- EPT Monte-Carlo is a favorite stop for many players
- EPT will be back at the luxurious Monte-Carlo Casino from April 28 – May 7
- Players can expect top-notch action and massive prizes, with the schedule headlined by the €5,300 Main Event
The European Poker Tour (EPT) is finally returning to the Monte-Carlo Casino.
PokerStars has announced that the popular EPT stop is back this year, running from April 28 – May 7, 2022.
Over the years, the Monte-Carlo Casino has played host to multiple EPT Grand Final tournaments. Among the players who were crowned at the luxurious venue was Gavin Griffin who claimed the EPT Monte-Carlo’s first seven-figure prize of €1,825,010 back in 2007. The Illinois native shipped the title after qualifying via a $240 online satellite tournament on PokerStars.
The latest EPT Monte-Carlo Main Event champ is Manig Loeser who bagged the title back in 2019 for €603,777. After a two-year hiatus, the Monte-Carlo Casino will finally crown a new Main Event winner in the next few months.
EPT Monte-Carlo Main Highlights
The upcoming festival is headlined by three major tournaments. The first is a €100,000 buy-in EPT Super High Roller which takes place from May 1-3. A similar event ran in 2019 and it was won by Sergio Aldo for €1,589,190 after outclassing a 52-entry field.
There’s also a €25,000 EPT High Roller running from May 5-7. In 2019, the event was taken down by Benjamin Pollak for €705,840 following a deal with Koray Aldemir who also walked away with a six-figure prize of €655,840.
And of course, players shouldn’t miss the EPT Main Event scheduled for May 2-7. The tournament features a buy-in of €5,300, but PokerStars will be hosting a series of online satellites for as low as €1.10. Loeser will likely be in attendance to defend his title.
EPT Monte-Carlo Likely Running Without Restrictions
Severin Rasset, Managing Director & Commercial Officer for PokerStars said they’re excited to bring back one of the most popular EPT stops which many players have come to love over the years. He also announced the return of regional tours which will delight many EPT fans.
While COVID-19 restrictions have already been lifted in most parts of the world, Rasset said the health and safety of players and staff remain a top priority.
PokerStars already announced that it will not require vaccination proof from players in the upcoming EPT Prague which will run next month.