How to Qualify for the WSOP Through 888poker

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The 2017 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is inching ever closer and 888poker wants to help send you there. This marks the third year in a row that 888poker is sponsoring the world’s biggest poker festival that takes place from May 31 to July 17.

Whether it’s your first time entering the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino or you’re a seasoned WSOP veteran, 888poker has a couple of ways for you to win your way to Vegas.

There are two events that you can qualify for on 888poker. The first is Event #60: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed. This event has four starting flights across two days and features a guaranteed first-place prize of $888,888. Last year, this event attracted 6,761 entries over four starting flights that was won by Hung Le.

The second event is Event #73: $10,000 WSOP Main Event. The Main Event this year runs from July 8 until the final nine players remain on July 17. Last year, 888poker sent over 250 players to the WSOP Main Event. Two of the remaining nine players ended up qualifying directly from 888poker. Fernando Pons turned a €30 satellite qualifier into $1 million for a ninth-place finish while Canada’s own Griffin Benger turned a €160 satellite investment into a seventh-place finish for $1,250,190.

Now that you know the events and some of the background behind them, here’s the skinny on how you can get yourself down to the Rio:

Muti-Step Qualifiers

The first way to book your ticket is through 888poker’s multi-step qualifiers. Depending on your bankroll, you can start at the lowest step of $0.01 and work your way up the ladder to the dream of becoming a WSOP bracelet winner step by step, or buy-in directly to any of the following steps:

Tournament StepBuy-inPrize
Step 1$0.011 Step 2 ticket for every $0.10 in the prize pool
Step 2$0.101 Step 3 ticket for every $1 in the prize pool
Step 3$11 Step 4 ticket for every $5 in the prize pool
Step 4$51 Step 5 ticket for every $30 in the prize pool
Step 5$301 Step 6 ticket for every $160 in the prize pool
Step 6$1601 WSOP Main Event qualifier ticket for every $1,050 in the prize pool

To enter one of the Step tournaments you can do the following:

  1. Look for the Tournaments Tab on 888poker

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  2. Click on the Live Events tab

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  3. Select one of the Green Step tournaments that fit’s your buy-in level and register

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The Main Event qualifier ticket will award one Main Event package for every $12,500 in the prize pool. The Main event package includes the following:

  • $10,000 buy-in to the WSOP Main Event.
  • five nights (July 9 - July 14) at the luxurious Vdara Hotel
  • $1,200 for travel and expenses (paid directly to players’ account
  • 888live poker kit

Direct Buy-In Qualifier

Players also have the ability to enter directly into a qualifier of their choice based on which of the two events they want to participate in.

WSOP Crazy 8’s Package Qualifier

The Crazy 8’s qualifier is a $160 buy-in tournament that awards one package for every $3,000 in the prize pool. The $3,000 package includes:

  • $888 event buy-in
  • $1,200 for travel and expenses (paid directly into the players’ account)
  • three nights (July 1 - July 4) at the Rio Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
  • 888live poker kit

To enter the direct buy-in qualifier for the $888 Crazy Eights WSOP Event go to:

  1. Look for the Tournaments Tab on 888poker

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  2. Click on the Live Events tab

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  3. Double click on the tournament named WSOP 2017 Crazy 8’s Las Vegas – ENTRIES - $3000 (Tournament ID #97136312). This will bring up the people who have qualified for the event.

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  4. Pick one of the upcoming $160 satellite tournaments and enter.

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WSOP Main Event Direct Buy-In Qualifier

This direct buy-in qualifier features a $1,050 buy-in and awards one package for every $12,500 in the prize pool. The same prize is awarded as the $12,500 Steps qualifier listed above.

To enter the direct buy-in qualifier for the $12,500 Main Event Qualifier go to:

  1. Look for the Tournaments Tab on 888poker

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  2. Click on the Live Events tab

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  3. Double click on the tournament named WSOP 2017 Main Event Las Vegas – ENTRIES - $12,500 (Tournament ID #96134762)

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  4. Pick one of the upcoming $1,050 satellite tournaments and enter

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There you have it! Anyone has the ability to find their way to the WSOP for as little as $0.01. With so many ways for every bankroll to qualify for the two great WSOP events, you would be crazy not to give it a shot!

As an added bonus, you can also get a free $20 by signing up for an 888poker account through PokerNews Canada. You also still get to collect all the regular signup bonuses along with the free $20.

Just use the bonus code “POKERNEWS10” when you sign up for a free account, deposit $10 or more, and you get this exclusive welcome bonus. This includes:

  • FREE $88 no-deposit bonus as soon as you sign up
  • 100% bonus of up to $888
  • FREE added $20

You only get this bonus if you:

  1. Sign up for a free account through PokerNews Canada
  2. Use the bonus code ‘POKERNEWS10
  3. Make a deposit of $10

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