In an effort to become more eco-friendly, 888 has decided to partner with ECOSEC and use biodegradable poker chip bags during 888LIVE events this year. The online betting and gaming company will utilize unique tamper evident security solutions for its chips, starting with the upcoming event, 888poker LIVE Barcelona.

A Unique Concept

Poker players need to be able to carry their gaming chips in a safe way. 888poker will use ECOSEC biodegradable bags for chips that include a Low Density Polyethylene material. This additive makes the material biodegradable. Players can store their chips in a secure manner without using single-use plastic that harms the environment.

The partnership marks the first time that a major poker operator has used a biodegradable chip bag at an event. Over the next few years, the bags will make their way into global 888LIVE events. The goal of the company is to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030. This plan is part of its “Made Greener” initiative from its Made for the Future framework focused on sustainability.

With the first purchase of bags, it will remove 130 kilograms of plastic from circulation. All of the bags used will be branded with logos including 888poker and 888poker LIVE. Players can share their progress in the event by using a QR code that will be printed on the side of the bag. Players can also use social media to create posts and use #888pokerAgainstPlasticPollution while competing.

888 SVP–Head of B2C, Shai Tabibian, commented on the new deal by stating:

“We are proud that 888 will be the first major operator to partner with ECOSEC as part of this extremely progressive initiative. We see innovation partnerships like this as a win-win-win for us, event organizers and environment alike, and crucial in our efforts to positively minimize our impact on the environment.

“Plastic chip bags have been used for many years, and we hope that this is the beginning of a new, more ecologically-friendly world of poker and gaming as we look into the future.”

888poker LIVE Barcelona Details

The first event to feature the new bags is 888poker LIVE Barcelona. From May 12-23, Casino Barcelona will play host to quality live poker gaming. 888poker currently has a Main Event qualifier on the schedule found under Tournaments in the Live Events tab. The buy-in is $109.

Players can compete in this special event to try and earn a special prize package. The winner will receive $1,250 for the buy-in to the Main Event in Barcelona along with three nights of accommodations valued at $550. An additional $400 in spending money will be added to the player’s 888poker account. An 888poker LIVE kit is also included.

Head to 888poker for more details on LIVE Barcelona including registration options for tournaments.