In May, it was our first time next to the the Big Rock! Our festival took place in Gibraltar. We were hosted by the wonderful Sunborn Casino which is on a cruise ship that never leaves the harbor. The ship also features a luxury yacht hotel and a restaurant – a truly glamorous place for a late spring poker holiday.
We definitely created some additional poker buzz in Gibraltar as we managed to beat the casino’s record of most simultaneously running poker tables. We had our regular players and qualifiers attending in addition to the local players. Moreover, from the tiny state of Estonia, we managed to bring a rather large group of Estonian players who had become curious about the Gibraltar stop during our Tallinn festival in April 2017. They specifically came for good cash games and to enjoy the plentiful sunshine right on the coast. When we return to Gibraltar in 2018, it will be with the ambitious goal to break our own record of most poker tables.
Not only did we play good cash games, but we also managed to offer our players some fun and relaxing moments with good food and drinks. An evening worth remembering was when we had fancy sunset dinner on top of the yacht. We ate while watching the airplanes take off and land at Gibraltar Airport as the runway was just parallel to the yacht. The evening was filled with jokes and laughter, the atmosphere was simply great. What more could we ask for – smiling faces all around!
Our other hospitality events included an exciting whale watching boat trip, Sunday with monkeys aka the Rock of Gibraltar tour and a super fun Saturday night VIP party with local players joining in. Of course, on the opening day we served our usual 5 o’clock welcome drinks in order to meet and greet everybody. To conclude, Gibraltar was exotic, relaxing and fun for all of those who attended the Cash Game Festival!
See you in Gibraltar!