After hitting a bit of a snag in Russia, gambling business has seemed rather timid. However, partypoker LIVE intends to return to the north with the Sochi Poker Festival Autumn Edition blasting off at full speed on November 21 onwards.
Sochi Welcomes the partypoker LIVE
Internationally acclaimed card room partypoker is returning to Russian and will hold the partypoker LIVE tournament in Sochi. The so-called Sochi Poker Festival Autumn Edition begins on November 21, in less than 10 days.
The host of the event is well-known, with Sochi Casino hosting yet another important event as it has in the past with the MILLIONS series. Equipped to cater to a motley crowd, the Sochi Casino offers vast playing tables along with other facilities associated with gambling.
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Partypoker have picked the venue not only because of tradition, but also because of its proximity to some of the most interesting food dens in the city. In a sense, partypoker is trying to create a cultural experience.
Meanwhile, the tournament will start with the Warm Up event which will feature estimated prize pool of $44,000 and a $40 buy-in, although these numbers may vary, depending on the exchange rate between the Ruble and the US dollar. The festival will kick off at 2:00 PM local time.
The highlight of the competition will be held between November 24 and November 25, with the upcoming Sochi Poker Cup. The event will feature several entry-points allowing gamers to bid their time well.
The Main Event is also an event that will have players try their luck. With an entry level around $500 and money guarantee worth $90,000 (all figures are approximated based on the conversion rate at the time of reporting).
The High Roller event will have a guaranteed prizing pool of around $30,000. All interested parties will be able to purchase an entry into the competition using the popular partypoker exchange currency, the PP Live Dollars, too.
Additionally, the platform will run a number of satellite events designed to help customers land a spot in the Sochi Festival. The satellites will award a varying amount of PP Live Dollars, with the smallest prize possible set at $5.50 and the highest one soaring all the way up to $5,000.
From the Caribbean to Sochi
Partypoker remains one of the brands to continually seek closer ties with poker destinations that have been left on the fringes of the competitive world. Along with PokerStars and 888poker, the card room has been assisting India develop its own poker ecosystem, although the game is still outlawed in the country, bar in a few states or during special poker festivals.
Partypoker is also presently hosting another tournament in a far warmer climate, with the Caribbean event carrying on at full blast. Partypoker’s international reach has allowed it to penetrate places that are less open to the game in general.
Russia recently passed a number of laws that effectively block the access of poker players in Russia to flagship card rooms, including partypoker and PokerStars. However, the cardrooms don’t seem dissuaded from pursuing an inclusive policy.