Set at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in sun-soaked Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, partypoker’s Caribbean Poker Party is sure to be one of the most anticipated poker events of the year. Now, the online poker site is giving players even more reason to make the trip after doubling the guarantee of one of the events, the partypoker Million, to an impressive $2,000,000.
The addition of the extra cash coupled with the $1 million earmarked for the WPT Caribbean tournament means that, aside from working on their suntans, players will be vying $3 million across two great tournaments.
The festivities kick off on November 19 with the $5,000 buy-in World Poker Tour event and wrap up on the November 25 with the final day of the $2,750 buy-in Million. Players dreaming of white sandy beaches but lacking a travel budget will have the chance to win one of several $8,000 packages, up for grabs on partypoker starting September 5. Lucky winners will enjoy airfare for two, all-inclusive accommodations, the $2,750 Million buy-in, plus loads of bells and whistles sure to make the trip a memorable one.
Several big names in the poker world have already confirmed their attendance, including poker pro Sam Trickett, and partypoker ambassadors Mike Sexton and Tony Dunst.
“After launching the first partypoker Million in 2002, it will be fantastic to see how the event has grown and with qualification starting at $0.01 and ten $8,000 packages per week up for grabs on partypoker from September it offers more value than ever,” said Sexton. “I look forward to a week of unforgettable action in paradise on and off the felt.”
Trickett, who boasts an astronomical $20 million in live tournament cashes, looks to add even more titles to his resume while relaxing with friends.
“The Caribbean Poker Party is going to be a fantastic event, I’m looking forward to going with a big group of friends and it’s brilliant to hear that the Million guarantee has been doubled to $2 million,” said Trickett.
Also coming to the party is boxing superstar Carl Froch, who can’t wait to put his live poker training to the test.
“I’m looking forward to a week of poker in paradise and my first live tournament action outside of my home town,” he said. “Playing the partypoker Million and WPT Caribbean is the ultimate test and I’ve been putting in the hours, preparing myself for the differences between online tournaments to ensure I will be at the very top of my game.”
Both events allow players to re-enter one time. Of course, partypoker will take full advantage of the idyllic Punta Cana backdrop and has packed the schedule with an array of outdoor sporting events and cocktail parties. Players can play water polo, golf or volleyball on off days or enjoy the beach on their own.