Breaking Down the Action:
  • Stars Coming Back to Monte Carlo
  • Regional Tours Make Welcome Return
  • The Full Schedule So Far

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PokerStars Monte Carlo festival returns to live action this Spring as the world's largest poker operator flexes its muscles.

In news that many poker fans feel has been a long time coming, PokerStars have announced an exciting relaunch of many European Poker Tour stops for the forthcoming tour, with regional tours joining high-profile stops such as Monte Carlo on the main tour.

Stars Coming Back to Monte Carlo

With Sporting Club in Monte Carlo once again going to be the scene for a European Poker Tour Main Event, something that hasn’t happened since May 2019 when Manig Loeser took down the top prize of €603,777 ($675,000), the excitement will be huge around the stop, which has been confirmed to be taking place between April 28th and May 7th this year.

Tournaments featured in the playboy’s homeland are a €100,000-entry Super High Roller between May 1st – 3rd, the €5,300 buy-in Main Event between May 2nd – 7th and a €25,000-entry High Roller, which closes out the festival between May 5th – 7th.

PokerStars, who already have online qualifiers running online for EPT Prague which returns next month, will be adding in daily freerolls and feeders satellites for Monte Carlo too, with buy-ins for the qualifiers starting from as little as €1.50 and in the PokerStars client from next week. Monte Carlo is a chance for ‘Stars to offer a real poker experience to players, and with exclusive merchandise and competitions taking place, glitzy prizes such as a helicopter transfer or a ride in a Ferrari could be won by players.

Regional Tours Make Welcome Return

“The health and safety of our players and staff is paramount to our plans.”

The excitement from PokerStars themselves is clear for all to see, which will be a refreshing note for many fans who missed playing not only in glamorous locations like the French province, but regional tours too, which make a welcome return this year.

“EPT Monte Carlo is a favourite for many, and we’re pleased we can now share details for the event along with the exciting announcement that regional tours are back,” Severin Rasset, Managing Director & Commercial Officer at PokerStars said.

UKIPT London

UKIPT London is one of several regional tours which return for the first time in many years in 2022.

“We understand that these are uncertain times for everyone. The health and safety of our players and staff is paramount to our plans and we’ll continue to communicate openly with players as each event approaches. Live events have always been a big part of PokerStars, and we can’t wait to get back to the live felt and hope to see many of our players at events soon!”

Those live regional tours include the famous UKIPT (UK & Ireland Poker Tour), which returns to London in early April at the Hippodrome. It has been five long years since regional tours such as the UKIPT took place and everyone is excited about their comeback in the poker community.

Events are in the planning stage for Eureka Poker Tour tournaments around Central and Eastern Europe, with the events sure to thrill poker players of all levels as PokerStars finally heads back on the road in a big way in 2022, with Eureka Prague kicking off on March 6th, and the FPS Aix-de-Provence taking place between November 22nd – 27th.

The Full Schedule So Far

With seven different destinations currently confirmed, here’s what players and fans can expect to follow as PokerStars makes a bold return to live events.

Full EPT / Regional Schedule (to date):

  • Eureka Prague (March 6th – 10th)
  • ESPT Madrid Gran Via (March 28th – April 3rd)
  • UKIPT London (April 4th – 10th)
  • FPS Monte Carlo (April 28th – May 2nd)
  • Eureka Rozvadov (May 20th – 29th)
  • FPS Divonne (October 4th – 9th)
  • FPS Aix-en-Provence (November 22nd – 27th

Joseph Ellison

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