13 – 21 December, Pullman Hotel, Bucharest, 500,000 Euros guaranteed at winmasters Poker Open
Even if usually the gambling sites with multiple offers (bets, casino, poker) concentrate their efforts mostly on the main profit centers, especially on bets, the newly licensed winmasters.ro decided to get more involved in the world of Romanian poker, organizing in collaboration with PokerFest the biggest live poker festival so far in Romania: “winmasters Poker Open”.
Having 500,000 Euros guaranteed in prizes, the festival will also be the longest so far.
Taking place between 13 and 21 December in the Pullman hotel, the 9 days series of tournaments will have no less than 18 tournaments: super satellites, hyperturbo satellites (in premiere), a lot of side events in different game formats and buy-ins, and, of course, the classic Main Event of 550 Euros.
winmasters made use of all its logistics and an impressive budget for the promotion and organization of this festival. First of all, in the “Poker” section on the winmasters.ro website there are satellites with guaranteed places constantly running: two main satellites on Thursdays and Fridays, preceded by many options for the qualification in the “Steps” system starting at zero costs.
And the icing on the cake of the online qualifications campaign is the freeroll tournament on December 10th, offering 5 guaranteed packages of 800 Euros (550 the entrance ticket and 250 pocket money) for those who entered on winmasters and deposited at least 40 euros, with the slight obligation to generate only one point playing poker.
The festival will also have other points of interest: it will be supported and promoted by celebrities, it will have a press cup, where journalists will play for substantial amounts and it will offer have pleasant surprises for the participants along the way.
500,000 Euros guaranteed is no longer a “local” amount. The size of the guarantee is definitely a perfect point of attraction for the players abroad. Besides the 200 Israeli players who already announced their participation, it is estimated that there will be an extremely diverse international participation, over 15 countries being expected to have representatives at the “WPO 2015” – the short title of the event.
As Sorin Constantinescu, CEO of PokerFest, said in an interview for our magazine, this festival is just the beginning of an effort of exponential increase of the guaranteed sums in the Romanian festival. Thus, the WPO 2015 will be a prelude for an unprecedented event: 1 million Euros guaranteed in 2016.