Los Angeles, CA (March 4, 2019) World Poker Tour® today looks forward to the largest poker festival ever held in Europe. WPT® Barcelona, powered by partypoker LIVE, starts on March 8 at Casino Barcelona with more than €5.7 million guaranteed across all three WPT offerings.
The first-of-its-kind festival in Europe starts on March 8 with the €1 million guaranteed WPT500. The event is the inaugural WPT500 event in Barcelona and opens the first WPT festival in the country since Season XI. On March 11, the WPT Barcelona Main Event starts live play with a €3 million guarantee in play along with a €3,300 buy-in. The WPT Barcelona champion will be crowned on March 17.
On March 3 and March 10, partypoker is hosting two online Day 1 flights for the WPT Barcelona Main Event with players who advance playing on Day 2 in Barcelona on March 14. partypoker is also guaranteeing 10 seats via satellites into the online Day 1 flights.
The WPT Barcelona festival wraps up with the €1 million guaranteed WPTDeepStacks™ event, which carries a buy-in of €1,500.
“Casino Barcelona is honoured to once again open its doors to the World Poker Tour and partypoker LIVE,” said Raul Horta, of Casino Barcelona. “This festival is a record-breaking occasion for Casino Barcelona and we look forward to crowning three WPT champions.”
“There’s something uniquely magical about Barcelona as both a city and a poker destination and our alliance with both WPT and Casino Barcelona is just a match made in heaven,” added John Duthie, President of partypoker LIVE.
“The World Poker Tour and partypoker LIVE are overjoyed at the support we’ve received from our great players in Season XVII,” Hermance Blum, WPT VP Europe, said. “There is no doubt that the WPT Barcelona festival will be a fantastic week of poker and another cornerstone moment for our wonderful partnership.”
Players can also use their partypoker LIVE Dollars to buy-in for WPT Barcelona events. partypoker LIVE Dollars are a flexible currency that can be won in satellites on partypoker and used to pay for event buy-ins, travel, hotels, and even visas for the LIVE events. partypoker LIVE Dollars satellites will run weekly guarantees of more than $1.1 million. For more information, click here.
For more information please contact:
WPT Media Contact
Matthew Clark – [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 17th season, which airs on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the United States. Season XVII 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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