The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is the biggest and most popular poker tournament on the global circuit as poker players from all over the world fly in to see if they can win a WSOP bracelet or go all the way and win the main event. The tournament is a great platform for promotions and advertising of all things poker and 888poker is taking full advantage of the same.
The company recently announced that it was once again confirmed as the official sponsor for the 2016 WSOP edition which will begin at the end of May and take place as usual at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. 888poker was also the official sponsor for the 2015 WSOP edition.
With this extended partnership, 888poker will once again receive extensive exposure outside America through WSOP live reporting on its website, WSOP live streaming and ESPN television programming of the WSOP Main Event. The company has also secured exclusive rights with the sponsorship agreement to operate WSOP satellites.
In a statement, Itai Pazner, senior VP and head of B2C and 888 Holdings, the parent company of 888poker said “The World Series of Poker is the pinnacle of the poker calendar and during the Main Event the eyes of the poker world are on the action in Las Vegas. In 2015 we made dreams come true for Tommy Yates and renewing our partnership will help to get more 888 players from all over the world to the WSOP again this year. The sponsorship is fantastic for the 888poker brand, for 888 players, and for the poker community more generally.”
During the 2015 edition of the WSOP, 888poker sent a total of 128 players to the tournament and one of those players Joe McKeehen ended up winning the prestigious main event. The other 888poker player that received a lot of attention during the tournament was Tommy Yates who is reported to have spent just one cent and qualified for the 2015 WSOP Main Event package which was estimated to be around $13,000 in value. Yates finished in 486th place and ended up winning $19,500 in the process.
888poker will once again run satellite events that start as low as $0.01 cent to enable as many players as possible to participate and see if they can qualify for the Main Event. To see a full list of satellite events, please visit 888poker.com