Unibet has announced plans to host the Unibet Open in Bucharest and partypoker double their guarantee for the forthcoming partypoker Million in the Caribbean.
Unibet has plugged a gap in their current Unibet Open schedule after announcing plans to host an event in the Romanian capital of Bucharest.
The event will take place 1-4 December, and the Swedish operator believes it could be one of the biggest events they have ever organised after slapping a €500,000 guaranteed prize pool onto the tin – the highest guarantee in the tour’s nine-year history.
Unibet will work alongside Pokerfest Romania to ensure the event is a success. There will be an 800 player cap.
“This is the biggest event we have ever done.” said Nataly Sopacuaperu, Head of Live Events at Unibet.
Online qualifiers for the event will begin in the next couple of weeks. Players fortunate enough to win a package will stay at the luxury-grade Marriot Hotel, which will double as the host of the event. Coverage of the festival will be available on the Unibet Twitch channel.
Unibet Open Schedule
Bucharest 1-4 December
Partypoker Million Becomes The Partypoker Two Million
There are a million more reasons to book a flight to the Caribbean in November after partypoker turned their partypoker Million event into a two million event.
Partypoker are so confident that people will flock to Punta Cana that the $2,750 buy-in event will now come armed with a $2m guaranteed prize pool. When you add the $1m guaranteed WPT Caribbean Main Event into the mix, there are now $3m in guarantees available to be won in this unique festival.
Partypoker are also busting out the big guns for the festival with Europe’s biggest live tournament money earner, Sam Trickett, former world boxing champion Carl Froch, and the WPT pairing of Mike Sexton and Tony Dunst all confirmed attendees for the two events.
It will be the first time partypoker Ambassador Froch has competed in a live poker tournament outside of the UK.
The event takes place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 19-26 November. The partypoker Million starts Mon 21 Nov, and the $5,000 buy-in WPT Caribbean Main Event begins Saturday 19 November.
Here is the schedule in full.