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Sao Paulo, Bilbao, Montreal Highlight Big 888Live Local Schedule

England. Spain. Estonia. Brazil. Canada.

They're all on the schedule for the 2016 888Live Local series as the "every player" low buy-in series is back, bigger and better after a massively successful 2015.

Including a few early stops up to 31 low buy-in events will be hosted over the year across three different continents with future stops planned in Sweden, the Czech Republic and Chile.

This is the average player's big chance to play in amazing international tournaments for very little money (or even for free), so don't miss your window.

Over €1,000,000 in Prize Pools

In 2015 the 888Live Local series went to 17 different casinos, hosting 19 events with an overall tally of 3,375 players.

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888Live at Aspers

It generated prize pools that added up to around €900,000 distributed among enthusiastic poker players all over Europe - and even a stop in Brazil.

The series apparently struck a chord with recreational players and 2015 proved to be a huge success. So, for this year, the series will be expanding.

With so many more stops in 2016 the overall prize pool will break the €1m barrier easily but the low, accessible the buy-in will stay the same.

Most of the main events keep their €/$/£220 buy-in with a few exceptions for special events like the Aspers Festival of Poker in October.

Monthly at Aspers; Exciting International Stops

Not surprisingly the main stop for the 888Live Local series will be the Aspers Casino in Stratford, East London, which just hosted a busy cash-game festival last weekend.

888poker now has its own branded poker room at the Aspers casino and this will see regular poker events all through the year. 888Live Local will make nine appearances at Stratford, making it pretty much a monthly event with varying buy-ins.

Five stops will be scattered around Spain, from the Costa Brava to the island of Mallorca, bringing the Iberian Peninsula firmly back on the European poker map.

The stop in Lloret de Mar will feature an additional day of sports activities, only for participants of the 888 event.

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Danny Mills in the action.

Tallinn, Estonia, is also back on the schedule as it’s developed into a poker hot spot in Northern Europe, and the spectacular events in Brazil and Canada will see follow-up events, too.

2016 Season Underway

In the first week of March the inaugural event of the 2016 season took place at Aspers. 590 entries were counted and among the players were Sofia Lövgren, Kara Scott, and Dominik Nitsche.

Among others were a special appearance by poker jester William Kassouf and former Premier League football players Danny Mills and Andy Cole.

The tournament generated over £115k in prizes and marked a promising start to the new season. Check the current schedule below, pick your favorite destination and realize your dream to play live tournaments.

If you don’t have an account yet, hit up our review page to check our registration guide.

888poker Live Local Series 2016 Schedule

EventDateVenueBuy-in
1March 3Aspers Casino, London, UK£220
2April 28Aspers Casino, London, UK£220
3May 20-22Casino Costa Brava, Lloret de Mar, Spain€165
4May 27Aspers Casino, London, UK£220
5June 15Playground Casino, Montreal, CanadaC$550
6June 30Aspers Casino, London, UK£880
7July 14-17Allianz Stadium, Sao Paolo, Brazil$200
8July 28Aspers Casino, London, UK£220
9Aug 12-14Casino Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain€165
10Aug 25-28Casino Olympics, Tallinn, Estonia€200
11Aug 28Aspers Casino, London, UK£220
12Sept 25-29Casino Colmar, Madrid, Spain€165
13Oct 13-23Aspers Casino, London, UK£880
14Oct 21-23Casino de Mallorca, Spain€165
15Nov 25Aspers Casino, London, UK£220
16Dec 3-5Casino Marbella, Spain€165
17Dec 15Aspers Casino, London, UK£220

Three Reasons to Play the 888Live Local Series

1. Easy qualifying. 888poker has a great steps system and offers additional freerolls for you to qualify.

Last year’s events saw up to 40% online qualifiers in the main events! Yet, this high value program is still underrated, so use it, or someone else will.

2. Tournament structures. With 25,000 starting chips and 30-min levels, you’re almost guaranteed several hours of international tournament poker even if you don’t make it to the later stages.

The value for money is outstanding.

3. The atmosphere. Although you’re playing for sizeable prizes and everyone is there to get them, they’re also there to have some fun.

With the vast majority being amateur players these events completely lack the fierce competition you’ll find in higher buy-in tournaments.

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