The PartyPoker Weekly: Bwin Merger, World Open Returns and $350,000 Full House August
There is so much going on at PartyPoker, especially for Pokernews readers, that we thought it would be best to have a regular catch up with them. What a big week it has been…..
World Open VI Announced
Last year Phil Laak took down the high profile PartyPoker World Open and he will be one of the favourites to retain his crown, as the tournament is set to return to the Palm Beach Casino in Mayfair, London. The buy-in is $10,000, 48 players will participate making the total prize pool of $480,000 – the winner will take $200,000. The starting stacks are tripled, there are eight seater heats and seven players will be on the final table.
It takes place between September 6-10 and will be broadcast on channel Five in the UK, with commentary from Jesse May and presented by Kara Scott. Spectators are welcome to come down to the Palm Beach Casino and watch the action.
WPT London Satellites Running
Just before the World Open at the same venue is the first ever WPT London. Phil Ivey has already confirmed for this landmark event which will kick off an exciting month of poker in London.
You can win your seat in weekly $600+$40 satellites with one in twenty players bagging a $12,000 package which includes $8,000 buy-in, $2,000 expenses and seven nights accommodation in the luxurious Mayfair in London.
Sub satellites start from FREE, as well as regular $1 and $8 feeders. You need a PartyPoker Account in order to qualify.
PartyGaming and Bwin Merger
Its been rumoured for more than a year but on 29 July it was finally announced that online gambling powerhouses Bwin and PartyGaming Plc would merge to create the world's largest listed online gaming business worth $3+ billion. Bwin are the listed owners of the Ongame Network who recently added Betfair as one of their skins.
It isn’t clear yet how the liquidity of the two sites will be used but PartyPoker look set to be the key brand. With the potential of US regulation on the horizon this could see Party Poker becoming one of the market leaders in the industry once again.
Coming in August: The Full House
This month there is an amazing $350,000 in added value with the fantastic three in one full house promotion. First of all you can play in a fantastic $100,000 Grand Final and weekly $10,000 freerolls by simply earning at least one Party Point on three separate days of the week to get a seat in the 10k freeroll, qualify for two of more 10ks to win a place in the 100k.
There is also a fantastic $50,000 Cash Game Race for all Bronze, Silver and Gold players and an amazing $160,000 SNG Jackpot for anyone that wins five SNGs in a row, with prizes between $10,000 to $50,000 depending on the buy-in level you were playing at.
Kara Scott is Home Sweet Home
PartyPoker pro and hostess Kara Scott is finally home and reunited with her pet dogs. Find out more plus her travel plans for WPT London in her blog.
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Meet Felipe Ramos
Get to know Team PartyPoker Pro Felipe Ramos. PartyPoker do not just sign up big names, Felipe became a PartyPoker Pro because he was one of the sickest grinders in their Palladium VIP Loyalty scheme: