Regular Specialty Tournaments at 888 Poker

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In addition to all the usual tournament excitement taking place over at 888 Poker, there’s also a collection of specialty tournaments players have to choose from whenever they like as well. Among the most popular of these are the Double or Nothing tournaments, the Daily Challenge Series, and more chances to win under the new Special Tab.

In 888 Poker’s Double or Nothing Tournaments, half of the players walk away with double their money. These are fast-paced, high-action sit and go events where between 8 and 10 players duke it out at the online poker table until 4 to 5 (depending) remain. Each remaining player walks away with an amount equaling their buy-in plus one of the losing player’s buy-ins. Buy-ins range from $2.50 + $0.35 and up.

With 888 Poker’s Daily Challenge series, every day is another chance for one lucky player to walk away with a share of a monthly guaranteed $1 million prize pool. Each day it’s something different with this series. On Sundays it’s the $100k Sunday Challenge 1R; on Mondays it’s the $10k Monday Twins Challenges; on Tuesdays it’s the $25k Tuesday Challenge; on Wednesdays it’s the $15k Wednesday Challenge; on Thursdays it’s the $30k Thursday Challenge, R&A; on Fridays it’s the $25k Friday Challenge; and on Saturdays it’s the $30k Saturday Challenge.

And with 888 Poker’s new Special Tab, players can enter tournaments with prizes other than cash or seats in live poker events. Instead they can win exclusive poker gear, tickets to premium racehorse syndicate events or Tottenham Corp box events, god iPhones, concert tickets, sports tickets, and free sports bets at 888 Sports.

888 Poker Starts 2012 WSOP Satellites

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With the start of 2012 comes the anticipation for the 2012 World Series of Poker. And 888 Poker is wasting no time in pooling players to send to the next WSOP Main Event.

Every other Sunday, 888 Poker holds a 2012 WSOP qualifier at 20:05 GMT. The buy-in is $500 + $25.

Players can avoid that direct buy-in and win their way into the qualifier through any number of lower cost satellites. Satellite buy-ins start at just $1 + $0.10 where one player for every $25 in the prize pool will advance to the next stage. There’s also a $5 + $0.50 stage 1 event that advances one in five players to the next stage.

Step 2 satellites cost $23 + $2 to buy-in directly and advance 1 in 5 players to step 3, which in turn costs $105 + $10 to buy-in directly and advances 1 in 5 players to the 2012 WSOP 888 Poker Qualifier.

At each 888 Poker World Series of Poker 2012 Qualifier, one prize package worth $15,000 will be awarded. That value includes the $10,000 buy-in for the 2012 WSOP Main Event, $2,000 cash to apply toward travel expenses, $500 more in cash to apply toward other expenses, 8 nights of accommodations during the event, access to a special 888 Poker player lounge, an invite to a special 888 Poker VIP party, and an 888 Poker live event merchandise kit.

The prize pool for the 2012 WSOP Main Event is projected to be around $180 million.

888 Poker Wins Award, Awards Players in Thanks

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For its many unique innovations in online poker, like PokerCam tables, 888 Poker has won the EGR Award for Best Poker Operator of the Year for 2011. In celebration of this honor, the site is awarded its players two special gifts of thanks. One is a freeroll tournament with a $3,000 prize pool guaranteed and the other is an instant $10 bonus.

The 888 Poker $3,000 Thank U Freeroll tournament takes place on Thursday, December 29, 2011 (that’s tomorrow) at 19:00 GMT. There are no special registration requirements or conditions, but you may want to register as soon as possible, since the site is capping the player pool for this event at 6,000 players.

There’s a little more time to redeem the $10 instant bonus. For that, you have til January 2, 2012, during which time all you have to do is make a deposit of at least $50 into your real money 888 Poker account using the bonus code: EGR888 and you’ll instantly get your $10 bonus.

The bonus must be played through at least 40 times before it can be withdrawn as cash. And it is only valid for games at 888 Poker, not 888 Casino or 888 Sports.

This bonus is only valid for existing 888 Poker members who have already made at least one deposit into their real money account previously. New members are ineligible for this promotion. New members can, however, participate in the $3,000 Thank U Freeroll tournament. And the current welcome bonus for new 888 Poker members is $400.

888 Poker Spearheads Super 2012 Event Qualifier Action

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888 Poker was the first the online poker site to offer qualifiers into the upcoming 2012 Super Poker Event of Europe. The event, which takes place in Dublin, Ireland between February 25 and 26, expects to attract 4,000 players for the largest playing field ever in a live, land-based poker tournament event in Europe. It features a €1.2 million estimated prizepool based on a buy-in of €300 + €48.40. Players can get in on the action for much less, however, through satellites and qualifiers at sites like 888 Poker.

