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$1,000,000 The Festival Online Is Coming Soon!
Today’s article features an interesting example of how the world of real money online poker has effectively come full circle. First there was traditional poker (think cowboys in a dusty saloon in the Wild West), then came the online version and, over the years, the two combined to give us the best of both worlds.
It’s normal nowadays for online poker operators to funnel players from their virtual rooms to actual bricks & mortar venues so that those who are used to online poker tournaments can play a live equivalent.
However, it’s quite unusual to see it done the other way round, which is exactly what is happening with The Festival Online (19 March to 11 April). Here we have a partnership between The Festival Series and 888poker that brings the magic of this very popular, player-friendly live pokerfest to the internet! And to the tune of $1,000,000 in guaranteed prize money!
Following on from last year’s opening success, The Festival Online promises to deliver yet again, but with the already impressive $750,000 being boosted to $1,000,000 across a packed schedule of 20 tournaments that features something for everyone, which is what The Festival ethos is all about.
The poker-for-all approach on which The Festival prides itself will be replicated in the online manifestation at 888Poker, with a variety of formats to choose from, and some mini buy-ins, too (from $1). Whether you’re a recreational player or a seasoned grinder, there’s something for everyone, and you might even find yourself staking a claim to fame with coverage by PokerListings and Thefestival.com, with the Main Event final table being streamed across the ether of the worldwide web...
Last year’s eventual $215 buy-in Main Event winner - Pbustos14 of Argentina - not only tasted glory, but also pocketed a cool $26,552 for finishing atop of a field that attracted 673 players (and 140 re-entries) and paid out a total of $162,600 in prizes.
Grab your chance by taking advantage of a range of satellites on host site 888Poker that make The Festival Online accessible to all.
The Festival Online in Ontario
It’s always a good idea to expand horizons, and The Festival Online will be doing that between 2-9 April, when they roll out events for players in Ontario.
Remember to sign up to our Pokerlistings Newsletter by clicking on the banner on the right-hand side of our homepage. You can then get the latest info and news of special The Festival Online offers for our PokerListings community.
Incidentally, not only is it refreshing to see this take on the live/online dynamic, but we’re proud to say that we’ll be having our very own Pokerlistings Championships at The Festival in Malta (15-21 May).
Meanwhile, we have some great online poker bonuses and offers lined up for you in our dedicated info section.
Good luck at the tables, and have fun!