Historic First WPT National Festival in Montenegro Features More Than €700,000 in Guarantees from Feb. 20 – Mar. 1
The World Poker Tour announced today a partnership with Live Events International to bring the WPT to Montenegro, further expanding the tour’s footprint in Southeast Europe. The €150,000 guaranteed, €1,100 buy-in WPT National Montenegro Main Event runs from February 26 – March 1 at the Hotel Splendid Conference & Spa Resort, and will be the first WPT National Event ever held in the country.
The entire festival begins on February 20 and includes:
- €100,000 guaranteed, €550 buy-in WPT Warm Up event (Feb. 21 – 24)
- €20,000 guaranteed, €500 buy-in WPT Omaha Knockout Battle (Feb. 26)
- €15,000 guaranteed, €700 buy-in special WPT Chinese Poker Europe Championship (Feb. 27)
- €100,000 guaranteed, €3,000 buy-in WPT National Montenegro Big Battle (Feb. 28 – Mar. 1)
In total, the WPT National Montenegro festival guarantees more than €700,000. More information about all of these tournaments is available here.
Positioned in the small town Becici, just three kilometres away from the capital of Budva, Hotel Splendid Conference & Spa Resort is the first 5-star hotel on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. There are more than 300 rooms, spanning from standard suites to presidential apartments, and a plethora of celebrities have visited this spectacular property, including the 42nd US President Bill Clinton; Hollywood actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt; legendary hockey player Pavel Bure; Russian astronaut Oleg Kotov; and many more.
You can book your discounted package now by visiting the LEI web-site.
“We are delighted to greet the guests of the World Poker Tour event in our hotel!” said Mirjana Mrkalj, General Manager of Hotel Splendid Conference & Spa Resort. “We are happy to partner with Live Events International and World Poker Tour to bring this world-class poker event to Montenegro. As the first 5-star hotel in Montenegro, and one of the leading enterprises in the hospitality industry in our country, we strive to promote Montenegro as an attractive and convenient destination for high-end international events.”
Mike Peltekci, CEO of Live Events International, adds, “Live Events International and the venues are ecstatic to have partnered up with WPT to bring top poker to Montenegro. The next two years will be an excellent turning point for the region, as the game is in its infancy. Montenegro is a new poker location and is simply heaven on earth! With the help of the WPT, we hope to combine our efforts to bring the best poker and fun the region has ever experienced.”
For more updates, head to WPT.com or search the hashtag #WPTNMontenegro.