partypoker LIVE Announces First-Ever MILLIONS ‘Special Edition’ at the ARIA in Las Vegas From June 28-July 2

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  • Attreyee K. Ganguly May 10, 2019
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This summer is gearing up to be a mega-blockbuster of poker action in Las Vegas! Besides the 50th World Series of Poker (WSOP) which is scheduled to kick off on May 28, online poker conglomerate – partypoker – announced its first-ever LIVE event, the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Vegas ‘Special Edition’, to be held in the USA, yesterday.

 

LIVE MILLIONS Vegas ‘Special Edition’

partypoker tweeted the news of its LIVE MILLIONS Vegas ‘Special Edition’ which is slated to be hosted at the ARIA Resort and Casino from June 28 to July 2. Boasting of a $5 Million GTD prize pool, the event will feature a $10,300 buy-in and will be a standalone version of the tour’s flagship Main Events.

The event will have two starting flights, allowing players one re-entry per day, as well as direct buy-in on Day 2 for the first two levels. There will also be live satellites held at the Aria on Thursday, June 27, the day before the MILLIONS Vegas kicks off in earnest.

Talking about the announcement, President of partypoker LIVE, John Duthie said, “The partnership with ARIA in Vegas is a significant step marking the first time partypoker LIVE has hosted a tournament in the United States. The poker team at ARIA is well known for being genuinely passionate about the game. We believe they see things the same way we do and that it’s not all business, it is about listening to players and growing the game.”

Sean McCormack, Director of Poker Operations at ARIA, expressed his excitement on the upcoming event saying, “We’re looking forward to MILLIONS making its debut this summer at the resort. Our team is excited to add an event of this magnitude to our extensive summer schedule.”

You can catch the trailer of the upcoming series right here.

 

2019 Edition of MILLIONS Online

However, LIVE MILLIONS Vegas ‘Special Edition’ is not the only update shared by the global poker brand. partypoker has announced the dates for its 2019 edition of MILLIONS Online which is scheduled to run from December 1 to 10. The tournament will carry a $20 Million guaranteed prize pool and this time around, it will also be supported by numerous side events.

2019 edition of MILLIONS Online

Similar to all the live poker tournaments that have been hosted by partypoker in 2019, the buy-ins for the MILLIONS Online have also been increased to $10,300, giving it the distinction of becoming the largest ever $10K+ buy-in event. As usual, a satellite program will be hosted on the brand’s site to offer players the chance to participate in the tournament, without paying the full buy-in price.

Last year’s MILLIONS Online made history as the single largest online poker tournament ever held, paying out a total $21.84 Million in prize money and superseded all expectations by smashing it’s $20 Million guarantee. Manuel ‘Sheparentao’ Ruivo eventually took down the event for $2,329,943.88.

partypoker managing director, Tom Waters, talking about the tournament said, “Following the success of last year’s MILLIONS Online we’ve decided to keep the $20M guarantee, however we wanted to bring the full MILLIONS live experience online and offer a host of side events alongside the Main Event, providing players with an exciting new online festival under the prestigious MILLIONS brand. Regular satellites supported by a suite of promotions will also ensure we give as many players the chance to get involved as possible.”

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