Race off to a PokerStars Festival for just $2

To celebrate the Gold Cup at The Cheltenham Festival on Friday, March 16, we are running a special $2 tournament on Sunday, March 4 at 17:00 GMT called The Big Race. One lucky player will win a PokerStars Festival Marbella package!

The top 110 players of the tournament field will get a BetStars Free Bet ranging from $5 to $50.

The top finishers will additionally each be allocated at random a horse set to run in the Gold Cup at 15:30 GMT on Friday, March 16.

The first three horses past the post in the Gold Cup will win the player allocated that horse a prize as follows:

  • 1st - A $3,000 PokerStars Festival Marbella package
  • 2nd - $500 worth of Free Bets to use at BetStars
  • 3rd - $250 worth of Free Bets to use at BetStars

PokerStars Festival events take place in exciting locations across the world. The best players join online PokerStars qualifiers to battle it out for massive cash prizes. Find out more about the world’s biggest poker tours.

Players winning Free Bets can use them at BetStars, which offers betting on a wide range of sports with thousands of markets live every day. The Free Bets will be allocated on March 12 and be valid for seven days. The $500 and $250 Free Bet prizes will be awarded on March 19 and be valid for six months.

The 110 Free Bets will be allocated as follows:

  • The top 10 players will receive $50 in Free Bets.
  • The following 50 players will receive $10 in Free Bets.
  • The following 50 players after that will receive $5 in Free Bets.

Find The Big Race under the ‘Events’ tab and register now for your chance to play at a PokerStars Festival event for just $2!

How horses are allocated to top tournament finishers

If there are 15 declared runners for the Gold Cup on March 14, then the top 15 tournament finishers will be allocated a horse. If there were nine horses declared, then it would be the top nine finishers and so on.

If any horse is withdrawn from the race between the date of allocation to players and the race itself, then the affected player(s) will be given a $5 Free BetStars bet.

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