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Team 888poker Sit Down to Play at Day 1b WSOPE ME

September 30, 2012

GIBRALTAR, September 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

The 2012 World Series of Poker Europe has been in full force since September 21st and
now it is time for the main event. Today, September 30, 2012, is Day 1B and Team @888poker
[http://twitter.com/888poker ] will be grinding the tables in hopes that all of them will
make it through the day.

Team 888poker players playing today include, Team 888poker veterans, Sam ‘Last Brit
Standing’ Holden, bracelet winner, Tyler Bonkowski and Irish Poker Professional, Padraig
Parkinson. In addition to our veterans, Team 888poker [http://www.888poker.com ] welcomes
their 3 WSOP October Final Niners, Jesse Sylvia, Russell Thomas and Jake Balsinger.

To get updates on all the WSOPE action with Team 888poker, check out #wsope888 and
@888poker feeds, as well as, final table action via the 888poker sponsored WSOPE live
stream at http://www.wsop.com/2012/wsope/live-video.

In addition to updates, 888poker members will have the opportunity to win Apple iPads,
Beats by Dr. Dre, Tournament Tickets and Instant cash in our twitter promos here:


To find out more about this release or 888.com and its house of brands, contact
Marketing and PR Director, Jennifer Von Strohe at Jennifer.Von-Strohe@888holdings.com

About Team 888poker October Niners:

Jesse Sylvia- The current chipleader in the Main Event with 43,875,000 in chips. Jesse
is 24 and from Martha’s Vineyard, MS. He has been playing poker for 3 years and his top
WSOP cash until now was $2954. Fun fact, Jesse was roommates with fellow October Niner
Russell Thomas when they both moved to Las Vegas to play poker professionally.

Russell Thomas- Currently 4th in chipstacks with 24,800,000. Russell is 24 from Bryn
Mawr, PN and works as an actuary. Thomas has cashed 3 times at the WSOP and made the final
tale in a $1500 6-max Event where he finished fifth with a $84,256 cash.

Quote from Russell when asked about being part of Team 888poker, “I am honored to be a
part of Team 888 poker and represent this organization. I look forward to traveling with
the other members of Team 888 to WSOP Europe where I expect to have a lot of fun and
hopefully win some money. I am thrilled about this opportunity and also for what lies

Jake Balsinger- At just 21 years old Jake is the youngest player at the final table.
Jake currently is a student at Arizona State University and will be starting his final
table journey in 8th place with 13,115,000 in chips. Quote from Jake, “When I started out
in the Main Event I figured I would play until I busted but I just kept getting more chips
and people just kept folding, which was nice.”

About 888poker:

888poker.com is the fastest growing online poker brand in the industry, hosting
thousands of poker enthusiasts the world over at any given time. With over 5 million
registered members, 888poker continues to offer the best consumer experience. 888poker
strives to provide quality entertainment by providing a safe, fun and secure poker
environment. Customers play on state-of-the-art software
[http://www.888poker.com/getting-started/how-to-install.htm ] with 3D, PokerCam and Teams
features. As part of the 888poker experience, players also enjoy an 888poker Rewards
Program [http://www.888poker.com/rewards/introduction ], 888poker Online Shop
[http://shop.888poker.com ] and access to My.888poker.com Community. For more details go
to: http://www.888poker.com.

SOURCE 888poker.com

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