The 2018 World Series of Poker is right around the corner. Players from all over the world are preparing for what is regularly referred to as the best tournament of the year – the WSOP Main Event.
The $10,000 buy-in mega-tourney is on the bucket list for every serious grinder and recreational player who has never been able to take a seat in the Amazon Room. And for every player who has been lucky enough to take their shot in the Main Event, there’s no doubt they are looking for ways to play it again.
As one of the official sponsors of the 2018 WSOP, 888poker is helping players of every level win their way into the tournament, which begins on July 2, through a series of step satellites that start for as little as $.50.
Enter The Amazon
For just about any player, the thought of pulling $10,000 in cash from their savings and marching into cashier to buy-in to the Main Event would be nerve-racking thought. So, for those on a budget, the trip to the Amazon Room may just start in the lobby of 888poker.
The first step of the super satellites is a $0.50 satellite that yields a $22 ticket. Five seats into the $22 tournament are guaranteed when these tournaments run and they are running around the clock.
The next step is the $22 satellite where winners will be entered into the next $109 satellite. These tournaments also have a five seat guarantee and allow for a single re-entry should a player go broke before registration ends. The $22 step is available every day at 16:35 GMT.
Players with a $109 ticket are hoping to win a seat into the final $1,050 tournament. The $109 tournament offers a single re-entry and takes place every day at 19:30 GMT
The final step is the $1,050 tournament that awards an official$12,600 package to the World Series of Poker Main Event. The package includes a five-night stay at the Vdara Hotel in Las Vegas, $1,050 in cash for travel and expenses as well as a $10,000 seat in the Main Event. The chance to win a coveted Main Event package is available every Sunday at 19:30 GMT.
Players are eligible to buy-in to any step of the WSOP satellites, including directly into the $1,050.
Let’s Go Crazy
In addition to helping players find their way into the Main Event, 888poker will be qualifying poker hopefuls into their own branded WSOP event. Event #62 the $888 Crazy Eights (with an $888,888 first place guarantee) begins on Saturday, June 30th. The tournament is a four-day event with four starting flights.
The two-step process begins with a $12 satellite which provides the winners with a $160 ticket. These allow for up to three re-entries and take place at 19:30 GMT every day.
Then, every Thursday at 20:10 GMT the $160 satellite takes place. Winners are awarded a $2,700 package to the Crazy Eights tournament which includes a three-night stay at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, $1,050 for travel and expenses and a single entry into the $888 Crazy Eights tournament.
The World Series of Poker officially begins on Wednesday, May 30. The opportunity for players to start their own quest to win a bracelet is available immediately on 888poker.
To find the satellites to the World Series of Poker, open up the 888poker client and select the “Satellites” tab.