partypoker today announced that it will be hosting the first ever online version of its popular MILLIONS event with a $5,000,000 guaranteed tournament in December.
The MILLIONS Online Main Event – which promises a $1,000,000 payday for the champion – will take place on partypoker.com from Sunday, December 3rd to Wednesday, December 6th. Players will be able to qualify for the $5,300 buy-in event for as little as $1.10 – or buy-in direct on partypoker.com.
There are three start flights to choose from: Day 1a starts at 17.00 GMT (18:00 CET) on December 3rd with Day 1b starting at the same time on December 4th. There is a last chance Day 1c Turbo at noon GMT (13:00 CET) on December 5th with Day 2 also starting on the 5that 17.00 GMT (18:00 CET). The final table is at 19.00 on December 6th. Players will begin Day 1 with a starting stack of a million chips with 30 minute levels.
Satellites for the MILLIONS Online Main Event start on Wednesday, November 1st and will run for over a month, right up until the start of Day 1a on December 3rd. The first 100 players to qualify will be automatically entered into a Last Longer competition which will award the winner with a $15,000 package to the MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona next April. All players who qualify for the Last Longer will have a Gold Chip icon against their avatar on the client and their usernames will be listed on the partypoker.com website.
Satellites for the MILLIONS Online Main Event will be easy to find, coloured gold in the partypoker client under the ‘MILLIONS Online’ tournaments tab.
The MILLIONS Online Main Event forms part of the partypoker MILLIONS series which launched in Canada earlier this year. Since then, partypoker MILLIONS has made its mark as one of the biggest and most successful poker series ever held, with live events across the globe including North America, Russia and Europe. The eagerly-awaited Caribbean Poker Party takes place in Punta Cana next month. This year’s partypoker MILLIONS champions have included Maria Lampropulos who won £1,000,000 after winning partypoker MILLIONS Dusk Till Dawn in the UK and Jean-Pascal Savard who beat a 1,168-entry field to take down partypoker MILLIONS North America for CAD$956,000.
partypoker Ambassador Joao Simao said: “I’ve competed at just about all of the MILLIONS events so far and I’m really looking forward to partypoker MILLIONS making its online debut. It’s a huge guarantee which is certain to capture players’ imaginations. I know that lots of players who have enjoyed taking part in the MILLIONS live events are going to leap at the chance to play the Online version, but it’s also going to be great for first-timers. It will give them a taste of the excitement of competing at a partypoker MILLIONS event and, hopefully, encourage them to try qualifying for the live versions as well.”
Group Head of partypoker Tom Waters said: “Bringing the MILLIONS series online is a very exciting step. It’s not often that players have the opportunity to play for $1,000,000 up top and they can do so from just $1.10 via our online satellites. The MILLIONS formula – which combines giant guarantees with countless to qualify – has already proved a massive hit for live events so we’re really looking forward to seeing it play out online as well.”
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