The world’s second-largest online poker room, 888poker, has been growing and quickly establishing itself as a must-have poker site for players in Canada. 888poker is now planning their first-ever live event for Canadians.
888Live Local is a series of small events 888poker launched last year that tours all over the world to give their players a taste of a prestigious live poker experience. The setting for the first Canadian 888Live Local will be the world-renowned Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, Quebec, just across the St. Lawrence River from beautiful, historic Montreal.
888Live Local Montreal
Running from June 15 to 20, there are several tournaments that are scheduled as part of the event, but two of them headline the short series. The $550 Main Event will give players 25,000 chips and 30-minute levels to try to prove themselves the best. One reentry is also allowed per starting flight.
There will also be a $160 Charity Event with a massive $100,000 guaranteed prize pool despite the incredibly affordable buy-in. The $25 entry fee from each player will go directly to the Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada.
Players from all across the country are expected to attend the first-ever live event by 888poker, including hockey royalty like Larry Robinson, Guy Lafleur, and Guy Carbonneau.
|June 15||Win the Button||$70+$10||12 p.m.|
|June 15||Charity Event Day 1a||$135+$25||7 p.m.|
|June 16||Bounty||$90+$25+$10||12 p.m.|
|June 16||Charity Event Day 1b||$135+$25||7 p.m.|
|June 17||Charity Event Day 1c||$135+$25||11 a.m.|
|June 17||Charity Event Day 1d||$135+$25||7 p.m.|
|June 18||Charity Event Day 2||registration closed||12 p.m.|
|June 18||Main Event Day 1a||$500+$50||7 p.m.|
|June 19||Main Event Day 1b||$500+$50||11 a.m.|
|June 19||Charity Event Day 3||registration closed||7 p.m.|
|June 19||50/50 Bounty||$100+$100+$20||7:30 p.m.|
|June 20||Main Event Day 2||registration closed||7 p.m.|
Qualify Online at 888poker
Canadians can win their seats to the event through satellites on 888poker. The buy-ins start at less than the smallest coin in your pocket. Canada doesn’t even have a penny anymore, but you can still play 1₵ satellites for 888Live Local Montreal. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, there are also $30 qualifiers.
Canadians have been flocking to 888poker as the site proves itself one of the best in the business, and the first live event by 888poker in Canada will further establish the room as a must-have poker site for poker fans in this country.