888poker and the WPT join forces for first ever WPT500 in Europe
Monday 12th February, 2018

888poker and the WPT join forces for first ever WPT500 in Europe

By Mad Harper

Small buy-ins, life-changing money and multiple chances to cash in the same event – that’s what 888poker and the World Poker Tour are bringing to Europe for the first time with the WPT500.


The WPT500 has already proved a huge hit at the Aria in Las Vegas so the WPT has now teamed up with 888poker to create a very special, $1,000,000 guarantee event in the UK this Spring.




WPT500’s unique formula will combine an online Day 1 on 888poker with live Day 1s at different Aspers Casino around the UK including Stratford in London as well as Aspers Newcastle and Milton Keynes. All the Day 1s have a $565 buy-in and will play down to the money – so everyone through to Day 2 will already have cashed at least once.


We are Official Travel Partner for the event and can help find you a hotel in London for Aspers Stratford, as well as Newcastle or Milton Keynes. Live Day 1s start March 23.


The Online Day 1 on 888poker takes place on March 11 with live Day 1s running at three Aspers Casinos starting March 23. Aspers Stratford will have four starting days from March 23-25, then five more from March 29-31. The Aspers Casinos in Newcastle and Milton Keynes will each host three starting days from March 23-25.


Players can take part in as many Day 1s as they want and all Day 1 survivors can take their biggest stack through to Day 2 on April 1 at Aspers Casino in London. The formula gives everyone the chance to experience the unique atmosphere of a WPT event without having to fork out a massive buy-in.


888poker Ambassador Chris Moorman, the world’s top online tournament player and already a WPT champion, said: "WPT events are always a relaxed atmosphere with players from different walks of life. Even if I don't do well in a WPT event I'm usually enjoying myself at the tables while playing."



Day 2 – and the final day – will both take place at Aspers Casino in Stratford on April 1 and April 2. Triple crown winner and 888poker Ambassador Dominik Nitsche said: “I love this event because I get to play Day 1 online! The WPT500 has everything that people enjoy about poker. There's nothing like playing deep in a tournament. I can't stress enough how important the structure is in a format like this. The WPT got it just right."


The WPT500 structure was designed by WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage. He added; “The WPT500 is a great event that works beautifully. It gives the smaller buy-in player a chance at life-changing money and allows players to cash multiple times in the same tournament.


“We are thrilled to be partnering with such a prestigious company as 888poker, and the smaller buy-in format fits perfectly with our promise to "take back the game". Affordable buy-ins with massive guarantees are what we’re all about, and that's what you're getting with this beast of a tournament.”

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