GGPoker, the biggest online poker room operator in the world, has reached a deal with the Dublin Poker Festival to become the event’s headline sponsor.
Ten Live Poker Days of Action
With the announcement of GGPoker’s sponsorship for the Dublin Poker Festival, the fifteenth edition of the poker tournament will be the largest in its history. From the 16th to the 26th of February, the festival will include three events with a total guaranteed prize pool of €325,000 ($344,000).
Under the terms of the sponsorship deal, GGPoker will provide online satellites to the European Deepstack Poker Championship, a €570 ($604) Buy-in event with a €200,000 ($212,000) guaranteed prize pool.
Angela Martin, GGPoker’s Head of Marketing in the United Kingdom and Ireland, was thrilled to announce the new relationship with the Dublin Poker Festival, which would allow “all GGPoker players the chance to win their seats in some of Ireland’s most popular poker tournaments.”
“Dublin will be the place to be in February, with hundreds of thousands of dollars in guaranteed prizes and satellites beginning at only €1, and we want as many GGPoker players there as possible,” Martin said.
The Amateur Championship of Poker, a €300 Buy-in event with a €100,000 ($106,000) guaranteed prize pool, will set the tone for ten days of live poker beginning February 16 at The Bonnington Hotel.
Multiple Paths to Eligibility
In addition to the European Deepstack Poker Championship, the festival will include hundreds of low-stakes side events, cash games, and the Irish Senior Championship for players aged 50 and above with a €25,000 ($26,500) guaranteed prize pool.
Dublin Poker Festival’s Brian Lannon lauded the “fantastic partnership” with GGPoker, describing the 10-day event as an excellent opportunity for a broader player base to play live poker, and looking forward to “building a close partnership with GGPoker” and expanding the poker festival in the future.
The two-weekend poker festival was created in 2012 by combining the Amateur Championship of Poker with the European Deepstack Poker Championship. It eventually included the Irish Senior Poker Championship and has grown steadily over the years.
The Dublin Poker Festival is scheduled to return to its original dates in February 2023, after a scheduling change the previous year, and is excited to welcome poker players from across the globe who are interested in experiencing what it’s like to play poker in the capital of Ireland.