Live Poker Worldwide: Whats On In March 2024

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16 Jul 2024
Jonathan Raab 16 Jul 2024
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  • March's live poker festival highlights
  • Details of the key live poker festivals and events taking place around the world in March 2024
Live Poker Worldwide March 2024
  • Live Poker Events in Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • Netherlands
  • Slovakia
  • Czech Republic
  • Spain
  • France
  • Malta
  • Romania
  • Bulgaria
  • Greece
  • The Americas
  • Las Vegas
  • Elsewhere in th USA
  • Brazil
  • Caribbean
  • Asia, Africa & Australia
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Australia
March is set to be another bumper month for live poker, with dozens of events taking place around the world for players to get stuck into. We’ve selected the biggest, the best and some of the rest for our March 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.

Live Poker Events in Europe

There’s a lot going on this March, with WSOPC and WPT Prime events being the stand outs, along with the continent’s oldest poker tournament, the Irish Open. PokerStars recently revealed details of National Tours in Europe, which has filled up the calendar further. All in all, it looks like another great month to be alive and playing live poker in Europe.

EventCountryFestival DatesMain Event DatesMain Event Buy-In
Grosvenor UK OpenUK22 February - 3 March28 February - 3 March€ 1,500
Vamos Poker TourRomania26 February - 3 March28 February - 3 March€ 350
Unibet Deepstack OpenFrance27 February - 3 March29 February - 3 March€ 550
Italian Poker OpenMalta28 February - 5 March29 February - 5 March€ 550
Dublin Poker FestivalIreland29 February - 10 March7-10 March€ 570
Greek Poker Masters LoutrakiGreece3-10 March7-10 March€ 550
UK Poker League by 888UK4-10 March7-10 March£560
Eureka Poker Tour RozvadovCz8-18 March10-18 March€ 1,100
Irish Poker Tour CorkIreland8-9 March8-9 March€ 150
GUKPT BlackpoolUK10-17 March14-17 March£1,250
Mixed Game Championship, BratislavaSlovakia11-15 March13-Mar€ 400
Poker North MastersSlovakia11-24 March15-24 March€ 350
European Pot Limit Omaha Championship SofiaBulgaria13-17 March15-17 March€ 300
Irish Poker Tour St Patrick's Day DublinIreland14-17 March14-17 March€ 100
WPT Prime AmsterdamNetherlands15-23 March19-22 March€ 1,100
WSOPC NottinghamUK15-25 March21-25 March£1,100
888 Poker Live, BucharestRomania16-24 March20-24 March€ 560
Novibet Euro Poker ChampionshipSlovakia19-25 March19-25 March€ 350
Estrellas Poker Tour MadridSpain19-24 March20-24 March€ 1,100
Planet Poker LiveMalta20-24 March21-24 March€ 550
APAT Open Championship ManchesterUK22-24 March22-24 March€ 120
Irish OpenIreland25 March - 1 April27 March - 1 April€ 1,150

United Kingdom

Grosvenor Casinos GUKPT continues in March with its first Blackpool event of the year, while the Tour’s UK Open kicks off the month. Underway since late February at Grosvenor Coventry, the £1,500 event is the only one of its kind on the tour’s 2024 schedule.

Grosvenor Poker has "live credit" satellites running daily, in which players can use the winninghs towards almost any live tournament in any Grosvenor casino in the UK.

Elsewhere, the recently announced WSOPC UK event takes place at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham. Satellites to this are running on GG Poker for players in the UK to try and bag a seat into the £1,100 tournament. There’s even an online day 1 on GG Poker on March 19th, with anyone who makes it through joining the live tournament on day 2.

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The Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT) holds its Open Championship in Manchester from 22-24 March, with a £120 main event.

EventFestival DatesMain Event DatesMain Event Buy-In
Grosvenor UK Open22 February - 3 March28 February - 3 March€ 1,500
UK Poker League by 8884-10 March7-10 March£560
GUKPT Blackpool10-17 March14-17 March£1,250
WSOPC Nottingham15-25 March21-25 March£1,100
APAT Open Championship Manchester22-24 March22-24 March£120

Ireland

While February was a relatively quiet one for poker in Ireland, March sees the blinds being raised once again on the Emerald Isle. The month gets going with the Dublin Poker Festival, featuring a €570 main event. The Irish Poker Tour has an event in Cork as well as the special €100 for €100,000 St Patrick’s Day event in Dublin.

