Can you even picture 100 billion poker hands flipping through virtual space? PokerStars recently gave away hundreds of thousands of dollars to players in celebration in the 90 billion hands of real-money poker that were being dealt. PokerStars is now ready to give away more money than ever when the magical 100 billion hand mark is reached — that is expected to happen on June 14th.
This is what 100 billion looks like -- 100,000,000,000!
Soon that number will hit and only PokerStars — no other online poker site is even close to dealing that number of hands — in typical PokerStars fashion, gives you a shot to enjoy an elaborate, exciting party that will feature some spectacular prizes and you can get right in the mix to win them.
The Million Dollar Hand
PokerStars is giving away cash prizes to players every millionth hand from hand #99,700,000,000 onwards, just like the other milestone hands on the road to 100 Billion. Get dealt into a milestone hand and win a minimum of $75, but prizes are expected to be much high than that since PokerStars uses a special formula to generate the prize. That formula:
- 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
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). If you won the milestone hand, your prize would have doubled to $4,800!
When the 100 billionth hand has been reached, the prizes become astronomical. If you're dealt into the 100 billionth hand, you will win a minimum of $10,000 while the winner of the famous hand will see no less than $100,000 placed into their PokerStars account!
There is more!
PokerStars is guaranteeing $1,000,000 will be paid out during the 100 billionth hand so any prize money that is left over after paying out the players dealt into hand number 100 billion will be paid to all the players that were dealt into the same stake and betting format as the 100 billionth hand!
World Record Tournament
The 100 billionth hand is so important to PokerStars that the celebration continues even after that milestone hand has been dealt and everyone is screaming with joy and stacking the cash!
PokerStars is running a tournament on June 16th with a $300,000 guaranteed prize pool and an entry fee of $1. PokerStars is hoping more than 225,000 players will join the tournament in a Guinness World Record attempt. Get ready to be part of poker history and play for bragging rights and CA$H!
Zoom in on the celebration
The 100 billion hands celebration continues with the introduction of the first-ever $1 million guaranteed Zoom tournament. Taking place at 13:00ET on June 23rd, the Zoom 100 has an entry fee of $100+$9 and will see a minimum of $1,000,000 in prize money with $100,000 earmarked for the winner. Get your Zoom on today!
Zoom & BOOM!
You could win up to $100 when you share a Zoom hand with PokerStars' BOOM player. PokerStars Pros Liv Boeree, Daniel Negreanu and Lex Veldhius will select the greatest hands ever played on PokerStars from the videos you've sent. When the hands have been selected, get ready to play Zoom Poker and if your hole cards, including suit, match 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
Between June 17th-23rd, you could find your Sit & Go turn to GOLD in a special Golden Sit & Go tournament. Real-money sit & go tournaments will be selected at random by PokerStars and the payout will be much more than the usual prize money for that tournament.
Some tournaments will have their prize pool doubled, some quadrupled and some will have the prize pool multiplied ten-fold! PokerStars is hoping to give away a minimum of $1,000,000 to sit & go players during this promotion.
$1 Million Ultimate Freeroll
The 100 billionth hand celebrations bring the curtain down with a special $1,000,000 freeroll where the winner will walk away with $50,000!
The Ultimate Freeroll is by ticket-only, but that part is easy! Get your ticket by making a deposit of $50 or more with the bonus code “ULTIMATE” to get a seat in the Ultimate Freeroll.
OR deposit between $10 and $44999 with the bonus code “SNG” to get a seat to a 6-Max Sit & Go Ultimate Freeroll Satellite. Win the satellite and you'll have a seat in the Ultimate Freeroll!
Another way to qualify for the Ultimate Freeroll is to finish in the top 50 of any of the 100 Trivia Freerolls. The Trivia Freerolls are free but you need a password — earn it by answering a trivia question about PokerStars’ history.
The 100 Billion Hands Celebration is a month long promotion and you have the chance to change your life with an avalanche of CA$H. Play PokerStars during June to build your chances of walking away with a massive prize from the world’s biggest online poker site.
Don’t have a PokerStars account yet? Then download PokerStars and use our marketing code “POKERWORKS” when you create your account and the bonus code “STARS600” when you make your first deposit to receive a 100% match up to $600 first deposit bonus. And you'll be eligible to enjoy all future promotions PokerStars and PokerWorks run together.