, H.O.R.S.E, Heads-Up and Open Face Chinese just a sample of what to look forward to. Furthermore, cash games will run literally throughout the duration of The Festival.   

Away from the tables, players at The Festival in Bratislava can make the most of numerous Activities such as local tours, fine dining, parties, nightlife and so on that showcase what the picturesque city has to offer. This is a great touch that sets The Festival apart from the rest, and is another incentive to get your hands on a Player Package.  

Win your way to The Festival Bratislava

The Festival prides itself on providing poker fans across Europe with plenty of opportunities to win their way to big money tournaments at small money prices, thanks to a comprehensive, bankroll-friendly satellite schedule. Click here for information on how to qualify.