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It will be a long, hot summer for poker players in Europe, regardless of the weather.

You already know about the epic event in Malaga in June, combining the best of the UK and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) and Estrellas Poker Tour (ESPT).

But now PokerStars has unveiled four new live events across Europe. Events in Germany, Spain, Cyprus and the UK are on the cards, each perfect for recreational players looking to get involved in the action. 

With buy-ins to suit players of all abilities and a real community feel, these events are not to be missed. 

And thanks to Power Path and a host of other qualification methods, you shouldn’t have to.

Summer of Satellites

Who doesn’t love a discount? Satellites to Lex Live, Eureka Hamburg, The Goliath and ESPT/UKIPT Malaga are all running now on PokerStars, meaning you could pick up a bargain summer holiday and qualify for a fraction of the price. Remember also that Power Path is an additional route to Lex Live, Eureka Hamburg and ESPT/UKIPT Malaga.

And it’s with Malaga that we need to start. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday (May 19th) there are €162 direct qualifiers with at least one package, worth €3,000, up for grabs. That package will give you entry to the €1,100 Main Event, seven nights accommodation for you and a guest at the Sunset Beach Club Hotel and €370 towards travel costs. If €162 sounds a bit steep, then the good news is that there sub-satellite price points to suit all pockets, with freebuy satellites available and other routes starting at just €1.10 or $0.50 with Power Path.

PokerStars spadie trophy in water

The summer of fun starts with ESPT/UKIPT Malaga, which runs June 10-16.

Live It Up At Lex Live

Lex Live Logo

Barcelona is synonymous with PokerStars live events, with it being the ‘home of the first flop’. Whilst the EPT will be heading there in August, a month prior the incredibly popular Lex Live will pitch up at Casino Barcelona. The community driven poker event will be about the off table fun as much as the poker, but if you want to lock up your seat to the €440 Main Event for less, then you can.

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday there’s a direct €109 satellite. Midweek those satellites guarantee one seat + expenses, whilst at the weekend there’s two packages guaranteed, which again include hotel and expenses. Feeder satellites to the direct qualifiers are available at €1.10, €5.50 and €11.

Eureka! Head To Hamburg This July

We’ve no doubt there are some of you eyeing up the double header of Eureka Hamburg followed by Lex Live, with just a two day gap between the end of Eureka Hamburg and Lex Live. If you’re a multi-tabler you could also win seats to both events on the same night, as Eureka Hamburg satellites also run every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. As with Lex Live the direct buy-in is €109. Tuesday and Thursday’s qualifiers guarantee one €1,500 package, whilst on Sunday that’s bumped up to three packages. Naturally there are feeder satellites, which start at just €1.10.

Sent To Coventry

This year PokerStars are supporting The Goliath, which will be held in Coventry July 25-August 4th.

This behemoth of a tournament always draws a massive field, there were 11,493 entries in 2023, with Alex Todd turning a £120 buy-in into more than £176,000. That’s some ROI%. This year the Main Event costs £200 to enter, but you can qualify for less on PokerStars.

Every night at 20:30 CET you’ll find a £22 satellite running on PokerStars, these are all seat only qualifiers and you can win your seat to that via £2.20 sub satellites.

Here are all the details about this incredible summer line-up.


Event: Eureka Hamburg
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Dates: July 1-7, 2024

Event: Lex Live Barcelona
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Dates: July 9-15, 2024

Event: Dolce Vita Series Cyprus
Location: Northern Cyprus
Dates: July 24 – August 4, 2024

Event: Goliath Coventry
Location: Coventry, UK
Dates: July 25 – August 4, 2024


After a successful showing in 2023, the Eureka Poker Tour will once again make its way to Hamburg in North Germany, returning to the iconic Casino Schenefeld for a week of poker action.

The festival runs from Monday, July 1 through to Sunday, July 2 and boasts everything you’d expect from a PokerStars regional tour: a juicy €1,100 Main Event, a €2,200 High Roller, a €330 Cup, and plenty of other side events and cash games to keep you entertained.

It doesn’t matter how experienced you are or how big your bankroll is, you’re sure to find events for you. 

One such side event will be hosted by PokerStars Ambassador, Felix Schneiders, who is inviting his GRND community to meet up, join in and share in the game they love – an event for recreational players of all abilities to come and get involved.

The atmosphere at events in Hamburg is always fantastic – don’t miss it this summer.

Direct satellites will be available on PokerStars and players can also win their way there through Power Path. 

