After some feedback from the poker community, partypoker recently announced the 2020-21 schedule for its MILLIONS Live events. Five live events were announced as well as one online, and also includes new tour stops in London and Cyprus.
Each Main Event on the MILLIONS tour will feature a buy-in of $5,300 (pounds in the UK and Euros in Prague). The globetrotting live and online poker fun fun kicks off in May.
A look at the partypoker MILLIONS schedule
Partypoker players have quite a bit to look forward to this year. That includes stops in Europe, North America, and the Caribbean. Players who can’t hop on a plane are also in luck with the return of the popular MILLIONS Online event.
The series offers poker fans a chance to visit some luxury destinations and even a summer visit to Las Vegas. Here’s a look at the complete schedule to start planning those trips.
|May 2020||MILLIONS Cyprus||Merit Casino|
|June 2020||MILLIONS Vegas||Aria Resort and Casino|
|August 2020||MILLIONS London||Park Lane Hilton|
|September 2020||MILLIONS Online||NA|
|November 2020||MILLIONS Caribbean Poker Party||Baha Mar, The Bahamas|
|2021 (exact date TBA)||MILLIONS Prague||Hilton Prague|
Partypoker announces new MILLIONS Passports
Along with the new schedule, partypoker also announced its new MILLIONS Passport feature. This is a flexible new satellite package allowing a player to enter any MILLIONS event within 12 months of winning it.
The program aims to get more recreational and amateur players into some of the site’s live events.
“The introduction of the Passport for MILLIONS events in 2020 is the result of player feedback and is also aimed at the amateur game,” partypoker LIVE President John Duthie said in a news release.
“Players can now win a package and choose their event through the passport – for example, a player can secure their package for the MILLIONS Caribbean Poker Party this month – which was never an option before. We have also introduced a number of additional measures we believe helps recreational and amateur players.”
The site will hold $109 buy-in MILLIONS Passport satellites using a “phased” format. In this format, players carry their chips through to a weekly final held on Sundays.
Those Sunday finals don’t offer a direct buy-in option. Instead, all $10,000 Passport packages will be won by players entering the $109 Phase 1 satellites.
Each MILLIONS event is held at a luxury destination where MILLIONS Passport holders will experience true VIP treatment. They’ll enjoy luxury hotels and exclusive extras off the felt with a value of at least $11,000 per event.
Passport holders will also be eligible to play partypoker’s flagship annual MILLIONS Online event. Using the Passport will earn a player $11,000 of event buy-ins to participate in the online leg.
Something extra for MILLIONS Passport winners
Along with a shot at MILLIONS events around the world, partypoker has gone the extra mile for the new Passport program.
The London Hilton on Park Lane will host MILLIONS London in August 2020. However, there won’t be a direct buy-in offered to the £5,300 event.
Only winners of MILLIONS Passports or those who win direct satellites can participate in this exclusive event. As an added twist, VIP guests will also be invited to play the event. The seat draw will be designed so that every table features at least one VIP.
Features of the MILLIONS Passport program include:
- Can be used to enter any MILLIONS tournament around the world.
- Valid for 12 months.
- Full package value of at least $11,000, covering tournament buy-in, VIP hotel, travel, and exclusive extras.
- Entry to exclusive tournaments for MILLIONS Passport holders and VIP guests.
- Allows holders to qualify for daily freerolls.
- Maximum satellite buy-in is a $109 freezeout.
- No direct buy-in option for weekly Sunday finals.
Leaderboard prizes extended to cash games
Along with the MILLIONS Live announcement, partypoker also recently extended its leaderboard prize offerings. Cash game, fastforward, and Short Deck players now have the chance to win $150,000 in cash prizes every week.
For the first time, partypoker Diamond Club players will have their own dedicated leaderboards paying out a combined $50,000 per week. Other players will compete for their share of just over $100,000 across eight weekly leaderboards.
The leaderboards run Monday to Sunday each week. Points can be earned across most Hold’em or PLO cash games including fastforward and Short Deck. The only exceptions are: $10/$10 blinds and above; heads-up; and fixed limit hold’em cash games.
Leaderboards will reset every Monday and prizes will be credited within 24 hours of the conclusion of that week’s competition.
Partypoker will also be launching a new daily cash game promotion to bring total weekly prizes offered to over $180,000. That’s some nice extra cash for those looking to mix it up with a poker party.