Four Players Scoop Up Massive $150K Payout In 888 Poker’s BLAST Tournament

First place was a good place to be in the BLAST Sit & Go tournament this past April 26 on 888 Poker NJ.

According to a press release from 888, the BLAST event is a regularly-occurring online tourney made up of four players. In the most recent action, two 888 Poker players faced off against two World Series of Poker players. And the 888 team came out on top, splitting $120,000 in winnings, with the remaining $30,000 going to the WSOP players.

Randomly assigned multipliers are what pump up the payouts for the game at the NJ online gambling site, the release said.

Few online poker contests offer as much action-packed entertainment and payouts as BLAST poker SNGs, and the best part is it’s quick and easy to get started,” the release said. “At the top end, you can win 10,000 times your buy-in of $30 for a massive prize pool of $300,000. If you buy in for the minimum of $0.10, the maximum take-home prize pool is $1,000.”

The timer adds drama to BLAST

The multipliers are certainly an exciting factor in these SNG tourneys, but its the timer imposed by 888 Poker NJ that makes the games all the more interesting.

When the timer runs out, players automatically go allin and compete until just a single winner remains. The bigger the prize multiplier, the longer the countdown,” the release said.

BLAST events have paid out big in past years

888 Poker loves to promote its BLAST tournaments, and rightly so.

Buy-ins are low and the random multipliers are a mix of poker and slots. The timer and consequent all-ins further increase the excitement; tension and the chance at a huge win are the cornerstones.

In 2016, 888 Poker ran a $1 million BLAST tourney. Just one month before it began, the game’s random multipliers handed out pots of $300,000 and $150,000.

A September 2016 article from 888 Poker described in detail how their tournaments work. A player named “lepeno78” won a $90,000 first-place prize for a $15 buy-in. The lightning-quick tourney lasted all of nine minutes.

“I felt very happy that I won the jackpot and have no particular plans to celebrate. But I will definitely travel when I can, and if possible travel to play in poker tournaments,” the player said after the tournament.

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888 Poker ready for PA online gambling

888 Poker’s efforts to raise the proverbial stakes for their New Jersey online poker platform are certainly keeping online poker interesting and continuing to strengthen Caesars online gambling portfolio.

The 888 online poker site is one of three sites Caesars’ runs in New Jersey, including WSOP NJ. Since the launch of shared liquidity in NJ, Nevada, and Delaware across the 888/WSOP network last week, online poker has certainly gotten a lot busier.

While 888 Poker’s hands are certainly full, the company is looking toward the pending launch of online gambling in Pennsylvania.

888 Poker has a partnership with Mount Airy Casino and, over the past few months, has been a vocal proponent of allowing multiple “skins” under one casino license, a position that seemed to be confirmed by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board this past month.

Essentially, 888 Poker is asking for PA’s gambling decisionmakers to let Mount Airy, for example, run more than one online casino and/or poker site via their single online gambling permit.

About the Author

J.R. Duren

A three-time winner of the Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism contest, J.R. Duren works as a freelance writer with a focus on the NJ online gambling and online casino industry. He writes for a number of publications, including Bespoke Post, Our Amazing Norway, Barcelona Metropolitan, Snooth, and the Villages Daily Sun.