888poker to Offer Record Number of Live Events in 2024
Last Updated: February 8, 2024
2023 was a fantastic year for live poker, and 888poker capitalized on that by throwing a number of exciting 888poker LIVE festivals across the year, ending the year on a high at 888pokerLIVE Coventry.
Building upon that success and the popularity of 888poker’s mid-major events, the operator is set to offer a record number of live tournaments this year across Europe and the UK.
Bucharest, London, Barcelona, and Coventry are only a few of the locations that will feature 888poker live tournaments in 2024, with the operator promising to focus on player experience above all else.
The operator continues its competition with some of the world's biggest poker sites by putting up live events that attract hundreds of players to the 888 brand each year and keep 888poker a major part of both online and live poker landscape.
Five 888poker LIVE Stops in 2024
The new season of 888poker LIVE events is already underway, with the 888poker LIVE Madrid attracting 435 players and creating a prize pool of over €333k. Spaniard Manuel Ladesma was the first 888 poker champion of the year, with many more yet to be named.
In just over a month, the 888poker LIVE festival will go much further east to Romania, as the capital of Bucharest hosts the next stop from March 16 to 24.
888poker LIVE goes back to Spain in May, with the Barcelona festival on schedule from May 8 to 20. Typically, this is the most attractive stop on the calendar and the one you may want to visit if you only plan to play one 888poker tournament this year.
In August, 888poker LIVE goes to London, where the iconic “Vic” will host what could be the most star-studded 888poker-sponsored event in 2024.
The final event under the LIVE branding for the year will be played in October in Coventry, but that’s not the end, as 888poker will be offering a number of CNP and brand-new UKPL events all year long.
Here is a quick look at the list of upcoming 888poker LIVE events in 2024:
|Mar 16 – 24
|May 8 – 20
|Aug 14 – 25
|Oct 10 – 21
888poker Premiers UKPL in 2024
A brand new addition to the 888poker live tournaments schedule and the mid-major schedule for European players in 2024 will be the UK Poker League (UKPL), which makes its debut this year.
The UKPL is a product of a partnership between 888poker and Grosvenor Casinos, UK’s most popular live gaming brand.
The two companies have partnered to create standalone events over the years with great success and will be looking to create an outstanding league that will allow British poker players to enjoy poker action all year long in various destinations across the island.
UKPL looks to bring the live poker experience to players across the country, offering affordable buyins, a host of locations, and attractive prize pools that will guarantee a high level of competition in the later stages of the tournaments.
With Main Events priced at just £560, UKPL festivals will be accessible to everyone, and the operator will offer plenty of online satellites starting from just £0.01 to allow players to win their seats at an even lower premium.
Each UKPL Festival is scheduled to host the following events:
- 888poker Opening Voyage: £330
- 888poker High Roller: £1,100
- 888poker Main Event: £560
- 888poker Big Shot: £440
- 888poker Seniors Event: £150
- 888poker PLO: £150
- 888poker Closer: £200
Along with several exciting poker tournaments at each festival, UKPL will also host plenty of cash game action on the sidelines, creating an exciting opportunity for British professionals to tour the country and put in the much-needed hours at both the tournament and cash game tables.
Here is a look at the inaugural season’s schedule for UKPL:
|Jan 16 – 21
|Feb 13 – 18
|Mar 5 – 10
|Apr 16 – 21
|Aug 27 – Sep 1
|Sep 24 – 29
|Oct 10 – 21
888poker CNP Is Back in Spain in 2024
Unlike UKPL which is a new part of the European live poker calendar, CNP (Circuito Nacional de Poker) has been around for over a decade and is a festival that Spanish players are quite used to.
In 2024, CNP is making a full return, featuring five stops between February and November and covering five different cities.
888poker-sponsored events have generally been very well received in Spain in past years, so you can expect to see quite a turnout and plenty of action at each CNP stop this year.
Each festival in 2024 is set to host a €550 Main Event, an €1,100 High Roller, a €125 PLO event, and a number of side events to keep the action going throughout the week.
Here is a look at this season’s CNP schedule:
|Feb 19 – 25
|Apr 8 – 14
|Jun 17 – 23
|Sep 9 -15
|Nov 14 – 25
Win Your Seats Online at 888poker
The best thing about 888poker LIVE, UKPL, and CNP events is that 888poker runs a whole series of online satellites for all the festivals ahead of the actual kick-off date.
This means that you can spend weeks playing low-stakes satellites, whose buyins start as low as £0.01, and grind your way to a Main Event seat in any event you would like to play.
Considering the affordable nature of the festivals, you can expect dozens of tickets for each event to be given away at 888poker in the weeks leading up to it.
Make sure to log into your 888poker account well before the festival you plan to play and look for upcoming satellites to reduce the price of your buyin and give yourself the highest possible shot at a high return of investment and ultimate poker experience at a reduced price.