Pacific Poker, the World’s No. 1 Online Casino and Poker Room, 888.com and the most extensive online poker authority, PokerNews.com are into Series 2 of their PokerProForAYear (pokerproforayear.com). This is the second league in a year of tournaments that will culminate with a poker player’s dream come true for one person – an everything-included sponsorship to four of the poker world’s greatest tournaments in 2008. The upcoming global freeroll for Series 2 is a package to the WPT Grand Prix de Paris worth a fantastic $15,000.
Each series offers a variety of restricted tournaments: weekly $10+$1, $500 freeroll and a global freeroll, where the winner gets a seat at an offline international event. A large number of registered players from around the world participated in Series 1, where we gave away over $10,500 in prizes. Our Series 1 global freeroll winner, Kairit L., from Estonia, won a package to EPT Dortmund worth $8,500, including a seat and the table, travel and accommodations. We also have our Series 1 finalist, Ilya S, from Germany, who will participate in the final offline event. If Ilya, or any one of our future series finalists wins the offline event and becomes the PokerProForAYear Grand Prize winner, he or she will walk away with a year-long sponsorship. The runner-up will also be sponsored in one international offline event in 2008, and the third place winner will receive free entries to online qualifiers for global offline events.
888.com’s Pacific Poker and Poker News created this 48-week tournament extravaganza exclusively for players from PokerNews.com. The event is divided up into six two-month leagues, where ten lucky players will win their way to the world-class PokerProForAYear Final. These players will be chartered VIP-style, all-expenses paid, to a secret location to compete for the sponsorship and the first-ever title of PokerProForAYear. It’s never too late to join the upcoming leagues.
Alex Reign, Promotions Department Manager, believes that PokerProForAYear is an event that will have great impact on the world of poker. “We sending players to some of the world’s most outstanding poker events and giving players a chance to be sponsored by two poker giants,” Reign said. “Our Poker Pro will be seen around the world in the grand finale via webcast, courtesy of PokerNews.”
The PokerProForAYear Official Website maintains a weekly updated leader board on which players and enthusiasts can view their. The site also contains a schedule of events, articles, interviews with the winners and more.
PokerProForAYear is available to Poker News – Pacific Poker players. To qualify for this exciting series of events, a player must register for Pacific Poker through the Poker News or the PokerProForAYear website or have already registered to Pacific Poker through Poker News.
888.com is the world’s No.1 online casino and poker room. It has in excess of 23 million members worldwide who enjoy an online gaming experience like no other.
Founded in 1997, 888.com offers two market leading products: “Casino on Net” the world’s No.1 online casino offering all the thrills of the big games in Vegas from your PC and “Pacific Poker” where you can enjoy the excitement of competing against your friends and fellow members in any of the poker rooms. Both games are available to play in real money and practice mode.
888.com’s goal is to provide quality entertainment to people who enjoy gambling by giving them the opportunity to do so in a safe, fun, fair, regulated and secure environment. Its clients are its greatest assets; therefore, it makes an immense effort to establish customer satisfaction by building relationships through service, honesty, advice and trust with each and every member.
888.com operates under a license granted by the Government of Gibraltar for the purposes of operating an online casino and poker room. 888.com has adopted the code of conduct of the Interactive Gaming Council (IGC), of which it is a member.
888.com is operated by Cassava Enterprises (Gibraltar) Ltd., a registered company incorporated and located in Gibraltar (company registration number 83961). The company has other offices around the world and employs over 750 full time employees.
Last year 888.com was the proud recipient of “Best Online Casino” and “Best Online Operator” of the Year at the eGaming Awards. 888.com was also voted “Best Online Casino 2005” at the Inside Edge magazine and has since received “Best Online Casino 2006” at the UK Gambling Awards. The Inside Edge and UK Gambling Awards were voted for by over 700,000 readers.
A leader in Online Gaming since 1997, 888.com is constantly recognized for its commitment to an uncompromising gaming experience. 888.com was a founding member of eCOGRA. eCOGRA is an independent standards authority for the online gaming industry that is committed to protecting online casino and poker players around the world. The non-profit organization addresses the most important issues to players: fast payouts, fair gaming, responsive and efficient service and responsible operator conduct.
eCOGRA provides an international framework of best operational and player practice requirements enforced through inspections, reviews, and continuous monitoring by independent global audit companies. To date, 66 sites comply with these requirements and have been awarded the coveted “Play it Safe” Seal that identifies to players the safest online gaming sites on the Web. For more information on how eCOGRA is constantly improving standards of online gaming for players everywhere, go to ecogra.org/.
Gambling continues to grow as Britain’s favorite pastime. Since 2003, there has been a 566% rise in the amount of money staked online – as revealed in the most recent 888.com casino report. At present, 4 million UK visitors gamble online each month, with 29% of the British public having played at least one casino game.
888.com continues to cement its position as a leading authority in gaming entertainment. Since July 2004, 888.com has been the main sponsor of FA Premier League Middlesbrough Football Club, and recently, became the main sponsor of Sevilla FC. 888.com is now the title sponsor of the 888.com World Snooker Championships, held at The Crucible in Sheffield and is also the associate sponsor of snooker’s Royal London Watches Grand Prix, Maplin Electronics UK Championship and Saga Insurance UK Masters. 888.com also has individual associations with four of the top snooker talents in the world; they are Ronnie O’Sullivan, Graeme Dott, John Higgins and Ding Junhui.