After some years of decline in the live poker stage, it seems that Pokerstars and the European Poker Tour has turned the tides around and experienced growth in the past season. Now they are ready with a part of the season 12 schedule for the EPT, with six destinations confirmed and one more to be announced.
EPT Season 12 Schedule:
EPT Barcelona: August 19-30, 2015
EPT Malta: October 21-31, 2015
EPT Prague: December 6-16, 2015
PokerStars Caribbean Adventure: January 6-14, 2016
EPT Dublin: February 10-20, 2016
EPT Grand Final: April 26 - May 6, 2016
Barcelona will as usual be the city that kicks off a new season of the EPT, having been included in the EPT since season one. The EPT will also return to Dublin, after being gone for eight seasons, which is exiting news for the Irish poker players.
For the second season in a row, the EPT will go to Malta, partially due to the massive success it experienced in the small, but poker happy country. The grand final will be hosted in Monaco once again, providing the extravagant feeling for the players.
EPT President Edgar Stuchly said: “Right from the stunning EPT100 celebrations in Barcelona last August to the eleventh EPT Grand Final here in Monaco, this has truly been a spectacular season, so we are understandably very excited about the forthcoming Season 12. In Europe-based events alone we will have awarded more than €100 million in prize money for the first time in the EPT’s history, with more than 60,000 tournament entries.”
“We will continue to take EPT to new locations and new audiences, and are constantly reviewing our events to ensure the tour stays fresh and exciting. Our festivals are held in the very best destinations in Europe, and we’re really looking forward to continuing to provide the best live poker experience worldwide in Season 12.” Stuchly added.