With the summer only a few months away, online poker rooms are preparing for the upcoming World Series of Poker. The popular poker series is set to take place starting on May 30th and continuing until July 17th, when the final nine players are set for the Main Event. This will be the 48
This will be the 48th running of the WSOP in Las Vegas and will include 74 events on the schedule. As always, 888poker will be providing players a way to earn their seat to events in the tournament series, including the main event. But to sweeten the pot, 888poker is also offering players the opportunity to earn more cash in 2017, if they qualify for the Main Event via the online poker site and earn the first place win.
Over the past few years, the first place prize for the WSOP Main Event has hovered around $7 million to $10 million. 888poker wants to make sure that their members earn at least $10 million for first place if they manage to win the event after qualifying via the online poker site. The new Supersize ME promotion of 888poker allows players to begin taking part in satellites for one cent. Take part in six step satellites to earn a spot in the $1,050 Qualifier or buy into the qualifier directly. Win the qualifier and earn a $12,500 package to the Main Event of the WSOP. Win the WSOP Main Event and earn $10 million!
The prize package covers the basics including the $10,000 buy-in, $1,200 for travel and expenses as well as a five-night hotel stay at the Vdara Hotel Las Vegas. Players will also be provided a VIP Welcome sessions along with daily transportation and an 888live poker kit. Once a player makes it to Las Vegas, they need to win the event and then 888 will up the first place prize, making sure it reaches $10 million.
While it may seem impossible to qualify in a satellite and win the Main Event, it’s not. In 2016, Fernando Pons was able to qualify for the Main Event via 888poker with an online satellite and earn a 9th place finish, earning $1 million for his efforts and outlasting a huge field of 6,737 players. So, it’s definitely worth a shot!