The PokerListings-sponsored Battle of Malta is preparing for its fifth installment and Maria Ho will certainly be there, as she has again been commissioned to host the poker festivities at the Battle of Malta. The events have grown each year, and the 2016 series is now set for November 2-7 at the Portomaso Casino on the isle of Malta.
Players from around the world will head to the Mediterranean resort area for six days of non-stop poker, culminating in a €550 buy-in Main Event with a €500K guaranteed prize pool. Of course, in addition to tournaments and cash games, there will be parties and other activities for players.
Maria Ho will be at the center of it all. She is the host for the events once again, with responsibilities that include everything from announcing “shuffle up and deal” to kick off the action to interviewing players at the final table. And there is little doubt that she will somehow find the time to play a lot of poker as well.
Some players are already booking their trips to get the Early Bird BOM package, which gives credence to the series’ growing popularity.
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