888 Poker Supports One Drop Event with Free Prize Draw

888 Poker One Drop888 Poker is hosting a special World Water Day Tournament tomorrow evening (Thursday) and donating all the fees collected as part of the buy-ins to the One Drop organization. The site is also supporting the $5,000 guaranteed event with a free prize draw in which players can win a selection of 888-themed goodies. 

The One Drop organization has a long association with the poker community. Since the “Big One for One Drop” initiative was launched at the WSOP in 2012, poker players have raised more than $20 million to help fund safe water projects in some of the world´s most vulnerable communities.

Now, 888 Poker is adding some impetus to the organization´s noble cause and hosting a special $5,000 guaranteed tournament in order to mark World Water Day and raise awareness of critical water issues. The tournament takes place at 8:00pm (GMT) tomorrow evening (Thursday) and has a buy-in of $11.11, of which $1.11 will be donated to the One Drop organization.

Where to Find the World Water Day Tournament

The World Water Day Tournament is very easy to find in 888Poker´s tournament lobby. Simply click on the buy-in button to put the tournaments into buy-in order, and select the only one with a buy-in of $11.11. Alternatively, players can access the event by entering the tournament ID 119613965 into the search box at the bottom of the tournament lobby.

Although the tournament gets underway at 8:00pm, late registration is open for 150 minutes. During late registration, unlimited rebuys are available for a further $11.11; although, due to the deepstack structure of the tournament (5,000 starting chips and twelve-minute levels), there shouldn´t be too many players needing to use this option.

At the end of late registration, the starting stack will still be worth ten big blinds – but don´t expect that many players to join in the action at the last minute, as entries are capped at 1,500 and this is sure to be a popular event. Good luck to all that play in the event and, even if you lose, just remember you are contributing to a worthwhile cause.

Win 888-Themed Goodies in Free-to-Enter Draw

To raise awareness of the World Water Day Tournament, 888 Poker and the One Drop organization are hosting a free prize draw in which players can win 888-themed goodies. Entries have to be made via the RaffleCopter website, and in order to enter the draw, players simply have to log into the website using their Facebook or Twitter IDs and then follow the @888Poker and @OneDrop_All_In Twitter accounts via the links provided.

A second entry to the draw is available to all players who send a Tweet about the free prize draw, and the winners will be drawn at around 7:00pm (GMT) tomorrow evening just before the tournament gets underway. The winners will be announced on Twitter, and it is up to each winner to claim their prizes from the One Drop organization before Saturday night. The prizes are:

  • Grand Prize: An 888 backpack, laptop bag, baseball cap and winter hat, plus an 888 poker chip and card set.
  • Second Prize: The backpack, baseball cap, winter hat, poker chip and card set.
  • Third and Fourth Prizes: Laptop bag, notebook, winter hat and card set.

Please make sure you read and understand the terms and conditions of taking part in the free prize draw before following either of the Twitter accounts or re-Tweeting details of the draw. It is not necessary to be a player at 888 Poker in order to enter the free prize draw, although (obviously) you will need a funded account to play in the World Water Day Tournament.

Players who have not yet funded their accounts also have the opportunity to take advantage of an exclusive 100% first deposit bonus up to $600 (normally $400). Details of this special offer – and details of how you could be eligible for up to $88 in free poker money – can be found in our 888 Poker review. For further details of future promotions being offered by 888 Poker, it might also be a good idea to follow @PokerNewsReport on Twitter.