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WSOP.com and 888 Poker share liquidity with WSOP and 888 branded sites in Nevada and Delaware.
The much-awaited merger happened without much difficulty. WSOP.com tackled the isolated problems that were reported without much fuss.
WSOP has been offering bigger daily and Sunday guarantees, daily freerolls, and a revamped (and markedly improved) loyalty programme.
Now, it can go even further. WSOP.com is planning to start a Coast to Coast Classic series, an MTT extravaganza that guarantees some of the largest prize pools in the US regulated online poker market to date.
The Coast to Coast Classic, slated to kick off on May 11 and run through May 20, is a 32 event series that promises to pay out just north of $1 million.
While that’s certainly not the biggest MTT series guarantee we’ve seen of late – that distinction belongs to the recently concluded NJSCOOP on PokerStars NJ – it is one of the most aggressive, with each individual tournament guaranteeing at least $10,000.
The tournaments will be available to players on WSOP.com in Nevada and New Jersey, as well as players on 888 branded sites in Delaware. We have confirmed that 888 Poker NJ players will not be able to participate.
The addition of an extra $1 is symbolic in that it signals a future where WSOP/888 and not PokerStars will now host the largest tournaments in the legal US space.
Source: European Gaming Media and Events