Supersize ME Contest Launches at 888poker

The World Series of Poker impending start has everyone in the poker industry excited to compete. Online poker rooms are offering quality opportunities to take part in the most anticipated poker series, including 888poker. Members of 888poker will find the site is now offering a new contest titled Supersize ME which will provide $5 million in addition to the main event champion along with the first place prize money.

Players can participate in the $5,000,000 Supersize ME tournaments at 888poker to qualify. The tournaments started yesterday and will continue until the 12th of June. The buy-in for the qualifying tournament is $600 and the winners of the Sunday events will be given a special prize package to attend the main event in Las Vegas.

Winners will be given a prize package worth $13,500 with the amount covering the $10,000 buy-in to the main event. A guest room will be provided at the Vdara Hotel as well as VIP transportation to the Rio for competing in the event. If a winning player from 888 is able to win the main event, the online poker site will be providing an additional $5 million in prize money. Odds are short that the winner will come from the Supersize ME contest but if it does, the winner will have much more to celebrate!

Jamie Gold, a top poker pro, won the WSOP in 2006 and earned $12 million for his efforts. Gold commented on the offer by 888poker, stating that winning the WSOP Main Event is a life-changing experience for anyone and the prize money is huge. The offer from 888 could help the next winner surpass his $12,000,000 record-breaking prize. Gold stated he thinks it is wonderful and would be about time that someone won more during the Main Event.

888poker has also placed stipulations on the Supersize ME offering to make it fair. Pros could easily take part in the contest and win a prize package, with better odds to win the bigger prize thanks to 888poker. To stop pros from earning the prize packages, 888poker has stipulated that anyone who finished in the top 50 during the previous Main Events of the World Series of Poker are not eligible. 888poker has also stated that any player who is ranked in the top 100 on the Global Poker Index since 2011 is also not eligible for the bonus cash.

As if the offer wasn’t awesome enough, 888poker is also providing daily satellites for players to earn their place in the Supersize ME competitions for much less than the $600 buy-in. Players can participate now in daily satellites with buy-ins as low as $0.01. This low price make it easy for any player to compete, no matter the bank roll size. Start in the penny qualifiers to work your way up to the $600 Supersize ME tournament in the hopes of winning one of the top prize packages to the WSOP Main Event.

If a player is able to earn the prize package to the Main Event, outlast the huge field of competitors and win the event, 888poker is offering even more. The winner would be offered a pro contract with Team 888poker as an ambassador. This contract would be good for three years, providing the player with the opportunity to play poker as a career move.

The winning player would join the ranks with fellow poker players Dominik Nitsche and Sofia Lovgren representing 888poker in game play. It will definitely be interesting to see if anyone is able to work their way through the competition and become the big winner, earning a huge payday in the process!