By Matthew Marietta, Rakeback.com Executive Editor
Sometime around or after 3pm Eastern Standard Time, one player on PokerStars will win the 100 billionth hand to be dealt on the site.
He or she is guaranteed an immediate cash prize of $100k and everyone else dealt into the hand at the table will get $10k. All the players dealt in to the hand will also get $2,000 for every VPP earned in the last 50 hands at that table.
And … everyone else playing on tables at the same stakes and in the same game will share whatever remains of $1m after the winners on the main table have been paid out.
PokerStars has seen a galactic surge in cash game players since the promotion started. Every millionth hand dealt at a non-Zoom cash game table pays out cash prizes, based on $75 for each VPP earned in the last 50 hands at that table plus $75, and the hand’s winner gets the prize doubled.
$5m is going out in free prizes this month as the biggest name in the industry celebrates a remarkable achievement-100,000,000,000 real money hands dealt.
Zoom players will have their own promotion towards the end of the month; Sit & Go players are already getting the boosted prize pools of the Golden Sit & Go, and anyone depositing $50 or more will get a free entry to a $1m prize pool tournament to be held on June 30.
This weekend, PokerStars is going for the world record for the largest poker tournament every to be held. June 16 will see a $1 buy in tournament with a $300k guarantee. Entries are capped, if that word can possibly be applied here, to 225,000 players!
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