888 Poker WSOP Main Event 2012 Qualifiers On Now

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888 Poker has begun its qualifier series for the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 888 Poker WSOP 2012 Qualifier Series features weekly qualifier tournaments every alternating Sunday, starting promptly at 20:05 GMT, for a direct buy-in of $500 + $25.

Players can avoid that $525 buy-in, however, by winning their way to that event through a series of smaller satellites with buy-ins as low as $1.10.

It starts with WSOP Step 1 qualifiers, with a player’s choice of $1 + $0.10 rebuy/add-on events, taking place daily every 2 hours and awarding one Step 2 qualifier seat for every $25 in the prize pool, or a $5 + $0.50 with no rebuy or add-on, taking place 3 times weekly and from which 1 of every 5 players will advance to Step 2.

The Step 2 qualifier has a $23 + $2 direct buy-in and also takes place thrice weekly and advances one 1 in 5 to the next step. That would be Step 3, with its own $105 + $10 direct buy-in, taking place three times a week and advancing 1 in 5 to the final WSOP Qualifier.

Each qualifier winner receives a prize package valued at $15,000 that includes the $10,000 WSOP Main Event buy-in as well as $2,000 for travel expenses, $500 in spending cash, 8 nights of hotel accommodations in Vegas, exclusive access to the 888 Poker player’s lounge, with pool table, XBox, TV, drinks all day long and breakfast, as well as an 888 Poker Live Event merchandise kit and a special invite to a VIP event.

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 Holds LG-2012-Giveaway

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According to their own slogan: “Life’s Good at 888 Poker” but now, just in time for the holidays, 888 Poker is making life even better if you’re a new player to the site, with its LG-2012-Giveaway promotion. In this promotion, 888 Poker is giving new players an added incentive to join the site now with $5,000 worth of LG home electronics, including 3D cinema televisions, smartphones and tablets, up for grabs. They’ll also be giving away some cool cash for the winter holidays. What’s more, this LG-2012-Giveaway will be taking place each and every week.

For a limited time, new players at 888 Poker will now receive, in addition to a $400 welcome bonus, a free entry into the LG-2012-Giveaway. You must use the deposit code LG2012 when making your deposit in order to be credited the free LG-2012-Giveaway ticket.

The welcome deposit bonus at 888 Poker is a 100% match, up to $400. So to earn the maximum $400 bonus you must deposit $400 into your new 888 Poker account. In addition to this bonus and the free LG-2012-Giveaway ticket, you’ll also gain entry into a free ticket as well into a $50K First Depositors’ Challenge, a $1,000 Depositors Freeroll and seven $500 First Depositors’ Freerolls, plus a chance to win a $100K First Depositors’ Freeroll entry if you join 888 Poker and make your first deposit between Thursday, any Thursday, at 23:00 GMT and the following Wednesday at 22:59 GMT.

And now don’t forget to use the bonus LG2012 to get that free LG-2012-Giveaway ticket.

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.

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.

Have a Wicked Weekend this Halloween at 888 Poker

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888 Poker is inviting its players to have a wicked weekend this Halloween with a chance to win Apple handheld devices like iPods and iPads as well as cash prizes.

888 Poker’s Wicked Weekend last for 4 days–Friday, October 28 – Monday, October 31–during which time players can participate in a Wicked Webcam Challenge and redeem a Wicked Bonus.

In the Wicked Webcam Challenge, the 888 Genie will make surprise appearances at the webam poker tables–aka the PokerCam tables–throughout the four day promotional period. All you have to do to win a prize is play at these tables during that time and, while you play, wear a Halloween costume or mask. The player with the best judged costume when the 888 Genie appears will win a prize. First prize in this competition is an iPad2 while the second and third place prizes include iPod Nano 16GB portable digital music players and cash prizes. To join a PokerCam table at 888 Poker, log in to your 888Poker lobby and then double-click on any table or tournament bearing the PokerCam icon. Then simply click onto one of the available seats at the table and get playing.

The Wicked Bonus–aka the Wicked Instant Cash Bonus–gives players the option of earning an instant $10, $20 or $30 for free, the amount based on the amount of the player’s qualifying deposit. Deposit at least $30 with the code BLOOD10 and get a $10 bonus. Deposit at least $60 with the code SCREAM20 and get a $20 bonus. Deposit $100 or more using the code MONSTER30 and get a $30 bonus.

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.