888pokeris taking the WSOP Circuit to Argentina for the first time in August, with more South American events to be announced over the next few weeks.
As part of 888poker’s ongoing partnership and exclusive sponsorship with the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, this exciting new event will take place at the Casino Iguazu in Puerto Iguazú, from August 2-8.
Not only will there be the expected Main Event, but the popular Crazy Eights side Event will also be heading down old South America way. Large prizes and six WSOPC rings will be up for grabs.
Itai Pazner, the Senior Vice President & Head of B2C at 888 Holdings, said the company is delighted to have renewed their WSOPC sponsorship, with the ongoing mission being to expand 888poker, and poker in general, to South America.
“This renewed partnership is testament to our increasingly dominant position in the industry and our commitment to making live poker accessible and affordable to as many players possible, the world over,” he said.
“We are very excited and proud to be bringing the most popular poker series in the world to the renowned Casino Iguazú, one of the most acclaimed casinos in South America. This is an amazing opportunity to be part of the world’s biggest and most prestigious live tournament, from as little as 1¢. I wish all our players the best of luck!”
WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart also shared his enthusiasm.
“We are thrilled to reach South America with this exciting event in Argentina,” he said. “We are optimistic the event will be well supported and we can continue to host bigger and better events each year”.
The location chosen in Argentina seemingly couldn’t be better. Casino Iguazu is situated right on the Argentinian borders with Paraguay and Brazil, and it’s not short of sightseeing attractions. Players will be trying for a WSOPC championship just minutes way from the Iguazu falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
With the local attractions and tropical climate, it’s certainly not the worst place to bust out of a tournament.
Ferando Bianchi, the Marketing Director at Casino Iguazu, said: “Casino Iguazu has been one of the most well-known entertainment centers in South America for more than twenty years.
“Widely acknowledged as one of the leaders of amusement and sophistication at an international level, the luxury facilities are already in motion to welcome players who will battle for this chapter of the most important Poker Series of the planet”.
As you’d expect, 888poker will be running multi-step satellite tournaments into the South American WSOPC events. And don’t forget, you could still win your way to Las Vegas this summer to take part in the Main Event. There are seven Steps satellites, starting from $1c, and a 2017 WSOP Las Vegas Main Event package worth $12,500 up for grabs.
If you don’t already have an 888poker account yet, sign up through this link and you’ll get a 100% bonus up to a maximum of $700. You’ll also get a free $10 on top of the first $10 you deposit available to you right away and you can start playing your way to Argentina!