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Live Poker Tournament Calendar

Live poker tournaments and festivals offer poker players multiple opportunities to travel to exotic & fun destinations for a few days (or weeks in some cases) – and to play live poker  – with the chance of winning big!

Whether you like to play cash-games or poker tournaments, there is always a good selection of well organised international poker festivals and competitions running, offering freezeouts, bounty tournaments, ladies poker tournaments and seniors events as well as WSOP bracelet events.


Upcoming Live Poker Festivals & Major Tournaments in 2024

Festival Country Start Date End Date
Circuito Nacional de Poker - CNP888 Granada
Casino Admiral
SpainMonday 17th of June Sunday 23rd of June
Irish Poker Tour
Casino De Troia
PortugalTuesday 18th of June Monday 24th of June
World Poker Tour - WPT Championship
Wynn Palace Cotai
MacaoTuesday 18th of June Monday 24th of June
TPS Superstack 250
Pasino La Grande Motte
FranceWednesday 19th of June Sunday 23rd of June
2024 ARIA High Roller Series
PokerGO Studio at ARIA Las Vegas
United StatesWednesday 19th of June Monday 8th of July
TexaPoker Series - TPS
Pasino Le Havre
FranceThursday 20th of June Sunday 23rd of June
2024 Roughrider Poker Tour #27
DJ's Tavern
United StatesSaturday 22nd of June Saturday 22nd of June
2024 Roughrider Poker Tour #28
Dakota Community Bank & Trust Ballpark
United StatesSunday 23rd of June Sunday 23rd of June
Summer Festival - €250k GTD
Casino de Namur
BelgiumSunday 23rd of June Sunday 30th of June
TexaPoker Series - All Poker Open 500
Pasino Aix en Provence
FranceWednesday 26th of June Sunday 30th of June
TexaPoker Series - TPS Star 250
Imperial Palace Hotel Casino
FranceThursday 27th of June Sunday 30th of June
TexaPoker Series - TPS
Pasino La Grande Motte
FranceThursday 27th of June Sunday 30th of June
Irish Poker Tour - Summer in Dublin
Green Isle Hotel
IrelandFriday 28th of June Sunday 30th of June
2024 Roughrider Poker Tour #29
Minot VFW Club
United StatesSaturday 29th of June Saturday 29th of June
Skill Poker Master €500k GTD
Card Casino Bratislava
SlovakiaTuesday 2nd of July Monday 8th of July
APPT Warm Up
Okada Manila
PhilippinesSunday 7th of July Sunday 14th of July
n Poker League Poker Tour - APLPT Adelaide
SKYCITY Casino
AustraliaTuesday 9th of July Sunday 14th of July
2024 Roughrider Poker Tour #30 - Summer Spectacular Poker Series
Spirit Lake Casino & Resort
United StatesThursday 11th of July Sunday 14th of July
RUNGOOD Poker Series
Thunder Valley Casino Resort
United StatesThursday 11th of July Monday 29th of July
16th Millions Tournament (TMT)
Asia Poker Arena - CTP Poker Club
TaiwanThursday 11th of July Monday 29th of July
Bratislava Poker Festival
Card Casino Bratislava
SlovakiaTuesday 16th of July Sunday 21st of July
Mid-States Poker Tour - MSPT Iowa State Poker Championship
Riverside Casino & Resort
United StatesWednesday 17th of July Sunday 21st of July
2024 Roughrider Poker Tour #31 - Montana Series of Poker
Billings Hotel & Convention Center
United StatesFriday 19th of July Sunday 21st of July
Amsterdam Poker Series
Holland Casino
NetherlandsFriday 19th of July Wednesday 24th of July
2024 Pure Poker Tour - Casino Edmonton
Pure Casino Edmonton
CanadaTuesday 23rd of July Monday 29th of July
ian Series of Poker - BSOP São Paulo Winter Millions
Sheraton Sao Paulo WTC Hotel
BrazilTuesday 23rd of July Wednesday 31st of July
WaSOP XIII - €1m GTD
Casino de Namur
BelgiumWednesday 24th of July Sunday 4th of August
Grosvenor UK Poker Tour - GUKPT Goliath by Grosvenor Poker
Grosvenor G Casino
EnglandThursday 25th of July Sunday 4th of August
Bounty Hunter Days
Grand Casino Luzern
SwitzerlandWednesday 31st of July Sunday 4th of August
SunBet Poker Tour by MJPT - Pretoria
Time Square Casino
South AfricaWednesday 31st of July Sunday 11th of August
Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO)
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
United StatesWednesday 31st of July Tuesday 13th of August

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Which Poker Tournaments offer the Largest prize-pools?

The biggest poker tournaments (in terms of prize pools and buy-ins) are usually held at major poker festivals like the World Series of Poker (WSOP), European Poker Tour (EPT), and other prominent events.

