New Events, Hundreds of Qualifiers, and Millions in Guarantees
Los Angeles, CA (August 29, 2018) – World Poker Tour® has today announced a four-year partnership with partypoker LIVE aimed to provide poker players across the globe with more choice of where to play. Together, the WPT® and partypoker LIVE will hold up to seven events across Canada and Europe, with each having a prize pool guarantee up to €3 million.
The first event as part of this new WPT and partypoker LIVE relationship will take place at Playground Poker Club in Montreal. Starting late October 2018, the upcoming festival will be the first of its kind in the history of the World Poker Tour, when WPT500™, WPTDeepStacks™, and WPT Main Tour events come together for an all-encompassing WPT series for players of all levels. 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.
With the partnership, players will have the opportunity to qualify for these events online at partypoker for as little as $0.01. For each WPT Main Tour event held in partnership with partypoker LIVE, a minimum of 300 seats will be up for grabs through qualifying promotions from partypoker.
Live streams of these new events will be available from the WPT and partypoker LIVE, through the My partypoker LIVE app.
“I’m so pleased to announce our new partnership with the World Poker Tour,” John Duthie, President of partypoker LIVE, said. “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.”
“The World Poker Tour is proud to partner with partypoker LIVE on this new, four-year global initiative,” Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour, said. “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.”
“The partnership with partypoker LIVE will bring WPT Main Tour stops in Europe to unprecedented heights,” Hermance Blum, WPT VP Europe, said. “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.”
In addition to new events, big guarantees, and a tremendous amount of qualifiers, the new partnership will bring partypoker LIVE Dollars to select World Poker Tour 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.
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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