GIBRALTAR, March 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 888poker, part of 888 Holdings, today announced that it will host three series with WPTDeepStacks™ for poker customers on the European and global networks. The three events – WPTDS™ London Online (ROW), WPTDS Iberia Online (Portugal and Spain), and WPTDS Italy Online (Italian network) – will offer players the opportunity to compete versus their respective networks for huge prizes and a WPTDeepStacks title.
The events mark the first time 888poker's three networks will share liquidity and sync playing a major series. This will provide players an opportunity to take part in exciting poker action on the new 888poker platform with affordable buy-in's, high guaranteed prizes, and a shot at the prestigious WPTDeepStacks title.
All three series will take place from April 18-26 and include more than $3 million guaranteed prizes in total. WPTDS London Online, will see players compete for over $2 million in guaranteed prizes (with a $1m guaranteed main event), while WPTDS Iberia Online and WPTDS Italy Online will offer respective prizes of €400,000 and €350,000. Each network will feature 16 events and all 48 winners will receive a prestigious WPTDeepStacks trophy.
The WPTDS London Main event will be a multi-flight event with satellites & flights starting on March 5. Flights will be running daily from April 18 through April 25. Day 2 will be played on April 26 until a winner will be crowned. Players can buy-in to the WPTDS London Online main event for $1,050, while WPTDS Iberia and WPTDS Italy Main events will feature a single starting flight on April 25 with €125 buy-in and €150,000 guaranteed prize each.
Four streaming days are scheduled for the series across major streaming platforms and will feature commentary from David Tuchman, Nick Wealthall and Matt Savage.
888poker ambassadors and WPT® Champions Chris Moorman and Dominik Nitsche will be taking part in the festival along with 888poker full network of pros.
Guy Cohen, 888 SVP & Head of B2C, commented:
"We are delighted to partner with WPTDeepStacks to bring an exciting multi-network series to 888poker players this Spring. These events provide poker players in global markets a great chance to experience the exclusive and prestigious WPTDS' events online. As part of our "Made to Play" approach, players will enjoy the experience of playing our best in class product along with affordable buy-in's and big guarantees to enjoy the highest level of online poker offering."
Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour®, said:
"The World Poker Tour's online presence continues to grow and these three concurrent series mark further expansion of the WPTDeepStacks brand. WPTDeepStacks and 888poker are thrilled to partner online for this incredible series for the entire 888poker network" Hermance Blum, WPT VP Europe, added. "Players across all of 888poker networks can look forward to competing for a major title with all buy-in levels available."
About 888 Holdings Plc:
888 Holdings plc (and together with its subsidiaries, "888" or the "Group") is one of the world's leading online betting and gaming companies. 888's mission is to develop state-of-the-art technology and products that provide fun, fair and safe digital gambling products to players globally. Safer gambling is a core focus for the Group and, at the beginning of 2020, 888 launched its 'Safer. Better. Together' safer gambling strategy and commitments.
888 has been at the forefront of the online gaming industry since foundation in 1997, leveraging its proprietary technology to provide to players and B2B partners an innovative and world-class online gaming experience.
In 2020, the company was proud to be recognised at the 2020 Gaming Intelligence awards as winner in the Casino Operator of the Year category. In 2020, 888 also won two prestigious awards for its poker platform at the 2020 Poker Listings Operator Awards in the Most Improved Software and Best Beginner Software categories.
The Group is structured into two lines of business: B2C, under the 888 brands, and B2B, conducted through Dragonfish, which provides partners a leading platform through which to establish an online gaming presence and monetise their own brands in a safe and responsible manner.
888's consumer facing websites offer more than just online betting and gaming. They are entertainment destinations: places where people can enjoy a truly interactive experience and be part of an online community that shares common interests. 888's strong and trusted brands are all accessible through www.888.com.
Find out more about 888 at http://corporate.888.com/.
About World Poker Tour
World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online, and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 18th season, which airs on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the United States. Season XVIII of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com. ClubWPT.com is a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 43 states and territories across the United States, Australia, Canada, France and the United Kingdom. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. For more information, go to WPT.com. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc.
SOURCE 888 Holdings Plc