After a grueling 14-hour battle in which he fought from an immensely disadvantageous position, Marti Roca De Torres was able to grow his short stack and managed to defeat Gianluca Speranza to win the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe Championship Event title, bracelet and a cash prize worth €1,115,207.
The British 32-year-old, who initially kept his gambling activities a secret from his mom and told her he was stacking shelves as his part-time job, is now a multi-millionaire after he became the world's top online poker player.
888poker Posted on Monday, October 02, 2017 by "T".
"I hate Mondays" is a line we have all used at some point in our lives, like the iconic cartoon cat Garfield; however, with the new "Monday Twins Challenge" offered by 888poker, those who play poker will have something to love about Mondays now!
888poker Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2017 by "T".
For a good few hours on August 2 Wednesday, 888poker players were greeted with a surprise appearance of Flopomania in the real-money cash game lobby of the site. There was no prior announcement by 888poker about their newest game, and they never put up an introductory page of it on their site. Out of the blue, it popped up, with low to micro stakes game available.
888poker Posted on Monday, July 17, 2017 by "T".
$150,000 in guaranteed prize pools will be up for grabs during 888poker's exciting ChampionChip Micro Series, running between 23/07/2017 - 30/07/2017, 18 tournaments with micro buy-ins starting at just $1!
888poker Posted on Monday, June 12, 2017 by "T".
The last $100 tournament ($1 buy-in) of Bankrollmob's 2017 Spring Leaderboard at 888poker is being played tonight at 19:00 GMT / 21:00 CET / 15:00 EST. This is the final chance to earn a leaderboard prize and gain entry to an invite-only tournament with a $2,500 guarantee on June 25th!
Password to enter tonight's tournament: monbrm1342
888poker Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by "T".
888poker is giving away 15 packages worth $1,900 each to the 888Live Festival Main Event in Barcelona!
One of these packages could be yours!
Just make a deposit of $30 or more with code "Barcelona30" to gain entry to the $28,500 888Live Barcelona Festival Tournament (23/04/2017 at 18:15 GMT), where the top 15 players will win an incredible package!
888poker Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by "T".
We are happy to announce that the top 200 finishers in our $9,000 Spring Leaderboard at 888poker will gain entry to a $2,500 guarantee tournament on 25th June at 19:00 GMT! The tournament will have a $1 buy-in (1000 chips) with 2 $1 rebuys (same as starting stack).
Around 60 players have earned points for the leaderboard so far and we hope that this will encourage even more players to particpate in the 3 weekly tournaments (Monday, Wednesday & Sunday at 19:00 GMT) that run until June 12, 2017.
Just a single cash in one of our leaderboard tournaments could be enough to gain access to this $2,500 Guaranteee Tourney, which will have a big overlay!
At least $500,000 in guaranteed prize pools over a period of 12 days will be up for grabs at 888Live's next destination, Gran Casino de Barcelona. Cate Hall is expected to attend along with William Kassouf, Michael Mizrachi and 888poker Ambassadors Bruno "Foster" Politano, Kara Scott, Dominik Nitsche, Bruno Kawauti, Nicolau Villa Lobos, Sofia Lovgren and Natalie Hof.
The description of luck is very different depending on a lot of aspects, including the emotional status and religious beliefs of the person interpreting it. If you happen to cross paths with a black cat, people say you'd get bad luck.
888poker Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by "T".
The Super XL Series is back at 888poker tomorrow! 64 different events with $5,000,000 in guaranteed prize pools will be played January 19-31. Buy-ins range from just $5 to $1,050 and you can satellite your way to all events. The highlight of the series will be the $1.5 million guaranteed main event on January 29th.
888poker has ultimately decided to leave the Aussie market for good in order to avoid a potential US$5 million fine, that is, if the new gaming law will successfully be implemented in the country. 888poker players in Australia have been recently informed that they shall no longer be allowed to play on their website starting January 16, 2017.
888poker Posted on Monday, December 26, 2016 by "T".
Deposit $10 or more with the promo code: LUCKY10, and you'll get 5 FREE tickets to 888poker's 3 x daily $2,000 Lucky Star Tournament.
Once you deposit you'll also get a spin EVERY DAY in Star Spin! Play to win amazing gifts including tickets to 888poker's All-in Gift Tournament, where you could get your hands on some of these prizes: iPhone 7, Playstation 4, GoPro Hero 5, & Cash!
