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888poker is making a big splash in March by increasing the guarantee of its monthly “The Whale” tournament to $500,000.

Held every fourth Sunday of each month with a guarantee of $200,000, 888poker has upped the ante 150% for the March 29 Whale event. There may be a hefty overlay so players looking for value ought to mark their calendars for 19:00 GMT on Sunday the 29th.

The Whale is a deep stack event that gives entrants a starting stack of 10,000 chips under 25-minute blind levels. The buy-in is $530, but step satellites are running all day, every day that give players an opportunity to win a seat for as little as a dime ($0.10).

As 888poker’s biggest regular tournament, The Whale typically brings out the shark, fish and even the whales of the online poker eco-system. Wherever you happen to be in the online poker food chain, this is a can’t miss event.

888poker in New Jersey

There is no need for players in the U.S. to feel left out. 888poker has a presence in all three states that are currently igaming regulated. Nowhere is that presence felt greater than New Jersey where a recent partnership with has allowed tournament action for 888poker players in the Garden State to eclipse $130,000 in weekly guaranteed prizes.

That partnership is also extended to certain cash games and Sit ‘n Go action, increasing liquidity and providing a larger menu of games. That makes 888poker the place to be for New Jersey players, as valuable promos are plentiful.

Generous Deposit Bonus

New players at 888poker in New Jersey are eligible for a first-time deposit bonus of 100% up to $888. A full 90 days are allowed in which to clear the Welcome Bonus, three months of exciting action.

The bonus is released in increments of $10 each time that 100 Bonus Points are accumulated. Points are accrued not only at ring game tables, but also by playing Sit ‘n Gos and multi-table tournaments. An added feature at 888poker is that Bonus Points can also be collected by playing online casino games. Not many poker rooms exercise or have the ability to allow such an option.

No Deposit Bonus

New Jersey poker players who would first like to try the poker games at 888poker before depositing can do so with a special No Deposit Bonus of $10 just for registering. Simply download 888poker, enter the required registration details, fetch an email provided by 888poker that will give a link to get your $10 in free cash, click on the link and begin playing!

It’s that simple to try MTTs, Sit ‘n Gos or cash tables at 888poker. You’ll likely be inclined to stay and take advantage of the other perks available at 888poker in NJ such as Rewards Freerolls and Cashback. The latter allows players to convert Reward Points into cash at the rate of $10 for every 1,000 Reward Points.

Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.