Partypoker Introduce Freezeouts to All Main Events for 2019 LIVE MILLIONS Tour

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Partypoker Introduce Freezeouts to All Main Events for 2019 LIVE MILLIONS Tour
06 Jan

Partypoker have announced that their LIVE MILLIONS tour will see all the Main Events switched to Freezeout format for 2019, the buy-in to be set at 10k of local currency on the 4-stop series around the globe.

The massively popular MILLIONS series will visit Rio de Janeiro in March for the South American stop, followed by Montreal in May for the North America versión, before moving on to Leon Tsoukernik’s Kings Casino for the MILLIONS Europe leg of the tour in August at Rozvadov, Czech Republic.

After that, it’s off to the Bahamas in November for the MILLIONS World, and the series culminates with the MILLIONS Online – dates still to be confirmed.

Speaking of the changes, John Duthie, president of partypoker LIVE, said:

“Our MILLIONS Season 2 tour has been very successful, however we pride ourselves on listening to player feedback and continually improving our offering to ensure we provide the best live tour in the world."

To that end, says Duthie:

“As part of this we are going to change the format of our MILLIONS tournaments to a 10,000 (local currency) freezeout, with reduced late registration and no multiple Day 1s."

The changes also include reduced schedules – a maximum of 7 days – which Duthie states will give the hosts: ”the option to add their own events around the tournament to build the festival.”

The addition of a ‘partypoker MILLIONS travelling trophy’ is another new touch, each Main Event winner having their name and details inscribed before moving on to the next stop.

Duthie explained the changes further, saying:

“We want the MILLIONS brand to be synonymous with being one of the most prestigious live competitions in the world." He added: “We hope these changes will allow us to improve and build our MILLIONS tour to make it the best LIVE experience for our players.”

Satellites open already for MILLIONS LIVE South America

Partypoker are expecting over 200 qualifiers to join the entries for the first leg at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro (March 15-24).

100 MILLIONS LIVE South America $12k Packages to be won

Players looking to qualify online for the $5million GTD season-opener will also have 10 MILLIONS South America packages each worth $12,000 to play for every week for 10 weeks on the site, with a further 100 seats guaranteed via live satellites.

This is what’s up for grabs every week on partypoker…

  • $10,300 Main Event entry
  • $1,700 cash for travel and hotel expenses

PP LIVE Dollars bonuses

There is also an added bonus for the first 100 players to buy into the MILLIONS South America Main Event with PP LIVE Dollars, a sweet $1,000 in cash immediately handed over to cover the satellite qualifiers’ travel costs.

PP LIVE Dollars is the site’s flexible currency that can be won in satellites on partypoker and used to fund tournament buy-ins, travel, hotels and even visas.

The current MILLIONS schedule for 2019:

Main Event Buy-in
MILLIONS South America
Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro
15-24 March 2019
MILLIONS North America
Playground Poker Club, Montreal
22-27 May 2019
$10,300 CAD
$5,000,000 CAD
King’s Resort, Rozvadov
10-18 August 2019
Baha Mar, The Bahamas
15-24 November 2019

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