888poker Launches Festival of Freerolls February 10

Who doesn’t like free stuff?

Better yet, who doesn’t like free poker that actually pays real money? 888poker is offering just that with its new 24/7 Freerolls Festival. There is a schedule of tournaments in the next three weeks that will award a total of $100K…for free.

Big Numbers in Last Series

Most online poker tournament series have a range of buy-ins. Just recently, in December, 888poker hosted its XL Winter Series 2020 to close out the year, and it offered buy-ins from $5.50 to $320.

Speaking of that series, the 34 tournaments awarded $1,332,200, which far exceeded the $1M guaranteed for the prize pools. 888poker recorded 29,765 entrants in those tournaments.

The initial events garnered substantial fields and busted through the guarantees. Event 1, the $109 buy-in opener for the series, drew 511 entries for a $51,100 prize pool, surpassing the $50K guarantee. Event 4, the $55 buy-in PKO (progressive knockout) brought in 660 entries for a $33K prize pool, well beyond the $30K guarantee.

The Micro Main Event offered a chance at a $15K guarantee for only a $5.50 buy-in. Registration stopped with 3,067 entries, which put the prize pool at $15,335. Russian player “_DENGER_” won it for $1,738.86.

The Mini Main Event required a $33 buy-in but guaranteed at least $50K in payouts. The 1,983 entries pushed that amount up to $59,490, and Brazilian “afelipelli” took it down for $6,894.29.

The official Main Event was a $250 buy-in affair with a massive $500K guarantee. The total of 1,824 entries wasn’t enough to beat the guarantee, though, so 888poker put in some cash to keep its promise. That was an overlay – free money for players. In the end, “Kazi070486” won the event for $60,862.22.

Much of the turnout for the series was impressive. 888poker Magazine detailed the results.

24/7 Freerolls Festival

This month, 888poker is offering the 24/7 Freerolls Festival, complete with $100K guaranteed from February 10 through March 2, 2021.

There are freerolls running around the clock. Some of the primary features and ways to play are:

  • Made to Celebrate Freerolls: 3 freerolls planned
  • Freebie Freerolls: no ticket required
  • Funky Freerolls: tickets available through gift drops
  • Fabulous Freerolls: tickets available via Winner Spinner

Some Detail for Context

Gift drops are a new part of the Made to Play platform for 888poker. Every few minutes, gifts appear for players at tables chosen at random. The drop can contain gifts of up to $1K in prizes, such as online poker tournament tickets, BLAST tickets, or cash.

The Winner Spinner is a wheel to spin for prizes. Players receive up to two free spins every day. Normally, players can win tournament tickets, cash, free-play at the 888casino, or free sports bets

During the Freerolls Festival, gift drops and may also include Funky Freeroll tickets. And Winner Spinner spins may include Fabulous Freeroll tickets.


Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell has been writing about poker and gambling since 2004. From her days in the WPT offices to covering summers of WSOP tournament action, she also followed gambling legislation to Washington D.C. and women-only poker to the Bahamas. Meanwhile, she lived in Los Angeles and Las Vegas for many years before moving back to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Now, Jen travels less, writing about poker and online gambling from her home with her two dogs watching her every move. In her spare time, she follows politics, works on her never-finished novels, and learns Italian in the hopes of retiring to Italy someday.

If you want to know more, you can follow Jen on Twitter @WriterJen


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