888Poker announces Huge WSOP PromotionMonday, Apr 24, 2017 16:28
888Poker are giving subscribers the chance to win $10,000,000 for landing the World Series of Poker main event. The 'Supersize ME (SME)' promotion, which ran to great success last year, allows players qualifying via an SME satellite the opportunity to take home the huge sum by going on to win the showpiece. Whilst the prize on offer has been reduced this year ($5m bonus last year + winning prize of ca. $8m), the promotion is sure to get poker players excited. Last year, 60 people qualified for the main event via 888Poker SME satellites. The seismic figure was not snapped up sadly, with 68th place the best any SME qualifier could muster.
How To Enter
Over the next 3 months, 888Poker will be running a number of satellites (poker tournaments) and sub-satellites, with the aim of giving players the chance to win tickets to the WSOP. Daily satellites will be running with entry fees starting from $0.01, so even the most conservative of players have the chance to land a dream seat at the Main Event. These daily satellites give players the opportunity to qualify for WSOP SME satellites, for which direct buy-ins cost $1,060.
This promo allows competitors the chance to win a life-changing sum of money having invested one cent. 888Poker representative Fernando Pons finished 9th at the WSOP main event last year, picking up $1m having invested only $30. Should the qualifier go on to win the main event, their prize money will be increased to $10m. The WSOP Main Event champion will receive around $8m, so 888Poker qualifiers will receive a bonus of around $2m.
Terms and Conditions
One can be forgiven for asking, “What’s the catch?” And of course, there is a large number of catches to this promotion. If competitors were worried about the likelihood of coming up against top pros, they should be. Last year, players ranked within the top 100 of the Global Poker Index were ineligible for this offer, as well as players who had finished 50th or better in previous World Series of Poker Main Events. Those rules have been ditched so the level of competition is greater this year, for a reduced prize pot. 888Poker’s promotion is only open to players aged 21 or over and over the next 5 years, the prize will be paid in monthly instalments.
The Winner’s Commitment
The potential winner will be expected to play in six 888Poker live events over the next two years and will become an unpaid ambassador for the company, lasting 5 years. Given the prize on offer, winners can hardly complain about the workload and it truly is a life-changing opportunity. Most people wouldn’t pick up one cent if they passed it on the pavement, and yet that coin could see you sporting a World Series of Poker bracelet. Having an 8 figure bank balance is a pipe dream for the most of us, but this 888Poker promotion can realise that dream, albeit with a bit of luck along the way.