888poker Introduces the Lottery-Style BLAST on July 25

  • Jason GlatzerJason Glatzer
888poker Blast

On Monday, July 25, the world's second-largest real-money online poker room 888poker will be introducing an action-packed game dubbed BLAST in which players can quickly win huge amounts of money for a small buy-in. See below as Sarah Grant and Kara Scott discuss the game and why it's so exciting for poker players of all skill levels:

BLAST is an exciting four-max super-turbo lottery-style sit-and-go with buy-ins at $0.10, $1, $5, and $30, with the prize pool being determined randomly once all players are registered. Most of the time, the prize pool players will be striving for will be double the buy-in. However, players can boost their bankrolls in a big way with the randomly determined prize pools hitting as high as 10,000 times the buy-in.

There are a few big differences that make this fast-paced game stand out when compared to similar games on other poker networks. For example, other sites mostly offer three-max games with players starting off with 500 chips, while BLAST features four-max games with players beginning play with a much deeper stack of 1,500 chips.

Perhaps the biggest difference is that BLAST features a very unique countdown timer, and after a certain length of time play ends and every remaining player is made to go all in until a winner is declared. The countdown timer varies in length depending on how much money is on the line. The more money you play for, the more time players have before the countdown timer begins.

Prize Pool MultiplierLength of Countdown Timer
2-5X6 Minutes
10X8 Minutes
100X10 Minutes
1,000-10,000X12 Minutes

The amount of places paid varies, also depending on how big the prize pool is. When the prize pool is just double the buy-in, the game is played as a winner-takes-all format. However, when the prize pool reaches a huge 1,000 or 10,000 times the buy-in, all players participating will receive at least 10 percent of the prize pool.

Prize Pool Multiplier1st place2nd place3rd place4th place
2X100%   
5X70%30%  
10X60%25%15% 
100X60%25%15% 
1,000X60%20%10%10%
10,000X60%20%10%10%

BLAST will only be available at 888poker. If you don't already have an account, you can check out these free games on the house thanks to a pair of exclusive offers only available through PokerNews.

Simply create your free 888poker account through PokerNews and you will receive an $88 bonus, which will instantly give you $2 in cash and $6 in tournament tickets without making a deposit! Then go ahead and make a deposit of just $10 using our special bonus code POKERNEWS10 to get another $20 instantly for free!

If you are looking for something even bigger, just make another deposit and you will be awarded with a 100 percent bonus of up to $888!

Head to the 888Live Tallinn Main Event for $2.20

On Sunday, July 24 at 19:00 GMT, 888poker is hosting a $2.20 qualifier in which you can win a package valued at $1,250 to the $30,000 888Live Main Event in Tallinn, Estonia taking place from Aug. 25-28. The package you can win includes everything listed below and is only available to players who have previously created their account through PokerNews or do so before the qualifier begins.

  • $440 entry to the 888Live $30,000 Guaranteed Main Event
  • $250 travel expenses
  • Bed and breakfast at the four-star Nordic Hotel Forum
  • 888Live Kit
  • Welcome toast and access to the VIP party
  • A guided tour of Tallinn’s Old Town
  • Entry to a $5,000 Freeroll

Head to our 888Live Tallinn promo page for more information about how you can transform $2.20 into an 888Live Main Event package in Tallinn that you are sure to remember.

Lead image courtesy of 888poker.com.

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