Unibet are getting into the ring with their online poker festival after announcing the inaugural 'Unibet Open Series' (UOS) with €300,000 in guaranteed prize pools scheduled to be held from 26 February to 11 March. Unibet decided to cut off their ties with MPN (Microgaming) network to establish itself as a stand-alone site in 2014. It is their first ever online poker festival.
Unibet's head of poker, David Pomroy said, "We sense that our tournament offerings and available formats are more than competitive now and we think of it as a natural step after launching a new MTT schedule and Sunday Majors in October 2017."
"We have wanted to launch this for long, but we decided to wait until the start of the new Unibet Open season as the season and tour will tie in together via Battle of Champions."
84 tournaments would be held in the two-week series with six matches taking place each day. These six tournaments would further be split into three distinct buy-in categories; Nano, Low and High.
Former organizers of Battle of Malta tournament have also announced a new tournament festival on the Mediterranean island of Malta which is scheduled to be held in November.
The event founder and organizer of Battle of Malta tournament, Ivonne Montealegre commented, "We are operating Portomaso Casino very successfully for the last seven years, now it makes complete sense to take the tournament to the next level."
"We have been taking care of the needs of our clients and have recalibrated to the entire operation to focus on good quality poker in the most spectacular destination in Malta," added Montealegre.
Like its previous edition, the Malta Poker Festival Main Event will have a buy-in of €550 with a guaranteed prize pool of €500,000. The event takes place at the Portomaso Casino in Malta, running November 1-6, 2018.
The Battle of Malta has collaborated with poker website PokerListings.com to organize some huge event in Malta in recent years. In 2017, the €550 buy-in event attracted a massive 2,074 entries.