On June 15, PokerStars will award a whopping 200 guaranteed seats to the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event. The satellite starts at 4:30 pm ET with a $370 buy-in. The prize package not only includes the $10,000 Main Event buy-in, but also $2,500 in spending money, free hotel accommodation at the Palms (or $1,000 cash), hotel suite upgrades for Supernovas and Supernova Elite VIP members, shuttle bus service, and additional cash bonuses for making a TV table or the final table.
With just 7 players in 1970, the WSOP has grown from its small beginnings to now the largest and most renown poker gala in the world. Winning the WSOP Main Event now rewards the champion with a large multi-million prize pool and poker celebrity status.
PokerStars gives the average joe poker player a chance to gain entry and win the Main Event. In 2003, Chris Moneymaker won $2.5 million after winning his seat through a PokerStars’ satellite. Last year Tuan Lam, Raymond Rahme, Hevad Khan all made it to the final table after qualifying through satellites.
To register for the June 15 satellite, open the PokerStars lobby, click “Events”, and then click “WSOP.” Other satellites will also be starting as low as $2.20 or 250 FPP credits. However, this is one you do not want to miss. Over 1,400 players have already qualified for the 2008 WSOP Main Event from PokerStars, and you can join them.
If you do not already have an account with PokerStars, click the links on this page to sign up.