partypoker Announces 2018 LIVE Schedule with $100 Million Guaranteed
During 2017, partypoker LIVE burst onto the live poker tournament stage with many popular events including the lucrative partypoker MILLIONS.
Still taking place this year will be the Caribbean Poker Party from Nov. 17-25 with $10 million in guaranteed prize pools and the partypoker Online Millions from Dec. 2-6.
Huge Schedule for Next Year
Next year's schedule will feature events around the globe including in North America, Russia, the Caribbean and Europe. Alongside returning to King's Casino in the Czech Republic, Playground Poker Club in Canada and Sochi Casino and Resort in Russia, a new stop is planned at Casino Barcelona along with a new venue planned for the next year's Caribbean Poker Party.
All of the festivals will feature multiple opening flights and guaranteed prize pools of at least $5 million with five events guaranteeing at least $10 million. Additionally, each of the $10 million guaranteed events will pay out at least 250 players a minimum of $10,000 with three players guaranteed to walk away with at least $1 million.
The huge guaranteed prize pools are just one of the popular aspects of the poker festival. Other popular features of the festivals including players being able to qualify for events for as low as $1.10 and to play online Day 1s from the comfort of their own home.
Next year's festivals plan to continue the trend of offering players the chance to qualify for and play in partypoker MILLIONS events online before competing at the venue with those buying into live opening flights.
partypoker MILLIONS Schedule
|Nov. 17-25, 2017||Caribbean Poker Party||$10,000,000||$10,000,000|
|Dec. 2-6, 2017||MILLIONS Online||$5,000,000||$5,000,000|
|Feb. 10-18, 2018||MILLIONS Germany: Kings Casino, Rozvadov||€5,000,000||$5,800,000|
|April 7-15, 2018||MILLIONS Grand Final: Barcelona||€10,000,000||$11,700,000|
|April 21-29, 2018||MILLIONS North America: Playground Poker Club, Canada||CAD$10,000,000||$7,900,000|
|Aug. 4-12, 2018||MILLIONS Russia, Sochi||$5,000,000||$5,000,000|
|Sept. 20-October 9, 2018||MILLIONS UK: Dusk Till Dawn||£5,000,000||$6,500,000|
|Nov. 10-18, 2018||Caribbean Poker Party||$10,000,000||$10,000,000|
partypoker LIVE President John Duthie is excited about partypoker's commitment to growing its live brand and next year's planned growth.
"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, Duthie said on the partypoker Blog. "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 is equally thrilled about how partypoker MILLIONS has taken off and its propsects for next year.
"As partypoker LIVE’s flagship series, partypoker MILLIONS has attracted a huge number of players in its first year and proved a resounding success," said Sexton. "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 and everyone that cashes gets at least $10k!"
In addition to this announcement, partypoker also plans to release its full partypoker LIVE schedule including Grand Prix’s and other events in the near future.