World Poker Tour comes to Merit Casino in Cyprus
The World Poker Tour has arrived in Cyprus and events have begun at the Merit Crystal Cove Hotel and Casino in Kyrenia.
The visit begins with a $1,000+$100 “Warm Up Day” side event which has a quarter of a million dollars guaranteed. In total the festival will have 35 events and a total of $3 million in guarantees.
The Main Event will begin on August 16th, it a $4,400 event with a $1 million guaranteed prize pool. There will be two starting flights and any player that goes bust will have the option to re-enter the next day. Last year’s Main Event was won by PartyPoker Pro Marvin Rettenmaier making him the first player to win back-to-back WPT events.
The President of Merit Casino, Michael Paltekci, said, “The casino resort is a unique location offering the full holiday packages with intense poker action, round-the-clock cash games and 24/7 all-inclusive treatment including hot buffet in the poker room, cigarettes and cigars, beer wines, spirits and soft drinks. We will be throwing the eagerly awaited WPT players beach party. Last year’s party was the finest in poker history. We know we have high expectations to live up to, and we will not disappoint.”