Poker players all around the world are getting ready for the most important event of the year, the 2017 World Series of Poker (WSOP). Kicking off on the 30th of May, another epic showdown between more than 110,000 poker players is about to go down. Last year’s Main Event winner, Qui Nguyen took home the prestigious gold bracelet and Main Event top prize of $8,005,310. This year, we can all expect the event to be even more intriguing and successful.
Online poker giant 888poker has announced that for the third year in a row they will once again sponsor the event that will be aired in more than 84 countries and seen by over 300 million people around the world. This sponsorship will make 888poker the exclusive online provider of WSOP qualifier satellites and promotions. It is safe to say that the event, which will be held in Las Vegas, will be of epic proportions.
Last year, 888poker sent a whopping 250 players to the World Series of Poker and this year they are dedicated to putting even more focus on their online community. With a top 10 position secured by 888poker player Fernando Pons, who finished 9th last year, the poker giant will continue their push to dominate the tournament.
If you want a shot at winning, you can start qualifying today. 888poker is currently running their multi-step satellites tournaments, all day and all night long. Actually, the exclusive online Qualifiers to WSOP events are already running and you can qualify with buy-ins starting from as little as one cent.
Just to emphasize the popularity of the World Series of Poker, last year WSOP attracted an incredible 107,844 entrants from 107 different countries. With the increasing popularity of online poker sites, we can only expect that this year’s event will attract even more players.
[pullquote]With the event starting on May 30th and running until July 17th, there will be an abundance of thrilling showdowns and epic wins to look forward to.[/pullquote] With players like 2015’s Tommy Yates who earned his ticket to the Main Event via a one cent satellite entry and went on to turn that cent into $19,500 by finishing 486th out of 6,420 players, who wouldn’t be intrigued.This year, it could very well be you who takes home a win that will inspire millions of people all around the world.
This year, it could very well be you who takes home a legendary win that will inspire millions of people all around the world. Winning a poker tournament is a life-changing experience and is the very foundation of what poker is built upon.
Senior Vice President & Head of B2C at 888 Holdings, Itai Pazner said -“Our extended partnership with the WSOP is a testament to our increasingly dominant position in the industry and our longstanding commitment to making poker more exciting and accessible for players around the world.”
For all of you Crazy Eights fans out there, the event will return in 2017 and will play out on July 1 and July 2. The winner of the event is guaranteed to walk away with a whopping $888,888. Who can forget last year’s winner Hung Le, who was playing his very first major tournament and won the coveted gold bracelet.
This year’s World Series of Poker is definitely going to be another major milestone in the ever growing sport of poker. If you want to be a part of it, make sure to start qualifying today. If you don’t then you are missing out on something that could very well be the experience of a lifetime.