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PokerStars European Poker Tour Returns in Prague

October 3, 2021
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The iconic European Poker Tour is set to return after a two-year hiatus in the beautiful city of Prague. Between December 8-19, some of poker’s heavy-hitters will be travelling from Las Vegas straight to the Czech Republic to play in another great festival.


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Prague has featured on the EPT calendar since 2007, and grown into one of the most loved spots to play poker during the year. The venue for this year’s edition will be at the Hilton Hotel Prague. As swish as you can find.

Severin Rasset, Managing Director of Poker at PokerStars, said: "We’re so excited to welcome our community back to our live poker felt with one of our most famous and well-loved poker tours. It’s been such a long time coming and we’ve been working tirelessly and monitoring the situation carefully so that no stone is unturned for a safe return to live events and a great experience for our players. The health and safety of players and staff is of paramount importance and we have a number of measures in place to ensure everyone attending feels comfortable and confident."


Safety Measures

As expected, the festival will be run with the usual selection of Covid-19 safety measures, including full vaccination status and, possibly, with the addition of a mask mandate.

PokerStars wrote that all players would be required to wear a mask upon entering the casino but didn’t clarify if this included while seated and playing. We await further information as, no doubt, this policy could be a deal-breaker for many potential entrants.


Satellite Tournaments - Qualify on the Cheap

The schedule looks incredible. Events with buy-ins ranging from a mere €130 up to €50,000 can be found throughout the 10-day festival. Something for everyone. We expect to see not only the world’s best tournament players arriving to do battle, but also a healthy amount of keen amateurs looking to see what it’s all about.

For those players who have more modest bankrolls, there will be a constant run of satellite tournaments running from October 3 until the festival starts. Seats in major events can be won for as little as €1.10.

There are also five complete packages up for grabs. Players can win eight nights hotel costs, travel costs, and a buy-in to the main event, all valued at €7,200.


Key Dates

  • December 9 -13 - EPT National – €1,100
  • December 13-19 - EPT Main Event – €5,300
  • December 17-19 - EPT High Roller – €10,300
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