Los Angeles, CA (November 5, 2020) – The World Poker Tour® and partypoker are partnering once again for a WPT® Main Tour event when WPT Montreal Online takes place on partypoker. The $2 million guaranteed event features a $3,200 buy-in and will take place with two Day 1 flights on January 10 and 17, 2021.
The event is taking place online in lieu of the annually scheduled WPT Montreal event at Playground in Kahnawake, QC. Since Season XI, the WPT has held a stronghold in Montreal with many illustrious champions crowned including former WPT Commentator Mike Sexton, Ema Zajmovic; the first woman to win an open WPT event, and Seth Davies.
WPT Montreal Online marks the seventh WPT Champion to be crowned on partypoker in Season XVIII in what promises to be another large field fitting for WPT Montreal’s historic standing on the World Poker Tour.
Qualifiers for the event start at $.01 and are running now on partypoker. The winner of WPT Montreal Online will receive a seat in the WPT Tournament of Champions presented by Baccarat Crystal and their name on the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup.
Players can expect similar elements to the successful WPT Online Series and WPT World Online Championships on partypoker including: real names, limited re-entries, and numerous opportunities to qualify.
“The World Poker Tour and partypoker continue their thriving partnership into 2021 as we look forward to crowning another WPT champion online,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour. “Players around the globe have shown their support of WPT Online and the continued prestige on display at our final tables.”
“Another exceptional event for players comes to partypoker this January,” said Hermance Blum, WPT VP Europe. “The proven success of limited re-entries and real names carries over to WPT Montreal Online and we are excited to be partnering once more with partypoker.”
“I can’t tell you how excited I am about WPT Montreal being played out on partypoker! Playground is one of my favourite places to play on the globe and the players there are just such a great community,” said John Duthie, partypoker LIVE president. “As the scene of his famous WPT victory it was also one of Mike’s favourite stops on the tour; he’ll be with us all in spirit I’m sure!”
A full schedule for the WPT Montreal Online will be announced at a later date.
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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 18th season, which airs on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the United States. Season XVIII 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 43 states and territories across the United States, Australia, Canada, France and the United Kingdom. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. For more information, go to WPT.com. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc.
About Allied Esports Entertainment
Allied Esports Entertainment (NASDAQ: AESE) is a global esports entertainment venture dedicated to providing transformative live experiences, multiplatform content and interactive services to audiences worldwide through its strategic fusion of two powerful entertainment brands: Allied Esports and the World Poker Tour (WPT). Allied Esports Entertainment was created in August 2019 when Black Ridge Acquisition Corp. completed its business combination with Allied Esports and WPT Enterprises.
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.
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