#StarsFun is back for Barcelona
For you an EPT festival might simply be about the poker, but if you're inclined to take a break from the action at the table, #StarsFun is back to offer plenty of action off it.
The new season begins in the usual way in Barcelona, with a festival guaranteed to offer top level poker to every kind of bankroll. But just as before #StarsFun offers something for those rare trips out of the tournament rooms of Casino Barcelona, out into the summer sunshine.
Here's what's in store.
Player Lounge - August 16-28
Open all day the player lounge is a place to relax and unwind, whether that's during some downtime between events, or to shake off a bad beat. There you'll find couches, armchairs, TVs and more. The perfect place to chill out or talk shop throughout the festival.
Player Party - August 21 (from 10pm)
The ever popular Player Party will kick off Season 13 in spectacular fashion at the popular Pacha nightclub, the Official Party Venue for EPT Barcelona. Bring your PSLive card to take advantage of special discounts throughout the festival.
WaterFun - August 18 & 23 (1pm & 5pm)
Register at the EPT Travel desk to take part in a variety of water sports during EPT Barcelona. Remember to bring a towel, sunscreen and suitable swimwear, and be at the EPT Travel desk 30 minutes prior to start time.
Ideas Hub - August 22-25
Back on dry land, players are invited to come along and share their ideas with representatives from PokerStars at the Ideas Hub from August 22-25.
Topics to be discussed:
August 22: Poker, Casino & Sportsbook: Share your ideas for new games or features
August 23: General ideas & Poker Travel
August 24: Poker Travel - How would you improve travel to PokerStars-sponsored events?
August 25: VIP Store: How would you improve the VIP Store?
Darius Knight Table Tennis Challenge - August 22 (2:30pm-6:30pm)
Take on Table Tennis champion Darius Knight at his own game. The top 5 scores will all receive a 'Baby Spade' prize, while the overall high score also earns entry to the Right To Play charity event (more on that below).
Charity Event in aid of Right To Play - August 22 (7:30pm)
€150 Buy-in, €50 Unlimited Rebuys.
A host of Pros are expected to turnout for what is always a fun and entertaining event, with top prizes on offer donated by EPT Travel. They include:
1st: Darius Knight signed Table Tennis Table + €1,000 in live tournament credits
2nd: 'The Golden Age of Travel' for two people - explore the splendour of Britain's countryside by luxurious train travel.
3rd: €550 in live event tournament credits
5th: Two nights in a 4* Berlin hotel
6th: €330 in live event tournament credits
8th: Dinner for two
Dealer Auditions - August 28 (2pm)
Ever given any thought to working for the world's best dealer team? We're hosting Dealer Auditions on the final day at EPT Barcelona to those that meet set criteria. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Information Desk at the event for more info.
Find out more on the #StarsFun homepage.
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Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley.