Online poker operator PartyPoker announced Thursday that it is to boost its PartyPoker Millions tournament guarantee by a million sterling to GBP 6 million, claiming it is now the biggest prize pool guarantee in European poker history.
The long-running competition (it only concludes in April 2017) will have a Day 1 buy-in of GBP 500, providing players with an opportunity to win the ultimate main prize of GBNP 1 million. The format additionally allows direct entry into Day 2 at a whopping buy-in of GBP 5,300, and of course there are satellite opportunities as well.
PartyPoker spokesman Tom Waters said in the announcement Thursday: “Not only can Partypoker players win a share of GBP 6,000,000, they will be able to qualify online from as little as $0.01. Online Day 1s run on Partypoker every Tuesday night with the first 100 players making Day 2 receiving their GBP 550 buy-in back courtesy of Partypoker.”
The tournament stretches over some time; Day 1s have already kicked off online, and there will be live Day 1s and 2s at the Caribbean Poker Party from Nov. 23 to 25. However, the competition will not reach finality until April next year, when Days 3-6 will be hosted by Dusk Till Dawn card room in Nottingham, UK.