|PartyGammon.com Million, the world’s first million dollar backgammon tournament, is now underway at the luxury Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in The Bahamas, boasting a prize pool of over $1 million.|
The winner will walk away with over $600,000 from a total prize pool of over $1.2 million, which has exceeded the expectations of tournament organisers. The guaranteed first prize surpasses this year’s world championship top prize almost five times over.
A PartyGammon.com spokesman said, “The prize pool is the biggest in backgammon history and takes the game to another level. The Atlantis Grand Ballroom vibrates to the sound of hundreds of dice being thrown, while outside the sound of steel bands and glorious sunshine welcomes the players.”
Players put down as little as $2.50 at www.PartyGammon.com to qualify, and were treated to a $12,500 package including a $10,000 buy-in for the main event, a 5-night stay in the Atlantis resort, as well as $800 to cover travel expenses.