PLYMOUTH, United Kingdom(February 5, 2013) - Austrian Poker
Festival organisers and partners including the WPT and GSOP Live,
are pleased to announce that an executive decision has been made to
relocate the WPT Main Event, GSOP Live Main Event and some of the
festival's side events to the upscale Casino Baden, Austria.
The decision to move to the new casino venue has been made in
order to ensure that players and selected tournament events within
the festival receive the best experience possible.
Casino Baden has been selected due to its commanding reputation
and its close proximity to Vienna, with the casino located just 30
minutes' drive from the official Austrian Poker Festival hotel, the
Imperial Riding School Renaissance.
Complimentary transportation has been arranged courtesy of the
event organisers, WPT and GSOP Live, giving players regular access
to free transport to and from the casino for the duration of the
A full, updated schedule, including all details on
transportation, extra events and player services will be issued and
published online in due course.
Further information on updates to the Austrian Poker Festival
can be accessed via:
The tournament is hosted by Casinos Austria under the
restrictions of the Austrian law on Games of Chance.
PLYMOUTH, United Kingdom (December 13, 2012) - Gaming and mind
sports event management and consultancy, Living it Loving it Ltd.,
and Mind Sports
(International) Ltd, are gearing up for yet another series of
highly successful festivals with the announcement of both the
Austrian Poker Festival and Vienna Mind Sports Festival.
Taking place from February 11 - 25, 2013 at both the Imperial
Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel and Vienna Montessino, the
next highly anticipated festival series follows the success of its
record-breaking Prague counterpart, bringing together the world's
best mind sports players from the world of Chess, Backgammon,
Poker, Bridge, Scrabble, Magic the Gathering, Risk, Open-Face
Chinese Poker and eSports.
Spanning a two week period, the festival is set to attract
players from all across the world. This will also be the first time
that Chess and Open-Face Chinese Poker have been included into Mind
Sports International's collaborative festival format.
"This is the first time that we are hosting a festival across
two venues," comments Dave Brannan, CEO, Mind Sports
"Our poker and mind sports events have developed such a robust
following that more space is required. We have also decided to meet
the increasing demand for the introduction of a Open-Face
Chinese Poker tournament as well as a dedicated junior mind sports
tournament --integrating a robust chess programme this year in
order to give the community even more variety and choice."
Partnering with the Vienna Montessino, the Austrian Poker
Festival has a core schedule that will whet the appetite of the
mass poker playing community, with events including the flagship
WPT Vienna main event and the increasingly popular GSOP Live
series, not to mention a huge variety of side events from the likes
As with all Living it Loving it Ltd., and Mind Sports
International festival packages, value for the players is always at
the heart of the offering. For both the Vienna Mind Sports Festival
and Austrian Poker Festival, players will benefit from a luxury
stay at the historic Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna
Hotel for just €129 per room, per night, which includes free Wi-Fi
With the poker and mind sports integration proving to work well
following the record-setting attendance and numbers reported in
Prague, Vienna is poised to be yet another big hit!
To view the full Austrian Poker Festival and Vienna Mind Sports
Festival details and preliminary schedules visit: www.austrianpokerfestival.com
Mind Sports International Ltd brings the world's most popular
mind sports together, giving leading brands and players across the
globe the opportunity to take part in the very best mind sports
events and experiences. Official organizers of the Prague Mind
Sports Festival and other global events, Mind Sports
(International) Ltd. bring fun and excitement to millions of