Four New PokerStars VIP Live Events in 2013
PokerStars has announced four new VIP Club Live events in 2013, stopping in Vancouver in July, Berlin, Germany in August, São Paolo, Brazil in October, and London, UK, in November. The Live Event is a party open to all PokerStars players. In order to attend, a player must use FPP loyalty points, and tickets to the event are purchased exclusively in the VIP store. The events offer an open bar, food, games, prizes, and more. Prizes from the PokerStars VIP Store will also be handed out. For more information, click here.
PokerStars Hosts New Biggest Tournament
Sunday, June 16th marked yet another record-breaking day for PokerStars. They hosted the biggest ever Multi Table Tournament, a $1 buy-in Event part of the 100 Billion Hand celebrations. 225,000 players competed for a $300,000 prizepool. 60,000 players made the money, with “Mr.SlavaPro” from Russia took first place for $25,000, and second place went to Greece’s “johnnykara75″ for $15,000. For more information, click here.
PokerStars 100 Billion Hands Celebration Continues!
Last Thursday marked a day for the record books for PokerStars, as the online poker giant celebrated its 100 billionth hand. On top of that, The 100 Billion Hand Promotion, which began June 7th, has paid out over $2 million to players on PokerStars. While it was a momentous event, the party isn’t over! PokerStars will continue to run the promotion through June and offer players other chances to win extra prize money. For more information, click here.
PokerStars Challenge Court Ruling on Purchase of the Atlantic Club in New Jersey
PokerStars’ parent company, The Rational Group, appealed a court ruling made on the 17th of May regarding their purchase of the Atlantic City Casino in New Jersey. This deal would have given PokerStars access to attempt to break into the newly regulated New Jersey Online gambling market. For more information, click here.
PokerStars Has Now Dealt Over 100 billion Hands
The wait is over! Last week PokerStars celebrated its 100 billionth hand played. The momentous occasion happened at Euryalos XI, a $0.02/$0.05 6-Max table. Greek player microulis69 won $103,800 for the winning hand, and the total awarded at the table was $169,260. A further $830,790.34 was split among the 9,471 playing at the same game/stake as the winning hand, with the average of $84.72 going to those lucky players. For more information, click here.
Mark Scheinberg Agrees deal with DoJ as “Final Resolution” for PokerStars
Mark Scheinberg, current CEO of PokerStars and son of PokerStars founder Isai, has entered into a final deal with the District Court for the Southern District of New York. The deal states that Scheinberg will forfeit $50 Million as final restitution to the US Government for the alleged illegal action of PokerStars. For more information, click here.
As the LAPT is playing out in Colombia, the next stop for the region’s richest poker tour will be Peru. The event will head to the Atlantic City Casino in the capital city of Lima from July 31 – August 4, 2013 and will feature nine events as part of the festival, including a $1,500 + $150 Main Event with unlimited re-entries during the first four levels of play. Click here for full tournament schedule and event information.
Schedule Announced for Season 10 of the European Poker Tour
The season will feature eight events, starting in Barcelona on August 28, 2013 and culminating in Monaco with the EPT Grand Final on April 23, 2014.
Barcelona – Aug. 28
London – Oct. 2
Prague – Dec. 8
Caribbean Adventure – Jan. 4
Deauvile – Jan. 22
Berlin – Mar. 12
Sanremo – Apr. 6
Monaco – Apr. 23
The mGaming Awards names PokerStars Best Mobile Poker Operator of 2013
Hop on PokerStars for play money or real money on any of the following devices: Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, various Android phones and tablets.
Whether you prefer cash games, sit n goes, multi-table tournaments or Zoom poker, the PokerStars mobile client will enable you to connect to your favourite games anywhere that you have internet access!
The app is now available within the US! You can compete with other US residents on the go, for play money.
>Win A Main Event Passport
Friday, April 19th marked the launch of PokerStars Main Event satellites. Win a seat to the Las Vegas WSOP, Caribbean PCA, EPT, APPT, or LAPT Main Event. Win a Main Event Passport and you’ll take home a prize package worth $13,000, which covers your tournament buy-in, hotel accommodations, and spending cash.
Brand new at PokerStars, the Women’s Sunday Event
This females only event at PokerStars runs every Sunday starting at 14:30 ET. There is a $10,000 guaranteed prize pool along with bounties on participating female pros such as Liv Boeree, Fatima Moreire de Melo and Celina Lin.
Buy-in directly for $55, win your way in through satellites from as low as $2.20, or qualify in the weekly freeroll qualifier which runs on Saturdays at 13:00 ET!