POKERSTARS LAUNCHES FIRST EVER SUNDAY MILLION LIVE WITH €1 MILLION GUARANTEE
King’s Casino to host one of Europe’s biggest grassroots poker tournaments
ONCHAN, Isle of Man – May 17, 2017 – The world’s biggest weekly poker tournament, the PokerStars Sunday Million, is making the transition from the virtual felt to the live arena for a special edition €1 million guaranteed Sunday Million Live, PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, announced today.
This special event will be held from August 24 to September 3 at one of Europe’s most popular card rooms, King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, which recently hosted the second ever PokerStars Festival in March.
PokerStars has introduced a structure which allows players to choose to play Day 1 online or live at King’s Casino. Online Day 1s begin on Sunday June 18, 2017 with a buy-in of €215. Players will be able to play multiple online Day 1s. Everyone who survives a Day 1 will advance to the live Day 2, where they will battle for one of poker’s most prestigious titles and a place in poker history live at King’s Casino on September 3. Live Day 1s start from August 24 at King’s Casino with a buy-in of €220.
“The Sunday Million Live is a great addition to PokerStars’ rich and varied live events calendar, blending the best of our online and live poker offerings to create a truly unique and exciting event,” said David Curtis, Live Events Manager, Europe at PokerStars. “We’re looking forward to once again partnering with King’s Casino and welcoming many of our live and online players to Rozvadov in August and anticipate a fantastic event for all.”
Further information about PokerStars Sunday Million Live can be found online here. The full schedule of online and live Day 1s, along with details of the structure and format of the event, will be released soon.
The PokerStars Sunday Million has been running since 2006 and is the world’s biggest weekly poker tournament. It recently celebrated its 11th anniversary with an $11,167,000 prize pool and created PokerStars’ 200th millionaire when ‘Xavi666’ won $1,093,204. Since inception, the tournament has attracted almost 3,000,000 unique entries. With over 5,000 entries each week, it is arguably the most desired weekly tournament title.
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