For the duration of the F1 season, PokerStars has been running adrenaline fueled promotions on the site in partnership with Oracle Red Bull Racing. The partnership is set to continue into 2023. For players, this means many more exciting giveaways to follow.
To celebrate the success of the 2022 partnership, PokerStars hosted an end of season charity poker tournament at the Oracle Red Bull Racing MK7 event space at Milton Keynes.
The tournament ran on December 2 in aid of ORBR charity partner Wings For Life, a charity that are dedicated to finding a cure for spinal cord injury, funding world class scientific research and clinical trials.
This article gives a glimpse of what went down at the charity event, reviews the promotions that poker players have been treated to so far as part of the partnership, and looks ahead to 2023.
Charity tournament a success
The charity tournament was hosted by James Hartigan, who kicked off the event with a question and answer session between ORBR Team Principal Christian Horner and PokerStars’ own Rebecca McAdams-Willets.
The event was attended by Oracle Red Bull Racing and PokerStars staff, along with lifestyle and media influencers, including the BBC, Daily Express, and Sky.
James then commenced the poker tutorial which saw himself and PokerStars Ambassadors Lex Veldhuis, Nick Walsh, GJ Reggie, Mason Pye, and Parked Talbot teach the guests the rules of poker before the tournament started.
The tournament itself was exciting, with bounty prizes awarded for each table. Kerryjane Craigie fro Hippodrome Casino took down the charity event.
Guests also enjoyed entertainment from magician Ferguson and music from the Fusion Girls.
Partnership and promotions continue into 2023
Over the course of the 2022 season, PokerStars held a number of promotions to excite and reward the community. Players were treated to:
- Red Spade Pass – Awarded at online and at live events, the Red Spade Pass granted players the ultimate all inclusive racing experience with ORBR.
- Embrace the Race – Following every race weekend, the Chequered Flag Freeroll provided players with an opportunity to play for $25,000 in prizes for free.
- Spin & Go Races – Racing themed Spin & Gos with leaderboards that paid out over $105,000 in prizes every week during the promotion.
- Pit Stop Cash Drop – Chest drops that paid out cash prizes following every race weekend. Nobody claimed these prizes for the whole season, resulting in a single payout of $220,000.