The most eagerly awaited event of the year in Ireland is the Irish Open, which traditionally takes place over the Easter Weekend. The festival runs from 25th March - 1st April, with the €1,150 main event from 27th March - 1st April.

EventFestival DatesMain Event DatesMain Event Buy-In
Dublin Poker Festival29 February - 10 March7-10 March€ 570
Irish Poker Tour Cork8-9 March8- 9 March€ 150
Irish Poker Tour St Patrick's Day Dublin14-17 March14-17 March€ 100
Irish Open25 March - 1 April27 March - 1 April€ 1,150

Netherlands

WPT Prime touches down in Amsterdam in March, with the €1,100 main event starting on the 19th of the month and running until the 22nd. The festival begins earlier on the 15th, with a few days of warm up tournaments before the main event begins.

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EventFestival DatesMain Event DatesMain Event Buy-In
WPT Prime Amsterdam15-23 March19-22 March€ 1,100

Slovakia

The Slovakian capital Bratislava has become quite a poker hotspot in the last few years, with several events scheduled there every year. Its an affordable city and the poker is usually affordable too, with most festivals featuring tournaments in the €200-€500 range. 

March is a busy month, with three events in the middle of the month. The Mixed Game Championship runs from 11th - 15th March featuring a €400 buy-in 8-Game main event. The Poker North Masters has a €350 main event, as does the Novibet Euro Poker Championship.

EventFestival DatesMain Event DatesMain Event Buy-In
Mixed Game Championship, Bratislava11-15 March13-Mar€ 400
Poker North Masters11- 24 March15-24 March€ 350
Novibet Euro Poker Championship19-25 March19-25 March€ 350

Czech Republic

Rozvadov close to the German border is a small village with a massive casino owned by Leon Tsoukernik. Kings Casino is famously Europe’s largest poker venue with over 200 tables. It hosts the WSOPE each year and has festivals running most of the year. In March the Eureka Poker Tour (silly name, whoever thought that one up is a muppet)* visits Rozvadov with a €1m guaranteed main event featuring six starting days.

*Yes, it was me.

EventFestival DatesMain Event DatesMain Event Buy-In
Eureka Poker Tour Rozvadov8-18 March10-18 March€ 1,100

Spain

The Estrellas Poker Tour (ESPT) returns to Madrid in March, with Casino Gran Via hosting the festival from 19-24 March with a €1,100 main event. Other tournaments on the schedule include the €330 ESPT Cup and a €2,200 High Roller.

EventFestival DatesMain Event DatesMain Event Buy-In
Estrellas Poker Tour Madrid19-24 March20-24 March€ 1,100

France

There are no major events in France in March, but there are a lot of small poker events taking place all over the country, which has the highest number of casinos of any country in Europe. One highlight of the month that stands out is the Unibet Deepstack Open in Aix-en-Provence. 

The Deepstack Series is one of Europe’s most established tours, owned and managed by Alex Henry and takes place several times a year, mostly in France, but also in other European countries, such as Malta.

Satellite options for Unibet Deepstack Open events are available on Unibet Poker.

EventFestival DatesMain Event DatesMain Event Buy-In
Unibet Deepstack Open, Aix-en-Provence27 February - 3 March29 February - 3 March€ 550

Malta

The most southern country in the EU is another of Europe’s poker hotspots, where several mid-stakes events take place every year. The main poker festivals that take place here are the Battle of Malta and the Malta Poker Festival. 

Neither of them are hosting events in March, but there are two other events taking place this month. Both are events targeting Italian players and several such events take place here every year. The Italian Poker Open festival is already underway and continues until March 5th, while Planet Poker’s festival runs from 20th-24th of the month. Both festivals feature main events with a €550 buy-in.