888poker Posted on Monday, November 21, 2016 by "T".
Deposit $10 or more with the promo code: LUCKY10, and you'll get 5 FREE tickets to 888poker's 3 x daily $2,000 Lucky Star Tournament.
Once you deposit you'll also get a spin EVERY DAY in Star Spin! Play to win amazing gifts including tickets to 888poker's All-in Gift Tournament, where you could get your hands on some of these prizes: iPhone 7, Playstation 4, GoPro Hero 5, & Cash
Natalie Hof, a well-known TV presenter and accomplished poker player from Germany, is Team888's latest member! Hof will represent 888poker both live and online together with fellow ambassadors Dominik Nitsche, Chris Moorman, andSofia Lövgren, just to mention few, and hopefully bring many more players to 888poker!
888poker Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2016 by "T".
888poker is taking its live events to the next level. The world's second largest online poker site recently introduced 888live festivals, consisting of 3 yearly 11-Day Live Poker Festivals with low buy-ins at different locations!
888poker Posted on Thursday, August 04, 2016 by "T".
They call it the greatest poker tournament in the world and it lives up to this billing in every way imaginable. Held in Las Vegas over the early summer every year since 1970, the World Series of Poker not only brings together the greatest exponents of the game, it's also open for anyone to enter, either by winning any of the many qualifying tournaments held in the run-up or simply by buying themselves in with the requisite $10,000.
Today marks the launch of 888poker's 'BLAST', a new type of short-handed super-turbo sit and go's where one can win up to 10,000 times the buy-in! Now you might think that BLAST is a copycat of Spin and Go, but there are a few key differences.
Chris Moorman, a British poker pro with over $13 million in online tournament earnings and $4.1 million in live earnings, has joined Team 888poker and will represent the site both live and online events, including the 2016 World Series of Poker!
888poker Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016 by "T".
This summer, thousands of players will head to Las Vegas to take part in the 2016 WSOP. Online poker giant 888poker, the 2nd biggest online poker room in the world is once again an official sponsor. We're happy to announce that few of them will be competing for life-changing money courtesy of 888poker.
888poker is giving new members a FREE SPIN for a chance to win a $12,500 package to the WSOP 2016, Las Vegas!
As part of their Live the Game in Vegas promotion, the poker giant is giving away a total of 5 amazing $12,500 packages to the WSOP Las Vegas 2016. Each one includes $10,000 buy-in, flights to Las Vegas, 4 nights at the Rio Hotel and the chance to win millions!
We are very excited about this summer's World Series of Poker in Las Vegas! We hope you are excited too, because we have teamed up with 888poker to create a BankrollMob-exclusive depositors freeroll where the winner gets to compete for a $12,500 special package to the 2016 WSOP Main Event.
Denilson de Oliveira has has inked an ambassador deal with 888poker. Denilson played football for a living from the age of 17 until he retired in 2010. During his 16 years as a profession footballer he played for clubs such as Sao Paulo and Real Betis. He was also on the Brazil National team from 1996 to 2003 (in 2002, he won the FIFA World Cup for his country!).
Poker pro and poker representer Kara Scott is 888poker's newest ambassador after inking a deal with the popular poker room last week. Scott, originally from Canada but now living in Europe, has been playing and representing poker since the mid-2000's. She currently has over $640k in live tournament earnings, including her biggest score to date: a second place finish in the 2009 Irish Open for $414,612!
The third edition of the Cash Game Festival kicks off today at Olympic Casino in Tallinn, Estonia. The festival, which is sponsored by 888poker and some other popular poker rooms, will be running until this Sunday with cash games around the clock.
California television network VAMN-TV recently revealed that it is working on a new television reality programme called Girl Got Game, which will follow the lives of eight female poker professionals on and off the felt in Las Vegas and Macau.
Sofia Lövgren is a 24-year-old poker professional from Gothenburg, Sweden and an Ambassador for 888poker. Although she mainly plays cash games, she has also achieved an impressive live tournament record, including six WSOP cashes and deep runs in the Irish Open, EPT San Remo ME, WPT Cyprus ME and EPT London High Roller. According to Hendon Mob, she has earned $167,976 playing live tournaments.
Dominik Nitsche (born 1990), from Minden, Germany, started playing poker online in 2006 and live poker three years later. He has 3 WSOP bracelets and 1 WPT title under his belt and, according to Hendon Mob, his online and live earnings combined exceed $8.2 million!
