Partypoker announce World Poker Tour

Partypoker announce World Poker Tour

Partypoker announce World Poker Tour (WPT) and themselves have a four-year deal. This deal will see the former’s LIVE tour work in tandem with the latter.

The Playground Poker Club in Montreal will play host to the first Partypoker LIVE/WPT collaboration.

Issuing a press release on August 29, the WPT confirmed it will be working with Partypoker LIVE on seven events. These events will be in North America and Europe with each one offering up to $3.4 million in prize money. On top of guaranteed prize money, players are able to qualify online at Partypoker.

To start off the new partnership, the WPT will be hosting a “first of its kind” event in Canada. The venue will be inside Montreal’s Playground Poker Club. The festival will boast a combination of WPT500, WPTDeepStacks and WPT Main Tour tournaments.

Looking to the Future

Following this event, the two companies plan to host events in Russia, the UK and other popular poker destinations throughout 2019. For Partypoker, the partnership comes three months after it joining Triton Poker.

Triton has become the go-to tour operator for the game’s richest players and those wanting to play short-deck Hold’em. Working together, the two brands added a variety of high stakes tournaments and cash games to Partypoker LIVE calendar. Building on this deal, Partypoker will be hoping to give all players more choice via the WPT.

For the WPT, the partnership is a way to continue expanding its annual calendar. Recent deals in Japan and India have given a foothold into emerging markets, the further collaboration will cement its reputation in North America and Europe.