EventFestival DatesMain Event DatesMain Event Buy-In
Italian Poker Open28 February - 5 March29 February - 5 March€ 550
Planet Poker Live20-24 March21-24 March€ 550

Romania

Bucharest is another popular poker destination and this month the Vamos Poker Tour is visiting the Romanian capital, with a €350 main event that is already underway and concludes on March 3rd. Later in the month an 888 Live event takes place with a €600 main event.

EventFestival DatesMain Event DatesMain Event Buy-In
Vamos Poker Tour26 Feb - 3 March28 February - 3 March€ 350
888 Poker Live, Bucharest16-24 March20-24 March€ 560

Bulgaria

The European Pot Limit Omaha Championship takes place in Sofia from 13-17 March, featuring a €300 PLO Main Event. However for those who can’t deal with more than two hole cards, they are also including a €250 No Limit Hold’em Main Event as well.

EventFestival DatesMain Event DatesMain Event Buy-In
European Pot Limit Omaha Championship Sofia13-17 March15-17 March€ 300

Greece

The Greek Poker Masters takes place at Casino Loutraki from 3-10 March, with a €550 main event. Loutraki is one of the main poker casinos in the country and is located just over an hour’s drive from Athens.

EventFestival DatesMain Event DatesMain Event Buy-In
Greek Poker Masters Loutraki3-10 March7-10 March€ 550

The Americas

After a relatively quiet February, there are a lot more live poker festivals scheduled in March in the Americas. Several WSOPC festivals are running, there’s two RUNGOOD festivals and the the rooms are also pretty busy in Las Vegas. There’s also more live poker action in Brazil this month with two events taking place in Sao Paulo. Let’s take a closer look at what’s on where.

EventLocationFestival DatesMain Event DatesMain Event Buy-In
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 TunicaTunica, Mississippi27 February - 3 March1-3 March$600
BSOP Sao PauloSao Paulo, BRazil28 February - 5 March29 February - 5 MarchR$3,000
PokerGo Mixed GamesLas Vegas28 February - 8 March7-8 March$25,000
WSOPC Hammond, ChicagoHammond, Indiana29 February - 11 March7-11 March$1,700
MSPT Riverside, IowaRiverside, Iowa29 February - 17 March14-17 March$1,100
WSOPC TulsaTulsa, Oklahoma7-18 March15-18 March$1,700
WSOPC Brazil, Sao PauloSao Paulo, BRazil13-20 March14-20 MarchR$4,000
RUNGOOD Poker Series JacksonvilleJacksonville, Florida14-24 March21-24 March$1,200
WSOPC Verona, New YorkVerona, New York14-25 March21-25 March$1,700
The Lodge Mini Monster, TexasRound Rock, Texas15-25 March15-25 March$200
PokerGo PGT PLO SeriesLas Vegas20-29 March28-29 March$25,000
Caribbean Poker Tour, St MaartenSt Maarten20-31 March28-31 March$1,150
WSOPC Las VegasLas Vegas21 March - 1 April29 March - 1 April$1,700
WSOPC TorontoToronto, Canada22 March - 1 April28 March - 1 AprilC$2,000
WPT VoyageCaribbean31 March - 6 April1-4 April$5,000

Las Vegas

Both the Venetian and the Wynn have had festivals running since mid February and these continue well into March. In fact, the Venetian’s Deepstack Showdown festival does not end until the last day of March, while the Wynn Millions draws to a close one week earlier, ending on March 24th. 

The PokerGo studio at Aria is set to be very busy in March, with both a mixed games festival and a PLO series taking place. In the final party of the month there is also WSOPC Las Vegas, which gets going from the 21st, at the Horseshoe Casino.

EventLocationFestival DatesMain Event DatesMain Event Buy-In
Wynn Millions Poker SeriesLas Vegas19 February - 24 March7-13 March$3,500
Venetian Deepstack ShowdownLas Vegas19 February - 31 March17-19 March$1,100
PokerGo Mixed GamesLas Vegas28 February - 8 March7-8 March$25,000
PokerGo PGT PLO SeriesLas Vegas20-29 March28-29 March$25,000
WSOPC Las VegasLas Vegas21 March - 1 April29 March - 1 April$1,700

Elsewhere in th USA

In addition to the WSOPC Las Vegas festival, there are three further WSOPCs taking place in other parts of the USA. The first of these is WSOIPC Hammond, near Chicago and is already in play, with the $1,700 main event scheduled to start on 7th March. 

