PokerStars set to hit 50 billionth hand

ps_news_thn.jpgI don't even know what 50 billion is. I'm sure it's a number, and I'm certain it's huge, but I can't imagine 50 billion of anything. Fifty billion single dollar bills? Unpicturable. Fifty billion toothpicks? Still can't do it.

Well, what about 50 billion hands of poker?

That's what PokerStars is about to achieve. Sometime in the very near future, PokerStars will deal its 50 billionth hand of poker. It's something that has taken a decade to achieve and it's a feat that bears some celebration.

That's why PokerStars has once again kicked up a huge celebratory promotion for the people who have made the site what it is. Cash prizes, big tourneys, freerolls and more are in the offing with more than a million bucks up for grabs.

Starting September 16 and culminating with the 50 billionth hand, players dealt into every millionth hand will get $50 for every VPP they earned in the previous 50 hands played on that table. Better yet, the winner of that hand will have the cash prize doubled.

Then, when the 50 billionth hand hits, all players dealt will get $500 for every VPP earned in the previous 50 hands, and again, the winner gets double that. The big hand winners will also all get entries into the $5,200 WCOOP Main Event on September 26.

That's not enough? Alright then. How about this? The winner of the hand will also receive $50,000.


That's just the start of it. There will be fifty 50-player Super Sit & Go tournaments running from September 10-25 across a range of buy-in levels .The winner of every tournament gets a slice of $50,000 shared out between all the winners at each buy-in level.

PokerStars will also host freerolls people who deposit into their accounts during the promotion. Depositors who enter a special code get a ticket to one of three $50,000 freerolls.

The promotions don't end there. To learn all about the 50 billion hand promotion, get the depositor code, and see all the important details you need to know, visit the PokerStars 50 billionth hand page.

Brad Willis
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