, June 23, 2020
/PRNewswire/ -- 888 Holdings Plc ('888' or 'the Company') (LON: 888), one of the world's most popular online gaming companies and solution providers, today announced its partnership with Darren Rovell
and The Action Network,
a sports analysis and media company that provides premium real-time odds and in-depth data and tools, to host a poker tournament for players in New Jersey
. The tournament will consist of a series of four weekly games played against Darren Rovell
on the 888Poker platform with a $10,000
grand prize finale on July 5
COVID-19 has impacted the gambling industry with the suspension of global tourism, closure of land-based casinos, and cancellation of sporting events. Yet, with social distancing orders in effect, the industry has seen an uptick in players turning to online platforms. Despite the pandemic, in April, New Jersey
saw a year-over-year increase of 114% in online table games and poker, while 888Poker saw a 50% increase in first time users on its platform between March and April.
The tournament was live-streamed on June 14
and June 21
, and will also be streamed on June 28
at 8 p.m. ET
. New users in New Jersey
who sign up and deposit at least $10
using the ACTION888 promo code will receive seven tickets to compete in 888Poker's daily all-in free-roll tournaments and a ticket to the $10,000
grand prize finale on July 5
. Winners of those daily tournaments, held at 7:30 p.m. ET
, will earn a chance to play in one of the three Sunday games with the chance to win $1,000
. All new users will receive a $20
, just for signing up.
"This has been a watershed year for 888, a significant feat as one of the few companies legally allowed to operate online poker in the United States
, and this partnership with Darren and The Action Network
reaffirms the importance of our U.S. expansion," said Yaniv Sherman
, head of commercial development at 888.
"As we continue to develop and expand our online gaming proposition in New Jersey
, we lean on our partners that not only help amplify the brand, but also promote safe and regulated online gambling for users year-round."
Throughout the next four weeks, The Action Network
will publish a series on poker strategies, which will include tips for online poker beginners, easy tricks to better their poker strategy, and lessons from professional poker players.
Since launching in New Jersey
in 2013, 888 has developed a growing reputation amongst customers for delivering a cutting-edge online gaming experience. The 888Poker platform has been powering the 888Poker brand, alongside the World Series of Poker and the Delaware Lottery in the first-ever multi-state regulated poker network.
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More information can also be found at: https://www.888poker.com/About 888 Holdings Plc
888 Holdings Public Limited Company (888) is one of the world's most popular online gaming entertainment and solutions providers. 888's mission is to supply its customers with innovative and market-leading online gaming products, above all in a safe and secure environment. 888 has been at the forefront of the online gaming industry since its foundation in 1997, providing to players and B2B partners an always innovative and world-class online gaming experience. At the heart of 888's business is its proprietary gaming technology and associated platforms.
The Group is structured into two lines of business: B2C, under the 888 brands, and B2B, conducted through Dragonfish, which provides partners a leading platform through which to establish an online gaming presence and monetize their own brands.
888's consumer facing websites offer more than just online gaming. They are entertainment destinations: places where people can enjoy a truly interactive experience and be part of an online community that shares common interests. 888's strong and trusted brands are all accessible through www.888.com
Find out more about 888 at http://corporate.888.com/
.About The Action Network
Launched in January 2018
by The Chernin Group, The Action Network provides premium sports betting analysis, real-time odds and in-depth data and tools. The Action Network has been featured in The New York Times
, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, ESPN, Fox Sports, Sports Business Journal and dozens of other media outlets as the leading source for news, information and primary data in sports betting.
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