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Partypoker LIVE to be Primary Sponsor for Events in Russia's Sochi Casino

Tags: partypoker, Russia, Sochi Casino.
Posted on 16 March 2018 by "T".

partypoker LIVE has announced this week that they have signed a four-year contract as the primary partner of Russia's first-ever Sochi Casino and Resort, beginning with the inaugural WSOP Circuit Russia set on May 13.

Aside from the $5,000,000 guaranteed WSOP Circuit Russia event, the partnership deal also consists of the Eurasia Poker Tour (EAPT), the Russian Poker Championships and two partypoker LIVE MILLIONS events (Russia and Snowfest).




April 18-23, 2018

Sochi Poker Festival Spring


May 13-29, 2018

WSOP-C Russia


July 2-13, 2018

Sochi Poker Festival Summer


August 4-12, 2018



October 19-29, 2018

EAPT & Russian Poker Championships


November 21-26, 2018

Sochi Poker Festival Autumn


January 2019

Sochi Poker Festival Winter


February 3-13, 2019



A blooming relationship
The promising relationship between partypoker and Sochi Casino and Resort goes back to the Russian casino's roots. Sochi Casino opened its doors to the public in January 2017, and it hosted live poker tournaments along with partypoker LIVE Sochi in March 2017. The event was deemed a smashing success, which attracted at least 1,170 players to the newly-built casino and resort.

In August last year, the two put up what's now known as the biggest poker tournament in the history of Russia, the partypoker MILLIONS Russia, which attracted several top pros from all over the globe (including the likes of partypoker LIVE Ambassador Sam Trickett, partypoker sponsored pro Anatoly Filatov and other pros like Andrey Pateychuk, Dmitry Vitkind, Dzmitry Urbanovich, Vitaly Lunkin and Vladimir Troyanovskiy). It was Aleksandr Gofman who won the top prize of the MILLIONS Russia 2017 Main Event for a payout of $1,000,000!

partypoker LIVE president John Duthie said, "We were not only the first global poker operator to run an event in Sochi, we also staged the largest poker tournament in Russian history there, so we're really thrilled at our new partnership with Sochi Casino and are looking forward to a long and dynamic relationship. Sochi is such a fantastic resort and offers an amazing experience for players, both on and off the felt. The casino has only been open a relatively short time but has already made its mark on the international live poker circuit, providing a top new destination for players as well as helping to fuel passion for the game across the whole region."

Sochi Casino and partypoker are looking forward to grow that excitement and passion with the debut of the WSOP Circuit in Russia on May 13-29 featuring guarantees of $5,000,000. The $1,000 Main Event on May 25-29 features a $2,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Even if the entire schedule has not yet been revealed, partypoker stated the events shall at least include one PLO tournament, at least one high roller and also the prestigious WSOP's signature Colossus event. Also, as usual in partypoker LIVE's style, expect a flurry of online Day 1s and a plethora of satellites to cater to a wide array of bankrolls.



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10 comments on "Partypoker LIVE to be Primary Sponsor for Events in Russia''s Sochi Casino"

 godoy16/03/2018 13:08:10 GMT
This PARTY POKER is dominating the market itself and then afterwards it will be dominating the ercado oline then and the room that grows most of me by players and big ones. I am going to party
 CALICUL16/03/2018 15:30:10 GMT
An excellent thing for this casino but the party poker room will have to launch satellites for major tournaments which will take place at the Sochi. They must show the schedule in time for players to find out quickly and i hope that it will be successful.
 dule-vu16/03/2018 16:01:39 GMT
dont know how much money do they need to pay for it,but 4 years is serious plan and big business for both sides!poker sites must fight for every live tournament and they want to have bigger and bigger tournaments under them!
 IceQueenAce16/03/2018 19:23:11 GMT
Surprised about this with all the Russian stuff atm
 Sandmanilo16/03/2018 20:33:54 GMT
I wish good luck to all of the participants of this amazing series. I'm not an offline casino/poker player, play only online, so I'm not going to attend these tourneys, but hope that it will go well and attract lots of players.
 pochui18/03/2018 12:58:06 GMT
well this looks like a good move, gambling in Russia is very much in the blood and to try and become a big name in this market is potentially very big business. sweet sounding series of event with some juicy guaranteed money up for grabs.
 dule-vu18/03/2018 18:08:33 GMT
on this kind of things they give that poker or casino sites have tournaments and to be sponsors,but on other hand they dont give to lot of sites to have betting in russia and that people use their promotions!that is strange,but thats a law!
 doubletop77719/03/2018 08:31:49 GMT
This is going to be a huge success, in my opinion, and i cannot blame Party Poker for wanting a piece of the action. I would love to be able to go there one day and see it for myself
 LIKEIT2719/03/2018 11:39:53 GMT
Party poker dominating,..
nah thats hard to bellieve i think Pokerstars host ore events,..
but i could be mistaking ofcourse,..
Its gonna be just as good like pokerstars events i am sure off it ,..
hope everythings works out for them and the create a nice event Worship
 Tony_MON7ANA20/03/2018 19:33:13 GMT
Congratulations to partypoker on establishing a new business venture that will generate tens of millions of dollars in profit. The events will certainly attract every poker player from around the world.

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