As that festival is drawing to a close, WSOPC Tulsa in Oklahoma will just be getting started, running from March 7th until the 18th, with its main event scheduled for the last five days of the programme. The third WSOPC of the month is being held in Verona, New York.

There are also two RUNGOOD Poker Series events in March, starting with Tunica, Mississippi, which is already up and running good, with its $600 main event set to take place from 1-3 March. Later in the month another RUNGOOD festival takes place in Jacksonville, Florida, but the main event of this one is $1,200.

For those looking for an event with a more affordable buy-in, Doug Polk’s The Lodge in Round Rock Texas is holding a $200 buy-in event with multiple starting days called the Mini Monster! It boasts a $400,000 guarantee. Maybe Tesla will be there for some fun cash games too.

EventLocationFestival DatesMain Event DatesMain Event Buy-In
RUNGOOD Poker Series TunicaTunica, Mississippi27 February - 3 March1-3 March$600
WSOPC Hammond, ChicagoHammond, Indiana29 February - 11 March7-11 March$1,700
WSOPC TulsaTulsa, Oklahoma7-18 March15-18 March$1,700
MSPT Riverside, IowaRiverside, Iowa29 February - 17 March14-17 March$1,100
RUNGOOD Poker Series JacksonvilleJacksonville, Florida14-24 March21-24 March$1,200
The Lodge Mini Monster, TexasRound Rock, Texas15-25 March15-25 March$200
WSOPC Verona, New YorkVerona, New York14-25 March21-25 March$1,700

Brazil

Sao Paulo hosts two live poker events this month. The first of these is the Brazilian Series of Poker which takes place right at the star of March, with a R$3,000 buy-in. The World Series of Poker Circuit event kicks off on 13th March, with its R$4,000 main event running from 14-20 March.

EventLocationFestival DatesMain Event DatesMain Event Buy-In
BSOP Sao PauloSao Paulo, Brazil28 February - 5 March29 February - 5 MarchR$3,000
WSOPC Brazil, Sao PauloSao Paulo, Brazil13-20 March14-20 MarchR$4,000

Caribbean

The Caribbean island of St Maarten once again hosts Thomas Kremser’s Caribbean Poker Tour. Its an event which has been held (on and off) for many years and this year runs from 20-31 March, featuring a $1,150 main event.

EventLocationFestival DatesMain Event DatesMain Event Buy-In
Caribbean Poker Tour, St MaartenSt Maarten20-31 March28-31 March$1,150
WPT VoyageCaribbean31 March - 6 April1-4 April$5,000

Asia, Africa & Australia

EventCountryFestival DatesMain Event DatesMain Event Buy-In
APT TaipeiTaipei City, Taiwan28 February - 10 March3-9 MarchNT$70,000
Sunbet Poker Tour by MJPTPretoria, South Africa28 February - 10 March6-10 MarchZAR15,000
Triton Poker Super High Roller SeriesJeju, South Korea5-21 March14-16 March$100,000
WPT KoreaJeju, South Korea25 March - 3 April28 March - 2 AprilKRW 2.8m
2024 Australian Poker OpenSydney, Australia27 March - 6 April4-7 AprilA$1,150

Asia

March looks set to be a really busy month for poker in Asia, with three major festivals taking place. It kicks off with APT Taipei at the start of the month. The Triton Poker Series lands in Jeju, South Korea for a super high roller series that has a $100,000 buy-in main event. Bit too cheap for me, otherwise i’m there. Once the Triton event has been completed, the same venue Shinwha Resort, hosts WPT Korea.

Africa

The Sunbet Poker Tour by Monster Jam is another festival that straddles both February and March. It takes place in Pretoria, South Africa with its ZAR 15,000 main event running from 6th - 10th March.

Australia

The Aussie Millions is sorely missed by the international poker community and although there is a rumour floating around that the iconic event might be returning to Melbourne at some point, its certainly not happening in March 2024. 

One event that is taking place this month is the Australian Poker Open in Sydney. The A$1,150 main event doesn’t actually start until the 4th of April, but the festival gets underway from March 27th.

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