partypoker Overhauls Its MILLIONS Online
Popular Poker operator partypoker’s MILLIONS weekly online tournaments were even before the cancellation of all major live Poker tournaments and games, a super success. MILLIONS Online is presented in the style of a flighted tournament, which means that players who qualify through any of the Day 1s can take their seat on Day 2. First launched in 2018, satellites now run on a weekly schedules, numbers permitting.
Due to the $1 million guarantee, which is quite weighty as far as online guarantees go, the numbers have not always permitted a regular weekly schedule. A change has obviously now become unavoidable, and a proposed remedy has taken on the form of a phasing out of phased entries. Previous events had been “phased up” from $2.20 entries, which process has since shown itself to be impractical.
More Time Flexibility
Another change relates to a later-than-usual daily Day 1 registration period. This is supposedly to allow players still currently subject to unconventional working hours to enter the daily events in good enough time. Flexible entry times make registrations easier all round, as do later Day 1 start times.
Another chance is the providing for Day 1s to be played on Sundays. Sunday is typically the heaviest attended Day 1 in any week. This is due to the regular presence of big Sunday Majors events presented by the likes of GGPoker, 888Poker, PokerStars, etc. Those players who make it through Day 1 will from now on out enjoy final MILLIONS days on a Monday. This will in effect streamline the process as well as provide a fuller schedule and a more regular overall chance of hitting guarantees.
A Better Structure Overall
partypoker has in addition to the amendments made to MILLIONS Online itself, also decided to bring back to more events previously phased out the programme. This is probably an attempt to provide alternative interests to players not willing to forfeit lower stacks in return for a chance to up the eventual totals by only a fraction.
The revived partypoker MILLIONS Mini will come at a buy-in of $22 in return for $100,000 in guaranteed prize pool money. By the same token, the MILLIONS Micro has been phased down to $2.20 for the pleasure of buying-in, and in return, the chance to bag a portion of a $10,000 prize guarantee.
Bonus prizes in the form of WPT and WPT World Championship seats are the reward of those who win Micro and Mini MILLIONS events.