PokerStars is approaching a major milestone – 50 billion hands.
The 50 billionth hand is expected to hit this month and PokerStars are awarding big cash prizes to players lucky enough to be dealt in for it.
Cash prizes will be paid across all cash game tables starting around September 16 and leading into the 50 billion Mega Milestone hand. Players who are dealt into every millionth hand will win a cash prize of $50 for every VPP they earned in the previous 50 hands played on that table. All players dealt in will receive a base prize of $50, and any player that wins a portion of the main pot will also get their cash prize doubled!
The Milestone Hands will begin with hand number 49,700,000,000 and end with hand 50,000,000,000.
You play for half an hour on a $1/$2 NLHE table. You play 53 hands in this time and are then dealt into a milestone hand. The system will look at the most recent 50 hands that you’ve played at that table and calculate the number of VPPs earned. In this instance, you earned 31 VPPs, so the prize will be: 31 * $50 + $50 = $1600. If you go on to win the hand, you’ll receive $3,200.
When the big 50 billion Mega Milestone is reached, all players dealt in will be rewarded $500 for every VPP earned in the previous 50 hands (calculated same as above, including the base prize of $500 for all players dealt in). The winner of the Mega Milestone will also have their prize money doubled – which could mean a grand total of tens of thousands of dollars!
In addition to these prizes, everyone dealt into the hand will receive an entry to the $5,200 WCOOP Main Event on September 26. The winner of the hand will also receive $50,000.
In the event of a split pot (either from a tied hand or from a split pot game) all winners will receive a share of the $50,000 proportional to their share of the main pot of the hand.
All together, there will likely be more than $1 Million paid out with this promotion, which will run until September 25.
For more information and the terms and conditions, check out PokerStars.com.
Note: At the time of publishing of this article, the hand tracker was at about 49.4 billion.
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