Aug 30, 2018
WPT500™, WPTDeepStacks™, and WPT Main Tour Featured as Part of Can’t-Miss Schedule
Los Angeles, CA (August 30, 2018) – World Poker Tour® and partypoker LIVE today announced the schedule for the highly anticipated Season XVII WPT® Montreal festival. The series kicks off the new four-year partnership between WPT and partypoker LIVE and is the first of its kind that will include the three major components of the World Poker Tour’s offering – WPT500™, WPTDeepStacks™, and WPT Main Tour.
The schedule for the WPT Montreal festival is below:
The Season XVII WPT Montreal festival officially kicks off Sunday, October 21, with the first of three online starting flights for WPT500 Montreal, featuring a C$550 buy-in and C$1 million guarantee. One online starting flight will be held per day from October 21-23 on partypoker. The live portion of WPT500 Montreal kicks off Friday, October 26, at Playground Poker Club. The WPT500 Montreal final table plays out on Tuesday, October 30.
“We’re thrilled partypoker LIVE and WPT have agreed to a four-year partnership – two iconic brands of poker coming together to offer players all over the world more choice of where to play,” Mike Sexton, Chairman of partypoker, said. “We’re excited to announce the first event will take place at Playground Poker Club in Montreal, where we will work together to offer three components of the World Poker Tour – WPT Main Tour, WPTDeepStacks, and WPT500.”
The Season XVII WPT Montreal Main Event also features an online starting flight, taking place Sunday, October 28, on partypoker. The live portion of this C$5,300 buy-in WPT Montreal Main Event starts on Monday, October 29. All players that advance to Day 2 will combine into one field for Thursday, November 1. The final table of the WPT Montreal Main Event takes place on Sunday, November 4, with a live stream of the event available from the WPT and partypoker LIVE, through the My partypoker LIVE app.
The festival also includes a WPTDeepStacks event, as poker’s premier mid-major tournament circuit comes to Playground Poker Club for the first time ever. The WPTDeepStacks Montreal Main Event has a C$1,650 buy-in and five starting flights.
In addition to those three can’t-miss tournaments, the WPT Montreal festival will be offering a three-day C$10,300 High Roller, with a C$1 million guarantee, November 2-4.
Players will be able to buy into all events will partypoker LIVE Dollars (PP LIVE Dollars). PP LIVE Dollars are a flexible currency that can be won in satellites on partypoker and used by players to pay for event buy-ins, travel, hotels, and even visas. Players now have two years to use their PP LIVE Dollars and will automatically be entered into a $1M Leaderboard which runs throughout the 2018-19 poker season. At the end of the season the $1 million will be divided up between the top 100 players.
PP LIVE Dollars satellites will run at a weekly guarantee of more than $1 million, allowing for plenty of opportunities to win PP LIVE Dollars for this event.
For more information, visit WPT.com.
WPT Media Contact
Donnie Peters – [email protected]
partypoker LIVE Media Contact
Naomi Thomas – [email protected]
About World Poker Tour
World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online, and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 16th season, which airs on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the United States. Season XVI of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com. ClubWPT.com is a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 35 states across the United States. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of Ourgame International Holdings, Ltd. For more information, go to WPT.com.
partypoker.com is one of the oldest, most recognised and trusted online poker brands. Launched in August 2001, partypoker.com is one of the pioneers of the online poker industry. Every day, thousands of players take a seat at our tables to enjoy cash games, generous tournament prize pools and attractive promotions. Accessible online via web and download or on mobile with iOS and android apps, players can also experience real life partypoker events through their partnership with Dusk Till Dawn Casino, Nottingham, Playground poker club, Montreal or at other partner venues around the world.
partypoker is the leading poker brand of GVC Holding PLC (LSE: GVC), a global online gaming company. GVC Holdings PLC is a leading e-gaming operator in both b2c and b2b markets. GVC has four main product verticals and its core brands are Betboo, Sportingbet, bwin, partypoker, partycasino and Foxy Bingo. GVC acquired bwin.party digital entertainment plc on 1 February 2016. The Group is headquartered in the Isle of Man and has licenses in Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Denmark, Germany (Schleswig-Holstein), Spain, Malta, Denmark, UK, South Africa, and the Dutch Caribbean.
About partypoker LIVE
partypoker LIVE was created in January 2017 as a global poker tour, with the aim of bringing large field, high guarantee tournaments to players all over the world. Within just 12 months the partypoker LIVE tour has grown into the world’s largest ever poker tour, and is guaranteeing over $200,000,000 in the 2018/2019 season.
Through the new player portal, mypartypokerlive.com, poker players from around the world can get quick access to global poker satellite and schedule information as well as follow live event reporting, watch hundreds of poker videos and earn member rewards.
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