888poker Announced as Main Sponsor of the 2017 WSOPE
The World Series of Poker has revealed that 888poker, official sponsor of the 2017 WSOP in Las Vegas, will also be the main sponsor of the 2017 WSOP Europe festival at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic throughout October and November.
The 2017 WSOPE takes place between Oct. 19 and Nov. 10 and sees a total of 11 bracelet events take place. Some of the highlights include the €1,100 Monster Stack with a €500,000 guarantee, the €2 million guaranteed COLOSSUS with a €550 buy-in, the €1,100 Little One for One Drop, the €25,000 High Roller, the €111,111 High Roller for One Drop and the €10,350 WSOPE Main Event.
2017 WSOPE Schedule
|Oct. 19-23||Event #1: €1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack||€500,000|
|Oct. 23-24||Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha|
|Oct. 25||Event #3: €1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty|
|Oct. 26-28||Event #4: €1,650 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed|
|Oct. 27-Nov. 2||Event #5: €550 The COLOSSUS||€2,000,000|
|Oct. 28-30||Event #6: €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha|
|Oct. 31-Nov. 2||Event #7: €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo|
|Nov. 1-2||Event #8: €1,100 Little One for One Drop||€500,000|
|Nov. 1-4||Event #9: €25,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller|
|Nov. 3-5||Event #10: €111,111 High Roller for One Drop||€10,000,000|
|Nov. 4-9||Event #11: €10,350 WSOPE Main Event||€4,000,000|
As part of the sponsorship deal, 888poker will continue to run its multi-step satellite tournaments which eventually feed into a $1,050 buy-in satellite where players can win a $13,500 package to the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event.
The package includes the €10,350 buy-in to the WSOPE Main Event, $400 for travel expenses and five nights accommodation in Rozvadov.
Speaking of renewing 888poker’s sponsorship of the WSOPE, Itai Pazner, the Senior Vice President & Head of B2C at 888 Holdings, said:
"We are thrilled that our ongoing partnership with the WSOP has been extended to the hugely anticipated WSOPE Poker Festival in Rozvadov. 888poker works very hard to make big poker events like this accessible to all its players, giving them the chance to win big money and compete for a coveted bracelet. I’m confident that the Event will be a huge success, with Kings Casino delivering a professional, fun and unmissable live poker experience for all. Good luck!”
Star-Studded Crowds Expected at the WSOPE
With the 2017 WSOP in Las Vegas done and dusted, there are several players still in the hunt to win the coveted title of Player of the Year, and PokerNews expects many of those players to make the trip to Europe where POY points are up for grabs.
Currently, it is Chris Ferguson who tops the 2017 WSOP POY Leaderboard, but only by 22.11 points from Ryan Hughes. Others who are hot on Ferguson’s heels include John Monnette and John Racener, while a solid WSOPE could see the likes of Daniel Negreanu, Dario Sammartino and Kenny Hallaert challenge for the title.
2017 WSOP POY Leaderboard