Tournament dollars (T$) are back on partypoker! Since October 27, the online poker site has started awarding tournament dollars as prizes for online satellites, instead of tickets and seats. The latest changes coincide with the return of the $1 million-guaranteed partypoker MILLION, which has made a comeback after a 13-year hiatus.
Contrary to the mechanism adopted for traditional satellites where tickets awarded to winners can only be used for specific tournaments, tournament dollars enable players to use the currency however they want.
Meaning players can use it to enter into any online tournament on partypoker, giving them more flexibility and the potential to build a bankroll of tournament dollars which they can use within one year.
The return of tournament dollars will greatly benefit players as they can now accumulate a massive amount of the currency and choose how and when to use it.
For example, if they have $100 worth of T$, they can spend the entire amount on a tournament with the same buy-in, or, they can choose to take part in $1 buy-in tournaments multiple times. This gives players the unique opportunity to take part in various events running on the online poker site.
Traditional Satellites Continue
The latest changes will make it hard for partypoker to predict exactly how the players will spend their tournament dollars, as opposed to what is normally practised, where the operator would know the figures, such as the number of seats won.
The use of tournament dollars could lead to overlays, which is great for the players, but a risk for partypoker. The online poker site is well aware of this, so they will still continue to host a number of traditional satellites, especially in its bigger tournaments, to mitigate the risks.
Key Points For Winning Tournament Dollars
Here are a few things you must take note if you decide to accept tournament dollars at partypoker.
Tournament dollars are valid for 12 months and can be used for entering into any online tournaments on partypoker. You can use the currency in a mix of tournaments, as mentioned above. Traditional satellites that award tickets and seats will still be available.
Dusk Till Dawn owner and partypoker partner Rob Yong also announced that partypoker will match the approximately $1 million guarantee up for grabs in traditional satellites; the only exception is that prizes are awarded in tournament dollars.
Announcement: from Monday 4th Nov @partypokerlive players will now be able to play the new $1.5M GTE @partypoker Tournament Dollar Sats instead of PPL Dollar Sats & therefore have total flexibility for Live Events. T $s can now be used for Live & Online. KTF Rob 😬 pic.twitter.com/0DKTRHXXLd
— Rob Yong (@rob_yong_) October 28, 2019