888 Poker Hosts GR888 $10K Winter Giveaway

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Win a share of up to $10,000 daily in 888 Poker’s The GR888 Winter Giveaway, running now through the end of December, with $10K (£6K) freeroll tournaments running each and every day.

To get started, check your 888 Poker email inbox for your first free ticket into a $10,000 Daily Winter Freeroll tournament. To earn an additional ticket into another 888 Poker Daily Winter Freeroll, each with a $10,000 (or £6,000) guaranteed prize pool, just get 3 of a kind 8s (trips 8) on any hand and make it to the Showdown of that hand. Every time you do so, you’ll earn an additional ticket into another $10K Daily Winter Freeroll. Players can earn a maximum of 1 such ticket per day of the promotion.

In addition, there are also Winter Warmers, prizes of 888 Poker merchandise and more, all also up for grabs during these $10K (£6K) Daily Winter Freeroll tournaments.

New players to 888 Poker, upon making their first real money deposit, will earn, in addition to their Welcome bonus, 5 free tickets into GR888 Winter Giveaway Daily Freerolls.

Players have until the end of December to redeem their Daily Winter Freeroll tickets before they expire.

Only 3 of a kinds received during cash games or tournaments with real money buy-ins are eligible for Winter Giveaway Freeroll tickets. Trip 8s received in freeroll tournaments, for example, do not count toward Daily Winter Freeroll Tournament tickets. It does not matter, however, whether the three of a kind includes 1, 2, or none of your hole cards.

888 Poker Holds Knights of Prague Satellite Series

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888 Poker is now holding a promotion it calls the Knights of Prague, in which the most successful contenders will walk away with an $1,800 prize package into the second annual 888poker Prague Championship, to be held from December 6 to 9, 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic.

There are two ways to win a seat in the 888poker Prague Championship II: either by playing your way up through a series of satellite tournaments, or you can skip straight to the qualifier itself.

The satellite series into the 888poker Prague Championship II Qualifier starts with a Step 1 event that has a $0.90 + $0.10 buy-in. It’s a rebuy and add-on event and awards a seat in Step 2 for every $11 in the prize pool. It takes place every day, every 3 hours. The Step 2 event has a $10 + $1 buy-in and allows one 2nd chance rebuy. It takes place daily and awards a seat in the qualifier for every $200 in the prize pool.

The 888poker Prague Championship II Qualifier takes place once every other Saturday for a buy-in of $180 + $20 and awards one $1,800 prize package at each event.

Each $1,800 prize package includes the 330 EUR buy-in for the Prague Championship (a two-day event), $550 for expenses, a 3-night stay in Andel’s Hotel with WiFi and breakfast included, an invitation to a welcome reception with canapes and drinks the afternoon of the 6th, an invite for you and a guest to a VIP party the evening of the 6th.

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.

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 888.com 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.

888 Poker Offers Players Chance to Play 2011 November Niner

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888 Poker is offering its players the opportunity to play against one of the 2011 November Nine in what it’s calling the “Beat the Best” promotion.

Sam Holden is one of the esteemed 9 players to outlast thousands in the 2011 World Series of Poker main event and make it to the final table to be played and aired in November. As Sam awaits that fateful day, from August through October, 888 Poker has been inviting players to sit down against him in special $1,000 guaranteed bounty tournaments. Any player who knocks Sam out of contention for the top prize in each tournament will win a $100 bounty.

Called $1,000 Sam Holden Bounty events, the next and final date scheduled in the Beat the Best promotion is October 16, 2011 at 19:00 GMT. The buy-in is $1.

As the latest in 888 Poker’s string of PokerCam & Bounty Challenges, this promo also invites players to compete against the 22-year-old Canterbury, UK resident at 888 Poker’s PokerCam cash tables, or webcam poker cash games, on October 16 at 17:30 GMT.

Sam isn’t the only 888 Poker pro to make it to the November Nine, by the way. Twenty-one year-old Ukranian player Anton Makiievskyi will also be there vying for poker’s top title. Not only is the first Ukranian to reach the final table of a WSOP Main Event, but if he wins it all, he’ll also be the youngest WSOP champion in history. 888 Sport, the sport betting sister site of 888 Poker, is even giving you the chance to bet on the 2011 WSOP, be it for Sam, Anton or any of the other November Nine.

