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In a press release issued on August 29, World Poker Tour (WPT) announced that the poker giant would be entering a four-year long partnership with another industry titan partypoker LIVE. The deal is designed to offer poker players, located worldwide, more options for choosing where to play. The two companies will combine their forces to host seven events across Canada and Europe, with each having a prize pool guarantee up to €3 million.
The very first outcome of this partnership will be a poker festival held at the Playground Poker Club in Montreal. Beginning in late October 2018, this festival will be the first of its kind in the history of the WPT, when WPT500, WPTDeepStacks, and WPT Main Tour events will be hosted together in the form of an all-encompassing WPT series for players of all levels. This will be followed by additional events in Sochi, Russia, sometime in February 2019 and in Dusk Till Dawn, United Kingdom in April 2019. Further announcements regarding future events will be made soon.
The WPT-partypoker collaboration will also give players the opportunity to qualify for these events online at partypoker for as little as $0.01. A minimum 300 seats will be on offer via qualifying promotions from partypoker, for every WPT Main Event that the two brands conduct together.
As a result of the four-year deal, partypoker LIVE Dollars will also be introduced to WPT events. Live streams of new events will be available from WPT and partypoker LIVE (through My partypoker LIVE app).
Commenting on the new partnership, the President of partypoker LIVE John Duthie said, “I’m so pleased to announce our new partnership with the World Poker Tour. 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.”
WPT CEO Adam Pliska also shared his views. “The World Poker Tour is proud to partner with partypoker LIVE on this new, four-year global initiative. 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.”
This newly established partnership between WPT and partypoker LIVE surely promise great things in the future for the poker fraternity.