Do you enjoy gambling online or playing with friends in land-based casinos? Local casinos are great for chilling and having fun with a small group. The time in such casinos can be compared to a PC game at medium graphics settings. But what will happen if you “turn the graphics to the maximum?” To experience this, you have to visit one of the poker capitals of the world at least once: Las Vegas, Macau, Johannesburg, Melbourne, Paradise Island or Montreal. Here you will find luxury hotels with bars, strips and the best online Candian casinos in the world.
Canadians have the opportunity to visit such casinos without leaving their country. Over the past few years, Canada has been actively developing tourism and real money gambling, becoming one of the poker capitals. The popular Casino de Montreal, which is located near Montreal, sees over 18,000 visitors every day. Particularly popular are the poker tables and regular Montreal poker tournaments, where you and other players can compete for huge prize money.
The best poker tournaments in Montreal
Montreal is the second largest city in Canada with the best casinos and regular Montreal poker tournaments. Canadian tournaments differ from the World Series of Poker, which takes place every year, but still have multi-million dollar prize money. The largest annual tournament in Canada is WPT Montreal. The first season took place in 2002-2003 and is significantly different from what you see today. Montreal poker tournament 2020 review:
- This is an international tournament that is held several times a year in different casinos and different countries.
- WPT Montreal 2020 runs online and is divided into several stages.
- Buy-in to the main event in 2020 was $ 3,300 and $ 4,700.
- The total prize pool for the World Tournament in August and September was C$101 million with 45,000 players.
- In addition to the cash, the winner of the Montreal poker tournament gets WPT Champions Cup, WPT Champions Club membership and a seat in the WPT Tournament of Champions.
The dates of the WPT Montreal Online tournament in 2021 have already been announced – May 5 and September 1. Don’t miss if you want to participate and test your skills.
Highlights of previous tournament seasons
Since 2012, Montreal has been the main venue for the WPT tournament until it had to go online due to COVID-19. Many poker stars have made their name on WPT Montreal by winning incredible hands and gigantic prizes. The best highlights of the Montreal Poker Tournament in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019:
- The 2019 live winner was Geoffrey Hum, receiving C$380,648 for a high flush with King and Seven.
- In the 2017-2018 season, viewers could watch an incredible finale. Emma Zajmovic bluffed on the river and went all-in, Patrick Serda followed the bet and took first place in the tournament with a pair of Sevens. Zajmovic received C$424,893 for second place, and Patrick C$668,388 for first place.
- Professional player Benny Chen in won poker tournament Montreal back in 2016 with a pair of Aces and all-in preflop.
Each season of the Montreal poker tournament is incredibly interesting to watch. Stay tuned for next season to buy-in or join the online broadcast.