Live Poker Worldwide: Whats On In February 2024

03 Apr 2024
Jonathan Raab 03 Apr 2024
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  • February's live poker festival highlights
  • Details of the key live poker events taking place around the world in February 2024
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The first month of the year was a busy month for live poker and all the signs are that 2024 will be another bumper year for poker tours, series, circuits and one-off events. Call them what you will, its live poker we’re talking about and its in the rudest health of its life. February may be the shortest month of the year, but it’s not short on live poker options. There’s plenty of pokering going on in every continent, too much for us to cover, so we’ve selected the biggest, the best and some of the rest for our February insight. Here’s our region-by-region guide to the highlights of the month and details on where to qualify online, for those events that offer that option.

Poker Events in Europe February 2024

There’s a pretty good selection of live poker events in Europe this February. With lots of events at various different buy-in levels, there’s something for everyone in the shortest month of the year.
EventCountryFestival DatesMain Event DatesMain Event Buy-In
WPT Prime Aix -en-ProvenceFrance26 January - 5 February1-5 February€ 1,100
London Poker FestivalUK30 January - 4 February31 January - 4 February£700
GUKPT ManchesterUK1-11 February8-11 February£1,100
Smart Poker Tour SofiaBulgaria5-11 February7-11 FebruaryBGN2000
EAPT MadridSpain12-19 February15-19 February€ 560
Czech & Slovak Poker Tour BratislavaSlovakia13-19 February14-19 February€ 300
FPS ParisFrance14-25 February14-19 February€ 1,100
EPT ParisFrance14-25 February19-25 February€ 5,300
Irish Poker Tour Mayo Poker FestivalIreland16-17 February16-17 February€ 250
CNP SevilleSpain19-25 February21-25 February€ 600
APAT European Championship LondonUK21-25 February22-25 February£120
CAPT SeefeldAustria21 February - 3 March29 February - 3 March€ 2,200
Grosvenor UK Open CoventryUK22 February - 3 March28 February - 3 March£1,500
Kings of TallinnEstonia23 February - 3 March28 February - 3 March€ 1,100


For the higher staking players and anyone who lives in France, the go-to festival has to be the combined France Poker Series-European Poker Tour festival taking place in Paris from 14-25 February, featuring the €1,100 FPS Main Event and the €5,300 EPT Main Event. This festival debuted in 2023 and instantly became the second biggest event on the tour (after Barcelona) with 1,606 entries in the main event and it could grow even further this year. For those who don’t wish to/can’t afford to outlay the full buy-in for these pricey events, satellites are running on and

Also in France, the month kicks off with the WPT Prime Aix-en-Provence festival already underway and the €1,100 main event is just about to get started. It may be too late to qualify online for this event, but for future WPT Prime events, WPT Global is the home of online satellites to these events and for the forthcoming WPT Voyage that sets sail from Miami at the end of March.

If you are registering for the first time, use WPT Global promo code WIRED to get the poker room's biggest available matched deposit bonus of up to $1,200!

UK & Ireland

The UK has a very busy live poker schedule throughout 2024. Grosvenor operates the most events with dozens of 25/50 tournaments taking place at venues throughout the country, as well as the GUKPT, Goliath and UK Poker League events. There are also a few other operators who throw great live poker events, such as Rob Yong’s Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham and Aspers casinos. February has something for every live poker enthusiast, with a variety of low, medium and high buy-in events on offer. 

First up is the London Poker Festival at Aspers Casino in Stratford, which was already underway as the year moves into February. The £700 main event, featuring a £500,000 guarantee began on January 31st with five starting days in total and will conclude on Sunday 4th.

The second leg of the 2024 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour runs from 1st - 11th at the Grosvenor Casino, Bury New Rd in Manchester. GUKPT Manchester features a £1,250 main event and an extensive side event schedule. There are several live satellites taking place during the festival and online customers of Grosvenor Poker can participate in daily satellites that award tournament credit, giving players ultimate choice of which event they use any satellite winnings for.

Later in the month another unique event takes place, the Grosvenor UK Poker Open. Priced slightly higher than regular GUKPT legs, the £1,500 buy-in event takes place at Grosvenor Coventry from 28th February until 3rd March. As per the regular GUKPT stops, players can qualify online at Grosvenor Poker for this event.

If big money tournaments are not your thing, but you still want a well structured multi-day event to take part in, APAT's European Amateur Poker Championship is taking place at Aspers Casino, with its £120 main event running from 22nd to 25th of the month.


