PokerStars announces new dates for EPT Prague, schedules EPT online from December 8
PokerStars has announced that the recently postponed live stop of the European Poker Tour Prague has been postponed from March 5 to March 16 at the Hilton Hotel in Prague.
EPT Prague, which was originally scheduled to be held from December 8 to 19, was postponed to the end of November due to new restrictions imposed by the government of the Czech Republic in an attempt to cope with an increase in the coronavirus. The restrictions limited the number of people for a given cultural or sporting event to 1,000 and imposed a 10 p.m. curfew on all restaurants and bars.
PokerStars quickly pivoted and within two weeks of announcing the postponement of the EPT Prague, it has now given players a new date to anticipate the return of the EPT.
“I am delighted that we were able to adapt so quickly to an ever-changing situation and already offer our players new dates for EPT Prague,” said Severin Rasset, Managing Director and Commercial Manager of Poker at PokerStars. âMany thanks to our partners at Kings Casino and Hilton Prague for working with us to ensure that we find an alternative solution for the event.
In the meantime, PokerStars will be shifting the attention of its players to its upcoming online EPT Series which runs December 8-19 with a guaranteed total prize pool of $ 17 million.
EPT Online will feature 68 different events with buy-ins starting at just $ 5.50 and give players the chance to win a real EPT Trophy, with 20 up for grabs.
Program highlights include the $ 5,200 buy-in online EPT Main Event with $ 1.5 million guaranteed, the $ 55 buy-in Mini Main Event with $ 1 million guaranteed, and a Sunday Super. High Roller $ 10,300 buy-in with an additional $ 1 million guaranteed.
Satellites for most major events will be readily available in the PokerStars client, as will the entire 68 EPT Online event schedule.
The EPT brand is not the only link between EPT Prague and the upcoming EPT Online series. It was not only the players who will miss EPT Prague in December, but also the support staff who planned the work and, quite possibly, relied on the money from the work to help them get through the holidays and the rest of the day. the year. To this end, PokerStars is allocating $ 100,000 of the rake collected on EPT Online to be paid out to live event staff who were affected by the postponement of the live event.
âWe know there is a huge demand from the PokerStars community to see our live events come back in full and we are working enthusiastically for this, but we need to be flexible throughout the process to ensure our players stay on. safe and healthy, and the experience is one to remember for all the right reasons, âsaid Rasset. “We understand the impact of not hosting these events on our players and staff, and we hope that the next EPT Online series will provide players with an enjoyable alternative in December.”