PokerStars has announced plans to host a Hamburg stop as part of Season 6 of the Eureka Poker Tour, and they have also strengthened their relationship with Playtech after signing a new distribution agreement.
PokerStars has announced that Season 6 of the Eureka Poker Tour will be returning to Hamburg for the second successive year.
The Casino Schenefeld will host the festival Sep 23 – Oct 3 and there will be 14-events with buy-ins ranging from as low as €170 and as high as €2,200.
The star attraction will be the €1,100 Main Event. The first of three starting flights will take place on Sep 28. Last year, Tom Holke topped a field of 581 entrants to capture the title and first prize of €107,920. It was the first live cash of his career. 87 players made a bit of money.
Other standout events include a €2,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Sep 27-28, a €2,200 Pot Limit Omaha (PLO) Single Re-Entry Oct 1-2, and the popular €330 Hamburg Cup Sep 29-Oct 3. There will also be a broad range of cash games.
Last year, the festival attracted over one thousand players and created over a million euros in prizes. Online qualifiers are currently in operation at PokerStars.
Here is the full schedule.
PokerStars Team Pro, and recent World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner, George Danzer, will be competing in the festival.
Playtech and PokerStars Extend Partnership
The relationship between Playtech and PokerStars has strengthened after the pair extended their existing partnership after putting pen to paper on a new distribution agreement.
The pair will focus on the growth of PokerStars online casino business. Playtech will shower the site with their top tier games. Titles including Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven; White King, and Great Blue are already available on both desktop and mobile devices.
Titles such as Gladiator, Top Gun, and the DC Series will be phased in at a later date. As will the highly anticipated Age of Gods series. A series of Playtech’s progress jackpot slots will also join the PokerStars library.
Playtech has been busy of late.
They recently acquired the Swedish gaming outfit Quickspin for €50m and also bought a 90% stake in the Austrian-based gaming entity Best Gaming Technology (BGT).
The price for the latter was €138m. BGT CEO, Armin Sageder, retains 10% of his former company and will continue in his current role for the next three years.