On the Rail – PartyPoker sign John Duthie
On the Rail – Former EPT founder John Duthie is appointed head of partypoker LIVE
You cannot have missed seeing him, the big, friendly giant that is John Duthie if you have followed poker the last 10-15 years. The jolly Englishman always with a smile on his face was in his time the founder and CEO of the European Poker Tour back in 2004.
The European Poker became a rapid success and the tour continued to grow, and not long after they had surpassed the World Poker Tour in numbers and prestige.
With the signing of John Duthie, partypoker sure looks to become a force to be reckoned with on the live poker scene.
“I have been impressed with the progress of partypoker and in particular the number of trusted, experienced and well respected individuals and organizations who have chosen to put their support behind the partypoker brand,” Duthie said in a release. “I believe there is a gap in the market for an operator whose primary focus is poker and who will listen to and work with the poker community, as this was something that was absolutely key to the growth and success of the EPT.”
“I still love the game just as much as the first time I saw my first flop and I believe this passion will help partypoker LIVE become the largest and most fun poker tour in the world,” he said. “I plan to enjoy myself immensely working with and meeting old friends.”
Partypoker LIVE announced their new tour in January, and will feature a 5million guarantee for all 5k buy-ins, 1milllion guarantees for all 1k buy-ins and 500k guarantees for all 200 buy-ins, and you may also play day 1 online!
|March 23-27||partypoker Million Sochi||Sochi Casino & Resort||$1M GTD||$1,100 buy-in|
|April 6-10||partypoker Grand Prix Austria||CCC Montesino||€500K GTD||€225 buy-in|
|April 18-23||partypoker MILLIONS||Dusk Till Dawn Nottingham||£6M GTD||£5,300 buy-in|
|April 25 – May 1||partypoker Grand Prix Canada||Playground Casino||CAD$500K GTD||$220 buy-in|
|April 27 – May 1||partypoker Grand Prix Germany||King`s Casino Rozvadov||€500K GTD||€225 buy-in|
|May 5-10||partypoker Million North America||Playground Casino||CAD$5M GTD||$5,300 buy-in|
|June 1-5||partypoker Million Germany||King`s Casino Rozvadov||€1M GTD||€1,100 buy-in|