Poker enthusiasts who longed to play with the top poker pros at Poker Night in America now have the opportunity to do so because of a promotion at 888 Poker New Jersey. Called America’s Got Poker, the promotion encourages players to win a seat to the Main Event of Poker Night in America.
Poker Night in America will visit Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget Casino in January, and 888 Poker NJ players will be given the golden opportunity to earn a free seat to the televised live poker event. They can also win an entry into the Poker Night in America Main Event. Craig Carton, who is associated with Boomer & Carton of WFAN, will provide players the required challenge and also the extra opportunity.
Players need to take part in a freeroll and win in order to get a seat in the qualifier. The Poker Night in American Weekly Freeroll is played on Thursdays till January 9th, and the top player of each freeroll will be given a chance to take part in the qualifier satellite. The player who successfully eliminates Craig Carlton will also win a seat to the qualifier.
All the players who won seats to the qualifier will compete against each other at 8:30 p.m. EST on January 11. The top player will win a Poker Night in America Cash Game package worth $5,500, which includes a bankroll of $5000 for the televised cash game and $500 to pay for accommodation at the Golden Nugget.
Players will also be given two ways in which they can win entries in the Poker Night in America Main Event. The first way is to take part in a three-step tournament series, the buy-ins to which begin at $1. Players can either start playing from step one or buy-in to steps two or three. The top player of the step-three tournament will get the opportunity to take part in the qualifier.
The second way is to buy-in directly to the qualifier for $500. The qualifier will be held at 9:30 p.m. EST on January 11, and the top player will receive a prize package worth $1,600, which will include the buy-in of $1,100 to the Poker Night in America Main Event and $500 to spend on accommodation at the Golden Nugget.
In order to take part in all these qualifiers, players need to register at 888 Poker New Jersey. New players will get a no-deposit bonus of $10.