For the eighth straight year, 888poker has launched the “Road to Vegas” promotion. The site is offering players a chance to win a $13,000 package to play in Las Vegas this fall.
The World Series of Poker is certainly an option for winners, with 88 bracelet events running Sept. 30 to Nov. 23. Road to Vegas qualifiers are already underway at 888 for as little as $0.01.
What to expect from 888’s Road to Vegas
Players have plenty to compete for in the coming weeks with a few ways to get in the action. Users can play their way to the top via a series of qualifying satellite events.
Players can also buy in directly to the $1,050 qualifier to win a $13,000 package. The Vegas prize includes:
- $10,000 tournament buy-in
- $1,500 for hotel accommodations
- $1,500 for travel and expenses
- an 888poker Live kit
For many years, 888 was an official sponsor of the World Series. Its own press release states that “Since 2014, we have been sending players to Vegas.”
The mantle of official sponsor has now been taken over by GGPoker but 888 is understandably keen to maintain a connection it can to the iconic seriesby offering generous, if unofficial, packages to the event which remains far and away the most iconic of all poker tournaments.
As an unofficial campaign, 888’s promotion does not explicitly mention either the WSOP or the Main Event by name. But it does make reference to the Rio Hotel and Casino, and the $10,000 just happens to match the entry fee for the aforementioned tournament. The implication is clear that the package is intended for that purpose.
BLAST leaderboards get boosted
Beyond the Road to Vegas, 888 is also adding more punch to August’s BLAST leaderboards. Through Aug. 29, the daily leaderboard prizes are doubled from $5,000 to $10,000.
Participating players also earn entries into a $50,000 BLAST ticket raffle. Players earn an entry by simply competing in leaderboard events for five days.
BLAST events are turbo tournaments featuring four-handed tables. Players compete to be the last player standing.
However, there’s an extra twist. When a timer runs down to zero, players are all in each hand until a winner is determined.
Only the first 10 or 30 BLAST games of the day count toward a player’s leaderboard ranking. Players can choose to participate in one or both 10- and 30-game leaderboards.
Competitors can join in the leaderboards action by visiting the BLAST arena in the 888poker client lobby. Then simply click on “Leaderboards” to get started.
Competing players earn 2 points for first place and 1 point for second or third. Competitors can check their position on the live leaderboards throughout the week.
The 888 Poker lobby is simple and intuitive and offers a lot of functions with the client program being up-to-date.
Players can choose from a variety of options such as filters, time-bank, auto-rebuy, etc, along with more advanced features such as 3D-graphics and video tables. 888 Poker offers a comfortable setup for multi-tabling. 888 Poker is also available for Android and iOS devices.
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