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Casinos Austria is home to the best live poker events

Customised offers for all poker fans, the return of major events and top motivated teams made 2022 the most successful poker year in history.

Around 5 million euros in prize money was paid out in over 800 tournaments in 2022 alone. An extensively expanded poker offering and a responsible approach to game management not only brought poker fans back to the poker tables after the Covid pandemic, but also made 2022 the most successful poker year in the company’s history.

Thomas Lamatsch, poker expert at Casinos Austria: “2022 exceeded all expectations and was the most successful poker year in the company’s history to date. We managed to expand our offerings to the poker community step by step. Smaller tournament series, such as Pokermania, and the associated prize money guarantees are particularly important. The major poker events also contributed significantly to our commercial success.”

With the Casinos Austria Poker Tour (CAPT) and the European Poker Championship, Casinos Austria is a much sought-after venue for live events, with its extremely attractive locations, the quality of its game management and its experience in hosting major international events. The CAPT and the Poker EM are popular fixtures in the poker community’s tournament calendar, and it’s not just due to the high prize money guarantees – the sense of tradition, hospitality and high level of seriousness are also highly appreciated.

European Poker Championship at Casino Velden

Of course the absolute poker highlight of the year is on this year’s schedule at Casino Velden, when several thousand guests from all over the world are expected to visit the 32nd European Poker Championship from July 18 to 30 and the region around Lake Wörthersee will once again become a hot spot for poker fans. When Casinos Austria first organised a Poker European Championship in 1990 – at that time in Casino Baden – the initiators probably had no idea of the dimensions this tournament would achieve three decades later: the premiere event consisted of a three-day Seven Card Stud tournament with about 90 participants. At this point, no fewer than seven European Championship titles are at stake. Over 10,000 guests gathered at Casino Velden for the anniversary event, the 30th European Poker Championship in July 2019. Around 1,500 poker players from 30 nations played over the course of one and a half weeks for prize money of around 3 million euros – it was a unique experience for every poker fan, and the event also represents a tremendous asset for the region’s hotel and restaurant industry. At this mega event, there will also be plenty of time to enjoy the exceptional flair of the region, away from the poker tables. Casinos Austria offers participants attractive supporting programmes for international and domestic guests alike and ensures that their stay will be an unforgettable overall experience.

CAPT: The Casinos Austria Poker Tour

Even inveterate tournament participants are fascinated by the CAPT tournaments. The locations are unique, and each venue has its own exclusive flair. Poker fans sit across from each other in the casinos in Bregenz, Linz, Velden, Innsbruck, Seefeld and Baden and enjoy – in true CAPT fashion – exciting poker paired with a varied supporting programme that takes advantage of each venue’s special features. Each CAPT consists of various individual tournaments with different entry fees and a high prize pool. The main event in each venue is a Texas Hold’em No Limit tournament.

Wide range with many innovations

With Pokermania, Competition Tuesday and various weekly tournaments, there are a lot of new offers to be enjoyed, especially by beginners.

The casinos present an attractive package with their elegant flair and hospitality, and the cosy poker lounges present a perfect venue for an exciting evening with friends. Information on all poker events is available at and on the websites of the respective casinos at Guests can be 100% sure of one thing: playing poker at Casinos Austria means they get to enjoy a great variety of poker games with the highest level of (poker) competence.