PokerStars and WPT launch joint live promotion

While outsiders may assume they were fierce rivals, the two largest tours in poker have come together for a special promotion.

MonteDam Swing

The PokerStars Championship WPT MonteDam Swing is a joint venture between PokerStars and the World Poker Tour, to create value added leaderboard prizes for players who attend both of their upcoming events. 

The PokerStars Championship heads to Monte Carlo between April 25-May 5 and the World Poker Tour will be in Amsterdam from May 5-13

The leaderboard will award points in the following events:

  • €1,100 buy-in PokerStars National Championship Monte Carlo - April 26-30
  • €5,300 buy-in PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo Main Event - April 29-May 5
  • €1,500 buy-in WPTDeepStacks Amsterdam - May 5-8
  • €3,300 buy-in WPT Amsterdam Main Event - May 9-13

The top 5 players at the end of the leaderboard will win:

  • 1st place: PokerStars Championship Barcelona Main Event package (worth €7,500)
  • 2nd place: WPT Main Event* package (worth €6,000)
  • 3rd place: WPTDeepStacks* package (worth €3,000)
  • 4th place: PokerStars National Championship Barcelona Buy-in (€1,100) plus Barcelona hotel voucher (€500)
  • 5th place: WPTDeepStacks* Buy-in (€1,500)

*Packages for European tour dates only

Working together

Adam Pliska of the World Poker Tour
Adam Pliska

This is the first time PokerStars and the World Poker Tour have worked directly together since the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure was a WPT event, back in 2007. 

Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour, commented:

“For many years, PokerStars and the World Poker Tour have collaborated behind the scenes to ensure the scheduling of our major events is done in the best interest of the players. We are proud to take the collaboration a step further with the creation of the PokerStars Championship WPT MonteDam Swing, and we welcome all players to kick off a spectacular three weeks of poker by attending PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo starting April 25.

Edgar Stuchly, PokerStars Director of Live Events, also commented:

Both PokerStars and the World Poker Tour are committed to growing the game of poker, and the PokerStars Championship WPT MonteDam Swing was developed to benefit players competing at both PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo and WPT Amsterdam. This exciting partnership allows players a natural transition from one world-class festival to another, and we encourage our players to head to WPT Amsterdam following their time in Monte Carlo

All players who participate in at least one PokerStars tournament in Monte Carlo and one WPT tournament in Amsterdam will receive an online ticket to take part in a $30,000 freeroll at PokerStars. Players who compete in both Main Events will receive a $300 voucher towards buy-ins for the 2017 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP).

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