Announcing Cardplayer Lifestyle Mixed Game Festival III

By Robbie Strazynski
August 15, 2022

Cardplayer Lifestyle will be hosting its third Mixed Game Festival, a three-day live event, as part of the Malta Poker Festival, at Portomaso Casino in St. Julian’s, Malta.

We’re going international! After staging two successful Mixed Game Festivals in Las Vegas in October 2021 and again in June of this year, we’re proud to announce that we’ll be taking our show on the road to the Mediterranean paradise of Malta from October 25-27 to run it back for more dealer’s choice awesomeness!

Mixed Game Festival III

Mixed Game Festival III will be highlighted by a €200+30 H.O.R.S.E. tournament, with an official Malta Poker Festival trophy to be awarded to the winner.

Malta Poker Festival trophies

In addition, away from the tournament area, we’ll be hosting three straight days of low-stakes cash games catering to lovers of all poker variants. We’ll be playing for fixed limit stakes of €5/10, with higher limits and pot limit games available upon request.

While the Malta Poker Festival is already a staple of the annual poker calendar, running twice yearly, this represents the first time they’ll be integrating mixed games into the proceedings.

About Portomaso Casino

Opened in late 2008, Portomaso Casino has since established itself as one of the top European venues for international poker events. With over 4,000 square meters of gaming space, the facilities include four separate first-class poker areas with dozens upon dozens of tables on offer. The casino is situated right next door to the Hilton Malta, providing 5-Star accommodation and luxury entertainment facilities in an area considered to be among tops in the country.

Malta Poker Festival

Portomaso cash game area

Freebies and Giveaways

Players participating in the HORSE tournament and cash games will enjoy a number of other festival staple features including:

Poker Event Coverage

Our longtime contributor Ivan Potocki will be on-site producing daily recaps that highlight all the action during our Mixed Game Festival, and you’ll be able to find them right here on We’ll also be covering the festival extensively via social media on our Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Show up and take part in the festivities, and you could be featured in our coverage!

* Tournament structure and blind levels will be released soon

Malta Poker Festival

I’m absolutely thrilled to have partnered up with Malta Poker Festival founder Ivonne Montealegre to host our third Mixed Game Festival. Specifically, I’m delighted to have the opportunity to show folks on the other side of the Atlantic just how fun mixed game poker can be.

Ivonne shares my excitement and said “I am so excited to bring the Mixed Game Festival by Cardplayer Lifestyle to the Malta Poker Festival for the first time. With Robbie Strazynski as the host, its guaranteed to be a fun, unique and exciting event. We have been hearing players asking for more than Texas Hold’em and PLO for a while and this joint venture brings the best together, here in our postcard island.”

See you all in Malta!

Robbie Malta Poker Festival

About Cardplayer Lifestyle

Founded in 2009, is dedicated to bringing fans the latest news, interviews, op-eds, and strategy and lifestyle pieces from the world of poker. Our digital poker media outlet publishes some of the most interesting stories the world of poker has to offer, including exclusive features on top poker personalities. We also provide our readers with a plethora of unique strategy pieces and the most up-to-date, comprehensive reviews of popular poker training courses.

Got questions about our Mixed Game Festival? Please contact: [email protected]



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Robbie Strazynski

Robbie founded in 2009. A veteran member of the poker media corps, in addition to writing and video presenting, Robbie has hosted multiple poker podcasts over the years, including Top Pair, the Red Chip Poker Podcast, The Orbit, and the CardsChat Podcast. In 2019, Robbie translated the autobiography of Poker Hall of Famer Eli […]

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