Meet the biggest EAPT tournament in history!
From August 19th to September 5th, the Merit Casino Hotel in Northern Cyprus will host the Mediterranean Poker Party festival, during which we will hold an exhibition tournament of the Eurasian Poker Tour. The buy-in for it will be $1,100, and the guaranteed prize pool is $500,000.
You can find the full schedule of the series in the next tab on this page.
|19-23 августа||MPP Open||$1,100||$1,000,000|
|24-27 августа||La Notte Degli Assi||$500||$250,000|
|26-30 августа||Warm Up||$2,200||$2,000,000|
|29 августа — 3 сентября||Main Event||$5,000||$5,000,000|
|3-5 сетября||High Roller||$10,000||$1,000,000|
The Mediterranean Poker Party Series will take place at the five-star Merit Royal Diamond Casino Hotel.
Merit Crystal Cove Hotel Casino and Resort // Alsancak Girne, 99930 Кирения, Северный Кипр. Phone: +90 850 390 66 66
Dress code: casual wear (except sportswear).
Minimum age: 18+
Note: A valid government-issued photo ID is required to participate. Players can only communicate at the tables in English.
A visa is not required to visit Northern Cyprus. At the border, you will need to put an entry stamp, but take care of your passport from it – the stamp can also be put on a separate leaflet. In the case of affixing a stamp in the “foreign”, then there may be decent difficulties in obtaining a Schengen visa.
You can read more detailed information about visa requirements in Northern Cyprus in the relevant section below.
From June 13, 2022, all anti-covid restrictions have been lifted in Northern Cyprus. They no longer ask for PCR tests, vaccination certificates too – everything is like in pre-Covid times.
Save hundreds of dollars on accommodation with Mediterranean Poker Party packages. The amount of the discount depends on the chosen package and varies from $75 to $480.
Available member packages:
EAPT Crystal Cove Special (20 – 30 Aug) + $1K Buy-in = $2,810
#1 Diamond Hotel (20 Aug – 5 Sep) + $10K, $5K, $2K, $1K Buy-ins = $22,360
#2 Crystal Cove Hotel (20 – 31 Aug) + $2K, $1K Buy-ins = $5,200
#3 Merit Park Hotel (20 – 31 Aug) + $2K, $1K Buy-ins = $4,750
#4 Riverside Hotel (20 – 31 Aug) + $2K, $1K Buy-ins = $4,050
#5 Diamond Hotel (25 Aug – 5 Sep) + $5K Buy-in = $7,700
According to the decision of the Supreme Committee for Infectious Diseases of Northern Cyprus, from June 13, all restrictive measures and anti-COVID requirements have been completely abolished in the country.
At the border, you will not be asked for a PCR test or a certificate of vaccination; those who have had covid before are not required to bring certificates with them. You don’t need to quarantine, but if you’ve been sick recently, make sure it’s been at least 10 days since you tested positive.
You don’t need to wear masks in public places (but if you want, no one will forcibly remove it from you), social distance can also not be observed. In general, everything is like in 2019!
The brand new Merit Royal Diamond complex is a luxurious casino hotel with an all-inclusive system right on the seafront (5 minutes walk to the beach).
Merit Royal Diamond invites guests to feel inside an oasis of serenity and sophistication, combined with a mesmerizing sense of glamour, charm, impeccable service and stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.
The poker club in the new hotel occupies a truly gigantic area. It can accommodate 200 tables, so there will be no queues or problems with boarding, you can be absolutely sure of this.
Also nearby are other hotels of the Merit holding, where you can rent a room during the festival – Merit Crystal Cove, Merit Park and Riverside Hotel. You can see more detailed information and prices a little lower on this page in the “Hotels” section.
Northern Cyprus has the only Ercan airport, but all flights to and from it are operated only from Turkey: from Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya, Izmir and Adana. From the airport to the capital of Northern Cyprus Nicosia half an hour drive. You can also get to Kyrenia by catamaran from Turkish Alanya in about 2.5 hours.
