What a year it has been for 888poker! The site celebrated its 20th year in the industry in 2022, and a remarkable year has been capped off by being named Poker Operator of the Year and Casino Operator of The Year at the annual EGR awards.
The site was recognized for the upgrades and improvements to its software, such as the introduction of Mystery Bounty Tournaments as well as the exciting and innovative tournament series that kept players coming back to the site all year long — with another Knockout Games festival still to come!
So read on to find out what’s been so great about 888poker in 2022!
888poker had always planned on 2022 being an extraordinary year, celebrating its 20th year with a series of events. It started back in January with the year kicking off both at the live and online felts. British pro Jack Hardcastle triumphed in the 888poker LIVE London Festival, while the XL Winter Series saw “D.Bogachev” win over $70,000 in the Main Event.
And the month of January wasn’t even over before former world champion boxer Chris Eubank Jr joined the site as a new Cultural Ambassador, before immediately jumping into the 888poker LIVE London Weekend, showing that he was Made to Play.
As the year wound on, players were spoilt for choice with the amount of online festivals taking place on 888poker. Whether you were jumping in Retro Week, Millions Superstorm, the Knockout Games — more on that later — or the XL Spring Series, there was something for everyone.
The return of 888poker LIVE was welcomed too, as Sandro Hauser won the 888poker LIVE Barcelona Main Event, with the festival showing that players were eager to return and experience the incredible live atmosphere at 888poker LIVE.
And all of this before the poker world — and 888poker — descended on Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker. A total of 34 players would win their way to Sin City, courtesy of 888poker, presenting a life-changing opportunity for its qualifiers and ambassadors.
So much other stuff has been going on over at 888poker, including new Cultural Ambassadors in the shape of Jaackmaate and Cauê Moura, while Ian Simpson also joined their roster of pros in May 2022.
Simpson has been sharing his knowledge with 888poker’s Made to Learn series ever since, whether it be on the importance of study habits, transitioning from live to online poker or sharing some insight into his thought process as a professional poker player.
So what’s still to come? Well, with the recent Retro Week coming to a close, the upcoming Knockout Games is just another opportunity for players to jump onto 888poker and experience it for themselves.
Players in Ontario, Canada are now allowed to play on several online poker sites including 888poker. Check out the online poker rooms in Ontario for more details!
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Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German, and then studied for a NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism at Sportsbeat in Manchester. He previously worked as a freelance live reporter, and video presenter for the World Poker Tour.