888 offers exceptional packages for the 2021 WSOP Main Event
888poker build up to WSOP 2021 has truly begun, under the banner of its Road to Las Vegas promotion. The operator gives packages valued at $ 13,000 targeted at this year’s World Series in person.
Every Sunday 888 organizes a $ 1,050 Road to Las Vegas qualification with packages of $ 13,000 in price. There are Phase Satellites that take place every day with buy-ins of $ 109, $ 11, or as little as 1c. 1c satellites have 10 tickets for the $ 11 phase, or to put it another way, $ 110 in prize, which is likely to be a massive overlay and represents enormous value.
The $ 13,000 winning packages include:
- A $ 10,000 tournament buy-in.
- $ 1,500 for accommodation.
- $ 1,500 for travel and other expenses.
- An 888pokerLIVE kit.
For many years, 888 was an official sponsor of the World Series. Its own press release states that “Since 2014 we have been sending players to Vegas”.
The role of official sponsor has now been taken over by GGPoker, but 888 is understandably keen to maintain a connection with the iconic series by offering generous, albeit unofficial, packages to the event which remains by far the most iconic of all tournaments. of poker.
As an unofficial campaign, the promotion of 888 does not explicitly mention either the WSOP or the Main Event by name. But he is referring to the Rio Hotel and Casino, and it turns out that the $ 10,000 is the entry fee for the aforementioned tournament. The implication is clear that the package is intended for this purpose.
This is a bit of a strange state of affairs, resulting in a promotion which can only refer indirectly to the tournament which is the target of the offer. Indeed, 888 does not even name WSOP anywhere on its promotional material. However, this type of packaging is by no means unusual, and 888 is just one of many operators offering unofficial deals WSOP Nurturing events 2021.
There is a stipulation in the terms and conditions that travel must be booked through Main Event Travel (MEET), who will contact the winners about ten days after their qualification.
MEET has been working with 888 for several years and is also a partner of GGPoker to organize travel arrangements for the winners of their WSOP satellites. Money for travel and expenses will be paid directly to the winners’ 888poker accounts.
There is a similar condition in the T & Cs that package winners must wear the 888poker patch when playing in the Target Event.
888poker still maintains a close relationship with WSOP. It has been providing the software to the WSOP online poker client since 2013 and in January of this year signed an extension of its partnership with Caesars Interactive Entertainment until 2026. They will no doubt be busy throughout those five years.
888 /WSOP currently operates the only shared cash network in US online poker, covering New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware. The operator appears poised to add Pennsylvania to this triumvirate in the near future and has stated that WSOP will also go live in Michigan this year.
As 888 continues to deploy its State-of-the-art Poker 8 software through WSOP US network, it is clear that the two companies will work in tandem for the foreseeable future.
The Road to Las Vegas promotion runs at 888poker until October 17th.