With just a few months remaining before the 2017 WSOP begins in Las Vegas, 888poker has revealed some good news for all online qualifiers. People who qualify online will win a seat to the WSOP Main Event on the site.
888poker, the chief sponsors of the WSOP, announced that it will ensure that the new world champion of poker will be awarded a guaranteed $10 million prize should they qualify for the event online on 888poker. Over the last ten years, winning the WSOP Main Event has fetched the champion between $7.6 Million and $10 Million.
“This makes an already exciting tournament even bigger and more incredible. Imagine getting to the final table of the WSOP Main Event with the possibility of winning a full 10 million dollars,” stated 888poker Ambassador Kara Scott.
“The prize money for the champion is already huge but this takes it one step further and gives all the 888poker qualifiers an even bigger prize to shoot for,” she added.
The only criteria for the added pay-out is that a player must qualify online for the Main Event on 888poker. The online poker operator ran a rather similar promotion in 2017 too, but it was only for limited number of satellites and guaranteed an additional $5 million to the victor.
In 2016, 888poker sent 148 players from 30 different nations to the Main Event.
Players who qualify for the WSOP Main Event through 888poker will receive a package worth $12,500 which includes the $10,000 Main Event buy-in, $1,200 travel expenses allowance, daily shuttle service in Las Vegas, five nights stay at the Vdara Hotel Las Vegas VIP welcome session and an 888live poker kit.
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