Reasons to love a PokerStars VIP Club Live party

I just love a good PokerStars VIP Club Live party. And come to think of it, all of them are good. More than good, they're awesome! Like the party in Sofia, Bulgaria for instance.

As soon as you walked in you realized that this was not going to be an average night of going out for drinks. A red carpet had been placed for the guests' arrival, acrobats were going around doing their tricks, and women in poker-themed dresses where there to welcome you. Talking about a big entrance!


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As we waited for the guests to arrive we had the choice of a drink from those waiting for us on arrival, or heading over to one of the open bars for a cocktail. Or we could something to eat from the "small" buffet that PokerStars had prepared for the occasion. There were hot dishes, cold snack bites, and a sushi corner. I couldn't possibly fit them all in one photo, but I hope the next one gives you an idea... Oh, and let's not forget about the delicious deserts that included (but were not limited to) strawberries dipped in chocolate. Yummy!


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At this specific VIP Club Live party there was a Team Online Battle. Mikhail Shalamov, Liliya Novikova and I had to go answer trivia questions and compete in slot-car racing to win the battle. Guests were voting on who they thought the winner would be. It turned out to be Mike, and one lucky person who guessed right won an iPad!


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As for how the rest of the night played out... think of acrobats hanging from the ceiling while serving champagne to guests (I know it sounds crazy but that actually did happen!) Picture artists creating poker-themed paintings on the spot. Think magicians making things disappear to the amazement of the small groups they were performing for. There video games, talking to members of PokerStars Team Pro, fireworks, caricature artists painting the guests' faces on a big deck of cards. Think of meeting old friends and making new ones, sipping cocktails and talking about poker. All that with great music playing in the background. I've done my best to describe it, but nothing comes close to actually living it! Seriously, that's how every party should be!


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Now you may be wondering why I'm telling you this. The party in Sofia took place last May, so it's not exactly the latest news. But there's another party just around the corner! The VIP Club Live's next stop will be in Athens on September 5. If it's near you, purchase your invitation through the VIP Club" target="_blank">through the VIP Club and make your travel plans as soon as possible! Also, check out the contest I'm running on my blog and try to win a trip to Greece and an invite for you and your guest for as little as snapping a photo!


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The next party is going to be held in an open club by the Aegean sea, and it's going to be just as amazing as any other VIP Club Live party before it (if not better!). You can't miss out on this one.

See you in Athens!


Katerina "Katerina289" Malasidou is a member of PokerStars Team Online.