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Continuing its push towards innovative offerings, partypoker has made a significant play to get more recreational players to participate in its LIVE MILLIONS tournaments. The poker giant has introduced the all-new MILLIONS Passport – a flexible new satellite package worth $11,000 that will allow the winner to enter any partypoker MILLIONS event within 12 months along with VIP accommodation, travel, and exclusive extras. The MILLIONS Passport satellites are already underway on the site since February 9.
Elaborating more on the concept, partypoker LIVE President, John Duthie, said: “The introduction of the Passport for MILLIONS events in 2020 is the result of player feedback and is also aimed at the amateur game. Players can now win a package and choose their event through the passport – for example, a player can secure their package for the MILLIONS Caribbean Poker Party this month which was never an option before. We have also introduced a number of additional measures we believe helps recreational and amateur players.”
Watch the promotional video below:
Players can win a passport by playing any $109 buy-in Phase 1 satellite running daily on partypoker. Survivors of the Phase 1 tournament will then compete in weekly finals held on Sundays. The Sunday finals offer no direct buy-in option, meaning all packages will be won by players qualifying through the Phase 1 satellites.
There will be plenty of feeder tournaments into Phase 1 events, including daily freerolls.
The 2020 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Tour boasts of over $62 million in guaranteed prizes with the most significant piece of this reserved for individual MILLIONS Main Events that have between $5 million to $10 million in prizes.
The first stop of the tour was the MILLIONS UK that took place at Dusk Till Dawn last month. Sweden’s Anton Suarez bested a 530-entry field in the Main Event at the stop to win $1 million in prize money.
The South American leg of the tour is currently underway at the Enjoy Resort & Casino, Punta del Este, Uruguay, and will run through till February 15.
Other stops on the 2020 calendar include Cyprus (May 3-11), Las Vegas (June), London (July 29 – August 13), and the Bahamas (Nov. 12-22).
The London stop will take place at the London Hilton and is unique as there will be no direct buy-in into the event. Players can only enter via the MILLIONS Passport or by winning a direct satellite. A few VIP players will be invited but will be spread out to one such player per table at the start of the event.
Passport holders will also be eligible to play partypoker’s flagship annual MILLIONS Online event with their passport. They will receive over $11,000 in MILLIONS Online event buy-ins instead of expenses should they opt to participate in the online leg.
|Date||Series||Venue||ME Buy-in||ME Guarantee|
|January 4-12||MILLIONS UK||Dusk Till Dawn, Nottingham, United Kingdom||$10,300||$5,000,000|
|February 6-15||MILLIONS South America||Enjoy Resort & Casino, Punta del Este, Uruguay||$10,300||$5,000,000|
|May 3-11||MILLIONS Cyprus||Merit Crystal Cove Hotel Casino and Resort, Cyprus||$5,300||$10,000,000|
|June*||MILLIONS Vegas||Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas||$5,300||$5,000,000|
|July 29 - August 13||MILLIONS London||London Hilton on Park Lane||£5,300||£5,000,000|
|September*||MILLIONS Online||partypoker online||$5,300|
|November 12-22||Caribbean Poker Party||Baha Mar Casino, Nassau, Bahamas||$5,300||$5,000,000|
|*Dates to be determined|
Another highlight of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Tour will be the inaugural MILLIONS Super High Roller Series that is to be held in Sochi, Russia, from March 6-15. partypoker LIVE has joined hands with Triton Poker for the series, and this should help bring out some of the biggest names on the high roller circuit to the event like Rob Yong, Cary Katz, Paul Phua, Mikita Badziakouski, Richard Yong, and Jason Koon.
The series will feature eight events, with buy-ins ranging from $25,000 – $250,000. However, the MILLIONS Passport cannot be used to buy-in at this tournament series.