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Get in on December at PokerStars - Get in on $27 Million

PokerStars December Festival
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PokerStars has the month of December mapped out and if you're looking for big cash rewards, all the fun you could catch with the world's biggest fun-catcher, and action that might sizzle the wireless transmission to your mouse, you have to check out the map. Once you know all the stops on the route, set your GPS to follow the road to riches.

PokerStars December Festival is going to award $27,000,000 in prize money during the month of December and you can be one of the big winners shining in the spotlight when the swish of the last card dealt hits the virtual tables. The online poker world will rock with 22 days of special ring-game and tournament promotions from December 1st through the 22nd. The first-ever $10 Million World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Challenge Series will bring Cinderella stories to fruition during the final three days — December 20th-22nd.

During the month of awesome action at the world's biggest online poker site, you can set your GPS for any or all of the following:

Double Vision Sunday

Sundays are a sure stop on the roadmap PokerStars laid out for you. On December 1st the following big money tournaments are running twice and that means the guarantee is on for each session. You are seeing double but there's nothing wrong with your vision.

TournamentBuy-In Time Guarantee
  Regular EditionBonus Edition  
Sunday Kickoff$10908:00 ET08:30 ET$100,000 
Sunday Warm-Up$21511:00 ET11:30 ET$500,000 
Sunday Storm$1113:30 ET14:00 ET$300,000 
Sunday Million$21514:30 ET15:00 ET$1,000,000 

$500K Golden Sit & Gos

Make sure you're in a seat from December 2nd-8th, seat belt on, best game in place, and hope your table is chosen to "strike gold" — (PokerStars estimates a prize will be awarded every two minutes on average). Golden Sit & Go tables are picked at random and the table can win a Bronze, Silver, or Gold prize. Here's an example of the prizes from

"You register for a nine-handed Turbo Sit & Go with a $15 buy-in and your tournament wins the ‘Gold’ prize level. All players in the tournament will receive $75 each and the Sit & Go prize pool will be boosted to five times its normal size, from $125 to $625."

December Mission Week

Jump in and pick a mission — be sure to use the relevant Star Code when you OPT-IN, and play your way to your Mission All-in Shootout during December Mission Week at PokerStars. Once you've complete your mission, you will receive your free ticket but you must register manually. Just do it!

Million Dollar Sundays

The cherry on top of the mile-high whip cream on top of the Sunday — the Sunday Majors -- will have their guaranteed prize pools kicked up to a new high on December 8th and 15th. Look for a special edition of The Sunday Million bringing $5,000,000 to the table and a special $1,000,000 edition of the Sunday Storm.

$700,000 Milestone Hands

PokerStars is famous for Milestone Hands and PokerStars December Festival will not disappoint. Starting at 00:00 ET on December 16th, in every one million hands, all the hand numbers ending in six zeros are part of the promotion. Of course you want in on it, it's going to be gi-normous with 299 regular Milestone Hands and the $500,000 minimum in cash that will be spread over the regular hands. But don't forget Milestone Hand 300!!! Look for $200,000 in cash prizes for that one. Get in a seat and play!

$10M WCOOP Challenge Series

But sure to set your GPS for this one. The $10,000,000 WCOOP Challenge Series runs from December 20th-22nd and has eight scheduled events. That includes the $3,000,000 guaranteed Main Event!!!

Score first place in one of these beauties and you'll not only take home the pig's share of the cash prize, but you'll also win a $5,200 2014 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event ticket — and a customized commerative money clip.

WCOOP Challenge Series Tournament Schedule

WCOOP Challenge 1: $109 NLHE$109Friday, December 2013:00 ET$500,000
WCOOP Challenge 2: $215+R NLHE [Turbo]$215+RFriday, December 20 17:00 ET
WCOOP Challenge 3: $700 NLHE [Progressive Super-Knockout]$700Saturday, December 2111:00 ET$1,000,000
WCOOP Challenge 4: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max]$1,050Saturday, December 21 15:00 ET
WCOOP Challenge 5: $215 NLHE$215Sunday, December 2211:00 ET$1,000,000
WCOOP Challenge 6: $1,050+R PLO$1,050+RSunday, December 2213:00 ET$500,000
WCOOP Challenge 7: $215 NLHE$215Sunday, December 2214:30 ET$2,000,000
WCOOP Challenge 8: $2,100 NLHE Main Event$2,100Sunday, December 2215:30 ET$3,000,000

Team PokerStars Pro Lex Veldhuis commented on the festival in the press release: “"he festive season is usually a great time to play online poker and this year it’s going to be unmissable. I’ll play all the big Sunday tourneys, hope to win a milestone hand bonus in the ring games, and be going after a WCOOP Challenge Series title — it would be so cool to book my World Championship of Online Poker 2014 Main Event seat now."

By now you have a very clear idea of how you're going to spend a lot of days during the month of December, and you're on the right road. If you don't have a PokerStars account, we'll make it easy for you and you don't even have to pull over; simply download PokerStars here at PokerWorks and use our marketing code "POKERWORKS" and the bonus code "STARS600" to get a 100% deposit bonus up to $600.

Don't wait to enjoy all the fun and action and huge cash prizes that could come your way during PokerStars December Festival. And please do enjoy the holidays!

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