EPT Cyprus

The European Poker Tour is heading to Cyprus for the first time ever. The 5-star Merit Royal Diamond Hotel Casino & Spa is the setting for an event that will mix the glitz and glamor of the EPT with the rich history and culture of this beautiful Mediterranean island.

Festival Dates: October 11-22, 2023

Key Dates & Tournament Schedule

See below for key tournament dates. Click here for the full schedule of tournaments along with tournament structures.


Eureka Main Event: October 12-16 - $1,100

Eureka Cup: October 14-15 - $550

Eureka High Roller: October 15-16 - $2,200


EPT Super High Roller: October 15-17- $50,000

EPT Main Event: October 16-22 - $5,300

EPT Mystery Bounty: October 18-20 - $3,000

EPT High Roller: October 20-22- $10,300

To view full details of how to buy-in to any tournament click here.

The license holder and operator of this event is Merit Royal Diamond Hotel Casino & Spa.

Merit Royal Diamond Hotel Casino & Spa

Address: Karavas 99350, Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus

Telephone: +903926504000

Dress code: Casual

Minimum age: 18 years+

NB: Must bring a valid government-issued passport or ID to participate.

PokerStars Travel offers a wide range of accommodation options, including discounted rates, specifically for PokerStars players. To book your accommodation please visit PokerStars Travel. If you have any questions about accommodation in Cyprus contact info@pokerstarstravel.com or call +34 93 325 6777.


The nearest airport to the venue is Ercan airport (ECN). It’s located in the Turkish part of Cyprus and is 47km away. Other nearby airports are located in the Greek part of Cyprus and include Larnaca (LCA) (89.4km) and Paphos (PFO) (181km).

If you choose to fly to Ercan airport, there is a short stop in Turkey on the way. Larnaca flights are direct but have a slightly longer transfer time to Northern Cyprus. However, whether you go via Larnaca or Ercan airport, the total journey times are similar if you hotel is in Kyrenia.

You must ensure you are in possession of a full and valid passport/visa for travel, as this is your responsibility. Larnaca and Ercan might have different immigration rules as they are in different parts of Cyprus. Check with your local travel agency before you travel.

To book your transfer visit PokerStars Travel or call +34 93 325 6777.

Players under 21 years old are not allowed to play cash games.

Cash games run 24 hours a day during the festival.

Players must have a Merit Poker membership card.

All cash games are played in US dollars and will take place in Merit Poker Room.

BlindsGameMin Buy-inMax Buy-inRake
$5/5NLH$500$5,0005% capped at $300
$5/15NLH$500$10,0003% capped at $300
$25/25NLH$2,000no max3% capped at $300
$25/50NLH$3,000no max3% capped at $300
$50/100NLH$5,000no max3% capped at $300
$100/200NLH$10,000no max3% capped at $300
$200/400NLH$20,000no max3% capped at $300
BlindsGameMin Buy-inMax Buy-inRake
$5/5PLO$500$5,0005% capped at $300
$5/10PLO$500$10,0003% capped at $300
$25/25PLO$2,000no max2% capped at $300
$25/50PLO$3,000no max3% capped at $300
$50/100PLO$5,000no max2% capped at $300
$100/200PLO$10,000no max2% capped at $300
$200/400PLO$20,000no max2% capped at $300

*No flop, No drop

Winning players must play for a minimum of three hours at the table; 25/50 and higher limits – four hours of play.

English is the only language permitted during play.

By registering your player card in “Merit Poker” you accept the Terms and Conditions applied in poker room.