Nightly, 888 Poker is hosting satellites for only a $2 + $0.20 buy-in. This event includes a $2 rebuy opportunity for 1,500 chips, available to anyone who busts out before the break, followed by $2 add-ons of 4,500 chips from then on. These Step 1 satellites take place every night but Thursday night at 19:25 GMT and on Thursday nights at 18:25 GMT. These events offers 1 seat per $22 in the prize pool in the weekly Super Poker Event 2012 qualifier that takes place on Thursday nights at 19:10 GMT for a direct buy-in of $20 + $2. These seat-only qualifiers award entries worth €340 each into the Super 2012 tournament for every $480 in the prize pool. They do not, however, cover any travel or accommodation expenses.

Players interested in skipping the qualifiers and buying in to the Super 2012 tournament direct can do so through Moneybookers/SKRILL. Professional poker players already registered for the 2012 Super Poker Event of Europe include John O’Shea, Andy Black, Liam Flood, Nicholas Newport, Dara O’Kearney, Sam Holden and Jean-Paul Pasqualini.

888 Poker Introduces 888 Genie

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888 Poker has just introduced its webcam wonder girl: 888 Genie. She is a real girl who can be spotted on 888 Poker’s webcam poker tables, the PokerCam tables. If she appears while you’re playing at one of these tables, you can win any number of prizes, including a share of thousands of dollars in cash. The way that 888 Genie gives away her prizes is by challenging players at the PokerCam tables to different mini-games.

The mini-games that 888 Genie may challenge you to play were invited by various 888 Poker members.

Whether you’re already an 888 Poker member or not, you can observe the 888 Genie in action via 888 Genie TV, a YouTube channel presenting some of the 888 Genie’s finest moments, including mini-games, surprise appearances and more. The 888 Genie can also be spotted on Facebook, with her own 888 Genie page. Not only will this page keep you updated about the latest goings on involving the 888 Genie, but it will also expose you to exclusive prizes and offers not found anywhere else on the 888 Poker site.

Already the 888 Genie has made numerous players richer and more rewarded at Wicked Weekend, a Halloween-themed event awarding prizes to players who wore costumes to the PokerCam tables when the 888 Genie appeared. For the month of November, 2011, the 888 Genie will be giving away cash prizes and various Apple products, like iPods or iPads. She’ll then be continuing this in December with what 888 Poker is calling Holiday Mayhem.

888Poker+ Celebrity Challenge Schedule

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Earlier in the week we told you about the new 888Poker+, aka 888 Poker Plus, featuring improvements like private tables, teams poker games, a better poker lobby and celebrity challenges. Regarding the last of these lsited benefits, Celebrity Challenges featuring private lounge games and bounty tournaments sponsored by several of the world’s top poker players, the following is the upcoming schedule of events for the launch of this brand new 888 Poker offering this November, 2011.

On November 2 at 20:00 GMT will be the $2,000 Anderson Celebrity Challenge featuring a $100 bounty on James Anderson of Lancashire, UK, username “Janderson9”.

On November 9 at 19:00 GMT will be the $3,000 Canizares Celebrity Challenge featuring a $100 bounty on Santiago Canizares of Madrid, Spain, username “Canizares888”.

On November 16 at 01:00 GMT will be the $1,000 Bonkowski Celebrity Challenge featuring a $100 bounty on Tyler Bonkowski of Saskatchewan, Canada, username “Bonkman5”.

On November 17 at 20:00 GMT will be the $1,000 Chamberlain Celebrity Challenge featuring a $100 bounty on Helen Chamberlain of Somerset, UK, username “HellsBellsy”.

On November 18 at 20:00 GMT will be the $2,000 Holden Celebrity Challenge (that’s Holden, not Hold’em) featuring a $100 bounty on Sam Holden of Canterbury, UK, username “Sam_Holden”.

On November 25 at 21:00 GMT will be the $3,000 Warner Celebrity Challenge featuring a $100 bounty on Shane Warne of Victoria, Australia, username “Warne888”.

And finally, on November 29 at 19:00 GMT will be the $1,000 Jackson Celebrity Challenge featuring a $100 bounty on Charlotte Jackson of Hampshire, UK, username “Charlottejac”.

888Poker+ players can also request to be invited to join a $1,000 private table hosted by any of these poker celebrities.

Introducing 888 Poker Plus

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The action over at 888 Poker just got better, with the introduction of 888 Poker + (or 888 Poker Plus) letting players create private games, play in celebrity challenges, win $3,000 freeroll tournaments, and get $15 for free.

Creating private games at 888 Poker Plus is as easy as logging into your account and clicking on the tab reading “Lounges”. Then either create or join one of the 888Poker Lounges shown. You can even invite your friends to join. Then all that’s left is to play live poker online, and enjoy. People who create private games at 888 Poker can choose between cash games, tournaments and even PokerCam tables with live webcams. Create or join one of these lounges now and receive an email invitation into a $3,000 freeroll (more on this in a moment).

