PokerStars to Sponsor Live Poker Events Held at Casino Barcelona
Following up recent success in the European online poker market, PokerStars is strengthening their presence in Spain’s live poker market with a recently announced agreement to sponsor live events at Casino Barcelona, including their annual series, Campeonato España de Poker (CEP). The series has been running from Feb. 28 - March 4 in Barcelona, and will finish up in Perlada from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2.
The new collaboration will result in a few obvious changes for the tour, including adding the sponsor name to the series, making it “Campeonato España de Poker por PokerStars.” In addition, players can now qualify into the CEP and other Casino Barcelona events through online satellites at PokerStars.
As an added bonus for players, a coveted $30,000 Platinum Pass will be awarded to the CEP winner, who will get a chance to play in the $9 million added $25,000 PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) to be held in The Bahamas in 2019.
“Casino Barcelona is one of Europe’s major poker venues and we are proud to partner with such a well-established and well-loved casino,” said Guy Templer, Chief Operating Officer of Stars Interactive Group, the gaming division of The Stars Group.
Campeonato de España de Poker Manager Jorge Alonso also looks forward to the strengthened partnership.
“I am confident that with this agreement CEP will see higher levels of participation and help PokerStars further strengthen its position as leader in the Spanish market," he said. "After a record year we are excited to announce this agreement and we expect that players will also welcome this collaboration.”
In addition to serving as sponsor of the CEP, PokerStars will have a presence at the Casino Barcelona for other live events, including the European Poker Tour Barcelona from Aug. 21 through Sept. 2, where players can expect an array of big guaranteed events, healthy cash games, and yet more $30,000 value Platinum Passes up for grabs.
Further details for PokerStars Live events can be found here.
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