- The festival will run for 12 days at The Vic in London culminating in the £888 buy-in Main Event
- Online qualifiers to key tournaments are running on 888poker
- UK is not planning to enforce new restrictions despite the spread of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron
Back in October, 888poker hosted the 888poker LIVE Weekend, which was the first event to be held in Western Europe since the pandemic.
It ran for four days and was a massive success. 888poker is bringing the festival back to the UK with it being held in London including a expanded schedule and bigger prize pools on offer.
Local players will spend the first days of 2022 enjoying non-stop poker action at one of the city’s oldest and most popular venues – The Vic.
888poker LIVE Festival Highlights
The 888poker festival is headlined by the Main Event which comes with a buy-in of £888 and features five Day 1 flights and 20,000 in starting chips. It runs from January 13-16 and allows unlimited re-entry. Players can register for the tournaments until the draw is displayed for Day 2. The event will utilize time bank cards and player clocks.
Another key event on the schedule is the 888LIVE London Festival Opener, which costs £444 to enter and also features multiple flights running from January 6-8, with the finale scheduled for January 9. Other highlights include the £150 The Voyage (Jan. 9), £200 The Big Shot (Jan. 10), and the £2,200 High Roller (Jan. 12-13). There will also be a £50 buy-in Ladies Event running on January 16.
Players can win seats into the festival’s key events for a cheaper price via online qualifiers running on 888poker. Players can enter initial qualifier phases for as low as £0.01, or they can take a shot at main qualifiers with entry fees of £55 and £109.
LIVE Festival Likely To Take Place Despite COVID-19 Threat
As Europe grapples with a surge in COVID-19 infections, the UK is intensifying its vaccination campaign instead of adding new restrictions, in contrast to the stricter approach adopted by other countries in the region.
Public venues also remain open across the country and are operating at full capacity. This is great news for players who are planning to take part in the 888poker LIVE Festival in London. The 888poker festival will likely push through despite the spread of the new COVID-19 variant omicron. Do check out the 888poker website for latest updates.