888 has announced that it’s 888poker division is to continue its close collaboration with the World Series of Poker, with the cardroom to host three series with WPTDeepStacks for customers on the European and global networks.
The three events, WPTDS London Online (ROW), WPTDS Iberia Online (Portugal and Spain), and WPTDS Italy Online (Italian network), will offer players the opportunity to compete versus their respective networks for prizes and a WPTDeepStacks title.
The events mark the first time 888poker’s three networks will share liquidity and sync playing a major series, with ambassadors and WPT champions Chris Moorman and Dominik Nitsche set to take part along with the entity’s full network of pros.
“We are delighted to partner with WPTDeepStacks to bring an exciting multi-network series to 888poker players this spring,” stated Guy Cohen, 888 SVP and head of B2C.
“These events provide poker players in global markets a great chance to experience the exclusive and prestigious WPTDS’ events online.
“As part of our ‘Made to Play’ approach, players will enjoy the experience of playing our best in class product along with affordable buy-in’s and big guarantees to enjoy the highest level of online poker offering.”
All three series will take place from April 18-26 and include more than $3m guaranteed prizes in total. WPTDS London Online will see players compete for over $2m in prizes (with a $1m guaranteed main event), while WPTDS Iberia Online and WPTDS Italy Online will offer respective prizes of €400,000 and €350,000. Each network will feature 16 events and all 48 winners will receive a WPTDeepStacks trophy.
Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour, stated: “The World Poker Tour’s online presence continues to grow and these three concurrent series mark further expansion of the WPTDeepStacks brand. WPTDeepStacks and 888poker are thrilled to partner online for this incredible series for the entire 888poker network”
Four streaming days are scheduled for the series across major platforms, and will feature commentary from David Tuchman, Nick Wealthall and Matt Savage.
Hermance Blum, WPT VP Europe, added. “Players across all of 888poker networks can look forward to competing for a major title with all buy-in levels available.”