PartyPoker’s Barcelona festival is trying to set new records for tournaments. PokerStars has been the place to go for matches since its inception, but now PartyPoker is showing they are a decent rival, with their “Millions” festival of tournaments. The poker site has already increased traffic to their online casino and is spending 23 million euros to gain the attention of gamblers.
The tour has been ongoing, but the Grand Final is set at Casino Barcelona. The finale is from April 7th to April 16th. PartyPoker has advertised the tournaments as the most massive festival, with the most significant prize pool, guaranteed, in the history of European poker events. The main event was promoted with a guaranteed ten million euro in October 2017, and now there are eight more events and more money on the line.
Each of the eight events will have pots worth more than a million euros. PartyPoker’s success in this vast tournament may encourage other sites like PokerStars to create one.
The Tournament Thus Far
The Millions Series took off in the Caribbean before going to the UK, Germany, Russia, and Canada. These countries hosted impressive poker players, with winners gaining more than $100 million in prizes. Many of the events offered over $5 million, and approximately five offered a guaranteed win of $10 million per event.
Satellite tournaments are going on for players to get into the Grand Final. It is possible to gain entry with as little as fifty cents, where players then get to try for $1050, with about ten packages of $16,000 to win. The packages offer entrance into the Main Event, eight nights stay, and $500 for expenses. When the quarterfinals begin, buy-ins via satellite will jump to $22.
The Main Event begins April 11. Day two will be held on the 13th, and day three will show many eliminations, which occurs on April 14th. It is expected that 250 players in the $10 million events will be able to win $10,000, with three people able to win $1 million. The first place winner will get $1.86 million; second place earns $1.4 million, and third place $1.2 million.
Plenty of money is going to be on the table, so poker players who want to make a name for themselves will want to start trying to get their Main Event entrance packages. There are only 250 winning spots when it comes to the high prize pool.