With casinos in all the major cities and great weather most of the year round, Spain is a logical destination for anyone wanting to combine poker with a holiday. While the temperature in February isn’t so hot in Spain, its a great place to escape the icy chills of northern Europe.  Apart from EPT Barcelona later in the year, most poker events in Spain tend to feature buy-ins under €1,000 and this is the case for two events taking place this month. 

EAPT Madrid runs in the middle of the month with its €560 main event taking place from 15th - 19th. Satellites to this and to other EAPT events are held on GGPoker, so if you’re reading this before Valentine’s Day, there’s still time to bag a seat.

Soon after the EAPT Madrid event ends, the Circuito Nacional de Poker takes place in Seville, with a €600 main event. This is the national tour in Spain and has been running for almost two decades, with between 6-8 stops per year.

Rest of Europe

In addition to the poker hotspots of France, the UK and Spain, there are also a host of other live poker events taking place throughout the continent in February. There are in fact too many to mention individually, but here are details of a few that stand out. 

The Smart Poker Tour has been running in Bulgaria for a few years now and in February it is hosting a high stakes edition in Sofia, with a BGN 2,000 buy-in. This is equivalent to just over €1,000.

The Czech & Slovak Poker Tour in Bratislava is an interesting one, featuring a €350,000 guaranteed main event with a very affordable €300 buy-in. The last time there was a Czech Slovak Poker Tour event was in 2009 and although this may not be quite the same tour as before, it’s only out by an &. Bratislava is a great city for a poker break, with a picturesque centre and vibrant nightlife. It also won’t break the bank, as it is one of Europe’s cheapest capital cities.

Meanwhile in Ireland, the seemingly non-stop train that is the Irish Poker Tour is having a quieter month that usual, with just a weekender festival in Co Mayo in February. Taking place on the 16th and 17th of the month at the McWilliam Park Hotel in Claremorris, the Mayo Poker Festival features the €250 Mayo Poker Cup as its main event, with a €20,000 guarantee. Irish events, especially those run by Fintan Gavin are always conducted in good spirit and there’s even an Omaha event on the side event menu.

Raising the stakes again, the Casinos Austria Poker Tour has a unique event taking place this month, with a €550 Snow Festival tournament and a €2,200 main event. The CAPT Seefeld event will actually begin on the preceding weekend, but in another casino in Bregenz. After holding a Snow Festival day 1 in  Casino Bregenz on Friday 16th, there is another starting day on Sunday 18th in Casino Vienna. Three further starting days will will take place at Casino Seefeld in the Alps from 23rd-25th before the tournament concludes and makes way for the bigger buy-in main event.

Just as February is drawing to a close, the Kings of Tallinn festival gets going in Estonia with a €1,100 main event. This much loved event is a focal point for the Nordic poker community and with Helsinki just a short ferry ride away, you can expect it to mostly be populated by Finnish players.

Poker Events in the Americas February 2024

EventLocationFestival DatesMain Event DatesMain Event Buy-In
KSOP RioRio de Janeiro, Brazil24 January - 7 February27 January - 7 FebruaryR$5,000
PokerGo CupLas Vegas25 January - 3 February2-3 February$25,000
Venetian Deepstack ExtravaganzaLas Vegas29 January - 18 February15-18 February$1,600
MSPT ClevelandCleveland, Ohio30 January - 4 February1-4 February$1,100
WSOPC Pompano BeachPompano Beach, Florida1-12 February8-12 February$1,700
Orleans Big Game BashLas Vegas5-11 February11-Feb$200
Pure Poker Tour EdmontonEdmonton, Canada11-26 February23-26 FebruaryC$1,100
WSOPC North CarolinaCherokee, North Carolina15-26 February22-26 February$1,700
Moneymaker Poker Tour Palm BeachPalm Beach, Florida15-27 February22-27 February$2,500
Wynn Millions Poker SeriesLas Vegas19 February - 24 March7-13 March$3,500
Venetian Deepstack ShowdownLas Vegas19 February - 31 March17-19 March$1,100
Rungood Poker Series San DiegoSan Diegoi, California20-25 February23-25 February$600
WSOPC ChicagoHammond, Indiana29 February - 11 March7-11 March$1,700

Las Vegas

As always, there’s usually a fair amount of poker going on in Las Vegas. High stakes lovers have the PokerGo Tour’s PokerGo Cup, which is already more than half way through as we enter the start of the month. The main event, with a $25,000 buy-in takes place on the 2nd and 3rd of February, then the high stakes tour takes a siesta for a few weeks before starting its mixed games festival just as we are going into March.

