888Poker sponsors WSOP 2015 and World Series of Poker Europe 2015 and also signs agreement to power the WSOP Live Coverage 2015. It makes sense that one of the official sponsors of the WSOP would be 888 Poker as the WSOP online software is powered by 888poker.
The partnership works for both parties as 888poker will get to be an official WSOP online satellite venue and included in ESPN footage of the event.
The WSOP will get sponsorship for their live reporting and content plus a gaming platform for the WSOP online bracelet and satellite tournaments.
888Poker Sponsors WSOP 2015
This is big news and a beneficial agreement that will help make the World Series of Poker and WSOPE even better with 888poker aboard as an official sponsor and partner. Players will now be able to qualify for prize packages to events through online satellite tournaments in their region.
888poker will now have the rights to register their prize package winners directly in any WSOP tournaments in the series. This opens up the door for players to win their entry into the WSOP online at an affordable price starting at just 1¢ or even FREE in the daily WSOP freerolls.
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The partnership between 888poker and WSOP will be a good one as 888poker will handle the international traffic and WSOP will have their licensed and regulated markets.
Official 888 Poker WSOP satellites will be available worldwide excluding the following regions: USA, Canada, Mexico, India, Italy and France.
WSOP.com will have land-based and online satellites exclusively for USA players and their regions: Nevada, New Jersey and UK.
2015 WSOP live reporting
This year the WSOP Live Coverage 2015 with be handled by the WSOP and powered by 888poker after having dropped PokerNews live reporting for 2015.
This will be the first time the WSOP will run it's own tournament updates, chip counts and live reporting. The WSOP updates will be available on the official WSOP and 888poker websites.
888poker will get some TV exposure on ESPN with their branding on the WSOP tables and backdrops. 888poker will also get the rights to distribute footage to television networks in Europe.
Itai Pazner - Senior Vice President & Head of B2C at 888 Holdings
“As a true partner with the WSOP on the B2B side where we power their real-money gaming in the United States, this was a logical next step for us to carry the power of the WSOP to our players across all other major markets we serve. This broad package gives 888poker players a great opportunity to win their way to WSOP events on our online poker site, plus gives us terrific content and assets to market our brand.”
Ty Stewart - WSOP Executive Director
“888Poker has been a great partner to CIE for many years now, but 2015 is the year they will go All-In against the WSOP. We’re proud of the comprehensive offering 888poker will have for any player outside the USA who dreams to play in our flagship events. We see 888 Poker’s expanded sponsorship as an important step to qualify players affordably and bring additional prize money to the tournaments.”