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Want to win perhaps the largest cash prize in the history of the World Series of Poker Main Event?

888poker is giving players that opportunity with a new “Supersize ME” promotion that will ship another $5 million to the WSOP Main Event champ on top of the tournament prize money. That player must first win a seat to the ME one of the next three Sundays from May 29 through June 12 at 888poker’s special $5,000,000 Supersize ME tournaments starting at 19:05 GMT.

The buy-in for those Sunday events on May 29, June 5 and June 12 is $600. Winners will receive a $13,500 package to Las Vegas that includes the $10,000 WSOP Main Event entry fee, a swanky room at the Vdara Hotel, VIP transportation to and from McCarran International Airport, and a shot at winning an extra $5 million and taking a top spot in poker history.

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Last year’s WSOP ME winner, Joe McKeehen, won $7,683,346. Had 888poker’s Supersize ME promo been in effect and McKeehen’s seat secured in that fashion, his total take would have been $12,683,346, topping the record $12 million that Jamie Gold won at the 2006 WSOP when he outplayed the 8,773-player field and took home the championship.

“Winning the WSOP Main Event is a life-changing experience for anyone and the prize money is huge,” Gold said. “This offer from 888 could help the next winner surpass my $12,000,000 prize. I think it’s wonderful and would be about time someone won more in the Main Event.”

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Pros Need Not Apply

If you’re interested in playing in the $600 buy-in Sunday Supersize ME events but are perhaps hesitant because too many pro players like Gold and McKeehen may hear about the $5,000,000 bonus and enter, don’t be. Players who finished in 50th place and higher in previous WSOP Main Events, as well as those players ranked within the top 100 of the Global Poker Index in the past five years, are ineligible to receive the $5 million bonus.

If you’re also leery about that $600 entry fee in the Supersize ME promo, I have more good news. Daily satellites starting at just one penny ($0.01) are running now. That dream of achieving fame and fortune in poker may be cheaper than you think.

Team Pro in Waiting

There is one more bonus available to the supersized $5 million winner. A pro contract as a Team 888poker ambassador for three years is included in the mix, which will find the winner playing in tournaments throughout the world along with other 888poker representatives such as Sofia Lovgren and Dominik Nitsche.

888poker ranks second among the world’s largest online poker sites. For the second year in a row, 888poker is the official sponsor of the 2016 World Series of Poker. It’s the place to play if you’re aiming to win a seat to the WSOP.

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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.

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