Milestone hands raining down on PokerStars

ps_news_thn.jpgThere's this scene in a Hollywood disaster movie. I can't remember which one, but it doesn't matter, because seven out of ten of the films have fiery balls falling from the sky. So, picture those fiery balls screaming toward earth and your head. Now imagine actually wanting to get hit by one. Now, imagination your incineration winning you a lot of money.

At this hour (early day, ET, Thursday), those fiery balls of goodness are falling all over PokerStars players, and those folks are happily, richly rolling around in their own cremains. The PokerStars Road to 100 Billion 60 Billionth Hand promotion is rocking and rolling. People have started winning big cash just for getting dealt into the big hands.

This is what it looked like just a few minutes ago as hand #59,717,000,000 came out at a .50/$1 Pot-Limit Omaha table. Olga12323 picked up the main pot and won some big cash just for being in the right place at the right time with the right hand.


If you missed the first announcement, we explained the whole shebang in this blog post about the Road to 100 Billion.

With more than 160,000 players in action at this moment, the milestone hands are hitting at a pretty rapid pace. At this rate, we could easily hit the big one within the next four or five days.

For now, keep your eye on the sky. There are currently about a million places you can see the current hand number. It's on the front page of the PokerStars Blog, on the front page of, in the hand counter on any of the tables, or in the main PokerStars lobby.

Good luck on the Road to 100 Billion. That 60 billionth turn is going to be a doozy. Watch for those fireballs and all.

For more on the Road to 100 Billion promotion and how to keep track of the milestone hands, check out the video below.

Brad Willis
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