GIBRALTAR, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
888 Holdings PLC (888.L) and Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. (CIE) have entered a sponsorship agreement between 888poker and the World Series of Poker for live internet streaming to all non-USA residents, of almost all WSOP final tables.
The live streaming kicks off today at http://www.wsop.com/2013/live-video/, with the final table of event 1 of the WSOP. Most events will include hold card coverage.
As part of this sponsorship, 888poker will be offering several online promotions and tournaments for players to win seats to the WSOP Europe later in the year, joining Team 888poker alongside its ambassadors, Shane Warne, Georges St-Pierre, Jesse Sylvia, Jake Balsiger, Russell Thomas, Padraig Parkinson and Sam Holden.
Itai Pazner, Senior Vice President of 888, stated, "We look forward to further building our relationship with WSOP as the live streaming sponsor of World Series of Poker Las Vegas and hope that the premier coverage will reach thousands of poker enthusiasts around the globe."
Gareth Edwards, Director of 888poker also stated, "We are delighted to continue our partnership with the WSOP, and look forward to bringing viewers all the action straight from the Rio to their PC's or mobile device. We have some great commentators lined up and expecting some great poker entertainment."
888poker is still running qualifiers for the WSOP main event, where players can win packages to join George's St Pierre and Shane Warne in July, at the 888poker VIP Party on July 4th.
888poker Online Qualifiers
888poker.com is running online qualifiers for both the WSOP Vegas and the WSOP Europe. Players can login to 888poker.com now to qualify.
888poker.com, is the fastest growing online poker brand in the industry, hosting thousands of poker enthusiasts the world over at any given time. 888poker strives to provide quality entertainment by providing a safe, fun and secure poker environment. Customers play on state-of-the-art software with 3D, Pokercam and Teams features.
Live Streaming: http://www.wsop.com/2013/live-video/.
ABOUT THE WSOP
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, awarding millions of dollars in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, globally recognized as the sport's top prize. Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker's longest running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970. In 2012, the event attracted 74,766 entrants from 101 different nations to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and awarded more than $222 million in prize money.
ABOUT CAESARS INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, INC. (CIE)
Caesars Interactive Entertainment is the largest online, mobile and social gaming company focused on casino entertainment (a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, the world's largest gaming company). CIE owns the World Series of Poker, Playtika, a social games developer of popular titles including Slotomania, Bingo Blitz and Caesars Casino, and also licenses its brands in legal real money gaming jurisdictions including the United Kingdom, France and Italy. CIE is actively pursuing further expansion and acquisitions to build upon its capabilities and product portfolio. http://www.caesarsinteractive.com
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