At Banco Casino Bratislava, many things have changed over 2023 with the intensified poker schedule and the completion of the brand-new non-smoking poker room but straights will probably still beat bluffs with the runner runner nut flush blocker next year, the river will keep bringing nasty surprises, and the old grumpy reg, who plays every day and who always complains, will still not do his poker homework and he will keep running bad also in the new year :-)
What will also probably not change is the amount of poker action to come and yes ... Scandinavians should still be good drinking buddies in 2024 and Bratislava is likely keep its status of one of our favourite European cities in the poker landscape. Let's go find out in early January.
Welcome to this new episode of POKER RADAR CHECK for November and December 2023.
The poker year has been hectic and it looks like it will conclude in spectacular fashion.
This is a selection of poker trips with deals for traveling poker players.
In this video, we are going to browse through some of our late 2023 poker highlights.
Pack your bag, we're off to great places.
One of Banco Casino's biggest partnerships in terms of numbers of moved players will be back in the Slovak capital in November. Forced to export most of their decent poker events because of politics and regulations, many Polish Championships and Polish Cups are running outside the borders of Poland with Slovakia being one of the main spots over recent years.
The end of the year is coming in fast and the amazing amount of poker action that is been thrown at us, players and media keeps us all running. Sometimes in circles… :-)
The Spanish Poker Festival (SPF) is a touring poker project with multiple stops all over Spain including occasional stops in Portugal. On top of these events in the south of Europe, the promoters also travel abroad regularly to offer big international events to their community of players. Until recently, these international poker festivals were held at King's Resort in the Czech Republic but this year, the story has changed. The new destination for the winter gathering of this major Spanish poker promoter will be Banco Casino in Bratislava for the first time.
The Slovak Poker Series will be back at Banco Casino in October. The full schedule is available below and it's time to put together a great poker trip.
The late September 2023 weeks are about Bratislava again and photos and updates about the Winamax Poker Open at Banco Casino will come together here.
Check back during the WPO week for photos, highlights and useful links.
One of the most significant Slovak poker series will be back in Bratislava for early October. Also, the cash game deals are back during October! GET YOUR ROOM FOR FREE AT ONE OF OUR PARTNER HOTELS FOR 6 HOURS OF CASH GAME PLAY.
Get in touch for your custom poker trip bookings.
The Banco Casino is putting on another leg of their Slovak Series Of Poker. It was during one of those events that we played poker for the first time in Bratislava around 2015. Today, THE-ROUNDER.net is a partner of the poker room and we have tried many mid-and long-term rentals so we are glad to share our experience and to put Rude Monkey Travel's expertise to work for those who need some assistance to book their next poker trip hassle free.
To recover from an intense Las Vegas trip in June and July, I had planned a quiet August ... nothing came of it - unless attending three major mid-stake poker events in two cities more than 1000 km apart counts as a quiet month in any world :-)
It is no big secret that the capital of Slovakia has been one of my bases over the last years and, in order to improve service for players who trust THE-ROUNDER.net for the booking of their poker trips, I am constantly building new partnerships to expand the range of services and perks that I can offer to fellow traveling poker players for the sake of a better travel experience and for more value during poker trips to Bratislava.
I can usually include all drinks during your stay for most of the packages and, depending on demand, i will be able to offer more free or reduced transfers from the Bratislava and Vienna airports. Also, I will occasionally be offering free massages for some package bookings.
Promos and contests now and then are also part of the treat. These are usually clearly announced on the (never going) HOME page.
The World Poker Tour live circuit stops at the Grand Casino Liechtenstein from the 30th August to 11th September with a WPT Prime Main Event between 6th and 11th September. There is a free registration worth 1.1k CHF to win thanks to Pokerfirma.com. Details are available in the link below.
The late summer weeks are packed with poker action at Banco Casino in the heart of the Slovak capital. The POKER TRIPS section features plenty of info links and I will post highlights of my late summer in Bratislava below.
For some festivals, Banco Casino or the promoter offer great value promos on hotel rooms. Interested players are welcome to get in touch for details.
Rude Monkey Travel is also at everybody's disposal for the booking of custom experiences in and around the city.
Although I am devoting a lot of attention to Las Vegas these weeks, there is a lot of action going on in one of my European hubs over August and September and I will be visiting soon. Welcome to the Bratislava Summer Poker action at Banco Casino!
(up to the late September Winamax Poker Open)
Multiple international Day 1s across Europe and a big Poker festival in Bratislava from 5th to 12th June 2023.
Banco Masters number 34 is coming up. I'm leaving Slovakia for Luxembourg before making my way to The Festival in Malta but we're leaving a little gift here before I go.
There are two Warm Up tickets up for grabs together with PokerFirma.com. Learn more in the article below.
June will bring a wave of Scandinavian players to Bratislava.
I will not be able to attend this one but you can check out the schedule for this upcoming festival below and BOOK YOUR STAY now.
After the Vamos Poker Tour stop at Card Casino, I have decided to put the #allineverywhere machine on hold for a bit and I'll stay in Slovakia for one or two more weeks.
After the February stop in Romania, the VAMOS POKER TOUR 'equipazo' is back in the Slovak capital this spring.
April 2023 is almost history, so it's time to take a look at the games I'll be attending in May. As the peasant's rule goes: A right May is the key to a right year. Let's see if that also applies to poker ...
Check out the complete PokerFirma intervention in German below or go on to the English version even further down.
English version below
After my Namur visit in Belgium and a short stop in Luxembourg, I'm off to some Portugal Poker and photo grind with Alexandre Brutally Honest Rotenberg. Drones, cameras, stacks of cash for the Estoril and Vilamoura games... We are all set for a few days of cash games in Estoril followed by the Solverde Poker Series Main Event in Vilamoura!
From the very south of Portugal, I will then beam myself to Central Europe for a photo mission during the Vamos Poker Tour stop in the Slovak capital.
Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal and back to Slovakia.
These will be my Poker stops during the fourth month of this year. Details are always up to date under POKER TRIPS.
My Poker Spring starts in Slovakia this year.
I'm making a blitz Bratislava comeback during late March. First visit since my January stop. I've resumed traveling A LOT lately. You can support my trips by donating at the PLO cash game tables :-p In exchange, I'm shooting random documentation photos on the go. Those who enjoy watching photos, will maybe enjoy visiting the photo archive with progressively Bratislava updates these days until I leave Slovakia for the Casino Austria Poker Tour stop in epic Salzburg.
If I have the choice between a day time flight and one taking off just before sunset, guess which one I choose ...