Live poker has begun returning around the world and that now goes for Europe. Partypoker announced Monday that the live MILLIONS North Cyprus Series is returning to Merit Crystal Cove Casino.
The festival runs Sept. 16-27 and becomes the first live series from the company since MILLIONS South America in February 2020. Players can expect plenty of action, highlighted by the $5,300 Main Event on Sept. 22 with a $3 million guarantee.
The festival helps kickstart the live poker scene returning in Europe.
“We are thrilled to finally see the return of partypoker LIVE MILLIONS events,” partypoker head of live events Dan Rose said in a news release. “I know players have been eagerly wanting to get back to the felt and it’s a pleasure to be working with Merit to bring the MILLIONS brand to North Cyprus.”
What to expect from the return of partypoker LIVE
Players heading to the Crystal Cove can expect a full festival of events. While a complete schedule isn’t available yet, Main Event online satellites for the will be hosted on partypoker.
Players can qualify online for as little as $0.01. The casino also plans live satellites as the series approaches.
Poker fans can get in on the return of the LIVE MILLIONS Series via partypokerTV, the site’s Twitch channel. That includes the Main Event final table with commentary provided in multiple languages.
The festival also hosts a range of other events.
A look at the venue
The company expects some of the world’s best-known poker players to return to the live felt. Team partypoker’s Isaac Haxton is already planning on making the trip.
“I’m very excited for the return of partypoker LIVE MILLIONS events,” Haxton said. “I’ve never been to Cyprus before and I am really looking forward to it.”
Partypoker officials are pleased to see tournament action return and promise an excellent travel and poker experience. The casino is located by Zephyrus Cove, one of the most picturesque locations in North Cyprus.
The cove stretches toward the clear waters of the Eastern Mediterranean. The Merit Crystal Cove is an ultra all-inclusive resort with a private beach.
— Merit Crystal Cove Hotel & Casino & Spa (@MeritCcove) July 7, 2021
The Cypriot government recently announced visitors can enter the country with a proof of vaccination or PCR test on arrival.
“We are getting ready to welcome back the most exciting tournament series after a very long break due to the global pandemic,” Merit Poker President Songul Bekem said. “Besides the non-stop action at the poker tables and challenging competition between the world’s top players for the attractive prize pools, participants will have an opportunity to spend a five-star holiday in one of the best resorts in North Cyprus, enjoying the nature, clear sea, and the services offered here.
“The dedication, loyalty and responsibility of our employees, combined with Merit’s exquisiteness and hospitality, makes the quality of Merit Poker events unrivaled.”
The full series schedule is expected to be released soon. Many players will be happy to get back to the tables.