888poker’s Live Tournament Series Now in Canada!

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888 Poker888 poker is proud to announce Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada as the newest location for the live tournament series, Super Stack.

The Super Stack series offers live deep stack tournaments throughout the UK, Australia and now Canada. The first Canadian Super Stack series event will take place over 2 days, 7th-8th April 2012. Buy-in for the event will be CAD$185 with a 20K starting chip stack and 30 minute blinds. The prize pool is estimated to reach over CAD$20,000+.

Qualifying for the event is easy. 888poker.com offers regular feeder tournaments and a weekly Sunday qualifier (01:00 GMT on Mondays) for $38+$3 with at least one seat guaranteed.

About 888poker:

888poker.com, is the fastest growing online poker brand in the industry, hosting thousands of poker enthusiasts the world over at any given time. 888poker strives to provide quality entertainment by providing a safe, fun and secure poker environment.

Customers play on state-of-the-art software with 3D, Pokercam and Teams features.

As part of the 888poker experience, players also enjoy an 888poker Rewards Program, 888poker Online Shop and access to My.888poker.com Community.

With over 5 million registered users, 888poker continues to offer the best consumer experience.

888 Poker Super Stack Takes You All Over the UK & Australia

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888 Poker has launched a huge Super Stack event that plans to launch players into big winnings at some of the UK and Australia’s most famous land-based casinos in some of the world’s most exotic gambling locations. Those locations, to be precise, are London, England; Birmingham, England; and Melbourne, Australia.

Qualifiers are taking place at 888Poker now for tickets into these live offline events worth £165/AUD $300 and a possible share of a £/AUD $15,000 prize pool.

For the London event to be held at the London Mint Casino, 888 Poker is holding qualifiers every Monday at 18:30 GMT for a $10 + $1 R/A buy-in, with 10 seats in the offline event guaranteed at each. For the Birmingham event to be held at the Circus Casino in Star City, qualifiers will take place every Thursday, also at 18:30 GMT, also for a $10 + $1 R/A buy-in and also with 10 seats guaranteed. The Australia event will take place at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, with qualifiers taking place every Thursday at 20:00 AEST for a $15 + $1.50 R/A buy-in with 3 seats in the offline event guaranteed at each.

888 Poker is also holding satellite tournaments into these various super stack qualifiers. The schedules, buy-ins and guarantees vary depending on the event, with the Melbourne satellite costing slightly more and occuring slightly less often.

Winners are responsible for all travel and accommodation costs, although multiple wins for an event will be credited as cash expenses for the attending player. Interest in purchasing the site by European investors is leading many to be hopeful.

888 Poker Welcomes Santiago Canizares With Four Poker Challenges

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The newest pro player to be signed by 888 Poker is not a poker pro but a Spanish football pro, Santiago Canizares, player in three FIFA World Cup tournaments and 4 UEFA European Football Championship series’. But just because he’s not a poker pro, doesn’t mean he’s not a fierce poker player. In fact, to prove his poker mettle, Santiago Canizares will be heading up four poker challenges coming up at 888 Poker over the next several weeks.

The first takes place on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 and is called the Canizares Bounty Challenge. It starts at 19:00 GMT and features a low $1 buy-in. The prize pool is $500, plus there’s an extra $100 bounty going to the player who knocks Canizares out of the tournament. There will be a second Canizares Bounty Challenge taking place on August 3 in the same time slot.

The other pair of big challenges featuring this legend of football is the Canizares PokerCam Challenge, taking place Thursday, July 28 at 19:00 GMT. This event has a 5-cent plus 10-cent buy-in ($0.05 + $0.10). No guaranteed prize pool is listed, but players will at least be guaranteed to be sitting in front of their webcams at the same tournament where Santiago Canizares will also be sitting in front of his webcam. Scope out his tells if you dare. A second Canizres PokerCam Challenge will take place at the same time on Thursday, August 11.

This gives players four chances over the next few weeks to get acquainted with 888 Poker’s latest celebrity acquisition and welcome him to the poker playing community at the site recently named “Socially Responsible Operator of the Year”.