Barcelona Gears up for a Major Poker Tournament
Casino Barcelona located at Carrer de la Marina, 19-21, in Barcelona, Spain is no stranger to glittering poker tournaments. This prestigious venue will kick off one of its biggest poker tournaments to date come Thursday, May 24, 2018. At 6 PM local time, event #1 – No Limit – 888 LIVE – opening event – 1A will commence. The buy-in begins at €200 + €20, with 30,000 points and 2 reentries permitted. With a guaranteed prize pool of €1 million, this contest is sure to attract the crème de la crème of players from the poker world.
Online registration for the contest begins on Wednesday, 23 May 2018 at 9 AM. Day 1B begins on Thursday, 24 May 2018 at 9 AM, and Day 1C begins on Friday, 25 May 2018 at 9 AM. Day 1D – the Turbo Event – commences on Friday, 25 May 2018 at 9 AM. The final takes place on Sunday, and online registrations are not permitted. There are some 33 levels in the tournament, with Antes beginning at 25, Small Blinds at 100, and Big Blinds at 200 for level #2. By the time level #33 is reached, the Antes are 100,000, the Small Blinds are 400,000, and the Big Blinds are 800,000. This is sure to attract competitive poker players with breaks every 60 minutes.
Satellites for the 888 LIVE Events
Satellites commence on Wednesday, 23 May at 4 PM local time. The No Limit 888 live Turbo satellites have a buy-in of €45 + €5 with 5,000 points and unlimited re-entries. There are currently 15 levels in the Turbo Satellite. On Thursday, 24 May at 4 PM local time, players can compete in the No Limit – 888 Live Turbo Satellite with a buy-in of €45 + €5, with 5,000 points, and unlimited re-entries. The prestigious poker contests include a series of featured tournaments, each of which offers generous payouts.
The following tournaments and dates have been provided by 888poker, the benefactors of 888 LIVE Poker:
- €100,000 (Guaranteed) for the 888poker live Barcelona Opening Event Day 1A with a buy-in of €220 on Thursday, May 24, 2018
- €100,000 (Guaranteed) for the 888poker live Barcelona opening event Day 1B with a buy-in of €220 on Friday, May 25, 2018
- €15,000 (Guaranteed) The Thunder with an €88 buy-in on Friday, May 25, 2018
- €100,000 (Guaranteed) with the 888poker live Barcelona Opening Event Day 1D with a €220 buy-in on Saturday, May 26, 2018
- €20,000 (Guaranteed) with The Breeze with a €110 buy-in on Saturday, May 26, 2018
Various other poker contests will be showcased on the May 27 – 30, including the following:
- High Noon Turbo contest with €5,000 guaranteed on May 27, 2018
- The Hurricane contest with €10,000 guaranteed on May 27, 2018
- The Swordfish contest with €10,000 guaranteed on May 28, 2018
- The Turbo Deepstack contest with €10,000 guaranteed on May 29, 2018
- The Lightning 8-Max with €8,800 guaranteed on May 30, 2018
- 888poker Live Barcelona High Roller Day with €100,000 guaranteed on May 30, 2018
From May 31 through June 4, 2018, the action gets ramped up with a series of big money poker contests, including the following highlighted events:
- €500,000 Guaranteed, with the 888poker Live Barcelona Main Event Day 1A, 1B, 1C
- €20,000 Guaranteed, with the Mega Knockout (€50 Bounty)
- €10,000 Guaranteed, Omaha Pot Limit Contest
- €40,000 Guaranteed, The Whale
- €2,000 guaranteed, Ladies Event
The tournament schedule for the 888poker LIVE Barcelona 2018 event runs from Wednesday, May 23 through Monday, 4 June. The first event – The Turbo Satellite to opening event 1A has a guaranteed 10 seats, late registration for 6 levels, unlimited re-entries, a chip stack of 5,000, and blinds increasing in 15-minute intervals. The buy-in begins at €45 + €5. The final event on Monday, 4 June 2018 is the 888poker Live Barcelona Festival – Main Event Final Day at 2 PM.
The levels increase every 60 minutes. Players can easily access full details of the upcoming 888poker live Barcelona event from May 24 through June 4, 2018. Qualification for this contest is available through satellite tournaments with buy-ins beginning as low as 1 cent. The qualifiers are rewarding players with seats to this prestigious contest, where players can compete for poker glory in the $1 million 888LIVE poker event.
The terms and conditions associated with the 888poker LIVE Barcelona promotion state that the winner of the qualifier will receive a poker package valued at $2,200 to the event. This package is made up of €1,100 entry fees to the €500,000 Main Event buy-in. Players will also receive assistance with their accommodation expenses to the value of €450, and an additional €220 in travel-related expenses. The Main Event take place over 3 nights, with €150 being allocated to each night of stay. This poker tournament features prominently on the poker calendar for 2018.
About Casino Barcelona
Casino Barcelona is an established gambling resort set on the waterfront of the Mediterranean. It is 15 minutes away from downtown Barcelona and includes access to a wide range of gambling activity, shows, live music performances, and cuisine. The casino’s restaurants include Buffet del Casino, Magnum Restaurant, La Terraza, La Taverna, Bet Bar, Aji and La Vinoteca.
Events include a Barcelona comedy club, football championships, pop icons like Kiko Veneno, Coque Malla, and Juan Perro. Patrons can even take the Friday night dancing activities, with salsa, and fabulous celebrations at the Cotton Club Barcelona. The hotel & casino resort also includes shopping at FC Barcelona store. Patrons are permitted to wear casual attire; however, sandals and swimsuits are not allowed.