When Black Friday took place and Americans could no longer play on the three biggest poker sites in the world, it became clear that PokerStars has never put all their eggs in one basket. Even without Americans in the picture, their player traffic is still strong and they are still the biggest poker site on the Internet today.
Their efforts to attract new players to the game become clear when looking at their PokerStars Women program. To entice women to play on their site, they have created exclusive online tournaments, started a ladies poker league, and organized live tournament trips. This article will discuss some of the latest promotions exclusive to female players.
The latest PokerStars Women Live event will take place this year at EPT London, which is being hosted in the Metropole between September 30th and October 6th. Women can play the EPT London Ladies event for £550 on October 2nd. PokerStars wants to make the field as big as possible by offering online satellites.
PokerStars is offering EPT London Ladies packages worth £1,500, which includes a tournament buy-in and cash for various expenses. To win this package, just play the Weekly Final every Sunday between now and September 25th. The buy-in for the Weekly Final is an affordable £108.50. There are cheaper satellites during the week if £108.50 is too rich for your blood. You can even qualify for free by playing the daily Turbo FreeRoll at 15:15 ET.
PokerStars is also giving ladies a chance to qualify for the upcoming World Championships of Online Poker. By just playing on the many exclusive ladies tournaments online, you get the chance to win free WCOOP Step tickets!
All players that make the final table of the daily $0.10 Women’s Poker Lague tournaments will receive a free $7.50 WCOOP Step 1 satellite ticket. You get the same ticket for making the final table of the $1.10 Women’s Poker League tournament, too.
Every Sunday there is a Women’s Sunday tournament for $55. If you can final table this event, you will receive a WCOOP Step 2 ticket worth $27.
PokerStars is also offering a prize to the woman that places the highest on the WCOOP leaderboard. The Woman of the Series will be offered a PCA 2012 package worth $3,500! PokerStars will verify the gender of the winner via ID, so don’t try any funny business if you aren’t a woman.
With so many opportunities for women on PokerStars, it’s a great time for females to give poker a try. The weekly league tournament starts as low as $0.10, so it’s cheap to learn and you get the chance to talk to fellow female players at the table. And who knows… you might find yourself on a plane to the Bahamas in January!