PokerStars to Celebrate 100 Billionth Hand With $5 Million Giveaway
A total of $5 million is set to be given away across a variety of promotions to celebrate the historic 100 billionth hand to be dealt by online card site, PokerStars.
Founded in 2001, PokerStars is the world’s largest online poker hub, having attracted 50 million registered users so far in its 12-year history.
Over the next month, the site is preparing to give away a huge range of prizes to players who participate in ring game, tournament and Sit & Go events.
When the 100 Billion Mega Milestone is reached, players will be awarded a share of $1million, with each player at the lucky table winning $10,000 each, whilst the overall champion will receive $100,000 when the big hand strikes.
“100 billion hands represents the play of millions of people who love the game – whether they play occasionally, never miss a Sunday Million tournament or are professionals. 100 billion is an incredible number of hands, the result of many years of support and dedication from our players, to whom we constantly strive to deliver a better experience for each and every day,” commented Alex Payne, Chief Marketing Officer of PokerStars.
In February this year, the 95th billionth hand struck at a $0.08/$0.16 No-Limit Hold’em table and lucky player “RichB17” won a total of $23,920. With excitement expected to be even greater this time round, PokerStars is anticipating a significant rise in traffic as hopefuls attempt to become a part of online poker history.
PokerStars.com deals approximately 5 billion hands every three months, so the big moment is estimated to take place around June 14th. Players looking to take part can visit the website.
Aside from the $1 million dollar hand, Pokerstars.com will also be hosting a special Golden Sit & Go event (June 17th-23rd) and a Zoom 100 tournament (June 23rd).
There are approximately 100 billion stars in the entire Milky Way, and in just over a decade PokerStars has fittingly managed to deal a hand for each one.
In association with Pokerstars