It seems like only yesterday that PokerStars was giving away hundreds of thousands of dollars to its customers to celebrate having dealt 90 billion hands of real-money cash-game poker. Just a few short months later, PokerStars is preparing to give away more money than ever before as the magical 100 billion hand mark is about to hit!
Do you know what 100 billion looks like written out? 100,000,000,000, that’s what! That is how real money hands PokerStars has dealt since opening its doors to the poker loving public. It is such an achievement – no other site in the industry is anywhere near that figure – that PokerStars is throwing an elaborate party that could see you win some spectacular prizes.
The Million Dollar Hand
Like in previous milestone promotions, PokerStars is giving away cash prizes to players every millionth hand from hand #99,700,000,000 onwards. Any player dealt into a milestone hand will win a minimum of $75, but prizes are likely to be much high than that as uses a special formula to generate the prize. That formula is shown below:
- Dealt into a milestone hand: (No. of VPPs in last 50 hands x $675) +$75
- Win milestone hand: (No. VPPs in last 50 hands x $75+$75) x2
For example, if you were playing at a $1/$2 table and were dealt into a milestone hand having generated 31VPPs in the last 50 hands your prize would be $2,400 (31*$75+$75). Had you won the milestone hand, your prize would have doubled to $4,800!
Astronomical prizes are being given away during the 100 billionth hand. Everyone dealt into the milestone hand will win a minimum of $10,000, while the winner will have no less than $100,000 placed into his PokerStars account!
But that's not all! PokerStars guarantees it will pay out $1,000,000 during the 100 billionth hand celebration, so whatever prize money is left over after paying out those players dealt into hand number 100 billion will be given away to all the players that were dealt into the same stake and betting structure as the 100 billionth hand!
World Record Tournament
The 100 billionth hand is so important to PokerStars that it has decided to continue the celebrations even once that milestone hand has been dealt and everyone is rolling in money! On June 16, PokerStars is running a tournament with a $300,000 guaranteed prize pool that costs just $1 to enter. PokerStars is hoping to attract more than 225,000 players to the tournament in a Guinness World Record attempt. Become part of history and get involved.
Zoom Just Got More Profitable
The 100 billion hands celebration continues with the introduction of the first-ever $1 million guaranteed Zoom tournament. Taking place at 13:00 ET on June 23, the Zoom 100 costs $100+$9 to enter and will award a minimum of $1,000,000 in prize money, of which $100,000 is earmarked for the winner.
Zoom & BOOM!
Win up to $100 just for sharing a Zoom hand with the excellent PokerStars BOOM player. PokerStars Pros Liv Boeree, Daniel Negreanu and Lex Veldhius are to select the greatest hands ever played on PokerStars from the videos you have sent in. Once these hands are selected all you need to do is play some Zoom Poker and if your holecards, including suit, are the same as one of the special hands and you share the hand on the BOOM player, you will win 100 times your big blind up to $100!
Golden Sit & Gos
From June 17 through 23 there is a chance you could be playing in a special Golden Sit-N-Go tournament. Real-money sit-n-go tournaments will be selected at random by PokerStars and will pay out much more than they usually do for that tournament.
Some tournaments will have their prize pool doubled, some quadrupled and some will have the prize pool multiplied ten-fold! PokerStars says it hopes to give away $1,000,000 to sit-n-go players during this promotion, but hope it is more.
$1 Million Ultimate Freeroll
The 100 billionth hand celebrations are closed out by a special $1,000,000 freeroll where the winner will walk away with $50,000!
Entry to the Ultimate Freeroll is strictly ticket-only, but getting your hands on a ticket is very easy. You can either make a deposit of $50 or more with the bonus code “ULTIMATE” to gain a seat in the Ultimate Freeroll.
You can also deposit between $10 and $44,999 with the bonus code “SNG” to be awarded a seat to a 6-Max Sit & Go Ultimate Freeroll Satellite. Win the satellite and a seat in the Ultimate Freeroll is yours!
The final way to qualify for the Ultimate Freeroll is to finish in the top 50 of any of the 100 Trivia Freerolls. These Trivia Freerolls cost nothing to enter but you will only receive the password for them by answering a trivia question about PokerStars’ history.
As you can see, the 100 Billion Hands Celebration is a month long promotion that could potentially change your life. Focus your play on PokerStars during June to maximize your chances of walking away with a massive prize from the world’s biggest online poker site.
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