Playground Poker Club will host the world-famous poker tournament from August 23rd to September 3rd 2018

The World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOP-C) is returning to Canada after a two-year absence. Players travelling to Quebec later this year will get to play in this prestigious event, now in the Playground Poker Club, Montreal.

The Main Event is confirmed as a $1,100 CAD buy-in, carrying a huge $2,000,000 CAD guarantee. The full schedule is below:

Event Dates Buy-in (CAD) Guarantee (CAD)
Colossus Aug. 19-28 $330 $1,000,000
Main Event Aug. 25- Sep. 3 $1,100 $2,000,000
Monster Stack Freeze Out Aug. 27-28 $660 $150,000
Super High Roller Aug. 29-30 $5,300 $250,000
Closer Aug. 31- Sep. 3 $330 $300,000
High Roller Sep. 1-3 $2,200 $250,000
Pot Limit Omaha Sep. 3 $550 $50,000


Kristen Bicknell, partypoker Pro, said: “I am genuinely so thrilled to see the WSOP come to Canada and to Playground Poker! It is really amazing to see the Canadian poker community thrive and I’m so happy to be a part of it!”

The venue welcoming players will be the Playground Poker Club, home to Canada’s largest poker events. Boasting over 70 tables, with some of the best trained dealers and floor staff in the industry, Playground Poker club prides itself on being ‘for players, by players’, and regularly hosts Canada’s largest poker tournaments.

Phil Sabbah, CMO at Playground Poker Club said: “Playground’s players – and poker players across Canada – have always expressed a great love for the WSOP, and bringing these two iconic brands together is a sure-fire win for all . The World Series of Poker has earned its unique position in the poker world, and we’re thrilled to be working with them on what is certain to be a poker series for the ages.”

$50,000 Last Longer Promotion

partypoker LIVE is running a special promotion for the first 250 players who buy into the WSOP-C Playground Event using partypoker LIVE $$$ (PP LIVE $$$). Each player will take part in an exclusive last longer, with the winner receiving $50,000 CAD cash on top of any tournament winnings.

PP LIVE $$$ is a flexible currency that can be won in satellites on partypoker and used by players to pay for event buy-ins, travel, hotels and even visas. Players now have two years to use their PP LIVE $$$ and will automatically be entered into a $1,000,0000 Leaderboard which runs throughout the 2018-19 poker season. At the end of the season the $1,000,000 will be divided up between the top 100 players.

PP LIVE $$$ satellites will run at a weekly guarantee of $500,000 from 19th June 2018, up from $110,000 previously, so there are plenty of opportunities to win PP LIVE $$$ for WSOP-C Playground.

Speaking on the back of his 31st year of cashing in the WSOP, Mike Sexton, partypoker Chairman, said: “If you’re looking for an incredible poker experience with tremendous value, here’s some great news: For the first time ever, the WSOP-C is heading to the premiere poker room in Canada, the Playground Poker Club. The festival runs from August 23– September 3, with the highlight being a $1k (+$100) CA buy-in with a $2m guaranteed prize pool! Yes, that’s $2m! Wow! Magnifique! And the best part is you can win your entry on Check it out.”

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