The partypoker Millions series premiered in 2017 to great praise from players and casino partners with huge guarantees being set and hit on a regular basis across the world.
With the start of 2018 in sight, the official calendar for next year’s Millions series has been released with over $100 million in guaranteed prize pools lining the schedule.
Five events carry a guarantee of $10 million, making partypoker one of the foremost leaders in the industry in that category. All five events with a $10 million guarantee also include guaranteed prizes of at least $1 million for first, second and third. partypoker is also guaranteeing 250 places paid and a minimum payout of €10,000.
As with the 2017 events, there will be multiple ways to qualify via satellite as well as online and live Day 1 flights.
There are seven events in total lined up between the end of Season 1 and Season 2 with six played live and one online. Many of the familiar cities visited in 2017 are back once again with Sochi, Russia, Nottingham, England, and Montreal, Canada all featured.
The last event on the 2017 calendar is a $5 million guaranteed online event run entirely on partypoker.com. The $5,300 buy-in tournament runs from December 3-6 and will have satellites starting on November 1 for players to qualify in hopes of ending their year a millionaire.
The largest addition to the schedule comes in one of poker’s premier stops in Barcelona, Spain. From April 7-15, the end of Season 1 takes place as part of the Millions Grand Final which features a €10 million guarantee. partypoker claims the event to be the first of the year where three players will become millionaires.
The first 200 players to qualify for December’s $5 million guaranteed online event will be entered into a last longer pool where the winner will earn a $15,000 package to the Millions Grand Final.
Season 2 starts only a week after Season 1 ends with Montreal playing host to their second running of partypoker Millions. The $10 million CAD guaranteed event is double the guarantee from 2017, that drew a total of 1,168 entries. The buy-in of $5,300 CAD remains unchanged.
The Millions UK event ran at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham, UK was in April of this year and is scheduled for September 29-October 9 in 2018.
The 2018 schedule wraps up with the $10 million Caribbean Poker Party from November 10-18 at a location to be determined.
partypoker Live President John Duthie created the former European Poker Tour series and has unleashed a new giant in the partypoker Millions series. Said Duthie on the 2018 schedule, “The response to the partypoker MILLIONS series has been incredible and I think the increased prize pools next year are going to take the events to a whole new level. It’s going to be very exciting.”
The Chairman of partypoker, Mike Sexton, added, “The MILLIONS series has brought a great deal of excitement to the live and online poker world and really engaged players with a very competitive environment so I can’t wait to see the impact of even bigger prize pool guarantees in 2018.”
The full partypoker Live 2018 schedule will be released soon with Grand Prix’s and other events listed.
|Dec 3-6, 2017||Millions Online||$5,000,000||$5,000,000|
|Feb 10-18, 2018||Millions Germany – Rozvadov||€5,000,000||$5,800,000|
|Aprl 7-15, 2018||Millions Grand Final – Barcelona||€10,000,000||$11,700,000|
|Apr 21-29, 2018||Millions North America – Montreal||$10,000,000 CAD||$7,900,000|
|Aug 4-12, 2018||Millions Russia – Sochi||$5,000,000||$5,000,000|
|Sept 29-Oct 9, 2018||Millions UK – Nottingham||£6,500,000||$5,000,000|
|Nov 10-18, 2018||Caribbean Poker Party||$10,000,000||$10,000,000|