A third of the World Series of Poker Main Event “November Nine” finalists will be wearing 888 patches when they take their seats this Sunday to compete for a $7.5 million first place prize.
Heading the sponsored players is Joe McKeehan, the chip leader—and by far the most likely to by crowned the champion. Not only is the Pennsylvania native one of the most experienced players at the table, he also takes his seat on Sunday with more than 60 million in chips—a third of all chips on the table and double the next largest chip stack.
888 has been a long time partner of the WSOP. Prior to the regulation of online gaming in the United States, 888 operated the online poker room WSOP.co.uk, a skin of its 888 online poker network, and was a frequent sponsor of players at the final table.