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PokerStars News: Multi-Currency Options, EPT Snowfest Satellites and NHL Vegas Packages

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There are a lot of new developments at PokerStars, starting with their multi-currency options for real money players. Calculating exchange rates for poker sites has been difficult, thanks to the big swings of the value of the US dollar, Euro, and most other global currencies over the last two years. Players across the globe have been left frustrated and feeling they weren’t getting fair rates. But PokerStars hopes to curb that problem by using the current exchange rate reported by Reuters, to make conversions more stable as they are automatically credited in player accounts.

The big change is the new option that players now have to keep all of their funds in one of four currency choices; the USD, CAD, GBP, or Euro. This new currency option makes PokerStars the only online poker room to totally offer a world-wide friendly playing environment. And with future plans hopefully seeing the support of the AUD, PokerStars will really be the global leader. And while PokerStars only offers real money tables in USD and Euro at this time, more choices of table currency may be added down the road.

Next up is the new PokerStars EPT Snowfest promotion just for Nordic and Baltic players!
The European Poker Tour (EPT) makes its seventh and very first Snowfest stop, scheduled to take place from March 21st to March 26th at the Alpine PalaceSaalbach-Hinterglemm ski resort in beautiful Austria. And if you are a Nordic or Baltic player, you can win a prize package when you qualify in the PokerStars daily $1.000 freeroll, the $3.30 Rebuy or the $20+2 tournament! Not only can you win cash, but qualifier seats will be awarded on top of the normal prize pool! You can get in on the Daily FreeRoll every night at 21:10 EST where you not only play for free, but can win a share of the $1,000 prize pool!

And if you can’t make it to the Freerolls, you can join the daily buy-in tournaments where just $3.30 or $20+$2 can get you qualified for the final and win your EPT Snowfest seat! On top of the cash prizes you can win, each tournament will award the top three finishers a seat in the final on March 12th, where they play for their EPT Snowfest seat!

Then for Hockey fans in the USA, PokerStars and the Dallas Stars want to send you off to Lass Vegas!  You can win a fantastic trip to Las Vegas and be a guest at one of hockey’s biggest events of the year - the NHL Awards courtesy of PokerStars! Just play in one of the many qualifier tournaments which are running now for your chance to descend on Sin City for a fun-packed weekend of NHL excitement! Reserved solely for players in the US, PokerStars is hosting FreeRolls so you can win your Vegas vacation absolutely FREE!

Get in a FreeRoll to take the top spot and you will advance to the Grand Final on April 4th! Take that down to go on to compete against other NHL fans and some very special guest players like Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu and NHL legend Brett Hull!  Beat this line-up and you will snag a prize package that includes tickets to the awards ceremony for you and three friends!

But that’s not all – PokerStars will also throw in your flights to Las Vegas, Hotel accommodation and even some cash to spend while you are there! Want even more? You got it, because Dallas Stars gear will be awarded to the players who make it big in the Semi Finals and the Grand Final!

There are FreeRolls and low buy-in qualifiers running as listed below. To register, go to the PokerStars lobby, then click the ‘Tourney’ and ‘Regional’ tabs.

•    Round 1 tournaments start with FreeRolls at 20:00 ET Monday through Friday with the Top 90 players winning Round 2 Semi Finals seats. There are also $1.10 cash buy in Round 1 events at 19:00 ET Tuesdays and Thursdays which will award one in five players a Grand Final seat.

•    Round 2 is the Semi Finals which are held at 21:00 ET on the following Sundays: February 28th, March 14th and March 28th. The 50 top players in each tournament will advance to the Grand Final and the top 10 players will also win Dallas Stars merchandise.

•    Then it will be time for all of the winners to take a seat in the Grand Final which takes place on Sunday April 4th at 21:00 ET. The winner will be awarded the NHL Las Vegas prize package and the top five will also win Dallas Stars merchandise.

Whether you want to play in the EPT Snowfest or party at the NHL awards in Vegas, PokerStars has your ticket waiting!

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