PokerStars announced six stops for the next season of the European Poker Tour, the 12th installment in the live tournament poker series.
The season will kick off with the EPT Barcelona in August and will conclude with the Grand Final in April, once again held in Monaco. The Grand Final for season 11 is going on now.
Here is PokerStars’ promo for the new season:
Satellites for the Barcelona stop will be available online at PokerStars this weekend.
The new stop on the tour this season will be EPT Dublin, slated for February 10-20, 2016. It will take place at the historic Royal Dublin Society.
Dublin has not been on the tour for some time now, and it was one of the first-ever EPT stops back in 2004. That event had just 163 players and a first prize of €93,000, a number that is sure to be dwarfed this time around.
Malta returns to the schedule for the second straight season after its successful debut this year.
Here is the full schedule, as released so far:
EPT Barcelona: August 19-30, 2015
EPT Malta: October 21-31, 2015
EPT Prague: December 6-16, 2015
PokerStars Caribbean Adventure: January 6-14, 2016
EPT Dublin: February 10-20, 2016
EPT Grand Final: April 26 – May 6, 2016
A seventh stop will be held in March, at a location to be determined.
As has been the trend lately, the EPT stops will be held in conjunction with PokerStars’ regional tournament series, such as the Estrellas Poker Tour and the United Kingdom & Ireland Poker Tour.
EPT President Edgar Stuchly said that €100 million in prize money was awarded in tournaments during the current season of the EPT, for just the European-based locations, including more than 60,000 tournament entries.