MEC Poker Open and bwin Poker Join Forces in Belgium
On March 26, bwin and MEC Pokerevents announced a sponsorship agreement for the MEC Poker Open events hosted at the Casino de Spa in Spa, Belgium.
The MEC Poker Open is a newly founded Belgian-based poker tour designed for recreational poker players that enjoy low buy-in live tournaments in high-quality settings with its first event held last October. The inaugural event caught bwin's attention when it was sold out in record time.
The partnership will kick in for the next stop on the tour at Casino de Spa on April 4-7. The highlight of the festival is the €175 Main Event featuring three opening flights April 4-6. The final day on April 7 will be played on a live stream on bwin Poker's website.
bwin: "Offering a slightly lower buy-in tier will be welcomed by our players for either the fun experience or as an early exposure to the world of live poker."
In addition, the schedule features five side events with buy-ins ranging from €35 to €440 alongside cash games with stakes starting at €1/€1.
Casino Spa is one of the oldest casinos in Europe. It was established in 1763 with its current face dating back over 100 years when it was rebuilt in 1918.
The newly inked partnership with bwin includes online promotions, online events, and qualifiers to future MEC Poker Open events for bwin Poker players. The first satellite with an $11 buy-in will take place on Sunday, March 31 at 8:15 p.m. CET where three seats are guaranteed to April's MEC Poker Open. Online qualifiers for future MEC Poker Open stops will be held exclusively at bwin Poker.
Both bwin poker and The MEC Poker Open are thrilled to join forces in Belgium.
"Our new collaboration with the MEC Poker Open is a unique one and a recognition of how successful we believe the MEC Poker Open events will be," said bwin Poker's Marketing Manager Robin van den Heuvel. "MEC Poker Open complements our already strong live offering supported by partypoker LIVE. Offering a slightly lower buy-in tier will be welcomed by our players for either the fun experience or as an early exposure to the world of live poker."
"Partnering up with Bwin marks a new chapter for MEC Poker Open and promises many extras that our players will enjoy for sure," MEC Poker Open Founder Mathijs Jonkers said. "With the MEC Poker Open, we hope to give the players a great poker event in a good and player friendly atmosphere. We are proud and excited to collaborate with one of the most recognized and trusted brands within the industry."
* Lead image courtesy of Casino de Spa.