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MEC Poker Open not live but online on Bwin!

MEC Poker Open not live due to Corona

Unfortunately, in consideration with Casino de Spa, the organization of the MEC Poker Open has decided that the fourth edition scheduled for October cannot take place. The reason for this is the corona measures that the casino has to comply with from the government. The maximum number of visitors that may enter the casino at the same time is so limited that it is not financially sustainable to organize the MEC Poker Open. In addition, we want the MEC Poker Open to remain an experience accessible to the entire community that has been established in recent years.

Online edition of the MEC Poker Open on Bwin

Aside from the fact that we’d all love to play poker live, we’re very pleased to be able to turn the MEC Poker Open into an online edition in October thanks to our main sponsor Bwin! The MEC Poker Open Online will be held from 15-18 October.

Behind the scenes, we’ve been working hard on an online tournament schedule, but we’d like to hear and measure the opinions of the Community before releasing a final schedule. We are considering two options:

  • A $55 Main Event with a $109 Highroller
  • A $109 Main Event with $215 Highroller

Do you have a preference? Please let us know by filling in the survey below. We will be drawing one Bwin poker table among the people who complete the survey!

The results of the survey, the winner of the Bwin poker table and the tournament schedule for the MEC Poker Open Online will be announced on Tuesday, September 8th.

What will happen to my ticket?

Already bought a ticket for the MEC Poker Open? Your ticket will automatically be converted into a valid ticket for the next MEC Poker Open. This is scheduled from April 15-18, 2021 at Casino de Spa. You will soon receive a personal e-mail about this procedure.

Did you win a Highroller ticket via satellite? Then there are two options available. You can have your ticket converted to the next edition of the MEC Poker Open (April 15-18, 2021) or you can exchange the value of your Highroller ticket for tickets to the MEC Poker Open Online (October 15-18). We won’t know how many tickets this will be and what their value will be until we know the online tournament schedule. You will soon receive a personal e-mail about this procedure so that you can indicate your preference.

Did you win a Main Event Package via satellite? Then there are two options available regarding your Main Event ticket. You can have your ticket converted to the next edition of the MEC Poker Open (April 15-18, 2021) or you can exchange the value of your Main Event ticket for tickets to the MEC Poker Open Online (October 15-18). We won’t know how many tickets this will be and what their value will be until we know the online tournament schedule. You hotelroom will be automatically converted to the next edition (15-18 April 2021). You will soon receive a personal e-mail about this procedure, so you can indicate your preference regarding the Main Event ticket.

Have you booked a hotel room with us? We will cancel it for you free of charge. We will contact everyone who has booked his/her hotel room through the organization next week.

Online satellites currently canceled

The online satellites that are organized every Sunday at Bwin have been cancelled for the time being. When the tournament schedule for the MEC Poker Open Online is known, it may be possible to look into organizing a number of more satellites for this tournament.

You can still play every Sunday on our private cash game tables at Bwin! For more information click on the button below.

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