It’s time to update your 2020 poker travel plan as 888poker has released its official schedule of live tours for this year, featuring multiple stops in different locations around the world, and giving players the chance to qualify for major tournaments at an affordable price.
Popular poker destinations Sochi, Barcelona, Bucharest and London will once again host 888poker’s LIVE action throughout the year, with the addition of a new stop in the beautiful Spanish capital of Madrid. Apart from that, the online poker operators will also continue its partnership with the popular Battle of Malta, as well as the World Series of Poker (WSOP).
The full 888poker 2020 LIVE schedule is as follows:
888poker LIVE Madrid
The LIVE tour begins in Madrid, Spain on January 23 and runs till February 3 at Casino Gran Via. The festival offers a massive €1 million in guarantees, €800,000 of that will be given away in the €888 Main Event.
888poker is also offering players the chance to win a $1,600 luxury package to Madrid by through satellite qualifiers currently running on the site. The package includes a coveted seat to the Main Event, plus three nights’ accommodation, an 888poker LIVE kit, and an extra $250 to cover travel expenses.
The first ever Madrid leg of the 888poker LIVE tour will be graced by popular 888poker ambassadors, including four-time WSOP bracelet winner Dominik Nitsche, online poker icon Chris Moorman, PLO specialist Vivian Saliba, and 2014 WSOP Main Event champion Martin Jacobson, among others.
888poker LIVE London Weekend
The tour then heads over to London for its British leg, with the action taking place at Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford City on February 5-9. The festival runs in conjunction with the 2020 London Affiliate Conference, the world’s biggest iGaming affiliate event. Again, 888poker might run satellites which will award tickets to the Main Event, so stay tuned!
888poker LIVE Bucharest
From March 23-29, the 888poker LIVE tour returns to Bucharest, one of Europe’s poker hotspots. Last year’s edition of the Main Event created a new record when it attracted a total of 505 entries to generate €387,638 in total prize pool. That figure is nearly 30% higher than the initially promised €300,000 guarantee. The event was ultimately taken down by hometown hero Darius Neagoe for €62,000, who also won a 2019 WSOP Main Event package worth $12,600.
888poker LIVE Barcelona
From Bucharest, the action continues at the popular Casino Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain on May 14-25. The historic city is among the top tourist destinations in the world, known for its vibrant art and fantastic architecture. Casino Barcelona lies right on the beach, so poker won’t be the only thing that will keep the players busy, as they may also go out, relax and chill in numerous restaurants and cafes, and have some fun under the Mediterranean sun.
Qualifiers for 2020 WSOP Main Event and Crazy Eights Tournament
The world’s longest-running and most prestigious festival has been working with 888poker for six consecutive years. The 2020 WSOP is scheduled to take place on July 1-14, and as part of the partnership, players can only qualify for the WSOP Main Event online at 888poker. The site will also run a host of qualifiers for the popular Crazy Eights tournament, so better watch out for some cool online offers.
888poker LIVE Sochi
The 888poker LIVE tour will be returning to Sochi Russia on August 6-14, hoping to replicate the massive success it achieved last year. The whole stay at the Russian city will definitely be one to look forward to, as the month of August offers the perfect weather for tourists and visitors. While away from the tables, players may visit some of the city’s main attractions, such as the Rivera Amusement Park, as well as the Sochi National Park.
888poker LIVE Malta
The tour will kick off September with a major festival set to take place at the Olympic Park Casino in the Estonian capital of Tallinn. The tour is returning to Tallinn after three years, with its last event being held there in 2016.
Battle of Malta
In October, 888poker will once again sponsor the popular Battle of Malta, another huge festival to look forward to this poker season.
888poker LIVE London Festival
The tour returns to the Aspers Casino in London for a final stop, so expect some interesting events and explosive guarantees to wrap up the year.
Spanish players and fans will have more options to get in on the action as 888poker will once again team up with CNP Spain for numerous stops taking place in Valencia, Malaga, Sevilla, Alicante and Madrid.
Check out the 888poker website for more details.