PokerStars has dealt almost 95 Billion real money poker hands and to celebrate they are giving away $1,000,000 in cash. The world’s biggest online poker site has promised a huge celebration when it finally reaches the unprecedented 100 Billion hands mark, but before then we have the not-so-small matter of the 95 Billionth hand promotion.
As mentioned, PokerStars is putting up $1,000,000 in prize money and this will be given away to players who are dealt into qualifying hands while playing at cash game tables. From hand 94,700,000,000 to 95,000,000,000 PokerStars will give away huge cash bonuses to player dealt into every millionth hand.
Cash prizes will be calculated by using the following formulas:
- Dealt into Milestone hand: (# of VPPs in last 50 hands x $60) +$20 = Cash Prize
- Win Milestone Hand: (# of VPPs in last 50 hands x $60 +$20) x 2 = Cash Prize
As an example, should you be dealt into a Milestone hand and have earned 31 VPPs in the last 50 hands you would be awarded a cash prize of $1,880 (31*$60 + $20). If you won a Milestone hand your prize would be doubled to $3,760.
The biggest cash prizes are awarded to those dealt into the 95 Billionth hand; there are some huge prizes on offer. The formulas for working out the Mega Milestone bonuses are:
- Dealt into Mega Milestone: (# of VPPs in last 50 hands x $1,000) + $10,000 = Cash Prize
- Win Mega Milestone: (# of VPPs in last 50 hands x $1,000 +$10,000) x 2 = Cash Prize
If you won the 95 Billionth hand and had earned 40 VPPs in the last 50 hands then you would walk away with $100,000 in cash! A hundred grand! What would you do with $100,000?
When the 90 Billionth hand was played out in November 2012 it was “m1sspiggy” who took it down. The hand hit on a $1/$2 No Limit Hold’em table called “Ornamenta” and when the dust had settled the following prizes were awarded.
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