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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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SOURCE 888 Holdings Plc