Merit Gangsters Poker Cup Doubles the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Pool


The Merit Poker Gangster Poker Cup festival, hosted by the luxurious five-star Merit Crystal Cove Casino and Resort in North Cyprus from Nov. 14 through 24, delivered an unforgettable poker experience to all the players who joined the action. The festival attracted over 450 poker enthusiasts from all around the world. This gangster-themed 11-day poker series with more than 25 events on the schedule offered over $1,000,000 in combined guarantees, including two $2,200 Main Events, $350,000 guaranteed each, and a superb 5-star holiday right on the seaside.

The festival has been a big success with the actual prize pool payouts reaching over $2,057,000!

Here’s a look at some of the results:

Event Entries Payout
$800 Warm Up Event, $125K GTD 392 $263,267
$2,200 Main Event #1, $350K GTD 247 $454,480
$5K High Roller Event, $125K GTD 66 $285,384
$2,200 Main Event #2, $350K GTD 280 $515,200
$1,100 Mix-Max Event, $45K GTD 138 $126,960
$1,100 Bounty 8Max $500 K.O, $35K GTD 69 $66,930

The Merit Gangsters Poker Cup offered plenty of action for local and visiting players as cash games ran non-stop 24/7 on a variety of stakes, starting from $2-$5 and up to $100-$200.

The previous festival, Retro 3 with over $2,000,000 in combined guarantees, has set yet another record in prize pool payouts, which exceeded $3,725,000! The highlight of that festival was the five-day $5,000 Retro 3 Main Event with a huge $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool with a total payout of $1,539,344, exceeding the guarantee by more than half a million!

Merit Poker is not only about playing the game; it is located just on the seafront in one of the most beautiful spots of North Cyprus, Merit Crystal Cove Hotel & Casino. This is an all-inclusive resort, which offers guests high-quality, locally focused cuisine, a top-shelf bar, and incredibly attentive service. Its restaurants, rooms, and facilities are truly great, including a stunning, secluded beach, an elegant spa and a Pony Club for kids.

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