partypoker announces the exciting 2018 MILLIONS schedule
Since its launch at the start of this year, partypoker MILLIONS has made its mark as one of the biggest and most successful poker series ever held. With record breaking prize pool guarantees and countless ways to qualify online for very small buy-ins, MILLIONS events have proved a massive hit across the globe.
For 2018, partypoker is ramping up MILLIONS even more. All next year’s events will have guaranteed prize pools of at least $5,000,000 – with five events each guaranteeing a minimum of $10,000,000 in total guaranteed prize money. At the $10,000,000 guarantee stops, at least three players will become instant millionaires with the winner banking a life-changing $1.4 million. The runner-up and third-place finisher will take home $1.2 million and $1 million respectively, and at least 250 players will be paid, with a minimum payout of €10,000.
Next year’s MILLIONS schedule includes new stops at Casino Barcelona, as well as return visits to Kings Casino in the Czech Republic, Playground Poker Club in Canada, Sochi in Russia and Dusk Till Dawn in the UK along with a brand new venue for the Caribbean Poker Party.
There are many ways for players to win their live event seats next year, with multi-phase online satellites starting from as little as $1.10. There will also be multiple Day 1s for all events – both online and live.
Closing 2017 will be MILLIONS Online held on partypoker with a $5,000,000 guarantee. The online multi day event will run from December 3rd-6th with a $5,300 buy-in. Satellites for the MILLIONS Online Main Event start on Wednesday, November 1st and will run for over a month, right up until the start of Day 1a on December 3rd. The first 100 players to qualify will be automatically entered into a Last Longer competition which will award the winner with a $15,000 package to the MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona next April.
The first MILLIONS event of 2018 will be partypoker MILLIONS Germany at the celebrated King’s Casino in Rozvadov on the Czech border. Taking place from February 10th to 18th, the event will boast a €5,000,000 guarantee – a massive increase on this year’s €1,000,000 event which attracted 820 entries.
The partypoker LIVE season 1 ends with partypoker MILLIONS making a debut stop in Spain with the €10,000 buy-in, €10,000,000 guarantee MILLIONS Grand Final taking place at Casino Barcelona from April 7th to 15th. This will be the first event of the year to see at least three players become instant millionaires. Barcelona is one of the Europe’s most popular poker destinations with a wide range of great beachfront restaurants, bars and clubs right on Casino Barcelona’s doorstep at Port Olimpic.
Season 2 of partypoker LIVE kicks off with partypoker MILLIONS in April with a return visit to Montreal’s famous Playground Poker Club. partypoker MILLIONS North America made history in 2017, generating Canada’s largest ever prizepool in a live poker tournament, attracting well over a thousand entries. The 2018 event, which runs April 21st – 29th,will see the prizepool guarantee doubled to $10,000,000 CAD. Three-phase satellites for the $5,300 CAD buy-in event are already underway, starting from as little as $1.10. The first Mega Satellite final takes place on October 1st with winners receiving a $5,300 CAD Day 1 Seat along with $700 USD for expenses.
partypoker MILLIONS exploded onto the Russian poker scene on its record-breaking debut visit to Sochi in March this year with 1,170 entries for the $1,000,000 guarantee event in Russia. The $5,000,000 guaranteed MILLIONS main event also broke records when it returned in September for the largest event in CIS history with 999 players, one away from hitting the enormous guarantee. In 2018, partypoker LIVE returns to Sochi for another $5,000,000 guaranteed prizepool at Russia’s popular all-year-round resort. The event will run from August 4th to 12th.
Next year’s partypoker MILLIONS UK event is taking place at the famous Dusk Till Dawn club in Nottingham from September 29th to October 9th. Following a highly successful event this year, the event returns with a prizepool of £5,000,000 (approx. $6,500,000 USD*).
In November 2018, partypoker MILLIONS is taking its fantastic Caribbean Poker Party to a brand new destination which will be announced very soon.
partypoker LIVE president John Duthie said: “Since I joined partypoker in January, I’ve been thrilled to see partypoker really stick to its pledge to make live events all about the players. Putting players first is key to ensuring that the partypoker LIVE brand thrives and is well-respected, and it’s been great to be part of this. The response to the partypoker MILLIONS series has been incredible and I think the increased prize pools next year are going to take the events to a whole new level. It’s going to be very exciting.”
partypoker Chairman Mike Sexton added: “As partypoker LIVE’s flagship series, partypoker MILLIONS has attracted a huge number of players in its first year and proved a resounding success. The MILLIONS series has brought a great deal of excitement to the live and online poker world and really engaged players with a very competitive environment so I can’t wait to see the impact of even bigger prize pool guarantees in 2018. Check out the minimum payout of the $10,000,000 guaranteed MILLIONS on the partypoker blog now, it absolutely incredible. At least three will get a million dollar payout & everyone that cashes gets at least $10k!”
The full partypoker LIVE schedule including Grand Prix’s and other exciting will be announced soon.
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