888poker celebrated the company’s 20th anniversary throughout 2022 and offered plenty of opportunities for players over the last 12 months.
The company was awarded with the Operator of the Year recognition by EGaming Review in October. Company officials looked back on the 2022 events recently as the anniversary celebration came to a close.
“It’s been a year where we, as a company, have focused even more on player satisfaction,” 888 officials noted in a news release. “We have endeavored to provide a safe and happy environment where everyone can enjoy the game we all love and respect.”
Adding to the 888poker ambassador ranks
888 was busy on the ambassador front in 2022. The site added a team of cultural ambassadors, including boxer Chris Eubank Jr., YouTuber Jack “JaackMaate” Dean, and Brazilian influencer Caue Moura.
“These new faces instantly gave the 888poker ambassador team a massive boost with their millions of followers across multiple social media platforms,” 888 officials noted.
All three new members have strengthened the team strategically, 888 officials noted, and increased the site’s diversity and appeal to a broader range of poker enthusiasts.
888poker also brought back some favorite events as part of the Retro Week Series. The festival awarded almost $1 million in 26 events.]
888poker Live also returns
Live poker also returned in a big way in 2022. 888poker Live offered players a complete full-year schedule. That included successful events in London, Madrid, Barcelona, and Bucharest.
888 also ramped up promotions for the World Series of Poker. Multiple online qualifiers and team members earned trips to play in the series in Las Vegas.
Nick “eastyyy22” Eastwood ran the deepest among StreamTeam members, finding a min-cash finish. Ambassador Alexandre “Cavalito” Mantovani put together the best 888 team finish, reaching 266th for $46,800.
Of the online qualifiers, Brazil’s Thiago Pirani bagged a WSOP package in a $22 online qualifier. He then went on to finish 157th, grabbing a payout of $62,500.
888 Live also recently announced a full slate of live events for 2023. That included stops in Madrid, London, Barcelona, and more.
Mystery bounty tournaments take the spotlight
The site’s 20th anniversary year saw mystery bounty tournaments become a regular part of the 888poker action. Unlike regular knockout tournaments, the amounts on opponents’ heads are initially hidden in mystery bounty events.
The bounty is revealed only after that player has been eliminated. 888 hosted the Knockout Games – Mystery Bounty Edition in 2022 with a $50,000 bounty highlighting the action in the Main Event.
A look at what’s ahead in 2023
Players can expect more from 888 in 2023. That includes the addition of a new Discord channel. 888 officials hope to use the platform as a way to keep players updated on the latest news from the site.
Numerous live and online series are also planned for the upcoming poker year. The new year offers plenty of events for online poker players to check out.