Event: Eureka Hamburg
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Venue: Casino Schenefeld
Dates: July 1-7, 2024


Lex Live branding in Barcelona

Lex Live is more than just a poker festival…

Here’s an event more than four years in the making.

After two incredibly popular editions of Lex Live (one in Namur, the next in London), the stage was set for a third Lex Live way back in 2020. But then the world shut down.

Now here we are in 2024 and Lex, his team and PokerStars are thrilled to reveal that Lex Live is heading to beautiful Barcelona this summer, and everyone is invited – especially those in Lex’s community.

The event takes place at Casino Barcelona (the same venue as the European Poker Tour!) from July 9-15, 2024.

A Lex Live festival is way more than just a poker event. It’s a community meet-up, a city break, and a summer holiday complete with sun, sea and sand.

Come for the poker and the affordable €440 Main Event, but stay for the atmosphere, the off-the-felt activities (parties, player lounges, games), and the friendly vibes. 

Event: Lex Live Barcelona
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Venue: Casino Barcelona
Dates: July 9-15, 2024


Location for EPT Cyprus

Players in Cyprus can enjoy an all-inclusive experience at the Merit Royal Diamond Hotel Casino & Spa

We had such an incredible time at EPT Cyprus in 2023 that PokerStars is not only returning for another EPT in 2024 but also sponsoring a local event.

The Dolce Vita Series takes place at the stunning five-star Merit Royal Diamond Hotel Casino & Spa from July 24 – August 4. There you’ll find 12 days of poker, fun, and pool parties at an all-inclusive resort, so your food and drink are covered.

There will be a €2,200 Main Event as well as lower and higher buy-ins, catering for all players. Side events include a Ladies Championship Freeroll with $10,000 guaranteed in the prize pool!

Various qualification routes to the Dolce Vita Series will be available on PokerStars – we’ll bring you more info ASAP.

Event: Dolce Vita Series Cyprus
Location: Northern Cyprus
Venue: Merit Royal Diamond Hotel Casino & Spa (All-Inclusive)
Dates: July 24 – August 4, 2024


Goliath Logo

PokerStars is thrilled to be sponsoring the record-breaking Goliath event at the Grosvenor Casino in Coventry from July 25-August 4.

Last year, a vast field of 11,493 entries created a prize pool of nearly £1.4 million. This year’s festival offers 11 days of poker action and has the chance at breaking more records.

The Main Event buy-in is £160+£40 and the estimated prize pool is around £1.5 million. It’s a perfect tournament series for players of all levels, and provides a perfect taster for players keen to experience the magic of a live event.

Event: Goliath Coventry
Location: Coventry, UK
Venue: Coventry Building Society Arena
Dates: July 25 – August 4, 2024


With a packed schedule of events across Europe and opportunities for players to qualify online, PokerStars have something for everyone.

Estrellas Poker Tour:

Visit the Official Estrellas Poker Tour site.

  • UKIPT & ESPT Málaga, June 10-16 – Casino Torrequebrada
    • ESPT Malaga Main Event: June 12 – June 16 – €1,100
    • ESPT Malaga Cup: June 15-16 – €550
    • ESPT Malaga High Roller: June 11-12 – €2,200
  • ESPT Barcelona, August 26-September 1 – Casino Barcelona
    • ESPT Main Event: August 26- September 1- €1,100
    • ESPT Cup: Dates TBC – €550
    • ESPT High Roller: Dates TBC – €2,200

UK & Ireland Poker Tour:

Visit the Official UK and Ireland Poker Tour site.

  • UKIPT & ESPT Málaga, June 10-16 – Casino Torrequebrada
    UKIPT London, August 3-11 – Hippodrome Casino
  • UKIPT Nottingham, November 8-18 – Dusk Till Dawn Poker Club

Campeonato España de Poker Tour:

  • Madrid: June 25-30
  • Barcelona: August 14-25
  • Malaga: September 26-29
  • Peralada (Girona): November 27-December 1

European Poker Tour:

Visit the official EPT site.

  • EPT Monte-Carlo – 24 April to 04 May 2024, Monte-Carlo Casino®️
  • EPT Barcelona – 26 August to 08 September 2024, Casino Barcelona
  • EPT Cyprus – 09 to 20 October 2024, Merit Royal Diamond Hotel & Casino & Spa
  • EPT Prague – 04 to 15 December 2024, Hilton Hotel Prague

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