888Poker Supports New BLAST Game with $1 Million Promotion

Blast by 888888Poker supporting its new hyper-turbo Sit & Go game – BLAST – with a free-to-enter promotion that will likely pay out $1 million over the next eight weeks.

Last week 888Poker launched BLAST – a lottery-style, hyper-turbo Sit & Go game in which players can win up to 10,000 times the buy-in. Now, in order to encourage players to try out the game, the site has announced a free-to-enter BLAST promotion in which players can win a share of $1 million.

The promotion is open to all players who have registered an account with 888Poker. It consists of playing in special BLAST tournaments, completing daily challenges and taking part in the Lightning Spin game – the Lightning Spin game also offering players the chance to win free sports bets and casino freeplays.

How the BLAST Promotion Works

888Poker´s BLAST promotion is centred around two daily BLAST tournaments and one weekly BLAST event:

  • A “Big Bang” BLAST tournament with $3,000 in cash prizes will take place twice each day at 1:05pm GMT and 11:05pm GMT.
  • A “Blast Off” BLAST tournament with $5,000 of BLAST tickets in prizes will run each evening at 6:05pm GMT.
  • A “Lightning Bolt” BLAST tournament with $10,000 of cash prizes is scheduled for each weekend up until Sunday 18th

Players who have already made a deposit into their 888Poker account will be able to claim free tickets into the two daily BLAST events, and further tickets – including tickets into the weekly “Lightning Bolt” event – can be won by playing regular games of BLAST Poker, completing daily challenges or taking part in the Lightning Spin game – further details of which appear below.

The Lightning Spin Game

The Lightning Spin game is a wheel-of-fortune type game in which players will be invited to spin a wheel in a pop-up window to win a random prize. Depositing players have two opportunities to play the Lightning Spin game each day – the first when they log into their 888Poker account, and the second when they log into their account on a mobile app between 5:00pm GMT and midnight GMT.

The prizes consist of:

  • A $3,000 “Big Bang” tournament ticket.
  • A $5,000 “Blast Off” tournament ticket.
  • A $10,000 “Lightning Bolt” tournament ticket.
  • A $0.10 ticket for a regular BLAST tournament.
  • A $1.00 ticket for a regular BLAST tournament.
  • A $5.00 ticket for a regular BLAST tournament.
  • $3 in free sports bets.
  • $5 in Casino freeplay.

Players can see how many tournament tickets they have by visiting the “My Profile” tab in the 888Poker lobby and then clicking on “My Tournament Tickets”. Players have to register manually for each of the special BLAST tournaments, and any unused BLAST tournament tickets will expire on Monday 19th September.

What if I Have Not Made a Deposit?

Players who have not yet made a real money deposit into their 888Poker will not be eligible for the initial free tickets or daily challenges. Non-depositing players only get one free go at playing the Lightning Spin game during the promotional period, although they can purchase tickets for the special BLAST tournaments from the 888Poker store.

However, players who have not made a real money deposit yet might be tempted by 888Poker´s latest offer. In addition to a 100% match first deposit bonus of up to $600 (when you follow the links to the site from this page), 888Poker is offering first time depositors ten free $1.00 regular BLAST tickets and two free entries into freeroll tournaments with $1,000 in cash prizes in each.

If you have not made a deposit at 888Poker – of have not yet registered an account at all – now might be the time to do so. The next eight weeks promise to be a BLAST!