888Poker Signs Partnership with Super High Roller Bowl & Poker Central

888Poker, the second largest online poker room in the world, has signed an agreement to partner with the Super High Roller Bowl and Poker Central throughout the four-day event that kicked off yesterday 29th May at Aria Casino & Resort, Las Vegas.

The second edition of the Super High Roller Bowl will see 49 players competing for one of the richest prize pools in the poker calendar. 888Poker will have their branding displayed all over the actual event, as well as throughout the in-show television broadcasts.

This is the second large strategic alliance in the States that 888Poker has entered into. 888Poker will also be the primary sponsor of the 47th Annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) that kicks off tomorrow 31st May, which WSOP officials have declared to have “the most ambitious and diverse schedule in the 47-year history.”

The $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl will make someone about $5million richer, and 888Poker will be around to witness all the flops, turns and rivers.

All poker fans have the opportunity to get involved in the Super High Roller Bowl’s Million Dollar Freeroll by simply heading over to the Poker Central website. For the chance to become a millionaire, players must correctly predict the Top 7 finishing positions. If nobody predicts all 7 positions correctly, Poker Central will give $10,000 to the person with the closest guess.

888Poker will be showcasing at Malta’s biggest upcoming gaming event of the year at SiGMA16 this November. If you would like to come and see 888Poker along with other exhibitors at this iGaming summit, click to register.

Early bird offer is available until tomorrow 31st May.

888Poker officially sponsors the 2016 WSOP

888Poker, the world’s second largest online poker room, revealed on Monday that it will be the official sponsor of the 2016 World Series of Poker set to kick off in May.

The deal, an extension of the one signed in 2015, further highlights how 888Poker has gone from strength-to-strength, allowing their players a route to Vegas via their online satellite program.

The WSOP website will display 888 branding and promotional materials, a live updates page and ESPN coverage of the event.

Last week, the WSOP released what they called ‘the most ambitious and diverse schedule in 47-years’ with 69 bracelet events due to take place.

Many had already anticipated 888’s involvement with the event when a not too cryptic clue was released.  Event #54: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold’em (8-Handed), with a guaranteed first prize of $888,888.

Professional poker player, Kara Scott, recently became the new ambassador of 888Poker, and has quickly become a mainstay at the WSOP in her role as the anchor for the coverage by ESPN.

As part of the 2015 agreement, 888Poker also sponsored the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) in Berlin.

According to the most recent shuffling of the WSOP deck, 2016 should be the year that they return to the Southern Hemisphere for the second World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific (WSOP-APAC). However, it has been rumored that this won’t happen.

During the press release of the 2016 WSOP schedule, mention was made of the Big One for One Drop event being held in 2016, but not as part of the summer extravaganza in Las Vegas. The most sensible option would be a second successive WSOPE with the $1m buy-in event taking centre stage.