PokerStars is proving why it is the world’s largest online poker site by giving its players the chance to win a share of $5 million. The massive prize giveaway is part of a variety of promotions that are celebrating the mega milestone 100 billion poker hands being dealt on the site.
A total of $500,000 will be shared between the players who are lucky enough to be dealt into the record-breaking hand, with at least $100,000 of that going to the winner. Another $500,000 will be split between those playing at the same stake at the time the mega milestone hits.
The previous Mega Milestone hand played out on PokerStars.com back in February of this year. The 95 billionth hand landed on a $0.08/$0.16 No Limit Hold’em table. The winner, RichB17, scooped a massive first place cash prize worth $23,920.
The rest of the $5 million 100 Billion Hands Celebration cash fund will be won in key events and promotions. An additional $1 million will be given away in other milestone hands that hit on the run up to the 100 billionth. Special promotions across tournaments and Sit & Gos will be handing out the other $3 million.
The promotions and cash prizes are part of the long-running “Road to 100 Billion” promotion, where PokerStars celebrates every five billionth milestone hand. Players have responded with huge spikes in traffic as they play multiple tables in the hope of being at the right one when the mega milestone lands. As this key hand approaches, the traffic is expected to reach unprecedented levels.
It takes PokerStars around three months to deal 5 billion hands to its 50 million registered members. This means that the “big one” is estimated to take place towards the middle of June. Players can contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the Road to 100 Billion promotion.
By shinychris | May 31st, 2013