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Don´t Miss Intertops´ Qualifiers for Malta Poker Festival

Posted on by John Lathram

Intertops´ Qualifiers for Malta Poker FestivalIntertops Poker has started hosting satellites and sub-satellites feeding into a Malta Poker Festival Final on 16th September that will see one lucky winner claim a package to the €500,000 ($580,000) guaranteed Malta Poker Festival “Grand Event” at the beginning of November.

I don´t know what the weather is like in November where you live, but in Malta the average daily high is 70º. Malta is one of the best places in Europe to visit in the fall and great place to go if you enjoy scuba diving, as day time highs match the temperature of the surrounding Mediterranean Sea.

Another reason for visiting Malta this fall is the Malta Poker Festival – eight days of high-intensity action centered around the historic harbor-front Portomaso Casino. The Festival has a packed schedule of poker and social events, and features a €500,000 guaranteed “Grand Event” (i.e. Main Event).

Scuba diving at lunchtime, poker in the evening, and VIP parties all night long. What could be better? Actually, winning your buy-in and accommodation for a couple of dollars would make the visit that much better, and that is exactly the opportunity that exists in Intertops Poker´s latest promotion.

How to Win a Package to the Malta Poker Festival

Regular players at Intertops Poker will be familiar by now with the qualification routes for live package finals. They start with four-times-daily Step 1 sub-satellites (buy-in $3.30) that feed into a daily Step 2 satellite. Alternatively, you can buy-in directly to the Step 2 satellite for $11.00.

The winner of each Step 2 satellite wins a seat in the $110 buy-in Malta Poker Festival Final on Sunday 16th September at 3:10pm (EDT). The winner of the Final is awarded a superb package that includes:

  • The €550 buy-in for Day 1C of the Malta Poker Festival Grand Event on November 3rd.
  • Five nights´ accommodation for two in a luxury room at the Hilton Malta Resort.
  • Dinner with the Intertops Poker Team and an invite to the VIP Player Party.
  • $500 towards scuba diving travelling expenses, plus plenty of Intertops Poker gear.

As usual, Intertops Poker will be running a hyper-turbo satellite on the morning of the Final, but despite the attractive $1.10 buy-in, the short-stack “Last Chance Wild West Satellite” is a chancy way to book your seat in the target event, and a better option is to start playing in the Steps satellites now.

More Options for Stay-at-Home Players

As well as offering players the opportunity to win a package to the Malta Poker Festival, Intertops Poker has extended its online tournament schedule to include a new $500 guaranteed “Montreal Lunch Date” tournament (daily from Monday to Saturday at 12:05pm EDT).

The Montreal Lunch Date tournament has the same structure as the site´s Stockholm, Honolulu, New York and Los Angeles “Sundowner” events, but with a smaller buy-in of just $8.80. It is likely to be a popular event, as the corresponding start time for Intertops´ European players is 6:05pm (CEST).

A further one-off event to mark in your dairies is Intertops Poker´s “PLO Fight Night” on Sunday 16th September – a rare venture into PL Omaha Knockout tournaments for the site. The tournament is relatively modest with a buy-in of $5.50 (including $1 bounty) and a guaranteed prize pool of just $300, but it promises to be a great deal of fun. The cards are in the air for PLO Fight Night at 9:05pm (EDT).

Casino Offers also Available for Intertops Poker

If you fancy an occasional break away from the virtual felt, Intertops has a pretty decent online casino, and next weekend (13th to 16th September) the site is offering players free spins on selected slots subject to the amount deposited. You also have to use the appropriate bonus code when you make your deposit, but there is no limit on how often each code can be used during the promotion:

  • Deposit $25 or more using the bonus code “KINGS” and get 25 free spins of Dragons Kings.
  • Deposit $50 or more using the bonus code “DASH” and get 50 free spins on Stampede.
  • Deposit $75 or more using the bonus code “REELS” and get 75 free spins on Reels of Wealth.
  • Deposit $100 or more using the bonus code “EMPIRE” and get 100 free spins on Ogre Empire.

Because this is a weekend offer, the free spins will not be credited to your account until Monday 17th September and you have up until 22nd September to use them. There is a limit of how much you can win from the free spins ($250 – which is better than industry standard), and there is a 30x playthrough requirement before you can request a withdrawal of your winnings.

Good luck if you take advantage of the casino free spins offer, if you play in any of Intertops Poker´s extended online tournament schedule, and especially in the satellites for the Malta Poker Festival Final.

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