From the big game to the big match (via the VIP Store)
As regular players will know with every hand you play on PokerStars you earn StarsCoin. The bigger the games you play up to a certain point, the more StarsCoin you earn, and the more benefits you can tap into.
Including big games.
For once we're not talking about poker's big games. We mean big soccer games, with tickets to some great matches now available to poker-playing soccer fans in the VIP Store.
With the start of the new season just days away we're offering you the chance to get your hands on tickets to top games across England in the coming months.
Whether you're a lifelong fan or just a shameless glory hunter, it's a question of whether VIP treatment in some of the finest stadiums across the land is something that appeals to you. If it is get ready to start boosting your StarsCoin bankroll.
We have limited tickets for the games listed below, available from today in the VIP Club Live section of the VIP Store. We've listed the dates and times of these games, but beware the scheduling whims of TV broadcasters. These can often change due to TV rights.
We've added the following tickets to the VIP Store today.
Liverpool vs Manchester United - 3:00pm, Saturday, October 15th
Premier Club Executive Seats in blocks CE3 & CE7 of Anfield for this clash of two great rivals, with access to the Bob Paisley & Bill Shankley Suites two and a half hours before the game, and one hour after the final whistle. You'll enjoy a two course buffet meal before kick-off, with a cash bar available as well as a match programme - 55,000 StarsCoin per pair
Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur - 3:00pm, Saturday, November 5th
If north London derbies are more your thing then a trip to The Emirates Stadium might suit you. You'll get Club Level seats between blocks 68 - 76 with a complimentary bar serving beers, wines, and soft drinks at half time, along with a match programme and a museum and stadium tour - 50,000 StarsCoin per pair
Manchester United vs Arsenal - 3:00pm, Saturday, November 19th
This trip to Old Trafford in Manchester includes 100 Club padded seats located in the Quadrant Block NW3436 with access to the sports bar lounge two hours before kick-off and one hour post match. You'll get a complimentary match programme along with access to a cash bar, food outlets, and complimentary tea and coffee - 45,000 StarsCoin per pair.
Manchester City vs Chelsea - 3:00pm, Saturday, December 3rd
This package gives you access to the 93:20 Suite (named for the exact second Sergio Aguero won the league for City in 2012), with executive padded seats located in Block 221 with access to bar 90 minutes before the game and another hour afterwards. They'll be a complimentary match programme as well as a cash bar and food outlets - 40,000 StarsCoin per pair
That's four great matches to look forward to over the coming months, leaving you time to top up your StarsCoin balance on PokerStars. We'll leave you to debate why a Liverpool match should require more StarsCoin than an Arsenal game, but for everything else check out details of the offer on the VIP Store homepage.
Enjoy the game.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley.