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PokerStars has unveiled the full schedule for the highly anticipated 18th season of the European Poker Tour (EPT 2024), which sees the prestigious tour returning to all of our players’ favourite stops.

After incredible debuts during the 2023 season, both EPT Paris and EPT Cyprus will return for their sophomore years, fitting perfectly alongside the fan favourites: Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Prague.

KEY EPT 2024 DATES:

  • EPT Paris – 14 to 25 February 2024
  • EPT Monte-Carlo – 24 April to 04 May 2024
  • EPT Barcelona – 26 August to 08 September 2024
  • EPT Cyprus – 09 to 20 October 2024
  • EPT Prague – 04 to 15 December 2024

BIGGER AND BETTER EPT PARIS

The EPT 2024 season kicks off in the French capital in a brand new venue –  the stunning Le Palais des Congrès, from February 14-25.

Razvan Belea was victorious at EPT Paris 2023, winning €1.17 million

“After last year’s EPT Paris, we really listened to players’ feedback, and we looked at how to improve the players’ experience and capacity for this event which has the potential to be one of the largest EPT festivals ever,” said Cedric Billot, Associate Director of Live Events Operations.

“A new and larger venue, improvements on the registrations, more tables… we hope to welcome as many players as possible in 2024 in Paris!”

The new spacious venue will see over 120 tournament tables and a bigger schedule to accommodate all players. 

Players can win their way to Paris — a fantastic poker city — with online satellites which will be live from November 21. This includes a €5,300 buy-in to the EPT Paris Main Event, with eight nights’ accommodation at the event location for the player and their chosen plus one. 

There’s also the chance to win your way to the France Poker Series (FPS) Paris Main Event, featuring a €1,100 buy-in and seven nights’ accommodation for the player and their guest.

Plus, you can win your way to Paris through the Power Path by winning either a Gold Pass (worth $10,300) or a Silver Pass (worth $2,500).

THE LUXURY OF MONTE CARLO

The tour then returns to Monaco and arguably the most beautiful poker room in the world – the iconic Salle des Etoiles, located at the Monte-Carlo Casino®️ Sporting Club, part of the Monte Carlo Bay Resort & Hotel.

The Salle des Etoiles, Monaco

The festival will run from 24 April to 04 May 2024.

The EPT has taken place in Monte Carlo every year since 2005 (except for 2020) and always delivers, both in luxury and lively poker action. Previous Main Event winners include Steve O’Dwyer, Adrian Mateos, and the defending champ, Mike Watson.

The legend that is Mike Watson, winning his second EPT title

Just like Paris, players will be able to play online qualifiers and win full packages for both the EPT Main Event and the FPS Monte Carlo Main Event, as well as use Power Path Gold and Silver Passes to play.

20 YEARS OF EPT BARCELONA

EPT Barcelona 2024 will mark 20 years of the players’ favourite stop in the stunning Catalonian capital at Casino Barcelona from August 26- September 08. 

From Alexander Stevic’s Main Event victory in September 2004 all the way through to Simon Wiciak’s seven-figure score last summer, the EPT wouldn’t feel the same without Barcelona. 

With over 20 years of history, the stop has featured in every single season and has become one of the most popular on the tour, even hosting the largest-ever live poker tournament sponsored by PokerStars – the 2023 EPT Barcelona Estrellas Main Event. The celebrations to mark the 20th edition will no doubt be ones to remember, with more details to be released in 2024.

Make sure you’re there so you can follow in the footsteps of other previous champions including John Juanda, Tom Middleton, Sebastian Malec, and last year’s champ Giuliano Bendinelli.

Qualifiers will be announced soon.

TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO CYPRUS

EPT’s Cyprus home: the Merit Royal Diamond Hotel & Casino & Spa

PokerStars players can also mark their calendars with the return of the highly rated EPT Cyprus at the stunning Merit Royal Diamond Hotel & Casino & Spa from October 09- 20.

The all-inclusive resort proved incredibly popular in every way, from its spacious poker rooms to complimentary food, drink and fantastic staff service.

Young gun Gilles Simon will no doubt return to go for back-to-back wins, having taken down the Main Event for a sensational $1,042,000 payday (check out an interview with Simon here).

Gilles Simon’s celebrations

You can also learn more about what happened at EPT Cyprus 2023 in our coverage hub.

As always, you’ll be able to win your way to the 2024 edition for cheap through online satellites and the Power Path.

PRAGUE: POKER’S WINTER WONDERLAND

Rounding off the EPT 2024 season is another firm fan favourite: EPT Prague, taking place once again at the Hilton Hotel from December 4-15.

Prague’s charming city skyscape

If you love Christmas festivities, you’ll simply adore Prague in December. Even if you don’t love the festivities, you’ll still love Prague – it’s just that beautiful.

It might be cold outside, but the poker action will heat up quickly, beginning with a full Eureka Poker Tour festival before transitioning into the EPT line-up.

Prague’s had its own share of big winners including Roberto Romanello, Martin Finger, Hossein Ensan and Kalidou Sow.

Get your trip booked – or wait and win an online qualifier instead!

Here are all of those key EPT 2024 dates once again:

  • EPT Paris – 14 to 25 February 2024
  • EPT Monte-Carlo – 24 April to 04 May 2024
  • EPT Barcelona – 26 August to 08 September 2024
  • EPT Cyprus – 09 to 20 October 2024
  • EPT Prague – 04 to 15 December 2024

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