03 Dec
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2016 Battle of Malta sets new record with 1,813 entries

In a record-breaking feat, the 2016 edition of Battle of Malta drew whopping 1,813 entries.

The event, held on the isle of Matla, is the biggest ever poker tournament to be conducted there.

The previous four editions too witnessed big crowds but the excitement levels have gone up a notch this term.

Interestingly, the tournament carries a modest buy-in of €550 and boasts of a prize pool of €870,000. These figures were dealt a boost thanks to the biggest-ever starting day in the Battle of Malta’s history.

The 883 entries on Day 1c made it the highest ever Day 1 total, almost three times the number recorded during the first edition of the event in 2012.

Fernando Pons, Leo Margets, Konstantin Puchkov, Luca Moschitta, Steven van Zadelhoff and Sofia Lovgren were some of the notable who played Day 1c.

The 2016 Battle of Malta beat the record of 2015 edition by 9 entries.


Kai started working in the Gaming Industry in 2001 when he managed a Horse Betting Shop in Germany. With the more and more upcoming needs for Sportbetting Solutions for the German speaking market he moved in 2003 in Malta where he built up TopSportWetten, one of the first Sportbetting operators working from Malta with a Remote Gaming License.

In 2005 he moved to a new venture and joined the newly formed Team of BetUnited, a Company that had the goal to target the German speaking online market with a full portfolio of Betting, Poker, Casino and Games of Skill.

In 2007 he left BetUnited and concentrated on helping new Companies coming to Malta to obtain a remote gaming license and establish operators on the island.

In 2011 he founded Simka Consulting to combine his knowledge in the operational part of the IGaming Business with the Marketing expertise of Simona.

Past Projects:

  • TopSportWetten - Managing Director and Key Official
  • Bet United - Managing Director and Key Official
  • MMBet - Managing Director and Key Official
  • Olympia Bet - Managing Director and Key Offical
  • Production Planning and Project Manager - Infratec Pro Ltd.

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