With online poker currently enjoying an unprecedented boost, major operators have come out with exciting offers and mega tournaments to keep up with high demand as the live poker scene remains shut and players are now playing online from the comfort of their homes.
Over the past few weeks, leading online poker sites PokerStars, partypoker and GGPoker have each announced what’s in store for their players this May. Now, yet another major operator is giving players more reasons to get excited this month!
888poker is giving away more than $25,000,000 in prizes throughout May, through tons of promotions and massive tournaments for players of every level! Whether you’re in it for recreation, or have been playing poker for a living, there’s something for you at 888poker. You can take a shot at their Sunday Sale promo, Galaxy of Freerolls, or their popular XL Inferno online series. More details below.
XL Inferno
888poker’s popular XL Inferno online series is an 11-day poker affair scheduled for May. The series runs on May 14 – 24, with an exciting line-up of events fit for every bankroll, from the micro-stakes to the high rollers. The festival, which features more than $1.5 million in guaranteed prize money, will culminate in the $250 buy-in, $500,000-guaranteed Main Event taking place on May 24.
The site will also be hosting plenty of satellites and daily freerolls for the biggest events on the schedule. A qualifier for the Main Event runs everyday, where the top 5 players will earn a seat to the $250 buy-in event.
Everyday throughout the festival, 888poker will be giving away at least $45,000 in prize money!
You may visit the 888poker website for the full schedule of the upcoming XL Inferno Series.
Sunday Sale Is Here Again
888poker is bringing back one of their most popular promotions, the Sunday Sale, throughout May. The promo gives players the opportunity to enter huge tournaments for just 50% of the price! While the entry fee is cut in half, 888poker sees to it that players can still take a shot at massive prizes by still maintaining the guarantees on offer.
Among tournaments with reduced buy-ins are the $100,000-guaranteed Mega Deep which now comes with a $55 entry fee, the $25,000 Monsoon which players can enter for just $27.50, and the $20,000 Whale whose buy-in has been cut to just $160. You may check out all the other tournaments available under Sunday Sale by logging on the client and clicking on the Tournament Tab.
The Dragon
888poker is also running a new tournament called “The Dragon”, with multiple starting flights taking place daily, Sunday through Friday. Survivors then meet again on Saturdays during which a weekly champion is crowned.
Players have two options to play The Dragon – they may choose the $30,000-guaranteed Mini Dragon which comes with a more affordable buy-in of $12, or they can jump into the $55 buy-in, with $50,000 in guarantees on offer.
Satellites are also running daily to help players qualify for the tournament for as low as $0.50 for the Mini Dragon, and $2.20 for the Dragon. So far, the tournament has been attracting huge fields, benefiting the small stakes grinders. The $50 version has been giving away five-figure top prizes, while the Mini version has enabled some players to turn their $12 investment into huge winnings.
Galaxy of Freerolls
Another exciting promotion from 888poker, the Galaxy of Freerolls, has also been extended to May. The freerolls started to run back in March, giving players the chance to win tickets to weekly freerolls by completing “Space Missions”. These missions were designed to be simple, such that more players get the opportunity to improve their bankroll.
If you want to pick up a ticket into the weekly $10,000 freeroll, simply accomplish at least two challenges each week. If you can complete 14 challenges throughout the duration of the promo, you’ll get yourself a seat to the $100,000 freeroll scheduled for June 7.

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