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Poker, Parties and Special Price for 2016 Battle of Malta Packages

Europe’s hottest low buy-in poker event is back and from now until May 30 you can get in on the action at a discount.

Reserve your four or five-night package now and take advantage of special early-bird pricing!

The Battle of Malta is back for its fifth year with poker celebrity Maria Ho returning as your Host for an even bigger schedule of poker tournaments and parties.

It’s all going down November 2-7 at one of the best locations on the Mediterranean.

Maria Ho will be your tour guide to a week of poker and parties that has quickly become Europe’s #1 poker destination for low to mid-stakes players.

This year’s BOM Main Event features the same low €550 buy-in and massive €500,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Last year the top three players all pocketed over €100,000 in cash.

Check out the video below to see for yourself what it’s like and go to the Battle of Malta page to reserve your early bird package now.

Early Bird BOM Packages Available Now

Choose from four or five-night packages to stay and play at the 2016 Battle of Malta.

All BOM package include:

€550 buy-in to the BOM Main Event Accommodations at the 5-star Hilton Malta including breakfast Buffet dinner every night you play in the Main Event VIP access to all BOM Player Parties.

Get a five-night package and play in Day 1A of the Main Event for a special price of €1,398 or stay for four nights and play in Day 1B for €1,347.

Just pay a €298 deposit before May 30 and the remaining balance at least 60 days before the Main Event begins to get in on the Early Bird deal.

Click here to reserve your Battle of Malta package now!


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Amaya CEO Baazov Takes Paid Leave; Still Plans to Buy Company

David Baazov, the suddenly embattled CEO of PokerStars’ parent company, Amaya, announced today he’s taking a voluntary leave of absence from his position.

In a press release the company said that its an “indefinite paid” leave to “focus on preparing an offer to acquire Amaya” and to avoid being a distraction while he faces insider trading charges.

Baazov will stay on as a member of the company’s Board of Directors.

“As always,” Baazov said in a statement, “I continue to be dedicated to doing the right thing for Amaya and all its stakeholders.

“I believe that stepping down in the short term will help to avoid distraction for the company and its management while I vigorously contest all allegations made against me and pursue my bid to acquire the company.”

Gadhia, Ashkenazi Replacements

In Baazov’s stead the company has appointed Divyesh (Dave) Gadhia as Interim Chairman and Rafi Ashkenazi as Interim CEO.

Tough times at Amaya headquarters.

Ashkenazi is currently CEO of the Rational Group, Amaya’s operating business, which oversees both the PokerStars and Full Tilt brands.

As for Baazov’s attempts to acquire the company, a “Special Committee” was appointed to determine whether a sale of Amaya is in the company’s best interests.

At this point no official offer has been made by Baazov.

While recently going live in New Jersey to much acclaim, PokerStars also simultaneously implemented rake increases that agitated its player base even more after revamping its VIP rewards system late last year.

Amaya also recently shuttered the Full Tilt software and moved the entire player base over to PokerStars.


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