It has been confirmed that the 2017 WSOP will be sponsored by 888poker for another consecutive year. The most prominent event in the world of poker, Caesar Interactive’s World Series of Poker, has extended its sponsorship deal with 888poker to cover this year’s edition of the tournament and include a potential two-year extra period.
According to the contract, 888poker has the exclusive right to host official online satellite qualifiers and promotions. Moreover, TV coverage of the WSOP Main Event grants the operator tangible media exposure.
WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart has expressed satisfaction with the partnership, “We’ve seen 888poker really up the stakes in the past years, with a refreshing new online and offline approach which aims to give the power back to the players. […] I believe this mutually beneficial approach will continue to enhance our user experience and wish our players the best of luck in the tournament.”
The 2017 WSOP kicks off Tuesday, May 30 at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. It will continue for 49 days and culminate in the Main Event on July 17.