888 Casino's MAX Poker EventWednesday, May 31, 2017 13:36
The tournament features a trio of starting flights; the players will begin with a nice stack of 25,000 tournament chips and play to 30-minute blinds which start at 50/100. Late registration is open until the end of the sixth level on each of the three Day 1s and a total of 12 levels will be played on each flight.
Day 1a commences promptly at 6 p.m. BST on May 25 with Day 1b shuffling up at the same time on May 26. The third and final starting flight starts at a slightly earlier time of 2 p.m. on May 27, with the final day getting underway at 1 p.m. on May 28.
When 888poker last ran a similarly sized event at Aspers, the 888Live Local London Main Event, the £220 buy-in tournament attracted no less than 441 entries. The prize pool of £88,200 was shared among the top 54 finishers and Kanan Farzaliyev of Azerbaijan walked away with the winner’s trophy and £17,960. Prior to that tournament, a 560-strong field was bested by Paul Bahbout who got his hands on £21,780 for his £220 investment after beating Robert Lim of the Philippines heads up for the title.
A little about 888
888casino, formerly known as Casino-on-Net, is an online casino which was founded in 1997 and based in Gibraltar. It is one of a group of online entertainment brands which are owned by 888 Holdings plc. 888casino is licensed in Spain, Denmark, Gibraltar and New Jersey, as well as a number of other countries and territories. The site offers online casino games in download and web-based instant play forms, for personal computers, tablets and mobile devices. 888casino also offers traditional casino games to play online including classic table games such as blackjack, roulette, baccarat and craps, classic slots and video slots, video poker and Live Casino tables. In 1994 the Free Trade & Processing Zone Act was passed in Antigua and Barbuda, which opened the way for the development of legal online casinos. Casino-on-Net, 888 Holding’s first online casino, was first launched in May 1997, and then re-branded in 2010 as 888casino in order to standardise the look and feel of other 888 Holdings offerings, 888poker, 888 games, 888sport and Wink Bingo.
Formed originally in 1997 by brothers Aaron and Avi Shaked along with partners Ron and Shay Ben-Yitzhaq, also two brothers, the company was originally called Virtual Holdings. Aaron Shaked claims to have come up with the idea of the online casino while attending a dentistry conference in Monte Carlo.