In Turkey, there is the only thing embassy in the whole world, so a visa is not needed to visit the country. At the entrance to this partially recognized state, you will need to put a special stamp – it is placed both in the passport and on a separate form.
It is better to put the entry stamp on a separate leaflet: the authorities of the Republic of Cyprus consider visiting Northern Cyprus a violation of immigration law, so it is better to refrain from any marks on visiting a partially recognized country in your passport, otherwise it may later become difficult to obtain a Schengen visa.
Please note: according to the official statement of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, citizens of the Russian Federation can enter the territory of the UK only through the Republic of Cyprus: you must first come to the Republic of Cyprus without violating visa requirements, then, through special checkpoints, if you have a passport, you can visit the UK for a period not exceeding 90 days.
In practice, there are no problems visiting Turkey from Northern Cyprus. Just do not forget that you do not need to put any notes on visiting the UK in your passport: the local visa is put on separate forms.
Some useful information and phone numbers:
This property is 6 minutes walk from the beach. Located in Kyrenia, 2.2 km from Escape Beach, Merit Royal Diamond Hotel & SPA provides accommodation with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness centre and a bar. Among the facilities at this property are room service and a kids’ club, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel features an indoor pool, hammam and a 24-hour front desk.
The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a wardrobe, a kettle, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a TV, a balcony and a private bathroom with a bath or shower. At Merit Royal Diamond Hotel & SPA each room has bed linen and towels.
Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental or a buffet breakfast.
Spa and wellness facilities including a sauna and a hot tub are at guests’ disposal during their stay at Merit Royal Diamond Hotel & SPA.
Icon Museum is 10 km from the hotel, while Girne Castle is 10 km away.Book
The Merit Crystal Cove is based on an “All Inclusive” concept and offers an excellent standard of accommodation in a beautiful sea-front location, and is quite literally in a class of its own. Highly recommended for families, couples and indeed anyone who appreciates luxury and all-round high standards, the Merit has a host of facilities to keep all of the family entertained.
It is set on its own private bay in extensive gardens on a promontory embraced by the Mediterranean Sea, approximately six miles from the harbour town of Kyrenia. The large outdoor swimming pool has a children’s section and there are numerous outdoor activities and water sports for everyone to enjoy.Book
This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Merit Park Hotel Casino & SPA has a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar and garden in Kyrenia. Featuring a private beach area, the 5-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The hotel offers an indoor pool, spa centre and a 24-hour front desk.
All guest rooms at the hotel come with a seating area, a TV with cable channels and a safety deposit box. The units will provide guests with a desk and a kettle.
Guests at Merit Park Hotel Casino & SPA can enjoy a buffet breakfast.
The accommodation offers 5-star accommodation with a sauna and children’s playground. You can play tennis at Merit Park Hotel Casino & SPA, and car hire is available.
Kervansaray Beach is 100 m from the hotel, while Icon Museum is 7 km from the property. The nearest airport is Ercan Airport, 43 km from Merit Park Hotel Casino & SPA.Book
This property is 9 minutes walk from the beach. Located 7 km from Icon Museum in Kyrenia, RIVERSIDE HOTEL & Pools & Beach Club welcomes guests with a restaurant and bar. The hotel has a year-round outdoor pool, barbecue and sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. The property offers free transfer to the Golden Bay Beach.
Each room at this guest house is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms have a seating area where you can relax. Some rooms include views of the mountain or garden. All rooms come with a private bathroom. RIVERSIDE HOTEL & Pools & Beach Club features free WiFi in the rooms.
There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Car hire is available at the property.
Guests can find water sports facilities such as diving at the nearest beach. The area is popular for snorkeling and windsurfing. Girne Castle is 7 km from RIVERSIDE HOTEL & Pools & Beach Club, while Bellapais Monastery is 11 km from the property. The nearest airport is Ercan Airport, 31 km from the property.Book