Building solid associations, be it in life or business, resembles a measurements of noticing salts with regards to the conspicuousness of the advantages that accumulate, and the World Poker Tour have their eyes completely open Clockwork Orange style. A week ago, the WPT strolled down the road holding the hand of 888Poker. The second most gigantic online poker room this side of the old pumpkin that misleads the left of me turned into the online poker room tributary of decision for the WPTDeepStacks mark.
The Daily Fantasy Sports powerhouse will be the essential support at the Season XVI WPT European Championships at the Spielbank Casino in Berlin, Jan 10-15. The occasion that will be in coordinate rivalry with the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure as far as live pounding footfall is the WPT's endeavors at reigniting an European experience that neglected to locate a fanned fire in the shadow of the European Poker Tour brand of a couple of years prior. The occasion offers $1.6m in ensured prize cash, including $500,000 held for the $1,500 purchase in WPTDeepStacks Main Event, and $1m put aside for the $3,300 purchase in Main Event.
With 888Poker dealing with the WPTDeepStacks occasion, DraftKings will lay a couple of sticks of explosive underneath the Main Event. The DFS Kings of the World will have eight WPT Main Event qualifiers by means of their NFL and NBA amusements and will guarantee there is a generous DraftKings nearness on the ground in Berlin all through the occasion. It's not the first occasion when that DraftKings and the WPT have been sufficiently close to check armpit hairs. The combine initially dated in 2013, with DraftKings turning into the WPT's Official DFS Partner, yet the relationship in the long run diminished as the DFS business kept running into its much-advertised spats with controllers.
DraftKings likewise had a solid security with the World Series of Poker when in 2014 the combine marked a two year bargain that saw the erection of a DFS Lounge at the Rio and a $1,500 purchase in DraftKings 50/50 occasion where half of the field wound up in the cash. The relationship finished rashly after Nevada Gaming controllers constrained DraftKings to leave their market since they didn't hold a games wagering permit. However, to demonstrate what's conceivable when DFS and poker meet, Max Steinberg, met all requirements for the $10,000 WSOP Main Event by means of a little purchase in DraftKings qualifier, and completed fourth for $2.6m.
Curiously, the WPT is going down the PokerStars/partypoker course of offering a High Roller menu with a Six-Handed €10,300 purchase in High Roller Mon Jan 8, and a €15,300 High Roller Progressive Bounty, the next day. The €1,500 WPT DeepStacks Main Event runs Jan 5-8 and is the last occasion of the season coming full circle in the honor of the Player of the Year. The €3,300 €1m GTD Main Event has two-beginning flights and boundless reentry for the initial nine levels. It's the first run through the WPT will broadcast an European based occasion since Season XII. That year, the WPT held four occasions over the European mainland, however those numbers dwindled in the resulting years. It will enthusiasm to check whether the WPT will build their European nearness past Berlin, particularly now the partypoker MILLIONS brand and the PokerStars Championship are as of now involved close by for hand battle.