$350k Up for Grabs in XL Spring Series at 888poker Ontario

The Series will feature dozens of events across different buyins, with the mystery bounty format taking a key place in the overall schedule and the $50k Main Event.
$350k Up for Grabs in XL Spring Series at 888poker Ontario
May 13, 2024

Another seasonal tournament series is upon us at 888poker Ontario, as XL Spring Series kicked-off on May 12 and will be running through May 27 with 59 events in total offering a guaranteed prize pool in excess of $350k.

The Series will be headlined by the $162 Mystery Bounty Main Event, which will pay a minimum of $50k to the winners and represent the biggest event of the series as a whole.

Apart from the Main Event, the XL Spring Series will contain dozens of other events with buyins ranging from just $11 to $525, giving everyone a fair chance to play for a share of some huge prize pools in the coming days.

Plenty of Value across the Stakes

Whether you are looking to play the higher buyin events like the Main Event or the ones on the lower end of the spectrum, there will be plenty of tournaments with significant prize pools for the given buyin price.

The Main Event’s $50k guarantee will be the largest of the Series, but a couple of other events will also feature $30k in guarantees, while $10k and $12k guarantees will be available across the series at an average buyin of $109.

For those looking to play smaller, events with $11, $22, and $55 buyins will carry guarantees of up to 100 buyins or more, ensuring a reasonable playing field and offering some chances at overlays.

High Rollers will get a few chances throughout the Series with $525 events that will carry guarantees of $10k each, giving players with bigger appetites a chance to play in their comfort zone.

So, whichever buyin bracket you feel most comfortable with, check out the 888poker Ontario app lobby and you will find plenty of XL Spring Series events in the coming days that fit your criteria perfectly.

Huge Mystery Bounties on Offer

The mystery bounty format has been dominating online tournament series in recent months, and XL Spring Series will be no different, with Main Event and several other key events played over this tournament format.

The $162 Main Event will feature one $5k bounty as part of its overall $50k guaranteed prize pool, and a number of other valuable bounties could be up for grabs depending on overall attendance and the state of the guarantee at end of registration.

In total, 33 events of the Series will feature the mystery bounty format, demonstrating the operator’s willingness to spread this novel tournament format and the interest of players in playing mystery bounty events.

XL Spring Series Is Running Globally

At the same time as the XL Spring Series in Ontario, 888poker is running the same tournament series on a global level as well, with that one featuring $2 million in guarantees and expecting a lot bigger attendance from the global player pool.

And while the global XL Spring Series will likely attract a lot more players and create more buzz, the one played at 888poker Ontario should represent amazing value, as overlays are possible in every event and the overall quality of play should be significantly lower.

Elsewhere, 888poker has announced its retreat from the New Jersey online poker scene just recently, as the operator looks to focus on its key markets including Ontario.

This could be good news for Ontario online poker players and those in other parts of the world where 888poker continues to operate, as more investment and focus on those markets could mean more tournament series and other valuable offers in the months to come.

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