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Partypoker Goes Live in Czech Republic

Written By: Maya Michaels | February 28, 2019 | Posted In Poker News

GVC Holding’s online poker room Partypoker has been launched across the Czech Republic via an alliance with Kings Resort.

After being granted an online gambling license about three months ago, Partypoker has rolled out its online operations in Czech Republic, making it the second international poker operator to go live in the country after PokerStars.

Partypoker entered a licensing agreement with King’s Resort back in November and after months of hurdles, it was finally granted. The two have been collaborating on events including Millions Germany and Grand Prix Tournaments long-term so it was expected they would team up and pursue license to accommodate online poker players as well.

The room was soft-launched on 19 February under the domain partypoker.CZ and went fully live on 20 February.

King’s Resorts features two restaurants as well as three, four and five-star accommodation alongside its casino, and has a perfect location situated roughly two hour drive from both Prague and Munich.

“We are delighted to be working with King’s Resort to offer online poker in the Czech Republic,” Partypoker managing director Tom Waters told HighStakesDB.

“We have some ambitious and exciting plans for 2019 in partnership with King’s and there will be plenty on offer for Czech players at partypoker.”

The new site shares its player pool with the international dot-com market and offers its punters the same game offerings as seen in its international client with the exception of Spins, the operator’s newly-branded three-handed jackpot-based Sit & Go’s. Such formats as well as freerolls are prohibited in the country.

The launch was celebrated with various live events including Grand Prix Germany. Czech Poker Masters is scheduled for 14 to 22 April with a €110 buy-in and a massive €552,000 GTD Main Event. Czech players can expect some exclusive promotions in the following weeks.

“This renewed partnership with Partypoker further consolidates our position as a major player in the global poker industry and represents another step forward in our commitment to players,” said King’s Resort owner Leon Tsoukernik.

“We will be able to offer players great connection between the online and live game to maximize their gaming experience.”

Players who wish to play online poker must undergo physical ID verification available at post offices across the country. ID verification procedures will soon be accomplished at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, but not yet at this time. For now, the Partypoker players can enjoy playing on desktops while mobile availability is expected in the near future.

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