888poker and Italian Poker Open (IPO) teams up online for the first time ever!
When our way of life suddenly takes a different turn that players are unable to play the usual live poker games, 888poker brings the IPO to their online platform, so that everyone who's interested can join and still have fun, right at the comfort of their own homes!
For the very first time in Italian Poker Open history, they have teamed up with 888poker to deliver LIVE action at the online tables through 888poker.it.
Italian Poker Open online schedule
- When: May 31 to June 7, 2020
- Venue: 888poker
- Prize pool: €100,000+
This online mega-event shall take place on 888poker.it from May 31st to June 7th, brimming with over €100,000 in prize money!
The IPO series is one of the most significant live poker events in Italy that garners international fame. Since it began in 2011, the Italian poker series has attracted 44,136 players and awarded over €22,000,000 in prize money!
Importance of IPO and 888poker Online Series
In total, the Italian Poker Open has run for 31 live events, with the first one held at the Casino Campione (Italy) in February 2011 and the last one was in San Marino in January 2020. The 31 series have attracted a total of 44,136 entries with €22,074,300 overall prize pools awarded.
CEO of EMS and owner of pKLiveEvents website Andrea Rocci said, "Due to the current state of affairs, we had to give up two especially important IPO live events. We are deeply sorry for not being able to offer our players tournaments. However, the circumstances have provided us with a perfect opportunity to allow players to enjoy playing poker during these challenging times via a great online platform such as 888poker.it."
"We never stopped working, trying to propose an alternative. We have chosen an online platform that reflects our idea of always aiming for the best with a live poker brand that has made poker history in Italy. For this reason, the choice could only be one of the largest online poker rooms in the world, 888poker.it."