888Live Local Next Stop – Playground Poker Club

Chad Holloway

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The 888Live Local Series, which launched last year, has quickly established itself as one of the more popular poker tournament circuits in the world with stops on four different continents and 11 countries, including Canada. From June 15-19, 2016, we'll be heading to Montreal for the first 888Live Local event in the region to date.

Prestigious Playground Poker Club

The prestigious Playground Poker Club will play host to the 888Live Local Montreal $550 CAD buy-in. Players will start with 25,000 in chips, play 30-minute levels, and are allowed one re-entry per flight. 
"It's great to see 888poker coming to Playground Poker Club," boasted Lane Anderson, Editor of PokerNews Canada. "Canada is one of the greatest poker markets, and 888 has been rapidly growing and proving itself to be one of the greatest online poker rooms. Now they're making a first-ever live appearance in the country to show Canadians a world-class event. I can't wait to check it out!"
In addition, the stop will feature a four-flight, $135 + $25 buy-in, $100,000 CAD guaranteed, Charity Event. The $25 fee from each entry will go straight to the Starlight Children's Foundation Canada, which has been dedicated to bringing laughter, joy and hope back into the lives of children with serious illnesses through their in-hospital entertainment therapy and out-of-hospital fun family adventure programs for over 20 years. You can learn more by visiting starlightcanada.org.

Big Stars Coming Out

Not only will the Charity Event help raise money for a great cause, but participants will have the opportunity to rub elbows with both poker and sports celebrities including:
  • Larry Robinson – Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1995, Robinson is a former NHL player and coach. He is currently the associate coach for the San Jose Sharks. He was also inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.
  • Guy Lafleur – A former NHL player that was the first to score 50 goals and 100 points in six straight NHL seasons. Over the course of 17 seasons, he played for the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Quebec Nordiques. 
  • Guy Carbonneau – Retired NHL player who originally played for the Montreal Canadiens. They subsequently won the Stanley Cup in 1985-86 and then again in 1992-93. He also played for the Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars. He won a third Stanley Cup with the Stars in 1998-99.

Qualify for Your Seat, Today!

Players are currently able to win their way into the 888Live Local Montreal through 888poker’s online satellite tournaments for as little as 1₵. In addition, players can jump into $30 Qualifiers running every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 01.05 GMT. Those who qualify will be able to choose their preferred starting flight. Registration and direct buy-ins will also be open to all players through the Playground Poker Club. 
In addition to Canada, the list of destinations for 2016’s 888Live Local Series also includes Spain, UK, Brazil, Ireland, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Sweden, Kiev, and Georgia. For more information, on the series, click here.
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