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This Mediterranean gem of an island (er, archipelago of islands) is a longstanding member of the international poker community, having hosted live event stops on the WPT among many other annual and regional poker tours.

Poker players from any country would be drawn to Malta for the comfortable weather, laid back lifestyle and poker culture.

Why Malta:

  • The local residents speak English!
  • Perfect climate year-round; known for long sunny days and mild winters
  • Internet speeds up to 100MB
  • Short flight to all the EPT tournament stops and rest of Europe
  • First-world infrastructure
  • International tourism destination
  • Extremely safe, low crime rate
  • Notably high quality of life
  • Reasonably low rent prices
  • Tax Residency categories for permanent residents

What to Expect:

  • Active live poker scene with frequent tournaments
  • Excellent international cuisine
  • Party atmosphere with buzzing nightlife
  • Who’s Who of the online gaming/poker industry
  • Beaches, clear blue water and world-class diving
  • Unique multicultural heritage
  • Hot real estate market
  • Friendly locals
  • Low cost of living compared to other EU countries
  • Lots to do when you’re not grinding: sailing, yachting, hiking, swimming, partying and relaxing

Locations: Locations: Made up of three Islands, the mainland, Malta, sister Island, Gozo and tiny Comino, the Maltese Islands are located just 100km south of Sicily and about 300km north of the African Coast. US Citizens (specifically) can enter Malta for up to 90 days per half year on a tourist visa. To visit the Maltese islands make sure your passport is valid for at least 3 months beyond your stay.

Our Features

  • One-on-One Interview
  • Getting Set Up with Poker Sites
  • High Speed + Backup Internet
  • Detailed Requirements and Tips to Set Up a Local Bank Account
  • One-on-One Interview
  • Preliminary Property Selection
  • Complimentary Airport Pickup
  • Referrals to English-Speaking Professionals
  • Guidance on how to buy a reliable car or negotiating long-term rental rates