For the first time in two years, PokerStars is bringing the European Poker Tour back to the Monte-Carlo Casino. Starting on April 24th, the EPT will be back in action at the casino, offering poker players a plethora of poker tournament gaming to choose from. From the EPT National to the High Roller events, there is something for everyone on the schedule.
The first tournament on the schedule is the NL Hold’em 8-handed Shot Clock, which has a buy-in of €10,300. The next day, players will find the EPT National which will run from the 25th to the 28th. This event has a buy-in of €1,100 and offers a single reentry per flight. Another big event on the schedule is the EPT Super High Roller. This is a single reentry event with a buy-in of €100,000.
For a smaller buy-in high roller event, players will find the EPT National High Roller will take place from the 27th to the 28th, offering a smaller €2,200 buy-in. The Main Event of the series will take place from the 28th to May 4th, with a buy-in of €5,300. The last event on the schedule is the EPT High Roller, which offers single reentry and runs from May 2nd to the 4th.
Many events on the schedule will have a shot clock, including the Main Event starting on Day 2 and beyond. The Big Blind Ante concept will be added to the no-limit hold’em tournaments, which will help to increase the speed of game play.
Since PokerStars is hosting the event, players will be able to compete for five Platinum Packages to the PokerStars Players Championship, set to take place in January. The packages are worth $30,000 each and include the $25,000 buy-in to the event as well as accommodations and $2,000 for food and beverages.