The Venetian has two festivals running in February. Actually, the Venetian almost always has a festival running. If you look at their calendar, you will see that as soon as one festival ends, the next one usually starts. Giving them different names and dates creates an illusion that they are actually distinct festivals, when in fact, it’s just a way for the casino to market its regular daily action more visibly. The Deepstack Extravaganza festival, which has been running since 29th January ends on the 18th February, while the oh so similar Deepstack Showdown festival starts on February 19th and runs until the end of March.

Almost mirroring the dates of the Deepstack Showdown, the Wynn Millions Poker Festival runs from 19th February until 24th March and features a $3,500 buy-in main event with a $3,000,0000 guarantee.

Meanwhile, away from the Strip, the Orleans Casino is hosting a week of events from 5th - 11th February called the Orleans Big Game Bash. It’s not as big a game as the name might suggest, with most tournaments in the $200-$500 buy-in range and they are all one-day tournaments. The biggest guarantee of the week is on the final day of the festival, when the $200 buy-in Sunday Special (lets call it the main event) takes place, with a $50,000 minimum prize pool.


While there were six WSOPC festivals in January, there are just two taking place in February, both with $1,700 main events. The first of these is in Florida, at Pompano Beach while Cherokee hosts WSOPC North Carolina later in the month.

Elsewhere in the USA

Also in Florida, the Moneymaker Poker Tour takes place at Palm Beach where the former WSOP Main Event Champ Chris Moneymaker will host a twelve day poker extravaganza featuring a $2,500 main event with a $500,000 guarantee. The festival kicks off on 15th February with a multi-day Mystery Bounty event featuring a $500 buy-in, eight starting flights and a $250,000 guarantee. 

Two other tours taking place in the USA in February are the Mid-States Poker Tour event in Cleveland with a $1,100 main event and the RUNGOOD Poker Series event in San Diego, which costs just $600 to enter.


With the BSOP and LAPT tours yet to release their full 2023 calendars, it’s safe to assume they won’t be holding any events on these tours in February. However there is the KSOP event in Rio de Janeiro that is already running and continues until February 7th.  

The KSOP stands for the Kings Series of Poker and it is a new tour for Brazil in 2024. So far five stops of series have been announced for 2024, each featuring a R$5,000 ($1,000) main event. The inaugural event has an R$11m ($1.1m) guaranteed main event and in total R$50m ($10m) has been assured across the entire 100 event festival. The tour is sponsored by GG Poker. The main event started on the 27th January and has the last of its eight starting days on Saturday 3rd February.


The Pure Poker Tour lands in Edmonton this month, with a C$1,100 main event. Last year’s event had over 450 entries. The festival runs from 11th to 26th February and has a busy side event schedule that includes a C$340 Seniors tournament (for players 50 and older), a mystery bounty and a tag team event.

Poker Events in the Asia and Africa February 2024

EventLocationFestival DatesMain Event DatesMain Event Buy-In
Poker Dream 8Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia25 January - 5 February30 January - 5 FebruaryRM1,800
Sunbet Poker Tour by MJPTPretoria, South Africa28 February - 10 March6-10 MarchZAR15,000
APT TaipeiTaipei City, Taiwan28 February - 10 March3-9 MarchNT$70,000

Poker Dream 8 has been running in Kuala Lumpur since the 25th of January, but has now reached the start of its RM 1800 ($380) main event. This low buy-in series started in 2022 and is now on its 8th festival, holding events in Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan.


The APT Taipei festival starts at the very end of February, however its main event doesn’t have its cards in the air until March 3rd. Online satellites to the record breaking $2m guaranteed main event are taking place throughout February on Natural 8, the tour’s online sponsor. With 128 seats guaranteed across the online qualifying schedule, there’s lots of opportunities to bag a seat for less than the usual entrance price. 

New players can use the Natural8 poker bonus code MAXBONUS when registering to get up to $1000 welcome bonus.

South Africa

While last month the WSOPC visited Marrakech in Morocco, there are no big international poker festivals in Africa in February, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing running at all. The Monster Jam Poker Tour is South Africa’s premier live poker operator, holding several events per year. This includes the Sunbet Poker Tour event in Pretoria from 28th February to 10th March. It features a ZAR 15,000 ($800)  buy-in main event and if previous events are a good guide, they can expect 350-400 players to take part.

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