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888poker, WSOP Announce Sponsorship Pact for 2015 WSOP, WSOPE
888poker and Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. announced today a major deal that will see 888poker provide sponsorship, content and official online satellites for the 2015 WSOP and WSOPE.
The broad agreement will see 888poker provide above the felt sponsorship for WSOP final tables, exclusive online qualifiers in most parts of the world and be able to provide direct registration for players to official WSOP events.
888poker will also help support the official live reporting (done for the first-time by an in-house WSOP team), provide a syndicated feed of WSOP chip counts on 888 and support distribution of WSOP and WSOPE TV shows in key European territories.
“888Poker has been a great partner to CIE for many years now,” WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart said in a release to media. “But 2015 is the year they will go All-In.
"We’re proud of the comprehensive offering 888poker will have for any player outside the USA who dreams to play in our flagship events.
"We see 888 Poker’s expanded sponsorship as an important step to qualify players affordably and bring additional prize money to the tournaments.”
$14,000 Double Up Packages Already On the Table
As part of the deal only 888poker will have the rights to run official online satellite qualifiers and online WSOP themed promotions in most of the world.
WSOP.com will still be the exclusive U.S. partner for players to satellite into WSOP events. Operators in Canada, Mexico, India, Italy and France will also have some official promotions.
A showcase “Double Up” package is already being offered on 888poker worth $14,000 and with entry to both the 2015 WSOP Online Bracelet Event (Event #64) and the WSOP Main Event (Event #68).
888poker’s multi-steps satellites also run 24/7 with buy-ins starting at 1c.
“This broad package gives 888poker players a great opportunity to win their way to WSOP events on our online poker site," said Senior Vice President & Head of B2C at 888 Holdings, Itai Pazner, "plus gives us terrific content and assets to market our brand.”
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