888poker has announced a special tournament series called Summer ChampionChips to celebrate the Summer Olympics in Rio.
Eighteen tournaments will run between August 14 – 21 with low buy-ins and a total of $150,000 in guarantees. Free qualifying tournaments are running now until Saturday August 13 with super-satellite steps starting at 1 cent.
Each tournament is themed as an Olympic contest such as the Half Marathon, Long Jump and Pole Vault— the Opening Ceremony event starts with a $5000 guarantee and a $5 buy-in on August 14.
The Marathon Main Event has a $30 buy-in and a $50,000 guarantee.
|Event #1 $5,000 Opening Ceremony (6-Max)||14 Aug||16:30 GMT||$5|
|Event #2 $25,000 Half Marathon||14 Aug||18:00 GMT||$12|
|Event #3 $1,500 Race Track (Turbo)||14 Aug||19:30 GMT||$1|
|Event #4 $10,000 Long Jump||15 Aug||18:00 GMT||$12|
|Event #5 $1,500 Sync Swimming (Omaha)||15 Aug||19:30 GMT||$5|
|Event #6 $30,000 Weightlifting (High Roller)||16 Aug||18:00 GMT||$55|
|Event #7 $1,000 Wrestling (4-Max)||16 Aug||19:30 GMT||$1|
|Event #8 $3,000 Boxing (Knockout)||17 Aug||18:00 GMT||$12|
|Event #9 $3,000 Hurdles (Extended R&A)||17 Aug||19:30 GMT||$1|
|Event #10 $3,000 Rugby (Quarterback)||18 Aug||18:00 GMT||$5|
|Event #11 $2,000 Pole Vault||18 Aug||19:30 GMT||$3|
|Event #12 $2,000 Triple Jump (1R1A)||19 Aug||18:00 GMT||$3|
|Event #13 $2,000 Judo Tournament (SNAP)||19 Aug||19:30 GMT||$3|
|Event #14 $10,000 Long Distance Race||20 Aug||18:00 GMT||$12|
|Event #15 $2,000 Trampoline (R&A)||20 Aug||19:30 GMT||$1|
|Event #16 $50,000 Marathon (Main Event)||21 Aug||18:00 GMT||$30|
|Event #17 $2,000 Freestyle Swimming (Turbo)||21 Aug||19:30 GMT||$3|
|Event #18 $2,000 Sprint (Super Turbo)||21 Aug||21:00 GMT||$5|
The Hall of Fame
Players who make the tournament finals will start to collect points that allow them to climb the Summer ChampionChips Leaderboard —the leader of which will secure their place in the “Hall of Fame” along with $1000.
The top 200 players will all get a special Champions prizes—$1500 will be given away in instant cash prizes and tournament tickets.
New BLAST poker at 888
888 recently launched its new lottery sit and go game, titled BLAST, and to celebrate, it is also offering great value for players with its promotional push that lasts until mid-September.
Players are invited to deposit $10 to receive 10 $1 BLAST tournament tickets using a special promotional code, but the star of a show is almost two months of daily and weekly freerolls.
According to 888, $1 million in prizes is guaranteed throughout the BLAST poker promotion.
Every day there are two freerolls: A $3000 Big Bang tournament runs twice and awards straight cash prizes to the top finishers. A once-a-day $5000 BLAST off tournament awards tournament tickets.
Other Olympic Promotions
Unibet is also running an Olympic themed promotion— The Rio Showdown MTT Series is on now, until August 21 with a mixture of freerolls and low stakes buy-ins. Players will compete for leaderboard points—the top 100 finishers on the leaderboard will receive cash prizes or luxury travel packages.