PartyPoker LIVE MILLIONS Partners with Poker Central
Amidst the action still going on at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, of which Poker Central has been a key partner in broadcasting livestreams and commentary for some of the tournaments, Poker Central had other news to share.
Poker Central and PartyPoker LIVE announced an exclusive-rights deal to livestream international PartyPoker LIVE MILLIONS tour stops.
The deal begins with the next stop for the tour in the Czech Republic, and it will run for an unspecified length of time, presumably at least through the end of 2019 to include the MILLIONS stop in Baha Mar in the Caribbean in November. And that island stop will also include the inaugural Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas with a $250K buy-in.
On to the details as provided…
Livestreams and High Rollers
The primary component to the deal involves Poker Central, which runs PokerGO, and PartyPoker LIVE. All of the upcoming MILLIONS tour stops for the foreseeable future will now be livestreamed on the PokerGO OTT service.
In addition, Poker Central will post live news updates from the tour stops. There will be other “special offers” for PartyPoker LIVE customers to be announced later as collaborative efforts between the two entities.
The press release notes that the deal will come to fruition with the King’s Casino stop in the Czech Republic on August 9 and continue to include destinations in North and South America, the United Kingdom, and more to be announced.
Included in the deal will be a new event to debut at the Baha Mar stop in November. The first Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas will give high-stakes players a chance to play the tournament for a $250K buy-in. If it mimics the Las Vegas edition of the tournament, registration will be restricted and seats awarded on a lottery-style basis. Details have yet to be announced.
PartyPoker LIVE President John Duthie noted that the deal will “elevate the PartyPoker event experience for our fans.” He continued, “This exclusive streaming deal will bring poker fans from all over the world together, while expanding our brand and player experience.”
Upcoming PartyPoker Schedule
As the schedule now stands, there are several events on the PartyPoker LIVE schedule, all seemingly under the MILLIONS tour category. However, the first event is not the first one that will be a part of the Poker Central deal.
Triton Super High Roller Series London 2019 at London Hilton on Park Lane, UK
–July 31 through August 8, 2019
–8 events, buy-ins ranging from £25K to £1 million, including £100K Main Event
MILLIONS Europe at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic
–August 9 through August 18, 2019
–12 events, buy-ins ranging from €300 to €25K, including €10K Main Event with $5M GTD
Caribbean Poker Party at Baha Mar Casino in Nassau, Bahamas
–November 15 through November 24, 2019
–Schedule yet to be announced, buy-ins up to $250K, including $10K Main Event with $10M GTD
–December 1 through December 10, 2019
–Single tournament, $10K buy-in with $20M GTD
MILLIONS UK at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham, UK
–January 4 through January 12, 2020
–4 events, buy-ins ranging from £1K to £25K, including £10K Main Event with £5M GTD
It should be noted that the last information released about the MILLIONS Online event listed above came in early May, and it seems the event will require a $10K buy-in but keep its $20M guarantee. That is double the buy-in of the 2018 online event that only required a $5K buy-in, offered multiple starting flights, and collected a prize pool of more than $21.8 million.