5 years ago, the first ‘Mega Deep’ was held at 888 Poker. To say a lot has happened in the intervening 5 years would be a BIG understatement.
Over that time 888Poker have transformed from a mid-table room to the 2nd biggest online poker site – and one which is still growing fast. Their software has gone from an adequate green client to one of the smartest around (and a vivid blue). 888 have also introduced new games (SNAP! And Blast! Poker + many tournament variations), and have seen their player base grow by 5x…
Not forgetting the $88 free promo that allows new players to try the games before they deposit.
All-in-all there is a lot to celebrate with the 5th anniversary of their Sunday Major – the Mega-Deep.
Details of the 888 Anniversary Event
The date for your diaries is the 27th of November – though you can start right now with satellite qualifiers.
You’ll get 10,000 starting chips, and a 20-minute blind level increase in this game, which has a $215 direct buy-in. There is a 2nd chance option, which means that if you do take a beat and bust early (inside 240 minutes) then you can buy-in again. With a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool, the final table should be loaded.
One more thing to add from my own experience… this game is sure to attract a mix of pros, amateurs and first-timers. What you need to keep in mind with 888 in general is that the average experience level is far lower than at PokerStars (for example!). If you are relatively inexperienced and feel like taking a shot at a bigger buy-in game, then the 5th Anniversary Mega Deep could be just the ticket!
What Else is Going on at 888Poker?
Other than continuing to add new players all the time as people discover their room… several other things are happening at 888.
#1 Blast Poker – This lottery SNG format is only a few months old, yet has already established itself as one of the go-to jackpot games online. Blast is 4 handed, with random prize pools of up to 10,000x your buy-in. These are not only super-turbo; they are timed after 8 minutes’ time is up and everyone is all in for the rest of the hand.
#2 Super XL Series – This is the online tournament event which 888 organizes. One has just ended, with several million in guaranteed prize pools paid out. What I like about this series of tournaments is that recreational players break through, making final table appearances. I’ll let you know right here when the next event is scheduled.
#3 Promos: 888 have a spinner which awards tournament tickets, free bets (and spins!) and cash bonuses to real money players every single day. There is no cost, take a spin and collect your prize. This is on top of live event satellite qualifiers, and of course the $88 free (£20 in the UK) to try out the games. What I like best about this free play offer is that you do not need to deposit or provide any credit card information to get it.
Check out www.888poker.com now for the latest promos and to qualify for your seat in the 5th anniversary Mega-Deep!
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