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Partypoker surges deeper into Eastern Europe with new sponsorship deal

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Partypoker delves deeper into the goldmine of Eastern European poker after forging a partnership with Poker Club Management to sponsor the Eurasian Poker Tour.

Partypoker surges deeper into Eastern Europe with new sponsorship dealIt seems the all seeing eye of the partypoker brand is firmly fixed on Eastern Europe after they announced a five-year deal with Poker Club Management to become the headline sponsor of the Eurasian Poker Tour (EAPT).

The first event to carry the partypoker banners and sigil will be the €1m GTD partypoker EAPT Montenegro 16-25 June. The 5-star Splendid, Merit Royal Casino in the seaside resort of Budva, will turn their conference centre into a poker room set to handle ten days of tournament and cash game action.

It’s one of many events taking place across Eastern Europe including the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) – created after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Each event will carry a $500,000 Guarantee with a $1,100 Main Event. Each season finishes with a $1m Guaranteed Finale.

The new move comes after partypoker, and Poker Club Management worked together to organise the successful partypoker Million Sochi, where 1,170 entrants created a $1,134,900 prize pool and Ukrainian Dmitry Chop, walked away with the $225,000 first prize.

The event was so successful; the pair has already announced plans to return to the same venue to host a $5,300 buy-in $5m Guaranteed partypoker MILLIONS in Sep 1-11.

The news of the deepening Eastern European connection comes hot on the Achilles of partypoker signed two of the region’s biggest stars in Anatoly Filatov and Dzmitry Urbanovich.

Partypoker Million North America News

The Playground Poker Club in Montreal is going to be a busy venue these next few weeks. The partypoker Grand Prix Canada is currently underway and the Phase 1 and Day 1 online action in the CAD$5,300 buy-in CAD$5m GTD partypoker Million North America is already in the books.

Partypoker has made two new announcements regarding the first Million branded event to be held in Canada.

The first is the installation of a CAD$10,300 High Roller. The last event of this kind appeared during the partypoker MILLIONS Dusk till Dawn (DTD) and Vojtech Ruzicka defeated 110 entrants to take the £284,210 first prize, and he will be in Canada to defend his title.

And the first female poker player to break into the Global Poker Index (GPI) Canada Top 10 Rankings, Kristen Bicknell, will wear a partypoker patch throughout the series. The two-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner plays online at partypoker as krissyb24.

The Live Day 1 action begins Friday, 5 May and the final table ends Wednesday, 10 May.

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