888poker Announces Live Madrid Festival, Online Qualifiers Offer Complete Tournament Package

The 20th-anniversary celebration festivities continue at 888poker. The site announced on Thursday the CNP888 LIVE Festival heads to Madrid, Spain, next week.

888 is partnering with CNP (Circuito Nacional de Poker) to present the LIVE Madrid Festival at Casino Gran Madrid – Torrelodones. The series runs Nov. 10-20 and features a €1,100 Main Event.

Along with plenty of live tournament action, the series also allows players to qualify online at 888poker.

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What to expect from 888poker in Madrid

Players heading to Madrid will find plenty of poker action. Those looking to grab a tournament package at a bargain price can check out the online satellite options at 888.

Complete $2,000 luxury tournament packages for the Main Event are up for grabs. Qualifiers start at just one cent. Players can also register directly into a $109 satellite with a chance to win a package which includes:

  • €1,100 Main Event buy-in
  • $500 for hotel accommodations from Nov. 14-18
  • $400 travel money for expenses (paid into player’s 888poker account)
  • 888poker LIVE kit

The entire 888poker ambassador crew will attend along with some of the 888 Twitch StreamTeam. Site officials will also announce a new ambassador at the festival as well.

The 888poker ambassadors will be out in force at the Madrid series.

888, which was recently named Poker Operator of the Year by EGaming Review, will stream the Main Event live on the 888pokerTV Twitch channel on Nov. 16-17. Here are details on the 888poker LIVE Madrid 20th Anniversary Main Event structure:

  • Starting stack – 80,000 chips
  • Level time – 45 minutes (60 minutes on final day)
  • Unlimited re-entries

An trip to historic Spain 

Madrid is the third-largest European city and offers plenty of great options for a Spanish getaway. The Casino Gran Madrid is located on the outskirts of the city and combines gaming with food and entertainment. The virtual reality room is one of the casino’s most unique features.

Players and online qualifiers are in store for plenty of history and activities while in Spain. Madrid is located almost in the center of the country and has been the country’s capital since 1461.

Many of the area’s historic buildings date from the Spanish Golden Age, including the famous Plaza Mayor and Royal Palace of Madrid. The city is packed with museums and brilliant architecture. Some of the historic and unique landmarks include:

  • Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Royal Theatre with its restored 1850 Opera House
  • Buen Retiro Park (founded in 1631)
  • 19th-century National Library building (founded in 1712)
  • The Golden Triangle of Art, located along the Paseo del Prado, comprises three art museums: Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • Cibeles Palace and Fountain

The entire festival offers a great opportunity to experience some rich Spanish history. Online poker players can take a shot at grabbing a tournament package with qualifiers now underway.

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