A player under the alias EternallyYrs has been running pretty good at 888poker this month. The fact is that the player in question has made three final tables in three weeks in major Sunday tournaments, collecting a total of $28,302 in prize money!
888poker, the official sponsor of the 2015 World Series of Poker, has signed three-time WSOP bracelet winner Dominik Nitsche. The German pro won his first major live tournament in 2009 (LAPT Mar Del Plata Main Event for $381k) and has had a lot of success ever since.
888poker is getting more and more popular each day. The fact is that it has over 10 million registered members and is the fastest growing poker room in the world! Regardless if you are or aren't a member on 888poker yet, we highly recommend that you check out their latest promotion, Million Dollar Money Grab, in which you can win up to $1,000,000! Click the links below if you are new to the site and don't forget to check out the video for more information on the Million Dollar Money Grab.
888poker and Caesars Interactive Entrainment Inc recently announced that they will begin a new collaboration. 888poker has signed a broad sponsorship and content pact with the World Series of Poker (WSOP) to be the leading sponsor of the 2015 WSOP in Las Vegas and the 2015 WSOP Europe (WSOPE).
The SECOND of our exclusive freerolls at 888poker is scheduled this Sunday, November 16th, at 19:00 GMT / 20:00 CET / 14:00 EST! In order to participate, your 888poker account needs to be tracked to BankrollMob.com! No password required. Find out more here!
888poker invites NEW players to play poker around the clock for $10,000 in guaranteed prizes in the "24/7 Freerolls" Campaign!
Players who register from 13.7 to 2.9 will get access to 24 hours of freerolls from the time they sign up, no deposit needed! Once you make your first deposit using promo code: NONSTOP247 , you will receive another 48 hours of Freeerolls.
That's $20,000 more in guaranteed prizes to play for. What's more, you can reload your "Freeroll Meter" every day by completing personal poker challenges.
On top of the 24 hours of freerolls, new players also get 888poker's amazing $88 FREE when they register an account - No Deposit Required!
This bonus is ONLY available for new players residing in Australia, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Brazil, Austria, Switzerland, New Zealand, Ireland, Greece, Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden, Norway, Lebanon, Japan, Kuwait, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta, Finland, Slovenia, Singapore, Hungary, India and Poland.
Together with our sponsors, we are happy to announce that we will be running a World Cup betting competition during the 20th FIFA World Cup. The betting competition consists of five leaderboards; four weekly and one overall leaderboard.
From the Mob Games section in your Mob account, you will be able to place your bets for free on the outcome of each game but also on the correct score. Each bet has a stake of “100 points”. So if the odds of your bet is 2.75 you will win 275 points if your prediction turns out to be successful. These are the points that will count towards the leaderboards.
Each of the four weekly leaderboards pays the top 15 finishers. The overall leaderboard will pay the top 30! The prizes are a combination of Mob-prizes such as Mob-points, MobDraw tickets, MobSafe bonus shots and gifts from our sponsors. Please note that due to country restrictions, you may not be able to claim the sponsored prize.
Please find the sponsors listed below and make sure that you sign-up an account and claim our offers so you can claim the sponsored prizes! After each weekly leaderboard has finished, we will send a Mob Mail to the winners with information on how to claim.
888poker has just signed one of the best strikers in the world, Luis Suárez! The 27-year-old Uruguayan, who scored an impressive 31 goals for his Liverpool this season and has received multiple awards for his achievements on the football pitch in 2013-2014, will be the global brand ambassador for 888poker, joining the likes of UFC legend Georges ST-Pierre and cricketer Shane Warne.
Wynn Resorts, a publicly traded corporation based in Paradise, Nevada that is a developer and operator of high end hotels and casinos, will team up with 888 Holdings for online gaming. 888 and Avenue Capital Group teamed up to create the "All American Poker Network" where Wynn Interactive's online gaming site will operate. According to bluff magazine, the online site has already began the licensing process in both Nevada and New Jersey and will move into additional states as regulation open in other markets.
"This is exactly the type of partnership we've envisioned when we formed AAPN with our partners in Avenue Capital," 888 CEO Brian Mattingley said in a statement. "The challenge of establishing a robust, entertaining offering with ample player liquidity is one of our prime goals, in direct continuum to 888′s success in other regulated markets such as Spain and Italy."
