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PARTYPOKER INVESTING $20 MILLION IN NEXT POWERFEST PROJECT

28th March, 2017 at 19:47:54
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Over 300 events are scheduled for the latest Powerfest.

GVC subsidiary Party Poker is putting big money - $20 million - behind the latest edition of its Powerfest series, which will feature 301 tournaments with combined guarantees worth tens of millions of dollars.

It's the biggest investment in a Powerfest yet, company spokesmen advised Tuesday.

Tom Waters, the md at Party Poker said in a company statement that the next edition of the popular event will include new headline competitions, including three $1 million guaranteed editions of the Title Fight, a $2 million charity event and eight phased tournaments covering a range of buy-ins.

This will be the fifth Powerfest; the series was launched in February last year with just $5 million in guarantees, followed by the second edition in April 2016 due to demand, with an enhanced $7.8 million in guaranteed prize pools.

In September last year Party Poker ran another edition, boosting the guarantees to $10 million, and in January this year a further Powerfest carrying $11 million in guaranteed prize pools was launched.

This year's iteration will be spread over a little more than two weeks starting May 7, and will offer poker fans a range of buy-ins from $.50 to $25,000, the latter being entry into the Super High Roller scheduled for May 17.

In a generous gesture, Party Poker is donating the $500 registration fee on each entry to charity, and if there are more than 100 entries, the company will top that off with an additional $50,000.

The Powerfest culminates in four main events, each with its own buy-in again titled Featherweight, Middleweight, Heavyweight and High Roller.

As usual there will be an abundance of satellites enabling punters to compete for free buy-ins to Powerfest events.

Waters says that the structure and investment in the next Powerfest will make it possible for players to compete in at least one tournament a week - excluding main events - that will have a million dollar guaranteed prize pool.

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