With most of the poker world's recent attention focused on the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, it takes a lot to make waves in the poker community, but this is exactly what the Prima Network are trying to do.
The Prima sites are offering the largest prize pool in the history of European tournament poker at the Monte Carlo Millions. The tournament will have a $3 million prize pool and will give the winner $1 million.
In addition to creating publicity by having the largest European prize pool, the Monte Carlo Millions is one of the most exclusive tournaments in the world. In today's world of cattle-call tournaments, the Monte Carlo Millions is breath of fresh air, allowing only 120 players to compete for the title.
Held at the Sporting d'Hiver in Monte Carlo, Monaco from November 20-23, the tournament will feature some of today's top poker stars. Last year's field featured Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Dave Ulliot, Chris Ferguson, Phil Laak, Tony Bloom, Mel Judah, and the Hendon Mob.
A player can earn a seat to the tournament in two ways, by receiving a personal invitation from renowned tournament director Matt Savage or by winning a satellite tournament. And if the prize pool isn't enough to get the poker communities interest, winners of the satellites will be treated like European royalty. In addition to $25,000 entry to the Millions, winners will receive a $30,000 package that includes round-trip airfare for two to Monte Carlo and a five-night stay at the majestic Hotel Hermitage.
"There is nothing comparable to playing poker in Monte Carlo. Monte Carlo Millions puts you eye-to-eye with the best payers in the world, competing for the biggest prize pool in the most luxurious and exciting setting in Europe. It's everything you ever dreamed poker could be, and more," said Matt Savage.
This year's tournament will also be broadcast on television, Last year's Monte Carlo Millions is currently broadcasting on Poker Zone TV (Sky Channel 226 in Europe) and Kanal5 (Sweden and Denmark), with additional broadcast partners from the United States, Canada, and Australia to be announced soon.
There is a bonus for those lucky enough to qualify for the tournament. If they fail to make the final table, they will be able to compete in the consolation tournament. Players will compete for a $250,000 prize pool that guarantees everyone a cash prize.
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