PokerStars Releases EPT Season Schedule for 2024
Last Updated: November 27, 2023
PokerStars has come out with the official schedule for the 2024 season of European Poker Tour (EPT), and it is remarkably similar to that of last season, with all five stops we saw in 2023 coming back in 2024.
EPT Paris and EPT Cyprus, both of which made their successful debuts this year, will both be making a return in 2024, indicating their place on the PokerStars schedule may be locked in for some years to come.
The new season will also see Barcelona and Monte Carlo, two of the most popular live poker destinations in the world play host to EPT events once more, while it will end with another winter poker extravaganza in Prague.
No Major Changes for 2024
While we have grown accustomed to the operator often changing the yearly EPT schedule and adding new stops, it appears PokerStars has finally reached a comfortable spot with five events that check all the boxes.
Speaking on the new season of PokerStars EPT, the operator’s Head of Global Live Event Operations Cedric Billot said:
“We’re incredibly excited to announce our schedule for The European Poker Tour 2023. The schedule includes our players’ firm favorites, the first time in the glamorous French capital and another exciting new addition to the tour.
Cyprus is the perfect location to add to our schedule and we look forward to bringing all that an EPT has to offer to this new location. We will continue to improve player experience both for online qualifications and at our live events.”
As always, PokerStars will be offering plenty of opportunities to qualify for the new EPT season online, with the ability to convert your Silver and Gold Power Passes for EPT Paris packages already offered through the platform.
Head on over to PokerStars if you want to book your EPT Paris seats early, or keep reading and find out more about the schedule for the new season of Europe’s most attractive live poker tour.
EPT 2024 Season Schedule:
|April 29 – May 4
|August 26 – September 8
EPT Paris to Kick Off the Season
The new EPT season, 18th in a row, will start early in 2024, with EPT Paris events scheduled for mid-February as one of the new EPT stops makes its comeback.
This time around, EPT Paris will be played at a brand-new venue, with La Palais des Congres playing host to the event with a capacity of 120 tables, a significant increase over this year’s event.
It is believed that with the new venue and the appeal of the French capital as the host city, the 2024 EPT Paris could easily be one of the biggest EPT festivals played to date, and this is especially true given the recent trends in live poker turnouts across the board.
Like other EPT Main Events, the EPT Paris Main Event will come with a €5,300 buy-n, while a number of side events with a varying range of buy-ins will take place on the sidelines.
To make sure players have plenty of time to qualify for the event, PokerStars is already running satellite tournaments and Power Path opportunities for EPT Paris, and you can get in on this action on the international platform as early as today.
Action-Packed Year for European Players
PokerStars EPT continues with some familiar stops, with Monte Carlo, Barcelona, and Cyprus all making their returns between April and October.
EPT Monte Carlo will be the second stop of the season, scheduled to run from April 29 to May 4, as poker returns to the European gambling capital.
This super-classy venue generally attracts the high rollers and offers more high stakes action than other EPT stops, so we can expect more of that this year as well.
Mark those calendars…here's where the EPT is heading in 2024.
EPT Paris: Feb 14-25
EPT Monte-Carlo: Apr 24-May 4
EPT Barcelona: Aug 26-Sept 8
EPT Cyprus: Oct 9-20
EPT Prague: Dec 4-15
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After Monte Carlo, players will be travelling further west to Spain, where EPT Barcelona, one of the player favorites, awaits.
As always, the event is expected to fill out the famous Casino Barcelona and create the kind of buzz that few other poker events can achieve.
Come fall, EPT will be moving over to Cyprus, the other new stop that captivated the poker world this year, with EPT Cyprus scheduled for October 9 to 20 at the Merit Royal Diamond Hotel Casino & Spa.
EPT Celebrates Winter Holidays in Prague
Much like every year, the EPT season finale will be held in the Czech capital of Prague, with the magical vibes of Prague’s Christmas markets making the whole experience that much more special.
EPT Prague 2024 is scheduled for December 4 to 15, similar dates to this year’s event, and we can expect the overall schedule to look much the same, especially if this year’s event is the success PokerStars expects it to be.
EPT Prague will once again close out the year of live poker in Europe in late 2024, and current trends indicate it could be one of the biggest years in the game’s history, as more and more players turn to live poker and away from the online grind.
Stay Tuned for EPT 2024 Updates
With the new EPT season coming in just a few months, there will be plenty of exciting news to share with each passing week, and we will make sure to provide you with all of it as it comes out.
Make sure to stay tuned for full EPT event schedules, updates on qualifying opportunities at PokerStars, and special articles to help you figure out your off-the-felt activities as you travel the circuit.
Before the new EPT season can begin, the last EPT festival of this year is yet to be played, with EPT Prague set to start in a couple of weeks and the last opportunities to qualify available via PokerStars online poker app this weekend.