The European Poker Tour has released the full schedule for its 2024 season. As expected, it’s a short slate of tour stops, but the EPT always goes for quality over quantity. Both Paris and Cyprus are back for their second seasons on the tour, while Monte-Carlo, Barcelona, and Prague return as perennial favorites.

The 2024 EPT season begins with EPT Paris, February 14-25. The new venue, Le Palais des Congrès, has over 120 tournament tables, so it will be able to host a larger schedule than EPT Paris had this year.

“After last year’s EPT Paris, we really listened to players’ feedback, and we looked at how to improve the players’ experience and capacity for this event which has the potential to be one of the largest EPT festivals ever,” said Cedric Billot, Associate Director of Live Events Operations, in Tuesday’s announcement.

Next is EPT Monte-Carlo at the Monte-Carlo Casino, April 24 – May 4. A mainstay of the European Poker Tour, EPT Monte-Carlo has been on the schedule every year (except for the 2020 COVID-19 year) since 2005.

Then it is on to EPT Barcelona at Casino Barcelona, which will run August 26 – September 8. EPT Barcelona has been a stop in every season of the European Poker Tour, easily one of the most popular live tournaments on the poker calendar. In fact, the 2023 EPT Barcelona Estrellas Main Event was PokerStars’ largest-ever sponsored live tournament.

Cyprus is an up-and-comer in the poker world and the success of EPT Cyprus this year made it a no-brainer for PokerStars to keep the island nation on the schedule in 2024. Running October 9-20, EPT Cyprus will be held at the Merit Royal Diamond Hotel Casino & Spa.

Finishing off the 2024 EPT schedule is the always huge EPT Prague, December 4-15. Last year’s Main Event field of 1,267 entrants was the largest in the tournament’s history.

Naturally, as this is PokerStars, there will be all sort of opportunities for players to win entries into the European Poker Tour events online. EPT Paris satellites and Power Path started today, with prize packages including not just the Main Event seat, but also eight nights’ hotel accommodation. Valentine’s week in Paris? Time for me to convince my wife to let me start up the poker grind.

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