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PokerStars is Celebrating 50 Billion Hands by Giving Away $1 Million

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The month of September, 2010 brings with it another major milestone at PokerStars as their 50 billionth hand will be dealt. And to celebrate, there will be a mountain of cash given away totaling a whopping One Million Dollars!

The folks at PokerStars are well aware that without their many loyal players this awesome achievement wouldn’t be possible. That’s why they are sharing the excitement with the ‘50 Billion’ promotion as a way of saying thank you to all who helped make this feat attainable. All in all, there is a million dollars on the line including Milestone Hand rewards in cash games that will culminate into the 50 Billion Mega Milestone. There are also other special promotions including Super Sit n Gos, Depositor Freerolls and even a special VIP Club instant cash credit. The 50 Billion celebration event is going to be massive – so don’t miss out on all of the fun and free cash!

To get you started right now - grab a fast $50 in cash courtesy of the PokerStars VIP Club! As part of the 50 Billionth Hand celebration you can get an instant $50 cash credit for just 3,000 frequent player points - no matter what VIP level you are! Just go to the VIP Store and redeem your points, then you have some cash to play in the online poker games and maybe hit a Milestone Hand!

The Cash Game 50 Billion: Milestone Hands will be happening all across the cash game tables beginning on or about September 16th and will keep going until the 50 Billion Mega Milestone hand is dealt. All PokerStars players who are dealt into every Millionth Hand will be awarded a cash prize of $50 for every player point they earned from the previous 50 hands played at that table. Not only will all players dealt into the Millionth Hand win a base prize of $50, but also any player who wins the main pot will have their cash prize doubled! And it doesn’t matter what limit or what game you play, because the Milestone Hands can be dealt at any cash table!

The Milestone Hands will kick off with hand number 49,700,000,000 and will end with hand 50,000,000,000.  When the 50 Billion Mega Milestone Hand is reached, all players dealt into the hand will be rewarded with $500 for every player point earned in the previous 50 hands as well as the base prize of $500. What’s more, the winner of the Mega Milestone Hand will also receive double the prize money, which could calculate to a total of tens of thousands of dollars! Plus, everyone dealt into the 50th Mega Milestone hand will receive an entry to the $5,200 World Championship of Online Poker Main Event to take place on September 26th and the winner of the hand will be awarded with whopping $50,000 cash prize!

Also included in the big celebration are the 50 Billion Super Sit n Go Tournaments! A total of five special 50-man Super Sit n Go tournaments will run around the clock until September 25th with buy-in levels from $1.10, $5.50, $11 and $22 up to $55.  Play your best because the winner of every tournament gets a chunk of $50,000 to be shared among all the winners at each buy-in level! Find these special Sit n Gos under the ‘Tourney’ then ‘Sit n Go’ and ‘All’ tabs in the PokerStars lobby.

Then to top off the festivities, there will be 50 Billion ReLoad Freerolls that are open to all PokerStars players who use the code ‘50BN’ when they reload their account. Once you make your deposit, you will be awarded a ticket to one of three special FreeRoll tournaments having a whopping $50,000 prize pool! These fabulous FreeRoll events will take place on Saturday, September 25th at 09:15 ET, 15:15 ET and 21:15 ET. You’ll find them listed under the ‘Tourney’ and ‘Special’ tabs in the PokerStars lobby.

Join the 50 Billionth Hand celebration at PokerStars today - and get ready to grab your share of One Million Dollars in free cash that will be given away!

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