News And Updates

There’s a new promotion at Playground Poker Club running every Friday from July 28th to September 1st from 12:00pm to 12:00am – Golden Ticket Fridays!

The concept is simple: every player that makes the designated hand* will be given the opportunity to select one of 10 gift boxes - the contents of the box the player chooses will be his or her prize! Once the selection has been made, we’ll spin the wheel once more to determine the next qualifying hand!**

It’s that easy!

What can you win?***

  • A World Cup of Cards partypoker Passport worth $3,520
  • Canadian Poker Championship Phase 1 Seats
  • Grand Prix Canada Day 1 Seats
  • Caribbean Poker Party Semi-Final Seats
  • And much, much more!


In addition, there’s an amazing Grand Prize - A $10,000 Caribbean Poker Party Package!

To win the Grand Prize, a player must collect one each of the three Golden Tickets in the promotion. Each Golden Ticket features a different snippet of text: “Caribbean”, “Poker” & “Party”. The first player to collect all 3 tickets will win a $10,000 CPP package.****

That’s not all! Golden Tickets will also be available on partypoker, as part of the Click n Collect promotion. Players should log in to their partypoker account every day for a chance to win!

There’s still more! A raffle ticket will be issued with every “Golden Ticket” a player collects, for a draw that will be held on Saturday September 2nd at 12:30am. Raffle Prizes are:

  • 1 x $10,000 Caribbean Poker Party package
  • 2 x $1,050 Caribbean Poker Party Final seats
  • 7 x $109 Caribbean Poker Party Semi-Final seats


Plus - the Golden Ticket Friday Freeroll!

There’s another fun element of Golden Ticket Fridays - the Golden Ticket Friday Freeroll. Every Friday at 8:00pm there will be a freeroll tournament on partypoker with 5 Day 1 tickets for the Grand Prix Canada guaranteed in the prize pool!

This freeroll is open to anyone at Playground who is set up to play using the partypoker app on their mobile device. Simply log in to the mobile app and sign up for the freeroll. When the app requests a password, let the Golden Ticket Friday hosts know and they will approve the entry in the freeroll.

Not yet playing on the partypoker app? The Golden Ticket Friday hosts can help with that as well - in no time, you’ll be playing on the go!

*A player must use both of his/her hole cards to make a qualifying hand based on the current spin.
**If two players make the qualifying hand before the next spin of the wheel, both players will win a prize.
***All prizes are awarded on partypoker, except the World Cup of Cards passport.
****Golden Tickets cannot be traded.
Golden Ticket Fridays - over $50,000 in Prizes up for Grabs!Golden Ticket Fridays - over $50,000 in Prizes up for Grabs!
The World Cup of Cards is back for its second year, and this year’s edition promises to be bigger and better than ever! Running from August 13th to September 13th, the WCC features over $6,000,000 in guaranteed prize pools in events designed to appeal to players of all experience levels.

With tournaments of all sizes spread out throughout the month, the World Cup of Cards is all about giving players what they want - fun events, variety, huge guarantees, and a ton of value for their poker-playing dollar.

For the second year in a row, one of the highlights of the WCC is the number of non-Hold’em events on the schedule. Of the 36 events in this 2nd edition of the WCC, 11 will be played in “other” games including PLO8, Crazy Pineapple, and the popular “Roll the Dice” 6-game mixed tournament. There are also several alternative NL Hold’em formats on the calendar like a Shootout, a Mix Max event, and more. Every week features great options for players who want some variety in their poker tournament play!

The 2017 WCC kicks off with the return of the $220 partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Canada with a $1,000,000 prize pool guarantee - double the guarantee of the most recent Grand Prix Canada event at Playground! With 17 Live starting flights and even more Online starting flights, this event is sure to kick off the WCC in style! The Live portion of the Grand Prix Canada will run from August 13th to 21st.

The next big event in the 2017 WCC is the CPPT World Cup of Cards, running from August 25th to 28th. Again this year the tournament will be a $1500 + $150 NL Hold’em event with 2 Day 1s and an awesome $400,000 Guarantee.

The following weekend will be focused on a new event, the Playground1000. With a $1,100 buy-in and 4 Day 1s, this is the second event in the WCC with a $1,000,000 prize pool guarantee.

Last but not least among the marquee events in the WCC is the brand new Canadian Poker Championship. This is a $2,200 NL Hold’em Event that boasts a massive $2,000,000 guarantee featuring 3 single re-entry starting flights and an additional single re-entry turbo starting flight.

There’s more! Playground Poker Club has responded to popular demand by adding two additional $5K 8-Max events plus a $10K High Roller 6-Max event to the schedule. The World Cup of Cards caters to all players, big and small.

In addition to all of these amazing events, the World Cup of Cards will feature a full range of Hold’em and non-Hold’em format events, all managed by what has been called the best tournament poker room in the world: Playground Poker Club.

Welcome to the World Cup of Cards!
The World Cup of Cards returns to Playground Poker ClubThe World Cup of Cards returns to Playground Poker Club
After 16 days of non-stop poker action, the Playground Poker Spring Classic has come to a close. From April 25th through May 10th, poker players from around the world gathered at Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, just outside of Montreal, to play the game they love and compete for huge prizes!

The first event in this year’s Spring Classic was the first of three partypoker LIVE events - the $200 + $20 Grand Prix Canada. With a total of 28 starting Day 1s that began on February 12th on partypoker, this $500,000 Guaranteed event managed to attract a massive 2,570 entries! The Grand Prix Canada Champion was Cassidy Battikha, who took home $84,050.00 for his efforts in the tournament.

With the Grand Prix Canada complete the other side events in the Spring Classic got underway, including 5 events with $220 to $330 buy-ins in several formats: PLO, Bounty, Survivor, and 5-Card PLO. These events were as popular as always, and even with the relatively small buy-ins, they paid out a total of almost half a million dollars in total prizes.

A last-minute addition to the Spring Classic schedule this year was the partypoker LIVE High Roller event, a $10,000 + $300 NL Hold’em re-entry tourney. The event saw 53 entries for a $514,000 prize pool and was won by Mike McDonald, who took home a cool $200,000 for his win.

The cornerstone event of the Spring Classic was the $5,000 + $300 partypoker Million North America, with its massive $5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool. There were those who thought that it would be impossible to meet such an ambitious guarantee, but with a total of 932 buy-ins and 236 Phase 1 entries, the tournament ended up generating a Canadian record prize pool of over $5.7M! At the end there was just one player left with over 1 Billion tournament chips - Jean-Pascal Savard, who earned a prize of $956,000.00.

Visit the Spring Classic Live Event Blog to see all of the results and reporting from all of the events.

All in all, with over $7,000,000 in prizes distributed across 10 events, the 2017 edition of the Playground Poker Spring Classic has set the new high water mark in Canadian poker history. Next on the agenda is the 2nd World Cup of Cards, coming to Playground Poker Club in August-September 2017.

Spring Classic 2017 - a success in a MILLION ways!Spring Classic 2017 - a success in a MILLION ways!Spring Classic 2017 - a success in a MILLION ways!