Devilfish Battles Cancer
The World Series of Poker announced last week that 888poker will be the official sponsor for both the 2015 WSOP and WSOP Europe.
Also, one of the game's legends is fighting terminal cancer.
888 Poker To Sponsor 2015 World Series of Poker
Last week WSOP officials announced a deal that will see 888poker become the primary sponsor for the 2015 World Series of Poker.
As part of the agreement 888poker will be the only place in many parts of the world where one can satellite into the 2015 WSOP. 888poker is the only online site with the approval to register players directly into events.
In addition, 888poker will become part of the live reporting team at both the 2015 WSOP and WSOP Europe. Chip counts, updates and more will be available from 888poker's website.
"888Poker has been a great partner to CIE for many years now," according to WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. "But 2015 is the year they will go All-In against the WSOP. We're proud of the comprehensive offering 888poker will have for any player outside the USA who dreams to play in our flagship events. We see 888 Poker's expanded sponsorship as an important step to qualify players affordably and bring additional prize money to the tournaments."
WSOP.com in the United States will remain the only place for Americans to satellite into events. Like last year, expect traffic in both Nevada and New Jersey to receive a significant bump starting late May.
The Devilfish Battling Cancer
Former WSOP bracelet winner and WPT Champion David "Devilfish" Ulliott is reportedly battling terminal colon cancer.
The reports began circling the news wires over the weekend over his condition, including some reports that he had already passed.
Several sources confirmed that Ulliot is still fighting and is home battling the disease. He is reportedly spending time with family and working on other projects, including the relaunch of Devilfish Poker.
The Devilfish became a poker superstar in the early days of the Poker Boom due to his brash personality and amazing ability at the tables. He became an international name in 2003 when he defeated Phil Ivey heads-up to win the Jack Binion World Poker Open for his first WPT title.
Ulliot's only WSOP bracelet came pre-Boom when he took down the $2,000 PL Hold'em Event at the 1997 World Series of Poker.
His last six-figure score came in 2013 when he finished sixth in the EPT London High Roller, earning $133,465. He is currently 82nd on the All-Time Money List with $6.21 million in earnings.