Here are some of the most significant big buy-in or large-field live multi table tournaments (MTTs) from the last few years:

World Series of Poker (WSOP)

  • WSOP Main Event
    • Buy-in: $10,000
    • Prize Pool: Frequently exceeds $60 million. In 2023, the prize pool was over $80 million with the winner taking home $12.1 million.
  • The Big One for One Drop
    • Buy-in: $1,000,000
    • Prize Pool: The prize pool can reach up to $40 million. The 2018 event had a prize pool of $24.8 million with the winner taking home $10 million.
  • High Roller for One Drop
    • Buy-in: $111,111
    • Prize Pool: Typically around $10 million.

European Poker Tour (EPT)

  • EPT Barcelona Main Event
    • Buy-in: €5,300
    • Prize Pool: Often exceeds €10 million. In 2019, the prize pool was €9.6 million.
  • EPT Monte Carlo Main Event
    • Buy-in: €5,300
    • Prize Pool: Typically around €5 million. The 2019 event had a prize pool of €5.3 million.
  • EPT Super High Roller
    • Buy-in: €100,000
    • Prize Pool: Can exceed €10 million. In 2019, the prize pool was €10.2 million.

Other Major Events

  • Triton Super High Roller Series
    • Buy-in: Varies, with some events up to HKD 2 million (approx. $250,000)
    • Prize Pool: Can be very large, with some events surpassing $20 million. The Triton Million in 2019 had a buy-in of £1,050,000 ($1,300,000) and a prize pool of £54 million ($70 million), making it one of the richest tournaments ever.
  • PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC)
    • Buy-in: $25,000
    • Prize Pool: The inaugural event in 2019 had a prize pool of over $26 million.

These events represent the pinnacle of the poker world, attracting the best players globally due to their massive prize pools and high buy-ins.

The WSOP Main Event remains the most prestigious – attracting tons of recreational players as well as pro-players from around the world, while high roller poker events like those in the Triton series and at the EPT attract the wealthiest and perhaps the most skilled players.


Taxes & Poker in The United States

US poker-players often wonder “Do I need to pay taxes on my poker winnings?”

In the United States, poker winnings are considered taxable income, and there are specific guidelines and requirements for reporting and paying taxes on these earnings.

Here’s an overview:

Reporting Poker Winnings

  1. Winnings from Casinos and Tournaments:
    • Form W-2G: Casinos and poker rooms are required to issue a Form W-2G for gambling winnings of $5,000 or more from poker tournaments. This form reports the amount of your winnings and the tax withheld.
    • Form 1099-MISC: If you receive winnings as an independent contractor (such as for promotional appearances), these may be reported on Form 1099-MISC.
  2. Online Poker Winnings:
    • Online poker winnings are also taxable and must be reported on your tax return. Some regulated online platforms may provide account statements to help track your winnings.

Filing Your Taxes

  1. Gross Income:
    • All gambling winnings, including poker, must be reported as “Other Income” on your Form 1040. This includes not only tournament winnings but also cash game winnings, regardless of the amount.
  2. Deductions for Gambling Losses:
    • You can deduct gambling losses, but only up to the amount of your total gambling winnings. These deductions must be itemized on Schedule A (Form 1040).
    • Keep detailed records of your winnings and losses, including receipts, tickets, statements, or other documentation to substantiate your claims.

Withholding Taxes

  1. Federal Withholding:
    • The federal government requires 24% of gambling winnings to be withheld for tax purposes if they exceed certain thresholds, such as $5,000 from a poker tournament.
    • If withholding is not sufficient to cover your tax liability, you may need to make estimated tax payments throughout the year.
  2. State Taxes:
    • State tax requirements vary. Some states have a flat rate for gambling winnings, while others may not tax gambling income at all.
    • It’s important to check the specific regulations in your state of residence.

Professional Poker Players

  1. Self-Employment Income:
    • If poker is your primary source of income and you play professionally, your winnings are considered self-employment income. You must report this income on Schedule C (Form 1040) and may be liable for self-employment taxes.
    • Professional players can deduct business expenses related to their poker activities, such as travel, lodging, and tournament entry fees, subject to IRS guidelines.

Record-Keeping

  1. Documentation:
    • Maintain a gambling log with dates, locations, amounts won or lost, and the type of gambling activity.
    • Keep all related receipts, tickets, and statements as proof of your gambling activities and related expenses.

Additional Considerations

  • Foreign Income: If you win money playing poker outside the U.S., you may also be subject to foreign taxes, but you may be able to claim a credit or deduction for foreign taxes paid.
  • Professional Advice: Consider consulting with a tax professional who specializes in gambling income to ensure you comply with all federal and state tax laws and optimize your tax situation.

Understanding and complying with tax obligations on poker winnings is crucial to avoid penalties and interest. Keeping accurate records and seeking professional advice can help manage these responsibilities effectively.


Last Updated: June, 2024.