Players can also choose to request invitations to exclusive 888 Poker Celebrity Challenges, in which you compete against Team 888Poker Ambassadors in $1,000 Private Lounge games. Buy-ins are only 88 cents and players can win a bonus $100 bounty for knocking out the featured celebrity.

In order to further entice players to explore the new 888 Poker Plus, the site is awarding seats in an exclusive $3,000 freeroll to every player who tries out 888 Poker Plus for two or more days in any given week, earning at least 10 status points each of those days.

Finally, players can receive a free $15 bonus for just depositing $100 or more into their 888 Poker account using the code NEW888POKER.

Big Deal at 888 Poker

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888 Poker is making a Big Deal of all that it has too offer new and existing members these days. Starting with the new members, it includes a $400 welcome bonus and a chance to win an iPad or other portable Apple device.

To earn a seat in a Beginner’s Freeroll for a shot at an iPod or iPad2, simply deposit a minimum of $10 into your new 888Poker account using the promo code: IPAD4ME. The Beginner’s Freeroll takes place October 25, 2011 and can be found under the “All” tab in the 888 Poker “Tournament” lobby. First prize is an iPad2. Second and third prizes are each a 16 GB iPod Nano 6th Generation. Fourth through ninth places each get 10,000 Reward Points in the 888Poker Store. And tenth through fourteenth places each get a free seat in the $100K First Depositors Challenge.

While that first deposit for the iPad need only be a minimum of $10, the greater it is the greater the welcome bonus you’ll receive. The 888 Poker Welcome Bonus is a 100% match up to a $400 maximum. That’s essentially doubling the amount of money you get to start out with at the 888Poker tables.

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The Big Deal is not just for new players at 888 Poker though. Existing players can also enjoy big deals. For example, there’s currently a $20 Shopping Coupon for women playing 100 hands per day at the site’s new PokerCam tables, a $3,000 Big Deal Freeroll tournament for players who play at 888 Poker at least 4 days in any given week, and an $8 refer-a-friend bonus with $8 for you, $8 for your friend and an invite for each of you to a $1,000 invite-a-friend freeroll tournament.

888 Poker Announces Aussie Millions 2012 Satellites

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The latest poker site to offer satellite tournaments into the 2012 Aussie Millions Poker Championship is 888 Poker. This will mark the 10th anniversary of the Aussie Millions, and the total prize pool is currently estimated to be around AUD $22 million.

The 888 Poker Aussie Millions Qualifier takes place on January 7, 2012 at 09:00 GMT (or 8:00 pm EDT) and has a $500 + $25 direct buy-in. At this event, a minimum of two seats in the 2012 Aussie Millions Poker Championship will be awarded, each worth AUD $10,600. Registration for this event is now open and can be found under the “Live Events” and “All” tabs in your 888 Poker tournamnet lobby.

Players can avoid paying the $525 direct buy-in into the Aussie Milions Qualifier, however, by winning their way into the event via cheaper satellite tournaments. Buy-ins for these satellites start at just $1.10.

The 2012 Aussie Millions will take place January 22 – 28, 2012 at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia.

As always with any 888 Poker qualifier tournament, all the usual site terms and conditions and privacy policy apply. The prize for this event is a seat in the Aussie Millions 2012 main event only. Qualifier winners themselves are responsible for getting themselves to Australia for the event and for arranging and paying for their stay while there for the tournament. Players also agree to act as “ambassadors” for 888 Poker throughout their time there, wearing branded 888Poker clothing whenever playing at the main event tournament tables.

Introducing 888 Poker Reward Freerolls

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The Rewards program offers players an increasing array of bonuses as well as ways to increase eligibility for those bonuses.

Players with qualifying status levels can move up a level through special eligible tournaments and participate in weekly and monthly freeroll tournaments with guaranteed prizes of as much as $25,000.

There are 8 rewards tournaments in all: 3 eligible tournaments and 5 status freerolls. The 3 eligible tournaments are the Silver Dollar, Gold Rush and Platinum Record. The Silver Dollar Tournament has a $1 + $0.10 buy-in and is a rebuy/add-on event. It takes place 3 times daily and the prize pool is Silver Status and cash. Bronze players are eligible to play. The Gold Rush Tournament has a $5 + $0.50 buy-in and takes place 3 times daily. The prize pool is Gold Status and cash, and Bronze and Silver players are eligible. The Platinum Record Tournament has a $15 + $1.50 buy-in and takes place 3 times each Sunday. The prize pool is Platinum Status and cash and eligible players are those with Bronze, Silver and Gold Status.

The five freerolls include the $75 Daily Freeroll and the $750 Weekly Bronze Freeroll, for both of which Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum players are eligible. There is also the $1,000 Weekly Silver Freeroll for Silver, Gold, Platinum and VIP players, the $4,000 Monthly Gold Freeroll for Gold, Platinum and VIP players, and the $7,000 Monthly Platinum Freeroll for Platinum and VIP players.

Rewards Tournaments can be found in the 888 Poker Tournament lobby under the Rewards tab.