The recently concluded Merit Poker Gangster Poker Cup festival in North Cyprus was a grand success. Hosted by the five-star Merit Crystal Cove Casino and Resort from November 14 through 24, the poker event gave an extraordinary poker experience to all those who graced the event.
Over 450 poker enthusiasts from all around the globe tried their hand at the event. The gangster-themed 11-day poker series boasted more than 25 events on the schedule, offering over $1,000,000 in combined guarantees. The chief attractions of the Merit Poker Gangster Poker Cup were two $2,200 Main Events with $350,000 guaranteed prize in addition to a superb 5-star holiday right on the seaside.
Throughout the event, there was no dearth of action for local and visiting players with cash games running non-stop 24*7 on a variety of stakes – starting $2-$5 and up to $100-$200.
Retro 3 is the previous festival to offer over $2,000,000 in combined guarantees, with the record highest payouts that exceeded $3,725,000. In the five-day $5,000 Retro 3 Main Event, the highlight was a massive $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool with a total payout of $1,539,344.
Merit Poker is not only about playing; it is an all-inclusive luxury resort stay. Located just on the seafront in one of the most beautiful spots of North Cyprus, Merit Crystal Cove Hotel & Casino offers patrons an opulent stay. In addition to that, locally focused cuisine, a top-shelf bar and incredibly attentive service make it even more enticing.
Established in 2008, Merit Poker has become all-inclusive poker players’ paradise. The event has managed to bring the top pros, such as Phil Ivey, Gus Hansen, Antonio Esfandiari and many more to the island of North Cyprus. To date, Merit Poker has given away more than $40.000.000 in prize pools. The owners run a major tournament series every 45 days.