Partypoker will be hosting this year’s World Cup of Cards (WCC), featuring a Main Event with a $1,100 buy-in and a $1 million guaranteed prize pool. The tournament is set to begin on June 16 and will last until July 8.

The key events of the championship are scheduled in the following order:

  • Grand Prix Knockout, Wednesday, June 16 – Thursday, June 24
  • Grand Prix Mini Knockout, Wednesday, June 16 – Thursday, June 24
  • World Cup of Cards Main Event, Sunday, June 27 – Thursday, July 8

The buy-ins will range from $5,50 for the Grand Prix Mini Knockout to $1,100, to $1,100 for the Main Event.

This Thursday, Party poker announced that the 2021 World Cup of Cards would take place on its international online platform. As the timing coincides with the upcoming Euro 2020 championship, the series organizers want to make sure football fans will get the chance to enjoy both events. Even though the full schedule is yet to be released, time clashes between tournament and football matches will be minimal.

The first World Cup of Cards was held in 2016, while the 2020 WCC took place during January and February of last year. This is the first time that the championship will be held online only due to the COVID-19 crisis shutting down all live poker events. Before the pandemic, WCC was typically hosted as a live tournament at the Playground Poker Club in the Kahnawake area in Quebec. 

Founded back in 2011, Party Poker was one of the first online poker platforms. It is owned and operated by ElectraWorks Limited and licensed by the UK Gambling Commission, which vouches for its reliability as an operator. 

At the Party Poker platform, players can expect plenty of No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha games along with tournament formats such as shootout, short deck, and progressive knockout.