Two great tastes that taste great together. The World Poker Tour and partypoker LIVE are joining forces to add extra live events on the global tournament calendar. This new partnership will last at least four years. The WPT/partypoker LIVE junta are targeting locales in Canada and Europe to provide their loyal players will more opportunities to experience a high-end live poker experience. All of these new events will have a guaranteed prize pool worth €3 million.
The first event spawned from the new partnership will occur this October in Canada at the Playground Poker Club in Montreal, Quebec. This special festival of tournament poker will also be the crossroads of three WPT branded series: WPT500, WPTDeepStacks, and WPT Main Tour. This marks the first time in the history of the WPT that three various buy-in levels will be offered at the same singular festival.
According to the press release, "Additional events are scheduled to take place in Sochi, Russia, in February 2019 and at Dusk Till Dawn in the United Kingdom in April 2019. More events will be announced soon."
Yes, stay tuned to find out where else this new partnership will take you.
Thanks to the inclusion of partypoker's online platform, players can qualify for new events for as low as a single penny! That's right satellites cost just $0.01 and you can grind your way to an exotic locale. At least 300 seats to every event will be at stake for every new event.
In addition, you won't miss out on the action. Live streams will be available on both WPT and partypoker LIVE platforms, in addition to the My partypoker LIVE app. Thanks to technology, you can stream the action on your mobile phone or other device.
A new form of tournament currency will also be introduced: partypoker LIVE Dollars. This "flex" currency can be won via satellites on partypoker, which can be used to pay for buy-ins, travel, hotels, and visas to partypoker LIVE events. LIVE Dollars satellites will run weekly on partypoker with astounding weekly guarantees worth $1.1 million. For more info on the new currency, click here.
Okay, here's some juicy quotes to spice up this announcement.
John Duthie, president of partypoker LIVE explained, "I'm so pleased to announce our new partnership with the World Poker Tour. The WPT has always aimed to put the players first, and that is a mission we strongly adhere to with our partypoker LIVE events. Collaborating with the WPT on these additional events across Canada and Europe will allow us to continue to provide players with the tournaments they want across the globe."
Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour, added, "The World Poker Tour is proud to partner with partypoker LIVE on this new, four-year global initiative. The partnership allows the WPT to continue its dedication of bringing world-class poker to people's lives, and we are honored to have John Duthie and the entire team at partypoker LIVE sharing in this value. Together with partypoker LIVE, we look forward to elevating the game for all levels."
Hermance Blum, WPT VP Europe also added, "The partnership with partypoker LIVE will bring WPT Main Tour stops in Europe to unprecedented heights. We are thrilled that two major operators can join forces again to bring the best poker experience to the players with each individual savoir-faire."