The 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event final table chip leader J.C. Tran has signed for online poker site 888poker! Tran, a 36-year-old poker professional from Sacramento, California, has two WSOP titles, a WPT title and a World Championship of Online Poker Main Event title under his belt and is the big favourite to take down the $8.3 million first place prize money at the WSOP Main Event on November 9. Whatever happens on the final table, he is still guaranteed to get a minimum payday of $733,224! Not bad for a guy who already has $9 million in career winnings, hah?
"I am extremely excited to work with 888poker and looking forward to a great experience. I can't wait to represent 888poker at my best and help in any way possible," he said in a press release last Sunday.
"We are excited to have JC Tran join our Team 888poker, his attitude towards the game and inviting personality embodies what we look for in our Team ambassadors. This year Team 888poker will be at its strongest and should bring some exciting content and opportunities to our continuously growing poker room. Good luck to Tran and the rest of our Team," Inbal Lavi, Vice President of 888poker, stated.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: No Buy-in is required to join the BankrollMob 2 Tournament on the 28th of July! The only requirement is that your 888poker account is tracked to BankrollMob!! 100% FREE for BankrollMob members!!
This is a great opportunity for the winner to get a Super Stack Live Tournament ticket!
Please note, you do need to be a member of BankrollMob and have a 888poker account tracket to us in order to participate.
Details: Name: BankrollMob 2 Tournament ID: 49364303 When: 28th of July @ 17:00 GMT Game: Hold'em No Limit Maximum Entrants: 3,000 Minimum Entrants: 4 Buy-in: FREE!!! Starting Chips: 1,500 Re-buy: Yes, unlimited first hour - $1. Add-on: Yes, 1 allowed - $1 for 2,000 chips Prize: A Super Stack* Live Tournament ticket is guaranteed ( except High Roller event ) for the winner. The re-buys and add-ons will be distibuted on 1st and 2nd finishers. How to find it in the 888poker client: All Games > Tournaments > Restricted.
*About Super Stack Super Stack Live Tournament events was founded in 2007 by the London Poker Circuit. A few years later, they joined forces with 888poker and since then the number of participants has increased every year. Currently, the Super Stack Live events spans 9 countries with 27 legs in 18 cities. Below is this year's remaining Super Stack Tournament events:
The first of two exclusive BankrollMob tournaments is scheduled for this Sunday (21st of July) at 17:00 GMT. This will give all eligible mobsters a chance to win a Super Stack Live Tournament ticket ( see below for more details) in addition to the prize money!!! If you don't make it this Sunday, you'll have another chance on Sunday the 28th of July.
888poker just launched a fantastic campaign where both NEW and OLD members can get some free tickets to the daily $10,000 Freeroll offer! This campaign is running to the 18th of June!
What's the deal for new players? All eligible new players that sign-up during this promotional period will receive 2 tickets to the daily $10,000 Freeroll. But please note that this is in addition to the infamous $8/£12 No Deposit Bonus. If that wasn't enough....make your first deposit of at least $10 during this campaign and you will get an extra 5 tickets to the daily $10,000 Freeroll added to your account!
What's the deal for existing players? Even if you already are a registered member at 888poker, you still get 2 free entry tickets to the daily $10,000 Freeroll. In addition, each time you complete your Daily Challenge you will receive 2 more tickets for the daily $10,000 Freeroll during the Promotion Period. But please note, to take part in this promotion as an existing player, you need to register to the promotion by clicking on the link, which is sent to your registered email address at 888poker (sender is 888poker NOT BankrollMob). Registration to the Promotion is required only once and not for each separate daily challenge.
This bonus is only available for players residing in: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & United Kingdom.
On the 20th of February we launched the "Guess date and time of 500,000 Members"- competition where mobsters could guess when BankrollMob's 500,000th member would sign-up. When we started the competition we had 479,331 registered members. On Saturday the 4th of May 2013, approximately 11 weeks after the competition started, BankrollMob had its half-millionth member registered!!
BankrollMob is getting close of reaching 500,000 members. The current number of members is 479,331! We're very happy to announce that we will be hosting a competition to honor reaching half a million members.
BankrollMob's Guess date and time of 500,000 members competition is proudly sponsored by 888poker who has donated the prize where you can win a physical seat to one of their SuperStack tournaments (read more on superstack.net) that are played in a number of different casinos around the world (see below). The value of the prize is $190 - $265 depending on the event you choose to play. All you have to do is guess the correct date and time of our 500,000th sign-up!